Greekonomics

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Headline news: Canadian dollar touches new low after rise due to  Greece’s economic crisis. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

And  just when  you  thought  that  the  economy  was  painfully  limping  back  to  the  surface,  a  kick  back  into  the  hole  with :

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The return of  les  enfants  terribles

(“And we need YOUR bailout money to keep our sun-drenched lazy retirement-at-53 packages alive!! And fair or not, we will FIGHT for it!! And if you block out the sun then we will fight in the shade!”)

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Hmmm. Looks like I found another usage for this phrase, already a part of the urban dictionary with implications as varied as irrational argument-wins to male testosterone reclamation to phrase uttered during male orgasm http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=this%20is%20sparta (should you care to see its other meanings.)

Mine is :  This is Sparta =  “Just when you thought you were ‘shining’ back into the light for an economic resurfacing – a kick back into the black hole of economic woes caused by bad financial choices and practices.” (copyright (c) the gipsygeek)

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Update:  Within hours of posting this – the markets took another nosedive into the well (the graph a literal plunge, 1000 points in one day!!! The Biggest in Dow Jones History.) : http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/06/markets/markets_newyork/index.htm?hpt=C1

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Sidetracked Alert! For possibly the most famous kick in movie history in probably one of the most visually and artistically stunning  war films ever made, something that really touches you in the core of the unshakable pride and ego and testosterone that comes with manhood,  here goes:

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7 thoughts on “Greekonomics

  1. Ha Ha! That’s funny!
    At least some humor in this bleak economy. We could’ve said that had we always maintained a ‘spartan’ thriftiness, we’d not have been in this mess to begin with, and then even the ‘spartans’ – but I must say rather the far more pleasure enjoying Greeks- also made a mess and we’re back in the hole again!

    Ah – more expenses will be ‘axed’ so to speak to get out of the chaos – or is ‘axed’ a pun? Johny would agree ;)

  2. ha! The forces that drive the (stock) market are as mysterious to me as those that drove Nicholson crazy in the Shining!

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