Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nursery Rhyme, updated

Humpty Dumpty

In twenty hundred and zero-eight
When America suffered from Real Estate
The Banksters lay siege to Wall Street Town
and the Congress men lay prostate to the ground
There one-minded Greenspan stood on the mall
An economist of deadliest philosophy of all
From the federal tower his canon he proclaimed
The greedy economy was its name
The greedy economy was an air-ball
The greedy economy had a great fall
All the president's advisors and all of his men
Couldn't put the economy back together again.

Adapted from the original (Wikipedia):

In Sixteen Hundred and Forty-Eight
When England suffered the pains of state
The Roundheads lay siege to Colchester town
Where the king's men still fought for the crown
There One-Eyed Thompson stood on the wall
A gunner of deadliest aim of all
From St. Mary's Tower his cannon he fired
Humpty-Dumpty was its name
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

Virtual buckeye to Gary Flomenhoft at Vermont Commons.

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