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A "drunk" Bernanke slams economy
Old 08-03-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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A "drunk" Bernanke slams economy

Drunken Ben Bernanke Tells Everyone At Neighborhood Bar How Screwed U.S. Economy Really Is | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Wonder how this might affect the markets-- I see this on a number of online postings today....
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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God, but I love love love The Onion!
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:07 AM   #3
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It's good to have a laugh at our plight
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I am not familiar with The Onion, thank goodness it's a spoof, it had me going or a moment...
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for the laugh!

Now I won't be able to get the image of a smashed Ben Bernanke stumbling around to "Money for Nothing" out of my head...

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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Found it!

This was a bit they did during the height of the financial crisis. The US Money Pit: Dailymotion - Onion News Network _ In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole? - a News & Politics video

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Old 08-03-2011, 12:04 PM   #8
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wow! almost lost my lunch laughing; Onion is hilarious!
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Love it.
"Customers at the bar told reporters the "shitfaced" and disruptive Bernanke refused to pay for his drinks with U.S. currency, claiming it was "worthless." Witnesses also confirmed that near the end of the evening, Bernanke put money into the jukebox and selected Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" to play five times in a row."
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They deserve a Pulitzer for their fine reporting.
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Absolutely high time they get one.

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I'm not familiar with the Onion, so it had me going. In fact, this is similar to what my husband was ranting about last night and he wasn't drunk. lol
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Absolutely hilarious! Though there may be some uncomfortable truths peppered in there...
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Absolutely hilarious! Though there may be some uncomfortable truths peppered in there...
There usually are in Onion articles.
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:32 PM   #15
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The videos at the Onion are usually even better. My favorite section is called Today NOW! Here's one for me and Purron to enjoy!

How To Put The Spark Back Into Your Relationship With Your Cat | The Onion - America's Finest News Source | Onion News Network
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They also have good financial coverage.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/blu...1-percent,333/

This was one of my favorite videos:

http://www.theonion.com/video/in-the...d-the-s,14165/
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Sarah, cat lover here, too-thanks for the great video. I'm sure you've seen it, but my favorite is the cat herding commercial. I think it was on the superbowl one year.

‪cowboys herding cats‬‏ - YouTube
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Ally, I love that one--my boss used it to start one of his talks last year. It is hilarious.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:48 PM   #19
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Hey! The location is a bar in Seward Nebraska. I spent some time in bars in Seward (too many) years ago. I don't recognize that one, though.

Seward bills itself as "America's Fourth of July City". Fourth of July, Seward, Nebraska
It was/is a very nice small town.
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Too funny. The pictures are classic - excellent photoshopping. Far to many great lines to highlight here.

bizlady, thanks for the link.
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