Saturday, July 25, 2009

Captioning: Tim Geithner Disproves Agoraphobia Claim

For those of you not in the know, there has been a whisper campaign against Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner of late. The word on the street has it that Secretary Geithner suffers from agoraphobia -- a fear of open spaces. But Geithner denies this. In fact, he's gone so far as to move his office out into the open to disprove these claims. . . at least, that's what I think is going on in this photo. But I could be wrong because I can't make out the caption. So you tell me, what's really going on in this photo?


Writer X said...

Geithner is auditioning for the role of Maxwell Smart and they're speaking to each other inside the Cone of Silence. They must be talking about his 2008 tax returns.

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, LOL! I thought that too! "Missed my deduction by that much..."

ScottDS said...

From Heat (1995):

"What are you, a monk?"
"I have a woman."
"What do you tell her?"
"I tell her I'm a salesman."
"So then, if you spot me coming around that just gonna walk out on this woman? Not say good bye?"
"That's the discipline."
"That's pretty vacant, you know."
"Yeah, it is what it is. It's that or we both better go do something else, pal."
"I don't know how to do anything else."
"Neither do I."
"I don't much want to either."
"Neither do I."

BevfromNYC said...

In spite of popular belief, this proves that Tim Geithner is not a Muppet.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, great observation! That myth is debunked! (Though I'm still not sure he isn't animatronic. :-)

Scott, nice. . . good use of dialog!

This whole picture strikes me as a prank: "Yes, sir, I see that your desk is outside, and no sir, I don't know how it got here or how your new car got into your office."

BevfromNYC said...

See, Andrew, when they said he comes with no strings attached, they meant it...

DCAlleyKat said...

The FBI is sweeping your office for bugs Dr. Freud?! I really think we could have scheduled my appointment for another day.

DCAlleyKat said...

I take it you got the transparency memo...

Writer X said...

Andrew, we shouldn't be surprised if he takes off his shoe and starts talking into his heel. Why not? He lives in delusion like most of the Obama administration.

BevfromNYC said...

Why, yes, Mr. Geithner, this is the latest military technology. You've heard of the stealth bomber, right? Well, this is the stealth office. It's amazing isn't it? No really, we can see them, but they can't see us! I swear.

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, That wouldn't surprise me in the least. I wonder if he calls Obama "cheif"?

DCAlleyKat -- LOL! I love the Freud reference.

Here's another one: "The Chinese took everything. . . my desk. . . my office. . . the building, but we got the loans!"

Writer X said...

Andrew, I'd bet money that he calls the President "99."

DCAlleyKat said...

LOL, the "stealth office" Bev! Very Funny.

Knew you'd like the "Freud" Andrew, it was the first thing that popped into my, er...head.

->Here's another one: "The Chinese took everything. . . my desk. . . my office. . . the building, but we got the loans!"

Andrew: Applause!!

Unknown said...

Andrew: He suffers from claustrophobia, not agoraphobia. He's reciting the words: "Oh give me land, lotsa land under sunny skies above, don't fence me in."

patti said...

stare contest!

AndrewPrice said...

Patti -- good call! I can almost see the stands on either side as thousands of people what this tense contest!

DCAlleyKat -- thanks! *bows*

Lawhawk -- Maybe you're right, maybe Geithner is a member of the Treasury Boys Choir?

Mike Kriskey said...

"See? Musical chairs doesn't have to be a zero-sum game!"

"No, of course we're dressed appropriately for the beach. A grey suit is always appropriate."

Geithner's confessing his eco-sins in the great outdoors.

"Yes, the president's been very happy with my performance. That's why he gave me the big office."

"I think the lady in pink is checking me out. Don't look now, dummy!"

Oh, no. That volleyball's rolling our way, and that cute girl's going to want me to throw it to her. I'll just sit very, very still and pretend I don't see it.

"Bigshots like me always get the best seats."

Don't cross your legs first, Geithner. It's a sign of weakness. Cramping... Oh, God.

Keep smiling, Geithner. Don't let him sense you coiling to spring. Ready, ready.. HI-YA!

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