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Is Goldman Sachs Too Big to Fail?
Is Kevin Smith Too Fat to Fly?

Posted on | February 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Is the Clerks filmmaker too fat to fly? Southwest Airlines says so. I’m interested only because some people say Ace of Spades vaguely resembles “Silent Bob.” Not that Ace is fat or anything, but certainly Drew M. could stand to lose a few pounds, and maybe this news is kind of a warning. Watch those carbs, Ace.

On the other hand, Goldman Sachs could bring down the entire international financial system, which is a lot more serious issue than a couple of chubby bloggers:

We now learn – from Der Spiegel last week and today’s NYT – that Goldman Sachs has not only helped or encouraged some European governments to hide a large part of their debts, but it also endeavored to do so for Greece as recently as last November.  These actions are fundamentally destabilizing to the global financial system, as they undermine: the eurozone area; all attempts to bring greater transparency to government accounting; and the most basic principles that underlie well-functioning markets.

If Greece goes down and takes the Euro with it, maybe people will start re-thinking this “too big to fail” argument.

Exit question: If Kevin Smith is too fat to fly, how does Michael Moore get around?


2 Responses to “Is Goldman Sachs Too Big to Fail?
Is Kevin Smith Too Fat to Fly?”

  1. BlogDog
    February 15th, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Michael Moore is his own blimp.

  2. BlogDog
    February 15th, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    Michael Moore is his own blimp.