"Wall Street got drunk" and other pithy phrases for global crises

Friday, July 25, 2008

President Bush summed up America's recent economic woes this week with four cool words: "Wall Street got drunk." The Takeaway asked you for more catchy crisis slogans.

"Guess they didn’t want the cake." — Takeaway Culture Critic Mary Elizabeth Williams on the French Revolution.

"Oil, suburbs and Hummers, oh my." — Baratunde Thurston, New York City

"South Carolina's politicians? So. Not. Gay." — Ian Johnson, Out Now

"Meteors and dinosaurs don’t mix." — Dominic DePinto

"Honeybees leave, but they never return." — Kim Flottum, Bee Culture magazine, in Medina, Ohio, on Colony Collapse Disorder

Contributors:

Katherine Lanpher and Sitara Nieves

Comments [7]

John

How about, "Another excuse to take away something irrelevant from the news"?

Jul. 27 2008 08:57 PM
Anonymous

Public radio got stupid. Listeners didn't.

Jul. 25 2008 07:41 AM
Kim Flottum, Bee Culture magazine, in Medina, Ohi

On Colony Collapse Disorder: "Honeybees leave, but they never return."

Jul. 25 2008 07:32 AM
Dominic DePinto

"Meteors and dinosaurs don't mix."

Jul. 25 2008 07:32 AM
Ian Johnson, Out Now

"South Carolina's politicians? So. Not. Gay."

Jul. 25 2008 07:32 AM
Baratunde Thurston, New York City

Oil, suburbs and Hummers, oh my.

Jul. 25 2008 07:25 AM
Takeaway Culture Critic Mary Elizabeth Williams

On the French Revolution: "Guess they didn't want the cake."

Jul. 25 2008 07:25 AM

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