Monday, July 14, 2008

Bank Bailout - It's a Wonderful Life II

NOW PLAYING - It's a Wonderful Life II

PICTURED ABOVE: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wait for their bailout at the window of the Treasury Department Building & Loan, while 150 U.S banks wait their turn.

While "Uncle Sam" is dolling out cash at the window, "Uncle Billy" is hitting the sauce and getting hammered in the back room.

Memorable movie quotes:

Taxpayers: "Where's that money, you silly stupid old fool? Where's that money? Do you realize what this means? It means bankruptcy and scandal and prison. That's what it means."

Freddie Mac: (after wandering into the Wall Street Saloon) "My mouth's bleeding, Bert! My mouth's bleeding! Zuzu's petals... Zuzu... There they are! Bert, what do you know about that! Merry Christmas in July!"

Wall Street: "Hey look, mister - we serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast, and we don't need any characters around to give the joint "atmosphere". Is that clear, or do I have to slip you my left for a convincer? "

Fannie: "Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings another taxpayer gets his wings, which is just a polite way of saying they are getting screwed again."

Me: [ringing the cash register repeatedly] "Get me. I'm givin' out wings"

1 comment: