BaCK PeDaLiNG THe ESSeNTiaL CHaRTS oF 2012...

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This chart makes it perfectly clear
How Klepto-Marxism is here
Both Parties make good
A reverse Robin Hood
So peasants get poked in the rear

The Limerick King







GOLDMAN SCREW CHART @williambanzai7


Goldman sure knows how to screw
It's what they're paid billions to do
Although there's a chart
It's more a black art
How they've managed to rape me and you






The fools think that debt's still expanding
An infinite misunderstanding
There is no free lunch
Here comes the big crunch
We're in for a very hard landing

The Limerick King











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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 23:43 | 3121066 ShakaZulu
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Man, I just earned myself a PHD in PonziSchemes right there!  That cow!  Holy quandry BaTmAn!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 11:38 | 3114872 OutLookingIn
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Abe has cuffed the BoJ governor upside the head,

all the while suffering the BS runs!

You might say there's a 'Slap happy jappy, with a crap happy pappy'!

Keep up your most excellent work wb7    

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 09:42 | 3114519 Wakanda
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9.0  -  The author of this thesis, the notorious WB7, is a tragically flawed character. 

; - )

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 07:54 | 3114354 janus
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pleased to meet you all.

guess my name.

0h yes!

tis my month.

holy is my name.

what's puzzlin you?

tell ya 1 time; you're afraid.

what's my name?

have some courtesy and some taste,


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:07 | 3114366 williambanzai7
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I do remember the days when the Holiday season was the time for looking forward to big album releases. Now all we get is another Kardashian.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:05 | 3115092 fourchan
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i need to see an obama/alfred e what me worry mash up.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 03:40 | 3114231 The Heart
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More Utopia!

Here is some listening background radio for the congregation that circles wagons around the fine work of Dr. Banzai.:


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 02:57 | 3114200 resurger
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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 01:15 | 3114062 WTFUD
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Us Us Us and Them Them Them
and after all we're only ordinary men!
Wont you take me down cause i'm going to strawberry fields
Fuck All is Real
And Fuck All can be done about
Strawberry Fields FOREVER

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 00:36 | 3113944 diogeneslaertius
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i have to admit, these are my favorite type

they are actually quite good as maps go in fact and i feel like... have you ever seen the movie Time Bandits?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:16 | 3114379 Mary Wilbur
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"have you ever seen the movie Time Bandits?"

Yes, but I had forgotten about it until you reminded me of it. Thanks.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 00:33 | 3113936 diogeneslaertius
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the stuff that dreams are made of

you conquered much enemy territory in 2012 and 2013 will belong to the little guy :)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 00:16 | 3113886 boeing747
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WB7 is the Picasso of financial cartooon world.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 08:23 | 3114373 williambanzai7
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I'm the guy who is here to remind the weasels that they are not fooling everyone, on behalf of those of us who are biding our time.

Initiative comes to thems who waits.--Clockwork Orange

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 00:05 | 3113841 akak
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Oh my God, that "ZeroHedge Comment Cycle" chart was PRICELESS!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 00:15 | 3113807 williambanzai7
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This time of the year everyone wants to do a retrospective post.

I was trying to make a list of the most popular Banzai7 posts of 2012 and I realized that Chart Subversion has developed into one of my favorite techniques.

That is just my chart output for 2012. I know I left a few out. whew!

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 23:26 | 3113766 Wakanda
Tue, 01/01/2013 - 22:53 | 3113702 Its_the_economy...
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Tue, 01/01/2013 - 22:29 | 3113654 Its_the_economy...
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Gosh. Just gosh. I am bookmarking my 1st ZH page.

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 23:20 | 3113753 Wakanda
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Welcome aboard!  May I suggest an open mind and critical thinking?

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 22:26 | 3113644 willwork4food
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Financial Bullshit FlowChart.

I'm having that framed. A+ W7!!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 11:24 | 3114823 OutLookingIn
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How high?

I mean, how high is the bullshit pile?

How high will they pile it?

At what height does it topple over? Hitting the fan and covering everything and everybody!

You can BS some of the people some of the... 

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 22:12 | 3113600 Skateboarder
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Thank you for a wonderful set of charts and toons and spoofs and shoops in 2012. I look forward to seeing more of your satirical expertise this year. Lawd knows we'll need it. Shizz gonna get wild this year...

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 21:58 | 3113545 Vendetta
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Excellent work, the documentation outlining the currently used process must be on the order of 65 million pages - the truth.

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 21:51 | 3113527 Optimusprime
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The sheer level of output is amazing, WB7.  But output at this level!  Congratulations and Happy New Year to you, sir.


Any one of the charts would have been worth a post.

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 21:41 | 3113490 palmereldritch
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Awesome work Bill as're ZH's evergreen laugh-a-day.  2012 was definitely a bumper crop of ace satire. Thanks for your (and ZH's) island of sanity in a crazy world.

From the peanut gallery... Given that most of the sheeple are, at best, partially conscious and undeniably addicted to fraud and debt (another fraud)...have you considered penning a 12 step recovery program...perhaps calling it

Kick the Con ?

Or alternatively it could be a new year's fitness regimen...the Kenpo Corzine work-out....a healthy feel the burn for a change.

Keep up the great stuff in 2013 and beyond!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 00:18 | 3113891 williambanzai7
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That's a good idea. I'll look at the AA charts.

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 21:32 | 3113455 Eahudimac
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Zero hedge comment cycle - love it!

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 21:19 | 3113395 supafuckinmingster
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Bag of sweets to you Billy Banzai...............the Athens Debt Metro is quite simply visual and comedic genius.

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 20:25 | 3113239 Clowns on Acid
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Billy B. - Fantastic! Especially the "No Hope" image. You must make limited edition prints, and # 1 to the Fed.

I suspect that Pravda will publish you before the NT Times or WSJ for that matter. Maybe the South China Morning Post.


Tue, 01/01/2013 - 19:51 | 3113163 machineh
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May you shit smoothly-tapered Geithners every day of 2013.

'Don't flush me bro!'

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 18:58 | 3113061 ReligiousAtheist1
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Excellent work WB7 am looking forward to more of your posts this year

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 18:30 | 3112986 Never One Roach
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Excellent!...but where are the Roaches?

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 19:59 | 3113180 weyes1
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How 'bout some more Chinee pussy?

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 18:29 | 3112985 VelvetHog
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Scatagorical perfection WB!

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 18:21 | 3112967 Disenchanted
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I haz sum bodacious biscuits, please pass me sum of dat bum gravy.


Tue, 01/01/2013 - 20:08 | 3113206 Likstane
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distilled bum gravy!  I think I pissed my pants a little bit. 

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 18:18 | 3112957 GottaBKiddn
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You've made it a great year, Mr. Banz.

Thanks for making it easier to take.

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 18:17 | 3112955 Lumberjack
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WB-7, as always thanks for the laughs! The corral is funny as hell and I recall a very recent article about the current EPA administrator stepping down regarding bogus e-mail accounts named after Fido or something, (her predecessor, Carol Browner, used self destructing hard drives, which is something Mittens used when he was governor of Massachusetts). Ironically, he could have easily won the election by pushing the Solyndra issue(s) but he didn't, most likely because he was at ground zero of the renewables fraud eminating from Masachusetts and O knew it.


If you ever do funny stuff (art with windmills or energy), let me know as I would love to use them in my weekly articles elsewhere.


Thanks again for keeping a smile on all of our faces and Happy New Year!





Wed, 01/02/2013 - 00:21 | 3113899 williambanzai7
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I did do a bunch on Solyndra.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 09:12 | 3114473 Lumberjack
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I will have to find those. Love the scat chart, especially the McBuffett...ironically, in my next piece, I have a blurb regarding Mid-American's (warren buffett energy concern) last minute project completions to qualify for the Wind PTC (which recieved a bail-out new years eve). 


john at the DB. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 10:12 | 3114573 williambanzai7
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Of course, solar works beautifully if you are Warren Buffoon.

I have my own opinion on solar. I think there could have been a space where the economics made sense. But just like with everything else, all the incentives and fad thinking took the technology to China where all the proprietary know how got pilfered. China has solar manufacturers up the wazoo. Now it seems impossible to make a dime on it anywhere without the state as an essential crutch.

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 17:37 | 3112855 The Miser
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Great work. 

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 16:42 | 3112749 Wakanda
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3.0  -  Gold FiSHeS!

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 16:29 | 3112709 piceridu
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Fucking brilliant WB7...Absolutely fucking brilliant!

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 16:16 | 3112670 El Diablo Rojo
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I loved the ZH comment one.  Appreciate you being able to poke fun of yourself.  

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 16:14 | 3112665 THE DORK OF CORK
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The no hope diagram is a classic............


Tue, 01/01/2013 - 15:52 | 3112610 wisefool
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As far as I know, until we had WilliamBanzia7's work presented here, the highest educational credential, even beyond PhD Econ, was LLM Tax.

You are changing things sir, and I thank you for it.

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 15:47 | 3112595 the grateful un...
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the financial stool chart is too much to bear this AM, i think you should take it down until i've had my first drink

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