Staged. Fake news. Posing. PR. Setup. Those are supposed to be my immediate reactions to this photo (or one like it) when I see it in our database. But in this case there was something intrinsically compelling to me about the picture each time I came across it. Maybe its the clean composition. Maybe its the cartoon-meets-real-world aspect. Its one I cant put my finger on exactly, but I enjoy looking at it its provenance notwithstanding.
David Brown, President and CEO of Owens Corning, and the Pink Panther watch a stock ticker on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 13, 2006. Shares of the building materials maker began normal trading Nov. 1 after a four year absence from the exchange. Brown and the Pink Panther were posing for a company video.