Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New York, New York

I know I promised light blogging while I get myself all pretty for the job market, but this week it's actually about geography. I'm in Manhattan for an MLA committee meeting, so between planning panels and projects and furiously finishing writing samples on Ezra Pound's hatred of classical philology and love for loose-leaf files (seriously) and perhaps a trip to the Superhero Supply Store, I am keeping my schrifts to meself.




Okay, here's the deal. I'm actually in New York for a super-secret meeting with Henry Paulson, Barack Obama, Paul Krugman, and John Maynard Keynes (who isn't really dead). John McCain was invited, but cancelled at the last minute for an interview with Katie Couric instead. We're going to get this mess sorted out. My proposal is that we start a cap-and-trade system whereby companies exceeding strict emissions standards have to buy troubled mortgage-based security assets from the government. We're going to use the money to pay for universal health care. Pray for us.


Matt said...

Tell my boy H-Paw that he's a hack. Wait a moment for him to look non-plussed, then tell him I was just playing with him.

angela said...

shouldn't milton freidman (i think i butchered that) be exhumed and brought to the table as "special counsel" or something?