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Helping You To Know The News > Fix Banks before Bridges, they say (Mary Poppins expert reveals herself)(Larry smites Google)

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message 1: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod

Economists warn that no economic stimulus plan will work until the banks are "fixed".

I'm annoyed with all this "fixing" of the banking industry. My father in law is a banker and he's tried to explain to me how this works, why not all industries are flailing, not all banks are failing. What freaks me out is where is the money coming from for all this fixing? Where?


message 2: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (KSprink) | 11469 comments i once saw how the whole banking system works. it revolves around tuppence (two pence). and then if you have nothing more to say you just say:

Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious!


message 3: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
Did you really spell that on your own? Or did you cut and paste it from the MaryPoppins.com website?


message 4: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
Wowza. i was kidding, yet that .com made a link that went right to some flash player, musical site.


message 5: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (KSprink) | 11469 comments even though it's hard to say, i can say it anyway


message 6: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious!

I don't typically do this (because I think correcting people in a public forum is rude as hell and smarmy), but I know Mary Poppins like the back of my hand, and I could tell at first glance that you spelled it wrong, Kevin.

There should only be one l in the "cali" portion.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

I imagine you didn't expect Terminalcoffee to have any Mary Poppins experts posting, but there it is. :)


message 7: by Kevin (last edited Jan 16, 2009 11:07AM) (new)

Kevin  (KSprink) | 11469 comments i imagine you didn't expect me to be quoting any mary poppins either (since mindy said i didn't look flower-y) well, i didn't claim to be practically perfect in every way but i thought i spelled it right. i guess i drank too much cough syrup at lunch


message 8: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments One of the local banks here is struggling...and one of the changes was "smaller bonuses for executives."

I was like...excuse me? Why are they gettin bonuses at all if they need bailout funds? Are they getting bonuses for getting the bailout funds?

I'm a bit frustrated with this, as you can probably tell.


message 9: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments :D I like the new title of this thread! For the record, I'm familiar with the PL Travers Mary Poppins and also the Disney Mary Poppins. An interesting tidbit - PL Travers LOVED the Sherman Brothers songs... and even collaborated with them during sessions to record the music.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I agree, there just shouldn't be any bonuses for any bank/company that is receiving any bailout money.

::wonders what a flowery Kevin would look like::




message 11: by Meen (new)

Meen (MeenDee) | 1733 comments *wishing I could photoshop*


message 12: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (KSprink) | 11469 comments ha! mindy, maybe i already look flowery enough


message 13: by Heidi (last edited Jan 16, 2009 01:09PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments I'm thinking maybe you'd look more like P. Allen Smith. He's DEFINITELY a flowery guy.


message 14: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24113 comments Is it just me, or does it come off as being somewhat pretentious to use your first intial that way?


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

It's you L. ;-D.




message 16: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24113 comments OK thanks. Just checking.


message 17: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments Maybe he doesn't like the P name... maybe it's something like "Percival" or "Paco" or "Prudencio."


message 18: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (KSprink) | 11469 comments heidi - i do not look like him


message 19: by Heidi (last edited Jan 16, 2009 02:18PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments All I'm saying is that if you were to look like a flowery guy, you might look more like him.

It's a cool and unexpected surprise, Kevin, that you don't look like him and are still a flowery guy. :)

I.E. You don't fit the mold.


message 20: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24113 comments Maybe it's Peepeehead.


message 21: by Meen (new)

Meen (MeenDee) | 1733 comments It always seems snooty to me, too, Larry. It seems something that lawyers do a lot. I think John Grisham commented about it (in a definitely snarky way) in one of his novels. I remember feeling all validated when I read it.


message 22: by Cyril (new)

Cyril | 493 comments I had to find out what the "P" stands for. Apparently it's for "Paul." I can see why he'd want to abbreviate that ridiculous name.

http://twitter.com/PAllenSmith


message 23: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
Larry wrote: "Maybe it's Peepeehead."

Really, Larry? Really?



*chuckles, ruffles the 7-year-old Larry's hair*


message 24: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24113 comments Yeah really. And stop messing up my hair!


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

Just be glad you have hair to get messed up Larry.




message 26: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments I could see why he would change his name - run a google search on "Paul Smith"... okay, now run a search for "P. Allen Smith." The interwebz would swallow him whole if he was just plain old Paul.


message 27: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (MrsNolte) | 17294 comments Mod
Nice reasoning, The Heidi!


message 28: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24113 comments I hate Google that way. Hate it. So impersonal. So fickle. Sucky. You hear that Google? I hate you!


message 29: by Meen (new)

Meen (MeenDee) | 1733 comments Shhh, Larry, Google will smite you! You'll be stuck searching with Alta Vista or Ask or something, and then you'll be sorry!


message 30: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) | 24113 comments Smite this, Google. ::grabs crotch::


message 31: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10824 comments Meh... it's a marketing strategy. At least, that's my reasoning.


message 32: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 22918 comments Mod
How are you supposed to wear Google glasses if you already wear glasses?


message 33: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11428 comments Get contacts.


message 34: by Susan (new)

Susan | 6406 comments Google goggles.


message 35: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 22918 comments Mod
Phil wrote: "Get contacts."

Not everyone can, or wants to, wear contacts. C'mon, Phil. You know that.


message 36: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11428 comments I wouldn't be able to put them in or take them out. Good thing my eyes have held up well so far.


message 37: by Susan (new)

Susan | 6406 comments Oh man. What about when they get lost in the eye and the person wearing them does eye contortions until it is back in place. My eyes are watering just thinking about it.


message 38: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 22918 comments Mod
I was reading an article about a face transplant. Once an organ donor dies, there is a very limited amount of time (hours) to harvest the organs. Some doctors needed time to take out kidneys, liver, etc. The face doctors needed 3 hours to remove the face, but the other doctors told them no, you get one hour. They managed to wrangle another hour, for a total of about 2 hours. They put the face on ice and got it on a plane. By the time they had transplanted it onto the recipient, it had grown a little bit of stubble. (Because the blood vessels were still living.)


message 39: by Susan (new)

Susan | 6406 comments Whoa.

I hope I don't dream about eyeless faces in coolers tonight.


message 40: by Meels (new)

Meels (Amelia) The fact that Kevin knew to say "practically perfect in every way" makes up for ANY spelling errors. (IMO.)


message 41: by Meels (new)

Meels (Amelia) Lobstergirl wrote: "I was reading an article about a face transplant. Once an organ donor dies, there is a very limited amount of time (hours) to harvest the organs. Some doctors needed time to take out kidneys, liv..."

I hope they were transplanting it on another man...


message 42: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (KSprink) | 11469 comments Amelia wrote: "The fact that Kevin knew to say "practically perfect in every way" makes up for ANY spelling errors. (IMO.)"

notice my new nickname?


message 43: by Meels (new)

Meels (Amelia) Can't see it on my phone...


message 44: by Meels (new)

Meels (Amelia) Ah, got the iPad (which by the way does not auto correct the word iPad), I see!

Shall I start singing "feed the birds"?


message 45: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (KSprink) | 11469 comments i'm more of a step in time guy


message 46: by Meels (new)

Meels (Amelia) I was just trying to find my character.


message 47: by Meels (new)

Meels (Amelia) Though, Feed The Birds should clearly go to Sally. I'll have to think about it a bit more.


message 48: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11428 comments I don't think I've ever seen Mary Poppins. Bits & pieces, sure, but not the whole thing.


message 49: by Susan (new)

Susan | 6406 comments ::GASPS::

But a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!


message 50: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11428 comments That's Mary Poppins? Yeah, I've heard that one.

Is that the movie where Dick Van Dyke is a chimney sweep?


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