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(Washington Post)   The reason everyone loves to talk about the fiscal cliff? The pundits love the puns: "Before the "fiscal cliff" comes the political roller coaster"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 28
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2012-11-28 09:28:59 AM
I vote for "fiscal bungee jump." We will hurtle toward certain death, only to be suddenly yanked backwards by a strong force.

Then, at the last second, the rubber bands holding us above the precipice will break, and our broken and battered body will be lying in a crumpled heap, waiting for an ambulance.

Or something like that. Maybe the analogy needs a little work.
 
2012-11-28 10:26:48 AM
I've been having difficulty getting any traction on the term I coined, "fiscal butte." Don't pundits enjoy innuendo?
 
2012-11-28 10:30:18 AM
You give me that funny feeling in my tummy. Ahhhhhh shiat, yeah, that's right, huh

/ Licorice twist gonna whip your ass.
 
2012-11-28 11:07:03 AM
It's not a pun, it's like a simile or something
 
2012-11-28 11:09:33 AM
Well, they can't kick the can down the road anymore... someone might spike the football.

/rape
 
2012-11-28 11:16:34 AM

Jackson Herring: It's not a pun, it's like a simile or something


Flank steak is delicious
Wish I was eatin it right now
And every time that I see one
Wanna titty fark the flank steak
Cause it's a metaphor for farkin flank steak
 
2012-11-28 11:18:40 AM

Snarfangel: I vote for "fiscal bungee jump." We will hurtle toward certain death, only to be suddenly yanked backwards by a strong force.

Then, at the last second, the rubber bands holding us above the precipice will break, and our broken and battered body will be lying in a crumpled heap, waiting for an ambulance.

Or something like that. Maybe the analogy needs a little work.


What about parachutes?

www.otherwords.org
 
2012-11-28 11:22:20 AM

Granny_Panties: Snarfangel: I vote for "fiscal bungee jump." We will hurtle toward certain death, only to be suddenly yanked backwards by a strong force.

Then, at the last second, the rubber bands holding us above the precipice will break, and our broken and battered body will be lying in a crumpled heap, waiting for an ambulance.

Or something like that. Maybe the analogy needs a little work.

What about parachutes?

[www.otherwords.org image 800x634]


Why do all political cartoons, on the left and on the right, farking suck?
 
2012-11-28 11:25:15 AM
Unfortunately, it feels like we ate a fiscal funnel cake beforehand.
 
2012-11-28 11:27:25 AM

LucklessWonder: Granny_Panties: Snarfangel: I vote for "fiscal bungee jump." We will hurtle toward certain death, only to be suddenly yanked backwards by a strong force.

Then, at the last second, the rubber bands holding us above the precipice will break, and our broken and battered body will be lying in a crumpled heap, waiting for an ambulance.

Or something like that. Maybe the analogy needs a little work.

What about parachutes?

[www.otherwords.org image 800x634]

Why do all political cartoons, on the left and on the right, farking suck?


How about this?
 
2012-11-28 11:28:15 AM
Dudes named Cliff must be hating it right now.
 
2012-11-28 11:28:30 AM

Granny_Panties: Snarfangel: I vote for "fiscal bungee jump." We will hurtle toward certain death, only to be suddenly yanked backwards by a strong force.

Then, at the last second, the rubber bands holding us above the precipice will break, and our broken and battered body will be lying in a crumpled heap, waiting for an ambulance.

Or something like that. Maybe the analogy needs a little work.

What about parachutes?


The only thing worse than a political cartoonist who has to write labels all over everything to make their point is one who doesn't really but adds the labels anyway.
 
2012-11-28 11:30:25 AM

Snarfangel: I vote for "fiscal bungee jump." We will hurtle toward certain death, only to be suddenly yanked backwards by a strong force.

Then, at the last second, the rubber bands holding us above the precipice will break, and our broken and battered body will be lying in a crumpled heap, waiting for an ambulance.

Or something like that. Maybe the analogy needs a little work.


It isn't really last second... the markets work with predictions and expectations... so everyone expects a deal to be done mid-late january including tax hikes on those making over 500k, some cutting of tax deductions (or limitation thereof), and some substantial spending cuts that aren't as deep as sequestration. As long as we stay on track to get that, the economy has already factored in those things, the world will not end on january first, the economy will not immediately go into a freefall... it's a big economy, and there's an economic equivalent to inertia... it doesn't just turn on a dime.
 
2012-11-28 11:33:09 AM
Obama is about to throw down the gauntlet
livestream starts at 11:35 eastern
 
2012-11-28 11:36:27 AM
Still waiting for a shop of Boehner and Obama in Thelma & Louise's car.

/I would do it but my skillz are so poor I would even be laughed out of Iran
 
2012-11-28 11:37:14 AM

sprawl15: Jackson Herring: It's not a pun, it's like a simile or something

Flank steak is delicious
Wish I was eatin it right now
And every time that I see one
Wanna titty fark the flank steak
Cause it's a metaphor for farkin flank steak


You got a pussy in that thing?
 
2012-11-28 11:37:44 AM

firefly212: Snarfangel: I vote for "fiscal bungee jump." We will hurtle toward certain death, only to be suddenly yanked backwards by a strong force.

Then, at the last second, the rubber bands holding us above the precipice will break, and our broken and battered body will be lying in a crumpled heap, waiting for an ambulance.

Or something like that. Maybe the analogy needs a little work.

It isn't really last second... the markets work with predictions and expectations... so everyone expects a deal to be done mid-late january including tax hikes on those making over 500k, some cutting of tax deductions (or limitation thereof), and some substantial spending cuts that aren't as deep as sequestration. As long as we stay on track to get that, the economy has already factored in those things, the world will not end on january first, the economy will not immediately go into a freefall... it's a big economy, and there's an economic equivalent to inertia... it doesn't just turn on a dime.


no actually it can. and probably will eventually. the global economy has been living on the future for far too long. not just us. but we're the worst about borrowing. it's all based on confidence and that can go in an instant. a collapse of markets, raids on banks and a breakdown of civility could happen overnight.
 
2012-11-28 11:43:03 AM
I love reading about it from how it is translated in other languages. The fiscal cliff apparently can be translated as "Cliff of Doom", "the Fiscal Abyss", "Economic Catastrophe" or "Economic Apocalypse" depending on the language and translation. It makes you realize how this situation must really sound to other countries.
 
2012-11-28 11:56:43 AM
Wouldn't it be more of a political roller derby? They keep going in circles and beating each other up.
 
2012-11-28 11:58:47 AM

pkellmey: I love reading about it from how it is translated in other languages. The fiscal cliff apparently can be translated as "Cliff of Doom", "the Fiscal Abyss", "Economic Catastrophe" or "Economic Apocalypse" depending on the language and translation. It makes you realize how this situation must really sound to other countries.


they're all scratching their heads at why we can't just agree to pay the bills we've already incurred without everyone trying to score political wins from it.
 
2012-11-28 12:13:15 PM
I can't believe that WND uses free software like WordPress to build their website. Don't they know that open source is another word for socialism? They should use a nice commercial language to build their website like ASP.
 
2012-11-28 12:13:56 PM
Woops, wrong thread!
 
2012-11-28 12:35:44 PM
More like PUNdits, amirite?
 
2012-11-28 12:40:15 PM
No, no ... not a pun ... What's the other thing where it reads the same backwards as forwards?

/Notlob.
 
2012-11-28 01:04:35 PM

Hobodeluxe: firefly212: Snarfangel: I vote for "fiscal bungee jump." We will hurtle toward certain death, only to be suddenly yanked backwards by a strong force.

Then, at the last second, the rubber bands holding us above the precipice will break, and our broken and battered body will be lying in a crumpled heap, waiting for an ambulance.

Or something like that. Maybe the analogy needs a little work.

It isn't really last second... the markets work with predictions and expectations... so everyone expects a deal to be done mid-late january including tax hikes on those making over 500k, some cutting of tax deductions (or limitation thereof), and some substantial spending cuts that aren't as deep as sequestration. As long as we stay on track to get that, the economy has already factored in those things, the world will not end on january first, the economy will not immediately go into a freefall... it's a big economy, and there's an economic equivalent to inertia... it doesn't just turn on a dime.

no actually it can. and probably will eventually. the global economy has been living on the future for far too long. not just us. but we're the worst about borrowing. it's all based on confidence and that can go in an instant. a collapse of markets, raids on banks and a breakdown of civility could happen overnight.


put the hashpipe down, man... you've had enough.

/and the corporations!
 
2012-11-28 01:19:12 PM
So, is "pun" like the new "ironic" that people can't use properly?
 
2012-11-28 08:28:41 PM
http://www.marriedtothesea.com/111012/trying-to-buy-that-election.gif
 
2012-11-29 02:05:23 AM

pkellmey: I love reading about it from how it is translated in other languages. The fiscal cliff apparently can be translated as "Cliff of Doom", "the Fiscal Abyss", "Economic Catastrophe" or "Economic Apocalypse" depending on the language and translation. It makes you realize how this situation must really sound to other countries.


The Cliff of Doom? Yeah, I'm totally calling it that from now on.
 
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