Friday, March 5, 2010

The Banker

There once was a salaried banker
Who took his bank down like an anchor
Then he said "Now you own us
So where's my damned bonus?"
And was shocked at the feeling of rancor.


mikey said...

The bank paid a bonus quite large
The traders hauled off their pay in a barge
But when they talked to their neighbors
About the rewards for their labors
The result was a dropped murder charge

mikey said...

One more before lunch:

At the bank, the world looked quite sunny
For though propped up with the taxpayer's money
The traders insisted
The bonus persisted
Which nobody thought at all funny

Mendacious D said...

Quoth Dorothy Parker:

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."

fish said...


People inside Goldman tell me that some senior executives say they believe the onslaught of negative stories detailing Goldman's manifold ties to upper levels of government, charges that it somehow fraudulently profited from the subprime crisis, and now the press about the firm's record earnings is so out of proportion to reality that the coverage contains an element of anti-Semitism-subtly playing off the racist myth of a conspiracy of Jewish bankers controlling the world for their own benefit.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...


To forestall any criticisms based on "Protocols" style slurs of Jews, the company is changing it's name to Gonzales Smith.

Substance McGravitas said...


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Goldman is stealing dishonest defenses from the neoconmen now?