Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Plays The Thing

"Neither a borrower, nor a lender be, do not forget, stay out of debt. Think twice and take this good advice from me, guard that old solvency. There's just one other thing, you aught to do, to thy own self be true."

-Skipper Jonas Grumby (Alan Hale Jr.) Gilligan's Island

Tee Hee. My sense of humor has kicked in this afternoon. I know this to be true because just as the "Breaking News" about the new deal that was reached in Washington D.C., to bail out Wall Street was announced, I suddenly had the soundtrack from episode #72 of Gilligan's Island, in which the castaways produced and starred in their rendition of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. They set it to music, and one of the songs, sung by the Skipper, seems particularly timely right now. Have a watch and see if you agree with me. Go ahead... it's just fun!

So tell me, what to do think of the new deal to bailout Wall Street, and supposedly Main Street? Good idea? Bad idea? Tell me what you think.

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008



MariesImages said...

Here's mine~

Karen Funk Blocher said...

This was the only good episode of Gilligan's Island, ever. I'm not sure it was actually good, but it sure was memorable. I've been singing these three musical numbers for about forty years now. Not continuously, of course!

Suzanne R said...

The bailout seems like a no-win situation to me. (This said two days later, after the great Wall Street fall due to Congress not passing the bailout.) We can try to bail out the economy -- not saying we will succeed -- and levy horrendous taxes on ourselves or we can take a chance on all the dire predictions Suze Orman made on Larry King last night coming true such as loss of trillions more dollars and a bank credit freeze. I wish I had the answer but Congress may take it out of our hands in their vote on Thursday.