Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Captioning: Head Of The Fed Lock. . .

Tim Geithner announced this week that they are creating a new Obama quarter. To ensure that it stands out, they decided to make it the size of Ben Bernanke's head. In the photo below, Geithner explains the headlock maneuver he used to verify the size of each quarter. At least, that's what my unreliable local paper said. . . but they could be wrong?





17 comments:

Writer X said...

Does this mean they're going to need to retrofit the vending machines to fit the quarters? Hey, that would be a "shovel-ready" job!

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, Yes, vending machines are about to become "an experience", as they say. . . :-(

Writer X said...

Experience or crisis?

AndrewPrice said...

That depends on how you feel about being really thirsty or snackish, but having to carry around 80 pounds of Obamas to satisfy that thirst.

Personally, I'd call that a crisis, but I'm sure a good marketing person can turn it into an "experience" -- like being mauled by turtles on a tropical island, ah taste the "adventure".

Writer X said...

Mauled by turtles? That sounds almost as bad as listening to Joe Biden.

AndrewPrice said...

Same thing, only less chance of salmonella poisoning.

ScottDS said...

Geithner explaining the quarter and how the government will distract us so we won't notice it "slip into circulation":

"We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say."

"Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones..."

(courtesy of Grandpa Simpson) :-)

LawHawkSF said...

If the coin were made out of a precious metal instead of worthless wadded up paper (aka "dollars"), the coin wouldn't need to be so large.

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, That makes more sense than anything Geithner normally says.

Lawhawk, how did you know the new Obama was made from dollar bills?

MegaTroll said...

Geithner talks about the time he grabbed "the football" from Obama and ran down the hall with it, only to be beaten to a pulp by the secret service.

LawHawkSF said...

Andrew: I've told you before. I have low friends in high places.

HamiltonsGhost said...

I had this whole thing solved and in order until that idiot Andrew Jackson came along and destroyed my bank!

Skinners 2 Cents said...

Geithner shows how he gently got his hands around the neck of our economy and then how he will strangle it.

StanH said...

It’s a description of the vice grip he finds his #alls.

AndrewPrice said...

Skinner, that's really funny.

Stan, I'm not sure he has them?

Hamilton, It would be interesting to have seen how the world would have changed?

Mega, Nice use of "football." LOL!

Mike Kriskey said...

"I hold in my hands this administration's master plan for revitalizing the economy."

AndrewPrice said...

Mike, that sounds like an invisible friend!

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