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SHAKESPEARE NOTE (To Default, or not to Default...)


William Banzai Shakespeare

To default, or not to default: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler at this time to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous financial misfortune,
Or to take arms against a red sea of debts,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand market cuts,
That insolvent flesh is heir to, 'tis a debenture recomposition
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the nub;
For in that sleep of fiscal death what disastrous dreams may come
When we have lanced off the bankrupt boil,
Must give us pause: there's the disrespect
That makes calamity of yields to maturity,
For who would bear the whips and scorns of fiat debasement,
The creditor's wrong, the borrowing idiot's contumely,
The pangs of despised austerity, the law of gravity's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That impatient murmurs of money changing snakes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a debt addicts bodkin? who would loan fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life of indentured servitude,
But that the dread of something after redemption prior to maturity,
The undiscover'd wasteland from whose bourn
No politician returns, puzzles the will
And makes them rather bear those monetary ills we have
Than fly to others that they know not of?
Thus ignorance does make cowards of them all;
And thus the native hue of fiscal resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of votes bought,
And swindling enterprises of great Ponzinomic moment
With this regard their ratings turn awry,
And lose the name of action. - Vote you now!
The repayment hysteria! Banksta pimps, in thy orfices
Be all our financial sins remember'd.









A mystical Printer of old
Told Ben he should demonize gold
Then fiat would flow
And all wealth would go
Into the Kleptocrat's hold

The Limerick King





When they came to the end of their climb
They discovered the source of the crime
The All Seeing Eye
Shone bright in the sky
Detroyer of wealth for all time

The Limerick King





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falak pema's picture

Awesome and hilarious, the evil eye and Rasputin's blood brother. You are he whose prose  has launched a thousand guffaws to applaud the face of new Shylock and the rhymes of the king of limericks. 

Unending brilliance, a song of midsummer nights and dream delights. And tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...creeps in this petty pace from day to day. 

Play on Caliban's bard of Nemisis bent on popular retribution as the Tempest is not yet full blown on Pospero's island; where we all sing about our William Banzai and Limerick King who could rightly claim : we are the stuff as dreams are made on...


Agent P's picture

My favorite part is that little Timmah is still writing on old school Kindergarten paper...it's details like that make you a genius my friend.

Yes_Questions's picture



Rasprintem HAS to be a joke in bankster circles-in-squares...


Oh, and nice "photo" in the photo with the dancing silhouettes.


Third eye blind indeed.

nmewn's picture


williambanzai7's picture

Insta? Does that mean Facebook will pay 1 Billion for it ;-)

nmewn's picture

If anyone "deserves it" by virtue of tirelessly fighting against the financial bondage of the elite class without sacrificing their sense of humanity, integrity, honor and humor, its you brutha Banzai ;-)

williambanzai7's picture

Assuming I did get it, you can be sure of one thing, I would share it,

nmewn's picture

I'm sure of it...and that would be your call to make in who to share it with. I think thats where people, as a whole, are at.

You would look to where sharing it would do the most good in your estimation. There would be very little to no waste as is always the case when its your personal money on the line.

SwingForce's picture

Nice work, WB7. My birthday too! Did you know Willy also died on his birthday? (1616) The original rock star. I got married on my birthday, same thing.

Agent P's picture

Happy Birthday!

ps: "same thing"...classic!

SwingForce's picture

Yeah, too funny. At least I'm still alive to tell...

SwingForce's picture

Thanks man! My year is 1958 so it goes Fibonacci Cuckoo- if you calculate the CUBE of 1.618 (unrounded) you get 4.2358 for the first 5 digits ... so I'm not sure how to interpret "Phi Cubed!", mebbe you can help? 

noob's picture

Happy Birthday, SwingForce...


The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

Rolling Stones - Tops (tattoo you)

SwingForce's picture

A RED Kustom? Only seen Blue, I guess that's the OFFSPRING reference... awesome! Thanks again, NooB.

SwingForce's picture

Oh, man, great tunez Thank you!

Watts_D_Matter's picture

Mr. Banzai kicks butt....Well done sir...Well Done....


If I become President, I will appoint you Mr Banzai, as the Art Czar of the USSA...

I have one request...Can you design a toilet or urinal with the portraits of Mr. Benhacky and Turbo Tax Timmy? Sans bacon strips of course!


Thank You!

BigJim's picture

The bio-hazard sign around the eye-pyramid - I think that would make an excellent t-shirt, William.

moofph's picture


MrBoompi's picture

We will only default after they have taken 99.9999% of all wealth.  That way the book keeping will be so much cleaner.

BeetleBailey's picture

Just forwarded this thread to my tattoo/piercing buddy. He about had another heart attack, looking at the Bernank tatted up.

Excellent WB!

ebworthen's picture


"Confidence" across the front of his forehead is my favortie part.

Got ink?

shovelhead's picture

Always very good stuff William,

A picture in your hands truly is worth a thousand words. I particularly like Bastiat/ Benny's broken windows. A perfect summary of the mindset of the true believers in the Keynesian/ Krugman School of Wealth Destruction.

I'm really going to miss you when you get 'disappeared' as a terrorist under NDAA.

Walt D.'s picture

Outstanding - ROFL. Let us not forget.

"Something is rotten in the state of Benmark"

BTW - Rosencrantz and Gilderstein are politically incorrect - they use the n... word! (or someting that sounds like it!)

The Heart's picture

Wonderful and never ending greatness in these art works.

Meanwhile, viva la difference?



chopper read's picture

Ben Shalom Rasprint'em (December 13, 1953 – present) is an Orthodox Keynesian and fiat mystic who is perceived as having influence in the latter days of the American Emperor: Teleprompter-in-Chief. Some people call Rasprint'em the 'Mad Monetary Monk' believing him to be a psychotic and central banking faith destroyer.

undertheradar's picture

hee hee...sorry don't want to interrupt the excellent play on....

ebworthen's picture

Polonius, giving advice to his Son Laertes before he leaves home to venture into the world (from Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3):

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry [frugal management: the economical and sensible management of resources]."


Yet one nugget of the genius and wisdom of The Bard of Avon.

Wakanda's picture

"To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the nub;
For in that sleep of fiscal death what disastrous dreams may come"

Ay WB7, there's the nub.

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. [The Tempest]

the grateful unemployed's picture

default is not in the stars..

WALLST8MY8BALL's picture

Super Furry Animals "Mt."


I wasn't looking for a mountain
There was the mountain
It was a big fucking mountain
So I climbed the mountain
It was no ordinary mountain
It was a strange-looking mountain
But when I got to the top it was two foot tall
It was oh so small

But coming down from my mountain
There was nothing to stop me
Prepared for the future
Accomplished back left behind me
With a tortoise like tempo
I move on gradually
My ship was leaking
"No danger," I said, "you can use my compass instead"

From a ring-o-ring-o-roses
As we head through history
From a land that is quite cursed
Here comes the cavalry
If the king stayed behind us
Detatched from reality
And when the time comes you will know what I mean
When we all fall down

I wasn't looking for a mountain
There was the mountain
It was a big fucking mountain
So I climbed the mountain
It was no ordinary mountain
It was a strange-looking mountain
But when I got to the top it was two foot tall
It was oh so small

My mind was scrambling
For a thought that was happening
Do we need more than diplomacy
To get us through tragedy
One thing is for sure
You can't beat solidarity
So on my return it was clear as day, it was all okay

I looked for the mountain
There's always a mountain
So make a molehill from the mountain
And banish all mountains
Now there's no more mountains
What else can there be?
And as sunset falls, the owl of wisdom told me
No matter where you go, there you are

Nobody For President's picture

So now you're going all classic on us... ;-)

williambanzai7's picture

You know I try to cover all the bases ;-)

derek_vineyard's picture

now i'm going to dream about this shit

CompassionateFascist's picture

Here eating dinner. Screen still clean. Not one of Banzai's strongest efforts.