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stant's picture

kick back some fortys and play the wa wa mack daddy xmas

PulauHantu29's picture

What happened to the sound?

williambanzai7's picture

I have the sound on my end. I hope it's not being blocked.

Zero Govt's picture

Boombastic images, mad metal music.. Ab' Fab' Banzai  ;)

Here's my Crimbo Crumbs to Crime Czar, Benny Bernank:


Benny the brown-nosed printer,

had a very shitty nose.

The Wall Street super pooper scooper,

eats up all their crap on twinkle toes.

All of the bankrupt Wall Street Bankers,

call Benny up and tell him to "print".

Benny has never had a unique idea,

just pinches his Keynsian nose to hide the stink.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,

capitlalisms Grim Reaper came to say:

"Benny your nose is covered in insolvent fraudulent WS shit,

it's time I took Benny away."


Then all the people cheered aloud,

"Yippee it's the End of the Fed Monopoleee"

Benny the brown-nosed croney,

you'll go down the toilet of History!

marcusfenix's picture

hope you and yours have a very safe and happy holiday WB7! you truly are ZH's greatest weapon in the war against the status quo.

squid on top of the tree...

Uchtdorf's picture

WB, a mere flick of your wrist, a subtle movement of just a few millimeters, when translated to the tip of the bullwhip in your hand results in a resounding crack and a huge whelt on the a$$ of all the mighty hypocrites of our day. We love your work. We come to ZH to see your work. May your intellect be clear and judicious and FREE in the new year and for ever more.

For all who love freedom, I wish you that and the health to enjoy it in this season of Christmas.

Go WB!

Ron Paul 2012!

Tarner's picture


Thanks for your creative genius this year. Many an enlightening cartoon.
If only we could see some of them come to fruition. IE. the crooks in jail

Merry Christmas to all on ZH.

Gringo Viejo's picture

Just came from the Yahoo boards where I was trying to convince others that if you are not "endowed by your Creator with certain inalienable rights" you are "dependant upon privileges which the goverment may or may not decide to grant you." I was verbally ass-kicked and shouted down lustily. The ignorance I encountered was overwhelming.  I fear we have met the enemy and he is us.

CH1's picture

The enemy was indoctrinated at government schools.

They are defending their ignorance.

You make them feel bad!

cossack55's picture

Great work, as always, WB.

Loved the "lit" Nike/Herc

Peace thru superior firepower


Rogue Economist's picture

T'was the Night Before Christmas, when all through the Bank
Not a Trader was Stirring for fear the market would Tank
PIIGS were hung out to dry with Technocrat care
and out of her Ass Merkel blew some Hot Air.

The OWSers were all nestled snug in their Tents
So Riot Police tried to beat into their heads some good sense
Bloomberg evicted the elves, a victory for all in the top 1%
So back to Facebook and Twitter they all got sent.

When over in North Korea there arose such a clatter
Kim had kicked the bucket was what was the big matter
Pundits fretted that Kim2 was a Kook
Who would light up his enemies with a very big Nuke.

The ECB let loose with cheap Euros for Trash
Stalling still longer the glorious Crash
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a Chinook Helicopter with Ben in Good Cheer.

With Bernanke at the stick, so lively and quick
I knew for sure I was about to be sick
More rapid than diareah the dollars got tossed
And he whistled, and shouted as my Pension was lost

"Now Ollie! Now Angela! Now Nicky and Christine!
On Mario and Mario!  On, on Von Rumplestiltskin!
To the end of the Euro!  To the crash to the Wall!
Then Dash Away! Dash Away, Taking Money from All.

As Fuk-U-shima cores into the groundwater Flow
The Salarymen in Tokyo eat Sushi that Glows
More Toyotas off the production line must roll
Until the next Earthquake swallows Honshu Island whole

And then in a Twinkling, I heard on the NYSE
The sound of Derivatives and Swaps cracking like ice.
As I looked at the numbers on my bright Bloomberg Screen
Gold Bugs and Bond vigilantes alike let out a Blood Curdling Scream

The Mother of All Margin Calls had arrived in full force
and all Asset Classes collapsed in due course
The scramble was on for the run from the Floor
When who but young Katy would come Bar the Door.

Ben's laptop froze up and the Traders were stuck
liquidity dried up as they fought for the last buck
Brooks Brothers suits were in tatters and Italian shoes were all scuffed
As the cry went up to SELL! SELL! SELL! but all the sellers were rebuffed

Blythe Masters was left with no Silver to Short
while Jamie Dimon screamed "Blythe, hold the damn Fort!"
The CME had no Gold the whole Goddamn time
They claimed it was Corzine who committed the Crime

In CONgress the Critters couldn't find what to say
So en masse in the Capitol they all just knelt down and Prayed
Though they knew the whole ballgame was lost
They still hoped the Ferengi would arrive to cover the cost.

At Walmart and Safeway all the Cubbards went Bare
and at Starbucks there was no Cappucino to spare.
The lines at Tesoro got 10 kilometers long
While SUV Drivers wondered where they'd gone wrong?

No more Chinese toys for St Nick to deliver,
Now he's just another Unemployed fat man fishing the river.
The Reindeer and Sleigh are just all outta Gas
as the end of Capitalism at last comes to pass.

Up here in the North, I tally up my good Preps
as the collapse makes its way toward me in each of these steps
To all on the Blogosphere I exclaim as collapse is in sight
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!"


Wakanda's picture

I'm grinning ear to ear at your version of "Nightmare Before Christmas".  It's much scarier than Tim Burton's cartoon.

Happy Holidaze RE!

Jendrzejczyk's picture

Just wanted to add my thanks for all the entertainment you've provided this year. Have a WoNdeRfuLL holiday.

The Grinch's dog made me chuckle.

thegr8whorebabylon's picture

Thank you foor such great art mr B,  any of it on ebay?

and Merry Christmas to all, and for me it's good night.   xoxox

blindman's picture

2012. welcome to the human shit show.
here a clue, it is the financial and money system
as it intersects with the human mind, behaviour and
attentions. not to mention the sludge of past devotions
and investments based on the same shit show motivations
and incentives.
clean slate coming up, it is unavoidable imo.
like betty ford clinics replacing "we buy gold"
by the month rentals. step right up and all ....
Step Right Up- Tom Waits
Tom Waits - Hell Broke Luce
" left, right left..
what is next? "......t.w.

chunga's picture

Can't forget Tom Wait's Going Out West, the Fight Club song playing in Lou's bar.

Merry Christmas!

Setarcos's picture

Sorry for having hit you with my handbag yesterday Will ... just that I'm a bit touchy about J M and misrepresentations.

Anyhow thanks for another great collage, seasons greetings and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_3uHYd7pV0

And of course:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrIPQxrog8M

And just to end on a positive, uplifting note:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIoBrob3bjI

blindman's picture

quilty pleasure posting this here with things being what they are.
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Mustang Ranch
Capital Account: Max Keiser, America runs the “Special Olympics for Financial Fraud”
it is all getting way creepy now, did i say getting?
"what does it say about america?"
market for political futures.

blindman's picture

did you know..?
Tom Waits 'Meets' Bob Dylan
i had no idea there were so many carrier pigeons.

blindman's picture

that is wild. operation paper clip meets boxing day in
the new world distopia.
The Clock of Giza (1-2)
The Clock of Giza (2-2)
The Grateful Dead - Ripple (Studio Version)
ripple, j garcia / r.hunter
If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung,
Would you hear my voice come thru the music,
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken,
Perhaps they're better left unsung.
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.

There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go no one may follow,
That path is for your steps alone.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

You who choose, to lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone,
If you should stand then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home.

La dee da da da, La da da da da, Da da da, Da da, Da da da da da
La da da da, La da da, Da da, La da da da, La da, Da da.
peace and rockets !

Jim in MN's picture
  • "Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!" - Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836
  • I_Am_'s picture

    WB7 and ZH community - MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR............

    Yen Cross's picture

     I have a modern " Classic".   Dogs remember you , when you come home. Monkeys, get pissed off at you when you don't come home.


       Humans, forget to feed the Dogs and Monkeys!   Merry Christmas.!!!!!!

    Errol's picture

    An old one back attcha:

    Let's say you have a female dog at home; you bring another one home - she'll play with you both!

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Wakanda's picture

    Happy Holidaze WB7!

    It's always a great idea to let Jimi have the last measure.

    Pure genius for telling a tragic tale.

    jack stephan's picture

    Terry Gilliam has nothing on this.  I wish something like this would be put in a buried time capsule.   So they could see this era's schmaltzy follies like in the twelve caesars book.  The sleigh with the fighter plane after it almost made coffee come out of my nose.  Happy kwaansmas!

    Conax's picture

    As Randolph Duke once said, "Well done, William, well done!"


    High Plains Drifter's picture



    oops ........changing on the fly as they say in ice hockey and now,......as they say in republican party politics.....if at first you don't succeed, then try  try again.........


    they are going to put the bionic thump on the paul candidacy...........so when this happens, what will the paulistas do then?  get real mad and bitch?  trust me, that doesn't work.......never has either..........

    nmewn's picture

    Merry Christmas Banzai.

    And Happy Holidays, peace & prosperity to all at Fight Club!

    High Plains Drifter's picture



    the hpd theory.......if you can't buy it , steal it.........and so they are in abundance.   the last gasp of a dying nation..........how can any store stay in business when a lot of their goods are stolen..?  if it is bad  now, just wait...........

    General Debility's picture

    What is the name of the artist of those sad farmers with Ben's head on pitchfork?

    williambanzai7's picture

    And the name of the paiinting is American Gothic

    General Debility's picture

    Grant Wood American Gothic. Thank ye and compliments of the season to all ZHers

    YouThePeople's picture

    Perfect soundtrack. Pure distortion for...well...pure distortion. Thanks for making it all clear.


    Errol's picture

    If you'd like to hear another brilliant shedding of a holiday classic, check out Rotary Connection's "Silent Night" (6th cut on their "Peace" CD).  It's the perfect antidote to a diabetes-sweet Christmas cookie.

    General Debility's picture

    There is a magnificent comet in the Eastern sky on the horizon at 3.30am.I now believe it was a portent of this bestowage of Christmas cheer.

    Wowie Zowie! Merry Christmas BB. That is the best. People will be looking at this stuff in the history books when the future generations will look back at this time.If we have books in the future. Or future generations...or a future. If we....

    The only detraction is the santa sleaze. Some of your fans are female. Can it go away now please? (winces at anticipation of 10 million male -reps!)

    mt paul's picture

    what is a mouse

    when it spins


    the higher

    the few..

    magnumpk's picture

    Aye what a lovely toon

    metastar's picture

    WB, that was awsome. Through your art, you are one of the greatest commentators and recorders of history for our time.

    Happy festivus.

    nah's picture

    merry christmas buy something nice

    Freddie's picture

    .....buy something nice.

    Perhaps that golden barbaric relic.

    swani's picture

    Thank you, Banzai. And thanks to all at ZH for making this world a more tolerable place.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and Ho Ho Ho.


    chunga's picture


    jowenchrist's picture

    Brilliant - simply brilliant - Mr. Banzai7 - thank you for sharing your vision with us - 

    walküre's picture

    If I was Fuehrer, you'd be in charge of my Ministry of Truth!

    gookempucky's picture

    WB you are the best visionary in pictures we have ever seen in my 55 years.

    TO ALL

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    JohnFrodo's picture

    A masterpiece loved the music as well Happy Christmas bitches.

    Normalcy Bias's picture

    At the risk of being redundant, I'd like to thank Mr. Banzai for adding some much needed humor to the insane goatfu¢k that is our modern world. Thank you, Sir.