Monday, October 24, 2005

Greenspan 2: Electric Boogaloo

President Bush announced today that Ben Bernanke is his nominee to replace Alan Greenspan as Overlord of the Known Gala... uh, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. I can't claim to know much about Mr. Bernanke, but this New York Times account is reassuring about his credentials:

A former Federal Reserve governor, Mr. Bernanke has long been considered the favorite for the post, according to political experts, Wall Street analysts and economists. Mr. Bush appointed Mr. Bernanke, a Republican and former professor at Princeton University, to head the White House Council of Economic Advisers earlier this year.
That’s a lot better than the introduction many of us feared Bush might make: "And now, the dude whose notes I copied in economics class..."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo. Now that was a great movie. Not so Greenspanish in the end, but I see your point. Anyhow, I was trying to remember whether it was Turbo or Ozone who danced on the ceiling in that one memorable scene, and could not, so I googled it. I entered +breakin +turbo +ozone +"dancing on the ceiling". It was Turbo. But more to the point, look at the quote below from the web site Let me say before you even read it that, how totally correct, it really does not get odder than that! (note the ital, that's how you know it is likesuperunbelievably odd. Maybe you can't see that parts are italicized.) It's like, remember in Hamlet that bit about there are more things in heaven and earth than can be dreamt of in your philosophy, or whatever? Perfect example! "Turbo falls for a Spanish-speaking girl who, with no prompting of any kind, shows up at his house to find him dancing on the ceiling, and kisses him.
The dancing on the ceiling scene embodies the other weird thing about this film – scenes that couldn’t happen in real life are played as though they’re completely natural. In one scene, Ozone is trying to show Turbo how to dance with a woman by using a doll; the two start seeing their respective love interests in place of the doll when the other is dancing with it, and end up tearing the stuffing out of the doll while fighting over it. You simply cannot get any odder than that." By the way, this is not the same "anonymous" as before. It's a different one, a more exciting one, a, well if you must know, a much racier one. One that is trying on a whole new kind of anonymity with special features you can't even begin to comprehend.

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