Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for August 16, 2008
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Dr. Von Mole, Psychoeconomist Dr. Von Mole: This recession is not REAL -- it is the result of a collective neurosis! Dr. Von Mole: I will now explain the mechanism of this PSYCHOLOGICAL RECESSION! PUSH Dr. Von Mole: Here is LUCKY DUCKY deciding whether to spend his LAST 35¢ on ramen noodles! Dr. Von Mole: Now I'll show the INNER WORKINGS of his mind! Sagging employment! Soft markets! Hunger! Flaccid air pressure in tires! Foreclosure! Whining! Malaise! Expensive gas! Failing banks! Dr. Von Mole: A psychological RECESSION requires a psychological CURE! Dr. Von Mole: We simply introduce the proper stimulus... Drilling! Exploring! Exploiting! Adventure! Action! Pumping! Aggressive! Thrusting! Dr. Von Mole: And now the patient is CURED! Lucky Ducky: I'll TAKE one! Dr. Von Mole: The economic engine is churning again! Man: Sorry, the price just went up! Lucky DUcky: UP! End
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