Thursday, October 9, 2008

Government Bailout for Monopoly Player (Satire)

Amidst all the doom and gloom (see Economist article - Bad or Worse), I couldn't resist sharing this piece of satire, which wonderfully sends up all the recent government bailouts.

"A game of Monopoly being played by the Henderson family of Watford took a surprise twist today when the Bank of England stepped in with a rescue package to save one of the key players, Mr Henderson, from what the Chancellor described as ‘almost certain bankruptcy.’

The deal, which had been thrashed out in the early hours between Alistair Darling and Mr Henderson, who was acting as the banker, means that each player will receive a £1 billion pound injection of cash, (although this may take some time to count out what with having to use up all the yellow one pound notes). The short-term borrowing deal led to furious protests from the rest of the Henderson family, who complained that it was unfair to use their money to bail out Mr Henderson so that he could go back to ripping them off...."
From: News Biscuit

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