Oh Ben...

Submitted by bearishgurl on August 4, 2011 - 1:37pm.

Yeah, Arraya posted it yesterday. "Helicopter Ben" must have been confident that the security of his FRB "chairman appt" reigns supreme, lol.

Arraya (from the "deficit reduction" thread) wrote:
On a lighter note - sort of:

Drunken Ben Bernanke Tells Everyone At Neighborhood Bar How Screwed U.S. Economy Really Is
http://www.theonion.com/articles/drunken...

"Look, they don't want anyone except for the Washington, D.C. bigwigs to know how bad shit really is," said Bernanke, slurring his words as he spoke. "Mounting debt exacerbated—and not relieved—by unchecked consumption, spiraling interest rates, and the grim realities of an inevitable worldwide energy crisis are projected to leave our entire economy in the shitter for, like, a generation, man, I'm telling you."

Submitted by bearishgurl on August 4, 2011 - 2:15pm.

Bernanke and "friend" Miller

Submitted by jstoesz on August 4, 2011 - 3:00pm.

Ahh…I missed.

I think it deserves its own topic though. Freaking hilarious! The photo shop skills they have at the onion is beyond good.

Submitted by jstoesz on August 4, 2011 - 3:21pm.

duplicate

Submitted by Arraya on August 4, 2011 - 4:14pm.

How come truth presented as satire is funny, when otherwise it would be sad?

Submitted by OwnerOfCalifornia on August 4, 2011 - 4:49pm.

Arraya wrote:
How come truth presented as satire is funny, when otherwise it would be sad?

James Howard Kunstler is fond of frequently quoting Samuel Beckett:

"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness"

Submitted by svelte on August 4, 2011 - 7:48pm.

You guys are missing the funniest thing on the page! Middle of the right hand side...headline:

Obama Turns 50 Despite Republican Opposition

Submitted by jstoesz on August 4, 2011 - 8:46pm.

that gave me a chuckle too.

Submitted by bearishgurl on August 4, 2011 - 9:25pm.

Lol...

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.

"This is what it's all about," said Bernanke, who reportedly danced alone in the middle of the dark tavern. "Fucking love this song."

A drunken Bernanke attempts to find the Aerosmith song "Back In The Saddle" on the bar jukebox.

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