Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Random Outdated, But Still Eerily Relevant SNL Sketch : Reliable Investments


Well, after buckling down, ordering in Chinese, and knocking back some Jolt Cola, Congressional leaders hammered out a sweeping proposed bailout deal to possibly stem the ominous US financial crisis. Unfortunately, when it came down to a vote Monday morning, the House immediately...balked, leading to all the runners advancing. And by "all the runner advancing" I mean "the single one day drop in the stock market ever."

While the remainder of my game show winnings are safely locked up in relatively secure government bonds, diamonds, and gold coins locked in a giant monolith to greed; I have to wonder when this little economic adjustment will end up causing me to comically wear barrels for clothing. In the mean time, I remembered an obscure little SNL commercial parody during one of Alec Baldwin's 130th or so hosting appearance, from all the way back in the 2000-2001 season; a dig at the state of the US economy post-9/11. It's funny because it's true!

Also, while we're on the topic of oddly prophetic comedy from the turn of the new millennium, here's a golden oldie, courtesy of the Onion, from the January of 2001. I think it's safe to say that, despite whoever becomes president in November, the USA's in for a rebuilding year.

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