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Spanish Gallows Humor: "Cuts... Are Necessary"

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It seems the underground economy in Spain is picking up. Hand-crafted T-Shirts have become all the rage as the youth of the country send a subtle message to their leaders... The good news - the shirts are still priced in EURs, likely signifying ongoing confidence in the failed monetary experiment. Although we are confident pricing in New Pesetas is available upon request.

Shirts available here.

Hint - Translation

(h/t @bagoshine)


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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 14:59 | 2849250 LoneStarHog
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In the USSA this would be classified as a terrorist shirt/activity.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:00 | 2849255 slaughterer
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What is that hole under the blade for?  

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:02 | 2849269 ParkAveFlasher
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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:04 | 2849283 Colombian Gringo
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Wow, that 'neckbrace' would look fitted around a banksters neck. Any volunteers to drop the lever?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:26 | 2849344 kaiserhoff
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Por mis amigos, en espanol.

 I love the translation that only French blood will be shed.  Freudian?




Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:24 | 2849358 lakecity55
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Maybe 500+ million AMericans and Europeans.... Wait! I have an idea for a new lottery!

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:02 | 2849272 Gully Foyle
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It's a castration glory hole. No latch so no heads.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:03 | 2849276 redpill
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I don't know, it's too small for Bernanke's giant fiat-spooging vein-laden meat pipe.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:05 | 2849289 azzhatter
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and too big for his weenie. LIESman told me

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:27 | 2849364 slaughterer
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The guillotine has been replaced in the USA ... by the printing press.  

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:02 | 2849267 LiesAreTheOnlyTruth
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ooooo ... that was a close one, thanks LoneStart, I cancelled my order :)

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:07 | 2849291 SeverinSlade
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Hell, wearing a t-shirt with the American flag on it gets you branded as a domestic extremist these days.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:18 | 2849340 lakecity55
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Yes, it is probably safer to wear a "Che" T-Shirt.

The murdering bastard.

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 00:23 | 2850894 DriveByLurker
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...And, let's not forget, Central Banker.


Yup, he was named President of the Central Bank of Cuba in November of 1959.  You can buy old bank notes with his signature on EBay.


(Biased) details of his tenure can be found here, , in Spanish, after they load via a slow internet connection from Cuba.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:08 | 2849299 walküre
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I knew I could trust in the Spaniards to remember their heritage when it comes to uprisings, revolutions and finally civil war. Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating any violence but when all diplomacy and education fails the side with the better argument needs to win. Lalaland can only go on for so long.

It is also noteworthy that European governments are speeding up the process to break up the banking system. A process that was ridiculed and rebuked only 2 years ago is now in full swing. Governments are taking action against banks is a common theme in Europe.

Behind the eight ball and too little too late or just in time? History will tell.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:24 | 2849359 dark pools of soros
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what's wrong with violence?


Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:53 | 2849487 Zero Govt
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nothing, so long as the least violent side wins

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:52 | 2849690 machineh
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Where is the American Goya when we need him?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:05 | 2849724 BigJim
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Yes, but that's a bit of a paradox you got going there, amigo

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:04 | 2849725 BigJim
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Yes, but that's a bit of a paradox you got going there, amigo

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:48 | 2849454 NotApplicable
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Euro government and banks all swing from the same rope. The idea that one side will rein in the other is nonsense as it implies another side exists.

Even if "the people" rise up, they've already been effectively bankrupted collectively, so they'll find a choice of massive pain by breaking up the status quo, or merely moderate pain for going along with the game plan.

As long as the world runs on fiat "paper" there is no escape. There is only differing levels of pain, with different long/short term consequences.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:35 | 2849814 No Euros please...
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Euro government and banks should all be swung from the same rope.

There, fixed it for you.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:10 | 2849545 Winston Churchill
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14000 sudden early  retirements at senior levels in banls worldwide(except USSA).

A lot of arrests also.Strange none of this gets into the MSM here.

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 06:17 | 2851142 Slightly Insane
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Yeah, so what.  What are they going to do about it?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:00 | 2849254 A L I E N
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I want one

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:15 | 2849316 CommunityStandard
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I am absolutely ordering one of these.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:53 | 2849692 machineh
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Just don't wear it to the airport.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:46 | 2849845 exi1ed0ne
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Don't worry, TSA can't read Mexican.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 21:21 | 2850470 iamgogi
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Dont they have one in American?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:45 | 2849843 wandstrasse
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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:00 | 2849258 PUD
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Wonder if there's a dumpster tee...

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:01 | 2849259 Gully Foyle
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The First Cut Is The Deepest Lyrics Cat Stevens




I would have given you all of my heart

but there's someone who's torn it apart
and she's taking almost all that I've got
but if you want, I'll try to love again
baby I'll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest
'cause when it comes to being lucky she's cursed
when it comes to lovin' me she's worst
but when it comes to being loved she's first
that's how I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

I still want you by my side
just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
cause I'm sure gonna give you a try
and if you want, I'll try to love again
but baby, I'll try to love again, but I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

'Cause when it comes to being lucky she's cursed
when it comes to lovin' me she's worst
but when it comes to being loved she's first
that's how I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:01 | 2849260 LiesAreTheOnlyTruth
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PERFECT for the US too!!  I'm LONG this stock!!

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:00 | 2849263 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Long "cuts"

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:01 | 2849264 Chupacabra-322
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Does it come in a USA style? 

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:17 | 2849326 walküre
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What do you mean? It's already in Spanish and the instrument is universal.

Oh, silly me. 'Mericans will think it's an app for Mexicans. Yeah, better get on that and quick.

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 09:14 | 2851432 Real Estate Geek
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XXXL?  Coming right up, sir!


Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:01 | 2849265 insanelysane
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and the necesarios are iCrap and free wifi

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:03 | 2849278 Careless Whisper
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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:05 | 2849284 Conman
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This shirt will solve the China hard landing issue. 5 million orders are flowing through the sweatshops as we speak.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:06 | 2849290 Vincent Vega
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Fucking hysterical and apropos!

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:07 | 2849295 azzhatter
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Do they make one with Herman Von Rumpboy's bloody head rolling off?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:47 | 2849448 Piranhanoia
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I will be offering a complete line of stickers that you can put on your shirt, and switch them out if you change your mind!

It will have a select group of murderers, but I will also offer custom so you do personalize.

RoadButcher,  44 Blubber, Little America, Little America

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:39 | 2849821 cardis
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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:08 | 2849300 insanelysane
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Bullish Spanish Guillotine manufacturers!!!

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:14 | 2849315 Jethro
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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:18 | 2849338 Lost Wages
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I wish it came in 2x and up so fat Americans like me could wear it.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:55 | 2849696 machineh
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... like Clint Eastwood's poncho -- fits all sizes!

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:20 | 2849341 ptoemmes
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Hmmm...I wondered.

"It is instructive to note that its use outside of France extended to its neighbours in most cases. Notable absentees from the list of countries that used the French-modelled beheading device include England, Spain and Portugal."


In Spain executions were carried out by various methods including strangulation by the garrotte. In the 16th and 17th centuries, noblemen were sometimes executed by means of beheading. They were tied to a chair on a scaffold. The executioner used a knife to cut the head from the body. It was considered to be a more honourable death if the executioner started with cutting the throat."

Does not make for as obvious a T-shirt but I'd buy one as shown.

Just bored.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:19 | 2849343 youngman
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This is my idea of some good High Frequiency adds liquidity..good for the enviroment...cleaner air...bad for caterers...less summits...

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:21 | 2849346 GolfHatesMe
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That doesn't look like the Spiderman Towel I ordered

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:21 | 2849351 lakecity55
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It's a joke on fiats, right?


Does that machine trim fiat notes or something?


It has to have something to do with fiats.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:27 | 2849363 Bunga Bunga
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Don't think too much, use your fiat and you are fine.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:34 | 2849391 PiratePawpaw
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Its a cigar clipper for Spanish bankers.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:24 | 2849360 slaughterer
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This whole thing with Rajoy delaying: he must already know tomorrow's EZ Services PMI numbers.  

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:27 | 2849365 youngman
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no its totally political.....bad manners can´t get 100 billion one week....and then the next week ask for another 60 billion...its just bad HAVE to wait your week will be Greece again....

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:30 | 2849369 orangedrinkandchips
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Why dont you find any Spaniards on Star Trek??



Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:35 | 2849396 PiratePawpaw
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I laughed.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 21:24 | 2850479 iamgogi
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I thought Chekov was Catalan? No? Scotty was Irish I think, and he busted his ass

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:32 | 2849376 fonzannoon
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look at apple drag this bitch higher

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:38 | 2849409 youngman
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I hope its made out of wash and wear will be used quite a bit...

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:14 | 2849556 Winston Churchill
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Stain resistance would be helpful.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:40 | 2849419 q99x2
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In the face of "constant hostility" including lawsuits and a general lack of interest in promoting the industry, banks ought to leave New York and head for friendlier terrain, analyst Dick Bove said.

Rollin rollin rollin.

Keep them doggies movin

Head em in, Head em out.

Head em up, Move em out.


Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:47 | 2849442 Zero Govt
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Thought Crime for the Day:

Go Black Market's Tax Free, gotta like that ;)

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:49 | 2849461 trip kitchen
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I dunno, takes too long to reload.  Is there a semi-auto version? 

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:50 | 2849474 Grimbert
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I saw one there this summer - "I love my mortgage, she will never leave me" - yo quiero mi hipoteca, no me dejará nunca or something.  

Sorry I never got a photo


I asked the barmen at the campsite if they'd be worried about going back to the peseta, and what it'd do to people's savings. That's not a problem, they said, as no-one has any. 

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:01 | 2849518 NoTTD
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Socialist Day Camp?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:01 | 2849521 NoTTD
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La Circumsizino.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:06 | 2849528 debtor of last ...
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A RED one please. With Van Rompuys head in the basket. O no, VR's head bouncing down the stairs. O no, with Angela caching Barosso's head while talking to msm. O no, Dimon pulling the string doing Gods work

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:08 | 2849541 Griffin
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This reminded me of a dispute between Iceland and Britain over the Icesave accounts, set up by Landsbanki, a private bank owned by one Bjorgolfur Thor Bjorgolfsson.

For some reason Gordon Brown decided to slap terrorist laws on Iceland to isolate Iceland from trade with other countries and make the blow from the banking crash more destructive.

Lots of people were wearing t-shirts saying "Im not a Terrorist", or some insulting comments about Brown, who is loathed in Iceland, and will be for all eternity.

In this article Paul Krugman calls Gordon Brown "a steady hand" in the global crisis :)


Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:10 | 2849544 ebworthen
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Yes, cuts are necessary.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:17 | 2849563 Winston Churchill
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Many , very many please.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:31 | 2849611 TahoeBilly2012
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They did some studies and found that lubrication was a big issue for devices like these. In France, there were so many head loppings required per day the blades started seizing up halfway through the job, creating a very messy situation for the executioners. I think modern day silicon technologies will most likely make this a mute point and forsee new versions of these machines which should give a lifetime of performance with very reasonable maintenaince costs.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:53 | 2849693 worbsid
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Think screw drive grage door opener with automatic return. At last we get to screw them.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 18:07 | 2849913 Citxmech
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I betch DoChenRollerBearing guy can set you up with something that'll work. . .

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:30 | 2849612 Diamond Jim
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who says government doesn't (indirectly) make jobs for people. Going to go out and order cotton shirts, lots of ink etc right now....with the fiscal cliff and our inept Congress at work (not)  approaching I should make lots of $$$ I just need a design and saying...........

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 16:46 | 2849668 Peter Pan
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T shirt slogan:

Lend and spend
Has come to an end

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 19:00 | 2850047 Son of Loki
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How about trimming Banker Bonuses?

..or CEO salaries?

...or those plush 7 course Brussels dinners?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 19:56 | 2850190 nah
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unemployed bitchez

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 21:52 | 2850540 dvp
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This brings proper meaning to the currently often used expression, especially by European financial policy makers, "haircut." Christine Lagarde is one of my first candidates for such a said exercise in "grooming."

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 22:08 | 2850574 DoubleTap
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I don't get it....

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 00:31 | 2850907 sansnobel
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Isn't this Ben Shalom's Mogen tool for the synagoge at Marriner Eccles????

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 06:08 | 2851134 Scorpio69er
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Too bad no Spaniards can afford to buy the T-Shirt.

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