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Artist's Rendering Of Ben Bernanke's Desktop

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Attached for your viewing pleasure is an artist's (well, reader's) rendering of Ben Bernanke's PC desktop.

 

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Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:25 | 461017 Apostate
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This is the best post. 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:29 | 461031 Pamela Anderson
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lol :) Thanks for today's work...

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:33 | 461043 i.knoknot
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bitchin avatar. excellent.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:33 | 461176 digitalhermit
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Forgive me if I'm a little partial towards this one: Bernanke to the rescue

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 23:11 | 461748 dlmaniac
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There should also be an option of "rig gold" or "sell tunsten bars" on his desktop.

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:34 | 461051 septicshock
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agreed, avatar rocks.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:41 | 461072 lettuce
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awesome. awesome to the max.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:46 | 461077 WaterWings
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Heh heh.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:51 | 461087 sheeple
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That's not Pamela!

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:49 | 461082 Dont Taze Me Bro
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lolz

Epic!

 

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:32 | 461277 gnome_of_zurich
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The Login ID is priceless.  Also - he has that same mushroom

on his forehead as Lord Lloyd.

Thank you, TD.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 19:30 | 461457 Mercury
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Missing: seven stacked windows of Asian porn.  O.K. I'm profiling here, maybe Ben's a simple, honest, totally monogamous family man but...ever notice when you see an Asian female/older white guy couple the guy almost always has a beard.  What's up with that? It's true, seriously, indulge in a bit of empirical fun if you're out on the town this weekend...

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 09:48 | 462984 TheSoloKnight
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where is the helicopter!!!where is the helicopter!!!where is the helicopter!!!

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 17:34 | 463013 velobabe
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Sun, 07/11/2010 - 17:34 | 463057 velobabe
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Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:27 | 461022 capitalist bison
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too funny

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:27 | 461027 RobD
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LOL "Burn Bitch"

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:28 | 461028 NOTW777
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LOL - yes

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:31 | 461034 septicshock
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Awesome.  

quick poll, end of world in 6 months or 2 years... a friend of mine and I are debating... not if, just when.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:35 | 461054 Ragnarok
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end of world = $USD loss of reserve status? 18 months.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:37 | 461057 dehdhed
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the middle one

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 18:31 | 461363 mikla
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Summer 2012.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 18:52 | 461393 ATTILA THE WIMP
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2016 for USA when California burns in non-stop food riots

Read "Cicil War Two: The Coming Breakup of America"

Available at America First Books

http://www.amfirstbooks.com/

 

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:31 | 461036 Traianus Augustus
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Excellent.  Laughter is the best medicine.  Next time there needs to be a wallpaper of Rome burning in the background.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:32 | 461039 i.knoknot
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'Buy All' button ... classic

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:33 | 461046 septicshock
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at market, not limit...

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:03 | 461107 SWRichmond
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Also, the "Do Nothing" button on the "Policy Options" drop-down is greyed out....absolutely beautiful.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:13 | 461250 VegasBD
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haaaa. didnt see that at first. classic

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 19:05 | 461418 AccreditedEYE
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Let's not forget the all important 3:00 PM reminder chime...

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:33 | 461040 Mako
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The money supply chart is completely wrong.  Money supply peaked in 2007, failed to expand exponential in 2008, started collapsing in 2009, and is now collapsing at a NEGATIVE -$808B pace for Q1 2010.

http://www.progressivefix.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2nd-chart.gif

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:33 | 461047 schoolsout
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when is the last time you laughed?

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:36 | 461056 Mako
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I laugh all the time when I come to this blog.  Some of the best comedy is right here.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:24 | 461265 New_Meat
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Comedy has to have a kernel of truth to be good.  Bigger Kernel-->much better than good - Ned

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:46 | 461064 Mako
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Also his inflation and hyper-inflation button appears to not be working since neither is occuring.   Someone broke the Wizard of Oz's computer.  He better send out another email warning the Lemmings, "the Helicopters are coming!".

The helicopters button doesn't do anything it just sends out email claiming the Helicopters are coming.  

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:54 | 461094 pan-the-ist
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That made me laugh.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:16 | 461144 JohnG
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"Also his inflation and hyper-inflation button appears to not be working since neither is occuring."

 

The dollar has been hyperinflating since 1913; it's already happenning and were just too used to it to see it.  To wit: 1 1913 dollar is now worth 3 cents.  Tell me that's not hyperinflation.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:51 | 461307 count_zero
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It's not. Do you see any trillion dollar bills?

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 21:34 | 461643 FEDbuster
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Not yet, but there are a bunch of drug dealers who would like to see the $1K bill make a come back.

Most transactions are now electronic (credit and debit cards, electronic bill pay) and some old fashion check writing.

Sat, 07/10/2010 - 03:29 | 461879 GoinFawr
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Heh, Now that's how you boil frogs without them being the wiser: Do it over several generations!

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:26 | 461148 B9K9
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I keep telling everyone that both the Fed's monetary & fed.gov's fiscal policies were strictly short-term in nature. When pundits say 'extend & pretend', guess what, it really was about temporarily extending & pretending until the "real" underlying economy began once again experiencing organic growth.

Ben's jawboning helicopter talk was bullshit, nothing more - simply printing money does nothing. Monetarism was/is all about changing perceptions - flood people with enough cash in order to get them to change/revert behavior (ie the 'green shoots' propaganda campaign).

The only chance was 2008. But if $24T (give or take a few Ts) didn't do it 2 years ago, it's over, done. The hail mary pass was incomplete and the clock ran out. It's not the amount, it's the psychology.

Chick Hearn, the late Laker announcer, used to try and call blow outs as early as possible with his "This game's in the refrigerator: the door is closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard, and the Jell-O's jigglin'!

Ilargi @ TAE called it a few weeks ago; Mish joined him today with his "That's all folks". Denninger is still hedging, but will probably break within days/weeks with a flat-out declaration.

Drop the Hollywood imagery of drama & suspense. The next decade(s) is just gonna be a grind while we de-lever and work through the malinvestment.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:28 | 461168 Max Hunter
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When the amount of products you produce as a nation continues to go down why services, entitlements, and other government spending continues to go up, you will always have a deficit. That said deficit will not reverse itself by injecting money or hopium..

40 years of trade imbalance will not be fixed by any model that simply moves money around or borrows from the future. We need fundimental changes, not injections.

Americans need a sobering and honest view of our situation, this is the only thing that could bring about the neccessary change.

Love the post.. Laughed really hard.. I'm going to capture that image and use it as wallpaper on my desktop..

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:56 | 461227 Mako
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"Ben's jawboning helicopter talk was bullshit, nothing more - simply printing money does nothing. Monetarism was/is all about changing perceptions - flood people with enough cash in order to get them to change/revert behavior (ie the 'green shoots' propaganda campaign)."

100% correct, it's Benny's job to keep the Lemmings marching along until they hit max capacity.  Once you hit max capacity bullshit Helicopter talk does nothing at all but separate the Lemmings that believe in bullshit from the ones that don't.

If someone thinks there hyperinflation going on they need to just tell me where they live and I will be glad to take some worthless paper off their hands.  I will send mucho trucks over.

Sat, 07/10/2010 - 03:30 | 461873 GoinFawr
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<Sigh> Mako who's your favourite entrails reader for quantifying M3? 'Cause, sorry to burst your paper bubble but M1 and M2, which are still being reported, are inflating, despite all the egregious deleveraging going on for the last two years. And even the abracadabra'd 'core' CPI, which does everything it can since the 80's to avoid illuminating any actual price increases in the necessities of existence, is now showing, wait for it: price increases. Last time I checked price increases were a symptom of inflation. Go figure.

To wit:

"Today, the Federal Reserve no longer reports M3, which is unfortunate because it eliminates the possibility of accurate historical comparisons.  M3 is estimated by economists by modeling historic trends.  However, these models become less reliable as we move further from February 2006, the date the Federal Reserve stopped reporting M3.  Eurodollars, a major M3 component, is particularly difficult to model.

In any case, much attention is being given to these private estimates, even though the decline in M3 they are reporting stands in marked contrast to M1 and M2.  The Federal Reserve reports that these two money supply measures have grown 7.1% and 1.7% respectively over the past twelve months.  Thus, by these two measures, the dollar is inflating, i.e., the quantity of dollars is expanding – particularly so for M1 – relative to the available stock of goods and services being produced in today’s depressed economy. 

This inflation is also apparent from market prices.  For example, crude oil prices have more than doubled since their post-Lehman crash low.  More broadly, the price index of 19 commodities compiled by the Commodity Research Bureau is up 46% during this same period, which makes clear there is no deflation. " - James Turk

From: http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2010/7/8_James_Turk_-_Threat_To_The_US_Dollar.html

Oh, and if you want my FIAT, you're welcome to it. I would gladly exchange it for some real money (I assume you would offer a price below spot, just to demonstrate your professed confidence). I'd bet that even you know exactly what I mean by 'real money'.

Regards

Sat, 07/10/2010 - 10:27 | 462059 Mako
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Total credit market debt see FR Z1 report.  You are talking about M1 and M2 and such well those are just a tiny fraction of the system so you are not busting anything.  M1-2 are farts in the wind to the size of the system.  I mean M1 is less than $2T, whoopie do. They system is 35+ times bigger than M1.  Let me see you think all this stuff runs on M1 M2 and M3.  Sorry total credit market debt is $52.1T down from $52.9T, whoops system doesn't run backwards.

The system contracted by $808B from Q1/2009 to Q1/2010, it now stands at $52.1T which  must be serviced, whoops.

"This inflation is also apparent from market prices."

That is not inflation, that is price inflation.  Inflation is negative.

"I'd bet that even you know exactly what I mean by 'real money'"

Real money is whatever two or more people agree to. 

If there is so much fiat, just tell me where to pick it up.  You are setting up a strawman.

Let me know when the Helicopters show up, still waiting.  The fact of the matter is the helicopters were flying for 63 years, they stopped flying in 2007. 

YOu are Ben's favorite type of Lemming, those that believe in Helicopters.

Sat, 07/10/2010 - 20:23 | 462247 GoinFawr
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Speaking of 'strawmen' and 'lemmings': Mako, you want to delude yourself that debt is real money, fine. Good luck with that.  For the sake of argument, I'll run with you and your ilk's dupedom of fantasy:

Firstly, note that I stated that price increases are symptomatic of inflation, capiche?

"The fact of the matter is the helicopters were flying for 63 (er, try 97) years, they stopped flying in 2007"... and a fleet of them took off again with a vengence in late 2008 and have been flying worldwide right up to today; there are more warming up on the pads...

If M1 and M2 are such 'teardrops in the rain', why are they defiantly continuing to increase (inflate) in this supposedly deflationary environment?

Why are prices of necessities rising in this supposedly deflationary environment?

Ans. Deflation for you, because you didn't/will-never see any of the bailout trillions, you just get to lose your job. But the plutocrats get all their FIAT for free (or less), and they are spending it like it's goin' out of style (it is) on hard assets, which will always be in vogue (ie have intrinsic value) and as such are much, much more akin to real money. So, it might not be entering the world economy as credit to the same degree as it was pre-2007, but it's still making it out there. Just not into your wallet. 'Cuz they ain't interested in your desire to borrow anymore cous', they've already got you pinned down nicely with debt, slave. Job done.

"The system stands at $52.1T which must be serviced."  

How do you think it will be serviced? Well, whatever YOU owe, YOU will pay out of anything you happen to have left, with hard assets if necessary (most likely 'preferably'), but what you can't pay will be printed ad infinitum, because we all know who isn't going to lose a single decimal of FIAT under any circumstances.

End of.

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:37 | 461286 New_Meat
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Nice Dog, nice... Fed's monetary...I'll give you a maybe.  FED.GOV Fiscal? Going to orbit, no holding them back.  Especially if the Nov. elections go bad for Dems; Nov-Jan gonna be a feeding frenzy.

There is no ambitious "real underlying" economy;anyone interesting in surviving is pulling in horns and other body/financial parts.  U.S. Economy is being systematically starved (Yes: Stalin and Kulaks {intentional analogy}) with malice aforethought.

If you can find the "conventional" democrat response, good luck.  But there is a lefty revolt coming viz. moonbat votes against the drilling ban.

It is counter-revolution vs. your:

"Drop the Hollywood imagery of drama & suspense. The next decade(s) is just gonna be a grind while we de-lever and work through the malinvestment."

This ain't no workout.

- Ned

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 20:09 | 461515 Clayton Bigsby
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Fuck yeah!  Nice reference on Chickie Baby - Laker hoops was never the same after his retiring/passing

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:04 | 461109 faustian bargain
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Your chart only goes to 1960. Show it all the way to 1910, and it'll look a lot more like the one on the desktop picture.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:53 | 461195 Mako
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The chart does not go up like an L in 2008... money supply had been going up 7%+ since 1944 on average.  The chart pictured goes basically vertical in one year and appears to be still going up.  This is not happening, it's actually going down. 

http://wallstreetexaminer.com/forums/uploads/monthly_07_2010/post-5034-1...

This chart doesn't show the destruction now happening basically the $800B+ that vaporized and is continuing.  All you lemmings peaked out in 2007, in 2008 lemmings gave up the fight... 2009 collapse of the money supply started and doesn't appear to be wanting to stop anytime soon.

If you believe inflation to infinity you would be buying anything you can get your hands on right now... let me know how that works out.

I know the "Helicopters are coming!".  I am still waiting, tell Benny to send me over 99 Virgins and 12 pack while he is at to.  No helicopters are coming to save you or anybody else. 

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:13 | 461134 Cheeky Bastard
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My god; you are a fucking idiot, aren't you ?

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 22:11 | 461482 Mercury
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Lighten up man.  I know it's tough being the smartest guy in the room and all but it's Friday and this isn't actually a serious post.  It's not like you never take a swipe at others for their substance-less ad hominem attacks.

Besides, you have to get out a goddamn slide-rule to even figure out what the hell you're  responding to here (since you give no reference).  Make an argument or a wisecrack but this kind of serial bitch-slapping, even when somewhat justified, adds no value at all.

Sat, 07/10/2010 - 03:49 | 461885 desafio
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Hey Mercurio!

Next a time you have enough a respect to wear a sock on a your cacchio before you fuck Cheeky up a the ass like that.

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 17:36 | 462295 velobabe
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† got it. nervous fat fingers though, i some times shake a lot when in trouble.

Sat, 07/10/2010 - 16:39 | 462319 mike moll
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Dear Mr. Cheeky Bastard,

I am impressed by Mako's cleanliness. Whereby I am impressed by your reputation here, I do not understand what you post. And now you say something that I find impolite. I am unhappy.

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Excuse me apparently you are replying to Faustian and not Mako. Apologise. Its still impolite though.

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 17:38 | 462465 velobabe
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pussy and slaves?

now that i think about this one, maybe they are one in the same

 

Sat, 07/10/2010 - 01:37 | 461844 Attitude_Check
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You are confusing M3 with M0. QE primarily effects M0/M1 - not M3.  You are clearly not as smart as you think you are.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:33 | 461042 schoolsout
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bahahaha

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:33 | 461048 centerline
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Alas, I have found new wallpaper.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:43 | 461201 Max Hunter
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did it.. done.. looks sweet..

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:35 | 461052 ratava
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it aint crashing. the worst is over.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:59 | 461233 Max Hunter
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What about the 8 million people behind on house payments? The trillion in Muni bonds coming? We've just realized the plane is out of gas. The tailspin will come as soon as we loose thrust from BB farting out every bit of future wealth we have or think we have..

I would like nothing more than for you to be correct..

"Three things cannot long be hidden, the sun, the moon, and the truth" Buddah

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:37 | 461058 hedgeless_horseman
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Needs a shortcut to MS Word form letter supporting an increase in the debt limit.

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:56 | 461091 cougar_w
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That's soooooo 1992.

There is an iPhone app for that now, he can send his support for raising the debt limit while he's in the stall wiping his hinder with $50 bills.

I was in the men's room while he was doing it. He grunts and laughs the whole time. It was terrifying, I couldn't sleep for 3 days solid after that.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:59 | 461103 carbonmutant
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 He doesn't use ThinkorSwim...

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:07 | 461121 faustian bargain
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"Who...does...number...2...work...for?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-YVt4gfquA

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:39 | 461066 SilverIsKing
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Great work.  Only thing missing is the "SLAM GOLD" button.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:51 | 461086 i.knoknot
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lol - brilliant addition

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:07 | 461116 Gordon_Gekko
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Agreed.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 19:21 | 461444 Rusty_Shackleford
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Bingo.

He's got a Kitco tab open 24/7.

Bank on it.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:40 | 461070 playitcool
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Uhhh, is that Windows XP Media Edition???

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:08 | 461122 LePetomane
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Windows Vista,

no one's buying it, it's filled with useless repetitive messages and prone to crashing.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:45 | 461075 WaterWings
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I wonder what the pull-down menu for "Helicopters" is?

QE2?:

http://bestofepicfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/helicopter_fail.jpg

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:50 | 461083 cougar_w
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Wait. No CNBC playing in a window? How will he know when to grab the red phone and tell someone to get that fucking anti-Keynesian guest terrorist off the air to preserve our freedoms -- or else?

Though I'm glad to see he has a panel ready for the QE2 drop. Shovel-ready money transfers to the TBTF, that's the ticket.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:51 | 461088 Obnoxio
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Bring on the Helicopters:)

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:57 | 461089 Paper CRUSHer
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Hahahaha.....Fancy that,"Private Benjamin" Bernanke is also a little porno-freak.Hohohoho oh-my.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:59 | 461096 From Italy
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correction: too funny, the sad thing is , I know that most financial advisors wouldn't get it, would they?

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:56 | 461098 Mentaliusanything
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'Current browsers sessions' did me in - I laughed and laughed at the parallel universalism of the Mind of TD.

Wicked!! 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:19 | 461256 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1000

I was laughing all the way to the end.  When I saw that, I clipped and emailed it to all my friends interested in "investments".

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 15:56 | 461099 Dont Taze Me Bro
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Tyler,

You should have at least one of these comedy posts every Friday :)

 

 

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:24 | 461163 Fazzie
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 Great idea. Desktop satire is rich in possibilities.

 How about a typical SEC work computer?

 Drop down menus while the main tranny porn surfing browser is running??? "Regulation Enforcement" which drops down to "ignore", "acknowledge and do nothing", "slap on wrist"?

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 18:59 | 461405 Double down
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Supurb idea!  Lots of potential.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:02 | 461101 carbonmutant
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Who removed the background picture.

Where's the sheep?

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:44 | 461298 New_Meat
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that's baaaa-a-a-ad

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:05 | 461110 Chumly
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It may be the funniest post of the week, anywhere (L'd mao).   Epic!

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:05 | 461111 DeweyLeon
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What, no tranny pron?

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:07 | 461117 firstdivision
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LOL!  This was awsome, but I see Ben has the same IE windows open that I do. 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:11 | 461132 Cheeky Bastard
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Dont talk shit about Cracked.com. Its a good site.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:13 | 461135 Gordon_Gekko
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ROTFLMFAO! Good stuff!

"Burn Bitch", "Buy All", Currently open browser sessions, Money supply chart - classic.

"View Porn" in the menu bar - priceless.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:15 | 461141 CBTeas
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Great stuff.

However, I think "the Chairman" would have a two screen set up.  One for his "punim" with the caption "I am the great and powerful Oz" and the other for all of his market manipulation tools--as well documented by the artist.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:22 | 461261 Canoe Driver
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that's "ponum." and it had a meaning before Dr. Evil used it.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:16 | 461145 aldousd
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I know there is hubris all over at the fed, but really? An app with a picture of himself saying Fuck Yeah?!

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:21 | 461153 CB
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needs a skype window w/ blankfein krugman trichet merkel obama and the rest of the usual suspects - brady bunch style.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:27 | 461167 Fazzie
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LOL, "Heres the story"

       "of a central banker"

 

  A little theme music with that image.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:53 | 461214 Paper CRUSHer
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I can hear Ben playing his favourite track in the background....can ya hear it...

Dire Straits "MONEY FOR NOTHING AND YA CHICKS FOR FREE"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5ZEzWwKJnY&feature=related

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:22 | 461154 FOC 1183
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I'm glad everyone enjoyed it.  And as has been noted, the money supply graph probably should have been labeled 'Fed Balance Sheet', as the money hasn't gotten out into the system yet.

Happy weekend.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:23 | 461158 Caviar Emptor
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Awesome. 

Coming Soon: Helicopter Ben, The Board Game. The possibilities are endless...The obvious spoof would be Monopoly with Ben as Mr Moneybags. Another possibility, however, is Go For Broke or Candyland.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:30 | 461170 Fazzie
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 Have to take the "go directly to jail" card from the Monopoly game for the FED version.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:40 | 461197 Misean
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Diagonally across the box cover:

"Now with 5x the Money of the original classic!"

And an advertisement panel that states:

"Have even more fun with the QE bonus money package.  Quintuples the already expanded money supply.  New rules allow player-banker to inject money to favored players at whim!  Never "pretend" $1 are $1000 bills again!*

*QE package sold seperately."

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:30 | 461171 trav7777
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Funny as hell, +31.1034768

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:33 | 461175 Misean
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Really should have the handy packet filter running, plugged into the routers with the proper packet search, natch. 

 

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:34 | 461177 Ras Bongo
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Fuck yeah I rock

ROTFLMAO

 

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:35 | 461181 MGA_1
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Geez, I thought is was just two buttons:

[Print]

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Fri, 07/09/2010 - 18:20 | 461344 JR
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Nah.  This is Ph.D stuff!

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:43 | 461200 Genzero
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LMAO! Now, how can I get this as my desktop wallpaper?

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:37 | 461287 CD
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Just in case you're serious:

click on image to enlarge; right click - 'save image as' - save to your desktop; right click the saved file, the second option in the menu is 'set as desktop background'.

If that doesn't work, go to Control Panels, Display and find the background image option among the tabs

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:43 | 461204 jkruffin
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where is the chickswithdicks.com window?  We know he is linked up to the SEC mainframe too.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:47 | 461210 jkruffin
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Oh my bad, I see the View Porn tab now  ROFLMAO

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 16:48 | 461211 jkruffin
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Someone needs to start making T-shirts of this,  damn its hilarious.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 17:35 | 461281 Calculated_Risk
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Needs an ink level graph for the printers...

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 18:52 | 461394 RacerX
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That is hilarious! Thanks..

Although I think you forgot the AIM chat window with O, TinyTim, etc.

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 19:41 | 461473 Tripps
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best post of the week!

 

how about some YAHOO IM windows showing BB in contact with Lloyd, Dimon, etc directing the primary dealer stock ramps via chat

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 19:43 | 461478 velobabe
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view porn, pull down menu.

 

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Fri, 07/09/2010 - 23:19 | 461503 velobabe
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Fri, 07/09/2010 - 21:57 | 461674 cocoablini
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C'est chouette!

You forgot the BitTorrent app pushing 1 trillion dollars to Europe

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 23:36 | 461775 ziggy59
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its GREAT..could use picture of a helicoptor, no?

Sat, 07/10/2010 - 01:35 | 461839 Attitude_Check
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Sat, 07/10/2010 - 04:03 | 461887 williambanzai7
Sat, 07/10/2010 - 05:30 | 461910 Escapeclaws
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Too funny! However, I was convinced, based on Bernanke's history that he was still using MS Dos, which would explain his "Abort, Retry, Ignore" handling of the economy.

Sat, 07/10/2010 - 11:34 | 462107 snowball777
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I seriously doubt Ole Helicopter is running a Linux box with Gnome (of Zurich?) on it.

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 00:53 | 462775 Mesquite
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Both the post and the additional creative comments = just too much..!! hilarious...

Thank you..With all this messed up world going on, this is so needed..

Tue, 08/03/2010 - 16:52 | 501702 ldotf
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made my day lol

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