Sunday, January 04, 2009

Funnies Explain American Crises



Remember when there were political cartoonists? This is from David Horsey at the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
That Pat Crowley, not only is he now a small businessman (owner of RIFuture), he reads the funnies! He supplied the link for the absolute BEST explanation of our current metldown, how to solve it, AND all done with humor. It's the "Economic Meltdown Funnies." You'll weep, you'll laugh, you'll cry! Thanks to cartoonist Dan Wasserman of the Boston Globe and the aforementioned Horsey.
I've lamented previously on the demise of the newspaper cartoons & comics. Evidently, it's not just my imagination as more & more illustrators turn to the Internet. I learned to read & appreciate the world around me using comics- in the newspaper & in comic book form. As a teen my brother & I loved "Mad." I learned that criticizing the "norm" was okay, even commendable (and funny). If we can't poke fun at our own foibles, then we indeed become sadder. My parents encouraged the reading of anything with frequent subscriptions to a wide variety of materials.

So quitcherbellyachin'.

1. What’s the difference between an investment banker and a pigeon?
A pigeon can still make a deposit on a new Ferrari.
2. With the current market turmoil, what’s the easiest way to make a small fortune?
Start off with a large one.
3. How many stock brokers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Two. One to remove the lightbulb and drop it –and the other to sell it before it crashes.
4. What’s the difference between an investment banker and a large pizza?
A large pizza can still feed a family of four.
5. Why are all MBAs going back to school?

To ask for their money back.E
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