Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ticker Tape Parade 2009

Yes, there will indeed be a ticker tape parade in 2009 to welcome the victorious Yankees back into the heart of their home city.

The ticker tape parade 2009 will follow the traditional route: it all starts at 11 am Friday around Battery Park and then moves up Broadway and ends at City Hall. The route fot the ticker tape parade 2009 is as with other ticker tape parades over the years: up and through what is known as the Canyon of Heroes.

This is where traditionally New Yorkers have welcomed heroes to their city: whether it be one of the local teams victorious or returning astronauts or troops coming back from war.

There is of course one slight problem with the name: ticker tape parade. For no one on Wall Street still actually uses ticker tape (the original meaning was a way of getting stock market tradfes reported. This is of course all now done by computer) so in more recent years people have been shredding telephone books to throw out the windows.

Actually, that sounds like a business opportunity in these difficult times in 2009: get an industrial grade paper shredder, put it on a cart and ask whether anyone would like their phone book shredded to make ticker tape for the parade? You could probably get away with asking $10 a pop. And it would be an entrepreneurial way of bringing the ticker tape parade right up to date in 2009.

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