Thursday, January 08, 2009

Bailout fun

I know it's a serious business, but The Big Bailout does have a funny side.

Human nature being what it is, being the cause of the crisis in the first place, greedy eyes are looking hungrily at the pot of gold being dangled.

"You're giving away money, I want my share" is the general approach.

I've been having a giggle at reports of hundreds of special interest groups, including the bizarre, preparing their claims for US taxpayers' money. It's been referred to as a feeding frenzy with applicants including state governors, property developers and local sports teams.

Now today there's a classic reported in the Daily Telegraph:

US porn industry seeks multi-billion dollar bailout

Porn baron Larry Flynt is seeking a $5 billion bailout from Washington to rejuvenate the industry, which he says is suffering because of the economic downturn.

The Hustler magazine founder has teamed up with fellow adult entertainment mogul Joe Francis, creator of the Girls Gone Wild video series, to approach Congress for the same kind of financial assistance recently approved for car manufacturers.

The pair have asked the 111th Congress, which convened on Tuesday with the economy at the top of its agenda, "to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America" with a bailout.

Go here for a laugh.


Mars said...

this was fun. i suppose people not buying porn or downloading it for free really affected their industry.

sunil said...

loool what a joke. people are worried about paying for their next meal, not so much porn. lol this was funny....