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?

6 comments:

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

    http://adamsmith.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/south-park/

    It is bloody funny though

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. 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!

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