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March 19, 2008 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Columbia Business School doesn't like Ben Bernanke. The Previous Link is a Music Video from Columbia Business School. No Billy Joel, but it is a music parody. You might not like music parodies which is A-Okay, but this is a financial focused music parody from a business school improv group. It made me smile wanely a few times, but I still enjoyed it. You might not. I am sorry if you do not. If you don't, maybe you would like a video about munchkin kittens.

They are very kittens with very short legs, similiar to Dachsunds. Some might lament the deliberate breeding of what could be perceived as a non-desired mutation. Either way, they are extremely cute and can live full and healthy lives. But I digress.
This guy also dislikes Ben Bernanke. This link is a humorous and painfully accurate view on the existing rate cuts. It is very snarky but does not express glee at the financial troubles that people are having. Laments the plight of the middle class but does not bash anyone in the current political race. Might contain some obscenities towards fat-cats and bankers.
posted by Lord_Pall (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Lord_Pall, are you stoned? You write your FPP as a stoned person might. I mean, as I imagine a stoned person might.
posted by damehex at 8:54 AM on March 19, 2008


moe @ jezebel is not a guy.
posted by moxiedoll at 8:55 AM on March 19, 2008


I can't believe at this late date this is no flag for "might contain some obscenities towards fat-cats and bankers". You've been warned.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:59 AM on March 19, 2008


there is no flag
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:59 AM on March 19, 2008


Lord Pall is NOT stoned. He is a Lord, which implies he's, like, British, so English is his second language.
You go, Lord Pall.
posted by Dizzy at 9:00 AM on March 19, 2008


Cute video. I'm guessing the CBS aren't fans of Chicago school economics. One imagines a music video war breaking out on YouTube now...
posted by Thorzdad at 9:04 AM on March 19, 2008


Previously, I only had one toke, I swear.
posted by hortense at 9:09 AM on March 19, 2008


I couldn't put spaces in the post for some reason, hence the bizarre presentation.

I also forgot to use the universal nomenclature for Youtube videos as mentioned in metatalk.
posted by Lord_Pall at 9:10 AM on March 19, 2008


So, wait. The munchkin kittens hate Ben Bernanke? The munchkin kittens grow up to be fat cats? I'm confused. Has the Lollipop Guild been notified?
posted by Floydd at 9:18 AM on March 19, 2008


This FPP has major issues. I mean issues like it was molested by its step-father and then called a slut its whole life and then went on to marry (and only too-late divorce) serial abusers, of whom Metafilter is only the latest.
posted by spock at 9:33 AM on March 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


I liked the music video- pretty skillful for some business school students.
posted by arnicae at 10:10 AM on March 19, 2008


So, wait. The munchkin kittens hate Ben Bernanke? The munchkin kittens grow up to be fat cats? I'm confused.

Word has is that Oscar, the Harbinger of Death has left the nursing-home circuit in favor of Wall Street; the ensuing implications have raised even greater concerns over the state of the U.S. economy.
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:17 AM on March 19, 2008


Let's review - Wall Street hates Bernanke because he isn't cutting rates as deeply or as frequently as they would like. Everyone else hates Bernanke because he is cutting too much.

To hell with both. Main Street deserves to suffer for all the sins of Casey Serin, for all the McMansion flipping unemployable subliterate douchebags who in their pride and envy started this whole mess. A four-cell Excel spreadsheet could have told you you'd go broke, but I guess you can't put a wine cellar and a walk-in humidor in a spreadsheet. Do us a fucking favor and emigrate. We need to make room for Mexicans immigrants who want to work for a living.

Wall Street, and these dickfaced losers at Columbia B.S. who probably interned at Bear Stearns deserve to suffer because in their greed they created a cathedral of fictitious pieces of paper paper to trade these shitty Casey mortgages as if they were 30-yr Treasuries. Why don't you geniuses get on your knees and grovel before the Sheiks and Emirs to buy out your worthless banks? These idiots could take a kid's lemonade stand and run up four billion in losses.

Collectively, both have ground the economy to a halt, destroyed countless billions in responsible peoples 401(k) retirement accounts, and destroyed billions more by devaluing the dollar.

Bernanke is singlehandedly keeping this country from a financial apocalypse created by his predecessor and by greed among all classes of Americans. Rock on, Ben.
posted by Pastabagel at 10:42 AM on March 19, 2008 [4 favorites]


Pasta--

$30B for JPM. That's quite a payday, I have to say.
posted by effugas at 10:54 AM on March 19, 2008


Wall Street, and these dickfaced losers at Columbia B.S. who probably interned at Bear Stearns deserve to suffer because in their greed they created a cathedral of fictitious pieces of paper paper to trade these shitty Casey mortgages as if they were 30-yr Treasuries.

Bah! The dickfaced losers who created the cathedral probably went to Chicago.
posted by Kwantsar at 10:57 AM on March 19, 2008


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posted by blue_beetle at 11:21 AM on March 19, 2008


This isn't new, and it's not done by an improv group, but was done during the annual 2006 MBA skits. Steve Levitt at Freakonomics called it "the best economics humor ever" when it came out. It should be noted, it's not done as a criticism of Bernake's policies, but was simply a dig at him when he got the top job instead of CBS proff Glen Hubbard.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 11:41 AM on March 19, 2008


Bernanke is singlehandedly keeping this country from a financial apocalypse created by his predecessor and by greed among all classes of Americans.

lolwut? Destroying the dollar is keeping this country from financial apocalypse? Bernanke should get it over with and just cut the Fed rate to 0%. That way the banks can borrow all the money they want while they rip people off with 29% credit card rates. Got to think of the profits!
posted by ryoshu at 1:28 PM on March 19, 2008


Pastabagel:
Everyone else hates Bernanke because he is cutting too much.

To hell with both. Main Street deserves to suffer for all the sins of Casey Serin, for all the McMansion flipping unemployable subliterate douchebags who in their pride and envy started this whole mess. A four-cell Excel spreadsheet could have told you you'd go broke, but I guess you can't put a wine cellar and a walk-in humidor in a spreadsheet. Do us a fucking favor and emigrate. We need to make room for Mexicans immigrants who want to work for a living.
Wait, what?

So I don't deserve to be angry about inflation because of someone else's McMansion, wine cellar, and walk-in humidor? Because my salary is in dollars, my savings is in dollars, and I don't have any of those things.

I'm angry at Bernanke because he is stealing from normal non-idiots like myself to benefit Wall Street (as you and others have pointed out) and those idiots. Your post is incoherent.
posted by vsync at 5:08 PM on March 19, 2008


OMG Those cats are cute.
posted by WalterMitty at 6:55 PM on March 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Every time the Fed cuts rates, an adorable kitten dies.
posted by Frank Grimes at 8:28 PM on March 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


that video was hysterical.
posted by liza at 10:43 PM on March 19, 2008


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