From Grant William's latest Things that Make You Go Hmmm....
Today, the world has replaced Messrs.. Cleese, Chapman, Palin, Gilliam, Idle and Jones with a new ‘Flying Circus’. Their names are, for the most part, equally well-known and, sadly, becoming ever-more identified with high comedy as they try to convince the world that the dollar is, actually, in rude health.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you ‘Ben Bernanke’s Flying Circus’ - starring Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Janet Yellen, Bill Dudley, Charles Plosser, Richard Fisher & featuring Barack Obama.
Zhou: Look, I took the liberty of examining that parrot dollar when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch worth more than zero in the first place was that it had been NAILED there.
Geithner: Well, o’course it was nailed there! If I hadn’t nailed that bird dollar down, it would have nuzzled up to those bars other currencies, bent ‘em apart with its beak, and VOOM!
Zhou: “VOOM”?!? Mate, this bird dollar wouldn’t “voom” if you put four million trillion volts through it! It’s bleedin’ demised!
Geithner: No no! It’s pining strong!
Zhou: It’s not pinin’ strong! It’s passed on! This parrot dollar is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch it’d be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolic processes are now ‘istory! It’s off the twig! It’s kicked the bucket, it’s shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!!
THIS IS AN EX-PARROT RESERVE CURRENCY!!