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Calamity is funny.

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Am I the only one that finds this whole economy/Wall Street/stock market/whatever-the-fuck thing amusing? You can’t make this shit up. I really don’t have the inclination to make a headlong delve into the subject, with links and any editorial — a) because I’m lazy and b) I’m lazy — but I think anyone wanting a good belly-chuckle ought to read as much into the story as they can.

I’ve just gotten this impression of these bankers shovelling mounds of cash into this big firey pit:

“We can’t put the fire out! It just keeps growing!” one sweating, breath-laboring banker says to another working beside him.

“I know, it’s like…fuel for the fire or something,” the other responds with perplexity.

“Perhaps we should start using other people’s money to do this,” the first one suggests.

“Excellent idea! We’re not meant for this kind of labor! We’re meant to fleece the one’s meant for this kind of labor, hello!”

At this they both drop their shovels and clap each other on the back, having a good-natured laugh.

(It’s probably nothing like this at all, so I’ll have to come up with a better visual metaphor image thing.)

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Written by 2ndhandsoul

September 18, 2008 at 8:31 pm

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  1. For some reason, the whole situation reminds me of the final scene from Fight Club. But they beat the delusional anarchists to it – they wiped all the value from the economy all on their own.

    teagan

    September 19, 2008 at 8:20 am

  2. I’ve had the situation explained to me a little more clearly, and it mostly seems like a case of wanton panic. It really does serve to show how made up and artificial the idea of money and the economy really is. It’s funny to watch the illusions get shattered and people’s reaction thereto.

    It would have been interesting to see a clip of the aftermath in Fight Club… The sudden panic, the headlines of disaster, the populace struck dumb with apprehension. That sort of thing. It would be more dramatic than what IS happening, but yeah. I guess I sort of agree with ya there. đŸ˜‰

    2ndhandsoul

    September 19, 2008 at 12:22 pm


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