Wednesday, August 11, 2010

THE DISASTER ECONOMY.

It's no longer a 'Bump' after all.


If there is such a thing as The Disaster Economy, then there's hope for America yet. For the Disaster means Jobs. What better way to unite our Blown Wells and our Ne'er Do Wells? "Christmas come early" to some is "oily" to others: "Christmas come oily!" indeed. The Bump has become a Dip and the Dip threatens to Outright Mire. A very yellow bird flies by, a Goldfinch. But the old timer -- you know: fanny pack, green-striped tubesocks pulled to the knees -- calls it a "Dickcissel." How you gonna react to that? Tell him he can't say "Dickcissel"? That's ALL he wants to say, is "Dickcissel" -- he says it about every bird, and every academic theory, and every dip in Gross Domestic Product. "Dickcissel!" he shouts. "DICKCISSEL!" The storm brews and the storm's bruise and work's cruise and work crews: there's hope for America yet.

6 comments:

mark wallace said...

Our wells ain't doin' well. Too oily.

DAN / DANIEL GUTSTEIN said...

It's too oily to tell, which is one reason why they've had to step on the gas. Had they acted earlier or even oilier, then who knows?

BA

sausages said...

'Cause we all know the oily bird gets the dickcissel... but at least there's one group benefiting from the oil spill: the cast of Jersey Shore.

DAN / DANIEL GUTSTEIN said...

i think it's more like the early dickcissel get the oily fish.

shanahan (on 4th and 2): "no, mcnabb no! darn it. darn it. DICKCISSEL!"

bag

sausages said...

He'll be longing for Elway's dickcissel 'fore long...

Anonymous said...

gina was here. no typos.