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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?

posted by on July 17 at 10:26 AM

The economy seems to be collapsing around us, which makes me a tad nostalgic. Are we going to be seeing former titans of Wall Street wearing barrels and selling apples? I’d like to be there to see the bankers and other money launderers flying out the windows of their offices when the crash takes place. Despair in dark suits, plummeting to the street below!


But the rain of suicides probably won’t happen. I mean, does any self-respecting financial predator keep their money in the U.S.? I suppose that depends on whether you think Ken Lay is alive or dead.


The stimulus doesn’t seem to have stimulated much yet, but stick around for the Pig Latin!

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Hold the presses! That dame's got crackerjack pins! Holy mackerel!

Posted by Skip | July 17, 2008 10:41 AM

Ginger Rogers' opening number to Golddiggers of 1933 is the most entertaining thing white people have ever done.

And the pig latin makes my brain melt.

Posted by David Schmader | July 17, 2008 10:44 AM

What an adorable face! Ginger Rogers was a goddess.

Posted by Fnarf | July 17, 2008 10:47 AM

it seems like i've see a lot more pregnant women and/or babies lately. i heard this is because when the economy is bad, people loose their jobs and spend more time having sex.


Posted by tiffany | July 17, 2008 10:52 AM

All those gir...oooops!...WOMEN are so pretty. And you can bet getting cast in that movie meant they could actually eat that month. 1933 fucking sucked for millions of people.

I wish someone would do a Hump that had a tribute to this...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 17, 2008 10:54 AM

So... bankers are money launderers, then?

Posted by w7ngman | July 17, 2008 11:16 AM

Lovely!... Is that Rita-Hayworth-style electrolysis at 1:37?

Posted by Amelia | July 17, 2008 11:20 AM

MM's second photo is the best cheesecake I've seen on Slog in awhile.

Posted by lostboy | July 17, 2008 11:24 AM

Ginger Rogers was a very talented lady.

She was also a Red-hunting, right wing, hard line Conservative.

And hairy as a peach.

Posted by michael strangeways | July 17, 2008 11:51 AM

That's a great picture of Joan Blondell. I grew up remembering her as the old lady bartender on Here Comes The Brides, but back in the 30s she was HOT!

Posted by elswinger | July 17, 2008 12:17 PM

Golddiggers of 1933 is a classic. Must watch!

Posted by MichaelPgh | July 17, 2008 2:32 PM

i think the guy with the barrel models for john galliano.

Posted by scary tyler moore | July 17, 2008 4:02 PM

#8 That's Joan Blondell. Look her up on the Imdb.

Posted by elswinger | July 17, 2008 6:05 PM

It won't be as funny when 30% inflation kicks in. (Oh wait! It already has!)

Put all your money in Gold. And no, I'm not a whack-job libertarian, just someone that understands economics.

Posted by GK | July 18, 2008 3:29 PM

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