Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Bailout bingo with ‘South Park’ [update]

As Tim ‘The Weasel’ Geithner announces plans to bail out even more over-leveraged banks, Stan from ‘South Park’ discovers how Team Obama and the Treasury Department decide to spend all their trillions [hat tip Samizdata].

[NB: The churlish blogger mis-named “Adam Smith” points out in the comments he posted this before Samizata.  So there.]

UPDATE: A reader points out another Southpark connection to Geithner: that of The Weasel’s striking resemblance to the character “Squeak” (right) in SouthPark creators’ movie Baseketball.  “Tell me Squeak doesn’t look like a young Geithner,” he says.

Squeak plays a loser that everyone shits on, a dork and can do nothing right. (So the resemblance isn’t just paper thin.) Here is a short clip of the movie to give you a taste of Geithner’s … I mean Squeak’s … character. See what you think.  Is Geithner Squeak?

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Blogger adamsmith1922 said...

At the risk of being thought churlish, I would point out that I posted on this on March 27


It is bloody funny though

31 Mar 2009, 11:48:00  
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31 Mar 2009, 13:11:00  
Blogger adamsmith1922 said...

I said you would think me churlish.

BTW I do find your blog stimulating, though I do not always agree with you, nor I suspect you with me.

31 Mar 2009, 18:53:00  
Blogger PC said...

I have no idea about any degree of agreement. I don't read people who talk about "themselves" in the third person.

31 Mar 2009, 19:39:00  
Anonymous Timothy said...

Surprised they played the South Park card during the basketball movie for one of the psych outs. Glad to see anyone that can fit a reference for the flick in their blog. Thanks!

7 Apr 2009, 04:18:00  
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