Paul Giamatti As Ben Bernanke - Was Jeff Goldblum Over Budget?

Tyler Durden's picture

Each day the general population gets at least one dose of teleprompter humor. So for a bit of variety, courtesy of William Banzai, we bring you some teleporter tragicomedy (which also explains so very much...)

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Michael's picture

My dad always used to say; "A Liar is Worse than a Thief". I now know what he meant by that after becoming familiar with Ben Bernanke.

Pepe's picture

and a liar and  thief is worse than either individually

Michael's picture

I'm looking forward to "National Monarch/Dictator Guillotine Day". I believe BB counts as a Monarch, where we will chop his head off in the public square on our new national holiday. Bernanke is guilty of high treason, punishable be death, and acts of financial terrorism against the people. Off with his head, he is not reparable.

old naughty's picture

He is a fly, according to WB. Bansai, Willie.

breezer1's picture

this time really is different. now hold your ankles real tight ok.

gkm's picture

I can't believe they are actually making a movie on Sorkin's TBTF book. What a crock that was. I wonder how much he was paid by the banksters for that.

Melville1977's picture

Was the book factually incorrect or is Sorkin a buddy of the banksters? I did watch BBC's Last Days of Lehman Bros which Jim Sinclair called factually right.

I am Jobe's picture

Let the hanging begin Bitchezzzzz


It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Henry Ford

Manthong's picture

Guillotine is historically and contextually more apropos.

I am Jobe's picture

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Henry Ford

Mike Cowan's picture

The dollar chart is scarier!!

Hulk's picture

Need a bunch of Bernank maggots banzai...feeding on the carcass of congress...

Sudden Debt's picture

I hate flies...


dearth vader's picture

Especially, when the zip is stuck.

Gully Foyle's picture

Uh um.

Goldblum appeared in Death Wish as Freak one.

His lines are rather insightful

Freak #1: We want money, mother, now get it!

Freak #1: Cunts! I KILL RICH CUNTS!

Freak #1: Goddamn rich cunt!

Moe Howard's picture

Laurence Fishburne the III as Cutter in Death Wish II which I watched this morning, music by Jimmy Page. He never took the slit sunglasses off if I remember right. He tried to use a ghetto blaster to stop a bullet.

Atomizer's picture

Anyone notice that the cunt rags @ scrubbed 2008 USD lows this week?

Allow me to present.. December 16, 2008, 05:01:49 PM

Last trade 80.159 Change -0.056 (-0.07%)
Settle Time 15:06 Open 80.253 
Previous Close 77.736 High 80.279
Low 80.123 2008-12-16 18:58:37, 30 min delay 
52wk High 80.375 52wk High Date 2008-09-11 
52wk Low 70.698 52wk Low Date 2008-03-17
Open Time 17:45 Close Time 17:30


Gully Foyle's picture


As we speak I'm sitting on a mile high pile of data released about the US Chamber of Commerce. Thousands and thousands of docs released a few hours ago. Wanna help read through the docs and see what crazy things the Chamber is up to? There's thousands of these docs. It's a 1.2 GIGABYTE download. My computer is choking on it. Looks like a lot of docs scraped from their sites.

This evening I came across a reference to a torrent on Twitter that caught my eyeball -- A "torrent" in this case is basically a document dump. Basically. The message intrigued me not only because it mentioned documents from the US Chamber of Commerce, but also....

A. It's a document dump from Anonymous


B. It contains documents from an organization that particularly makes my teeth curl, the Michigan based Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Those are the dudes who brought us the Overton Window. They're kind of nuts.

  This document release contains content from the American Legislative
Exchange Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Mackinac Center.

   The Chamber of Commerce came to our attention via the HBGary email
dump. Their connections to ALEC and the Mackinac Center are not entirely
clear, but the information we provide should help clarify things.

   Both files are encrypted using the system. We
don't feel a great need to protect this content since we're distributing
it, but we do feel a need to help you improve your tradecraft.

   The larger file,, is the content itself. The
password for this is "Barrett Brown".

   The smaller file,, contains clarifications that may
or may not be needed, depending on how wise those who download this
data prove to be. If the need becomes apparent we will provide the
password to Barrett Brown, with the expectation that he will release it
via and other channels.

   We are Anonymous.
   We are Legion.

   We do not forgive.

   We do not forget.

The torrent contains information about:

    - The US Chamber of Commerce
    - The ultraconservative think tank the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan
    - The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Hephasteus's picture

Ouch. Michigan has those phone readers. It's got to be a big hit.

My state was looking pretty evil but they sort of turned it around sort of flip flopped.

Michigan of course went hardcore evil after the job exportation.

Bearish News's picture

I always pictured Billy Bob Thornton playing teh Bernank.

Old Poor Richard's picture

Hard to imagine either these excellent actors Giamatti or Thornton playing such a foul bag of pus.  I'm thinking more like a chubby Val Kilmer or John Travolta. 

But OTOH maybe you do want a really skilled actor to play the Bernank;  when it's a merely a crummy performance you hate the actor, but it takes a great actor to portray a character you can't help but truly despise.


Mike Cowan's picture

Sudden Debt, I love that icon!

RingToneDeaf's picture

We just hope that it does not breed.

How about the expression "Breeds Like Bernankes" or worse, Prints Like Bernanke.

But we are the worse for it, we are stepping in Bernanke's Quantitative Easings.


Vlad Tepid's picture

Help meeeeee!  <Yeah, cross-reference.  I know.>

SheepDog-One's picture

Contagion? Pardon me while I regurgitate digestive juices on this donut and suck it back up.

CPL's picture

I remember having this converation three years ago and I was the bad guy until I was given silver as payment.    Then I wasn't a bad guy.   I was then offering advice.   How the fuck that happened.  No clue.

Some basics:

Make money.

Own your own shit

On my land...pick if you work for me or become corn.

Three years I'lve offered I see the future?  Assholes.