Then we get our financial results, and despite being in a state of flux while the season drifts aimlessly away, we get the only example of any emotion from the 1892 Ball Bearing company for ages, and we're supposed to be throwing tickertape
like jubilant New Yorkers upon Lindburgh's return home from his successful first Transatlantic flight
Town ran out to a tickertape
reception, while flags, banners and scarves were held aloft to bring back memories of the 'Cowshed' days.
With lasers and tickertape
explosions going on, the crowd quickly got into it as he played his biggest hits on the first of two sold-out nights.
On Friday evening, Wales' Olympic and Paralympic heroes will take part in a tickertape
parade celebrating their achievements in Cardiff Bay.
Multi-coloured lasers, scores of giant balloons and tickertape
were added for good measure as the band ran through The Captain is a Cold Hearted and Egotistical Fool, Worm Mountain, She Don't Use Jelly and The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song.
many of the more serious scenes dragged and the jokes were just too tame to significantly contrast with the shocking facts projected as a TV news channel tickertape
on the back wall.
Humour is the key to this section as a portable tickertape
machine is wielded almost like a speech bubble voicing questions that are in all of our collective heads.
parade gave young sailors the opportunity to get close to the Olympians.
rained down and the St Andrew's Cross waved triumphantly, as if it was the second coming.
Boca's Juan Riquelme wades through the tickertape
in the first leg
, giant balloons, glove puppets and an assortment of fans dancing on stage (dressed as Santa Clauses and aliens, naturally) - welcome to the world of the Flaming Lips.
Ken McKenna and his triumphant Saints side toasted their achievement amid the Treflan tickertape
, but Llanelli were in good heart in the party atmosphere knowing that they had clinched runners-up spot.