HaPPY ZeRo HeDGe NeW YeaR!: PaRTY LiKe IT'S 1929...

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The Asshole  In-Formerly Known as Printz 

(The Artist Known as WilliamBanzai7 December 31, 2012)


I was dreamin' when I wrote this

Forgive me if it goes astray

But when I woke up this mornin'

Coulda sworn it was Fiscal Cliff judgment day

The S&P was purple and the Reuters screen was gray,

There was busted Bankstas runnin' everywhere

Tryin' to run from the destruction,

U know I didn't even care


say say

Dow headed down to zero

Wall Street Ponzi party over, oops out of time

So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1929


I was dreamin' when I wrote this

So sue me if I go to fast

But Wall Street life is just a Ponzi, and Ponzi weren't meant to last

QE profits all around us, my trading mind says prepare for flight

So if we gotta die lets go and hang Bernank and Geithner tonight...


say say

Dow headed down to zero--

Wall Street Ponzi party over, oops out of time

So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1929


Lemme tell ya somethin'

If U didn't come to party,

don't bother knockin' on the money Printz's door

Ink's leaking holes in his pockets,

and baby he's ready to roll some dough

Yeah, everybody's got an unhedged bomb,

we could all blow any day

But before we let that happen,

We'll dance our Keynesian lives away


Oh, they say say Wall Street Ponzi party over,

oops out of time

So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1929


say say DOW headed down to zero ponzi party over,

oops out of time

So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1929

we gonna, oww 1929

Dont ya wanna go 1929

Dont ya wanna go 1929

Dont ya wanna go 1929





QE 1929









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The Heart's picture

Happy New Year!

stiler's picture

To my 0 H friends: Happy New Year!

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

TruthHunter's picture

What's with this "blocked on copyright grounds"


Who's copyright law are they following?

haven't they heard of satire! Sue the bastard!

THE DORK OF CORK's picture

Austin is a good place to party…………

The capital is stinking in oil wealth tax income…………

But its not a nice place for Santa.


Santa is a American ?

Perhaps Coca Cola gave him his slip.


ugmug's picture

Where are all Ben's helicopters? 

Zero-risk bias's picture

"O- yea...

At the Fed a littlle bearded man died of a fiscal policy with a little name, by chance his girlfriend at the ECB came accross a printer and soon she did the same,

At home there were 17 year old boys and there idea of fun, was being in a gang called the Federal Reserve, high on toner catridges, toting an Epson laserjet, proofing a full-color $5t print run.



(Sorry, coudn't resist the Printz)


A capable ZH New Year, one and all






blindman's picture

Lupe Vélez - Where is the Song of Songs for Me? (1929)
Makin' Whoopee - Ray Charles ( top song of 1929 )
Eddie Cantor- Makin' Whoopee
Jimmie Rodgers - Waiting for a Train

UGrev's picture

Can we get one with Benny as "Machete"? :)

williambanzai7's picture

I have it in my @Federal Reserve Flickr set.

OneTinSoldier66's picture

Happy New Year.


Loved all your stuff WB7 and LK!

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

This one is fantastic Will. I love the colors on the rainy street. There was a Terminal Bar in Wilmington, DE that got torn down around the era of this picture.


Happy New Year to you and everyone at ZH.

williambanzai7's picture

This is a frame from the Taxi Driver. Love that old chemical color!

the grateful unemployed's picture

yeah i long for the old days of film stock. but someone is probably working on a app right now, to adjust your digital photo to the desired color balance and graininess of any of the old brand name film stocks. i esp like the old travelogue footage done on kodak (rip) film.

blindman's picture

Luiz Bonfá 1966: Menina Flor - Batucada - A Day in the Life of a Fool
Happy New Year 2013

Dealyer Turdin's picture

It's a long shot, but, maybe HP'll screw him blind on the ink cartridges.  Thanks for connecting the dots and then nuking them with some of the funniest, most wall worthy Shite EVER!

willwork4food's picture

Happy New Year W7! Happy New Year to all @ Fight Club!*




*even the assholes!

Husk-Erzulie's picture

Gawd Banzai, you just keep reaching new heights.  This was fucking beautiful.  Happy New Year man... and to all Fight Club as well.  :-)

Yen Cross's picture

 Happy New Year Billy-7.  My first appointment next year is the respiratory therapist/  I just laughed myself into the short "REd WaGon"...  

  Be well, and keep em coming ;-)

hairball48's picture

"The asshole informerly known as Printz" Oh Lordy! LOL!!!!!!

I should never try to eat dinner reading wb7's piece. I just blew chicken and rice everywhere scrolling down the page!

Bob's picture

Hilarious, B7!  Now I'm off to seriously practice your advice.

Happy New Year, man!

blindman's picture

Shortcut through 2012: Tributes
Series: Shortcuts
From: Peter Bochan
Length: 29:26
part b or II.
best 2 u

Tic tock's picture

I don't know what you're all getting so excited about

Carnegie_IB's picture

am located in the U.S. and video states "country blocking the you tube video". is that the intention? wtf

happy ny 

williambanzai7's picture

Sorry, the international copyright management on utube is impossible to cut through. It's Princes 1999. Try googling it in another browser tab.

orangegeek's picture

1929 was 2007.  1930 is today (5 years later).  1932 was rock bottom.  1936 things started to pick up again.


What took 6 months back then now takes four years.  With all this technology and government spending, things have gotten slower.


So what took 2 years back then may take 16 years now - and that's just on the down slide.


Thanks for caring Ben and Barry. 

yabyum's picture

HNY, WB7, Thanks for what you do, it keeps a lot of us from tapping a vein.

The Heart's picture

Thank you Mr. Bill for more credible and informative information in one of your artistic posts, than what is found in a year of blabbity bullshirt from the lamest stream media channels of evil lies and dis/mis-information horsewash tripe and spewed scum bucket slime.:

May it actually be a Happy New Year for ALL...and not the last one for a country once called America.


Miles Kendig's picture

WB7 and labs, thanks for another tremendous years worth of arting the graphic .. and so much more.  With our compliments...

Barney Kessel - Here's That Rainy Day 


With a Tequila shooter

Wes Montgomery - Bumpin' On Sunset



williambanzai7's picture

Tnx Miles, I have an LP from Barney's personnel collection. And you can never get enough of Wes.

Happy New Year!

ptoemmes's picture


Happy New Year to you and yours.  THANKS for 2012.

Here's hoping you are at least 2% more biting/influential/etc next year - exponential growth and all that. ;-)


WTFUD's picture

Happy New Year WB7!
May you never receive the explosives under the car seat or the dodgy brake scenario. Have a good one! Cheers

nah's picture

have an awsome new year!


printz lol

the grateful unemployed's picture

that photo was taken in Zuckerbergs den at the same time as that famous kitchen photo. all the old schoolers are hanging out at the bar, under the ersatz picasso mural. BB: they're drinking MD in the kitchen, let's break out the scotch. LB: I don't know if this is scotch but it's the right color HP: I've got some really fine weed in this envelope

the grateful unemployed's picture

29 was the year the stock market crashed, but the depression didn't begin in earnest for a year or two at least. (it's a bit like the Mayan calendar, everyone is saying so what? well wait a year) money will not disappear but confidence in the cash will, and then hyperinflation sets in. they're already talking about milk being $6 a gallon. but take a tip from Al Greenspan and use a substitute, like chicken for beef, use goats milk for cows milk. (WHIP inflation one more time) goats are ideal for the family farm. just not sure how to substitute for paper products, which have to be manufactured. oh wait, yeah, those dirty greenbacks are going on the outhouse wall. see there are a few silver linings and here's hoping you have lots of them in 2013..

the grateful unemployed's picture

stimulating the stimulators, inflating the inflationists (you guys like a peace prize, i got one here.. said in typical obama wisecracking mode)

after he throws the switch he mutters to himself.." damn, where's the campaign kickback money.."

the grateful unemployed's picture

i think you could make Bernank look like the Newtown shooter, i know you could.

Bunga Bunga's picture


Jena's picture

Here's to lots more combat, visual Banzai style in 2013, w/ or w/o limericks and complete with the wise, witty, smart ass and et cetera commentary that is ZH. 

GMadScientist's picture

Way to support affirmative action for BBW, WB.

YHC-FTSE's picture

Happy new year mate. You are certainly one of the few who made the 2012 tolerable, so many thanks. I look forward to viewing & reading more of your sharp wit and hysterical satire of which I'm sure there will be many in 2013. All the  best to everyone.


ebworthen's picture

It is 1929 in more ways than one, just no outhouses or family farm to go home to, no root cellar, and no well.

A Happy New Year and may 2013 see Ben and his printing press meet reality!

the grateful unemployed's picture

i was living in Humboldt county several years back when i heard that county officials were going after the number of outhouses, calling them "counterculture toilets.." i nearly fell out of my chair