Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Turn that frown upside down

There it is, big as life, at the top of the cover of the December 24th issue of U.S. News & World Report: a banner that tweaks my interest and makes my eyebrows do their impersonation of Spock's.

Treating Depression * Iraq Status Report

Does this mean that people who are up-to-date on the situation in Iraq have a need for depression treatment? Or is it that a current treatment for depression includes getting a status report on Iraq?

The blurb about the Iraq SPECIAL REPORT in the magazine's Table of Contents -- a one-sentence piece of bait to get you to read the article -- sounds promising: "A drop in violence raises hope for progress in 2008."

It sounds hopeful enough, and able to treat depression enough, to almost convince me to turn to page 35 and check it out.

Almost...

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