Blog Post #10: See ya later. It’s been real, yo.

Well. This is it. It was fun. I’m still not sure how I ended up here, and I am definitely still not sure how to read Economic news, but, hey, it’s time to wrap it up.

How did this all start? When it was announced that our sources would come from Cracked, I was ecstatic. I loved Cracked, and always had wondered just how accurate their stories were. However, being a more comedic news site, I decided to try something a little unexpected. I set out to find the most boring, dull, subject I could possibly find, and make it interesting. What did I end up with? Economics, of course.

When I used to think of economics, I thought of this:

or this:

But sadly, for the rest of my life, I will only think of this:

You see, I discovered why economic news is presented in such a boring fashion. It’s that boring. After digging through historic economics books and financial debt reports, I was almost to the point of giving up. Even articles with awesome names involving fake sugary tobacco products turned out to only be painstakingly brutal to have to read. It was a challenge to even remain conscious at some points.

After finding my Cracked article, I turned to the library database for finding a few academic article. Databases are tricky. They make you feel like you’re doing everything write half the time, but the other half, you just sit there and stare at it.

Because I don’t particularly like, academic articles, and also slightly because I don’t like having to read articles off of a computer, I decided to go the now-more-unconventional route and find a few books. This was a smart idea. Why? Because I really like libraries and seeing shelves of books stacked more than halfway to the ceiling is cool, and distracts me from the fact that the book I am picking up contains more economic news that I am going to have to suffer through.

I was also lucky enough to have some excellent news stories over my subject in the actual Cracked article. Overall, I was able to put together more than enough excellent sources. Whether or not I will ever try to make a subject so horrid into an interesting story again, however, all depends on how this paper turns out…

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3 thoughts on “Blog Post #10: See ya later. It’s been real, yo.

  1. I agree about Cracked.com. Its great entertainment and I like how we somehow turned it into an academic paper. Great visuals in this post. You got a lot of info out there without using a ton of text.

  2. I really enjoyed reading your post. I am truly impressed by how you picked your Cracked article and even more impressed by the fact that you stuck with it. Kudos to you! I also liked all the pictures you included.

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