Fox Business’ report on Abercrombie & Fitch’s pretty spectacular profit drop reads more like a movie pitch to Fox for a horror movie. It amused me greatly this morning:
“Slammed by a traffic slowdown and weak women’s retail sales, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) spooked Wall Street Thursday by disclosing a deeper-than-feared 33% dive in second-quarter profits. … The dreary news from the teen apparel maker sparked a massive selloff.”
It reminds me greatly of the classic skits on SCTV featuring Count Floyd (really the newsman in a vampire outfit) trying to hype up another lousy scary movie (“in 3-D!”) during the late-night hours, itself a parody of local TV late night airings like Chiller Theater. One of my favorites of the “Monster Chiller Horror Theatre” parodies is above, the incredibly scary “Dr. Tongue’s 3-D House of Pancakes.” Enjoy.