Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bear Market, Bear Market, What Do You See?


Bear Market, Bear Market what do YOU see?
I see Bank Closures looking at me.


Bank Closures, Bank Closures, what do YOU see?
I see Fannie Mae looking at me.


Fannie Mae, Fannie Mae, what do YOU see?
I see Foreclosures looking at me.


Foreclosures, Foreclosures, what do YOU see?
I see Sub Prime Mortgages looking at me.


Sub-Prime, Sub-Prime, what do you see?
I see the Community Reinvestment Act looking at me.


CRA, CRA, what do YOU see?
I see Interest Rates looking at me.


Interest Rates, Interest Rates, what do YOU see?

Uh..... I see a red bird, a yellow duck, a blue horse, a green frog, a purple cat, a white dog, a black sheep, a gold fish, a teacher and some children......

pretty sure it's the fish's fault.



43 comments:

Chicago Mom said...

Hi there,
I just found your blog yesterday and I just wanted to tell you I think you're hilarious!

Mandy said...

I just read Brown Bear, Brown Bear to my class today. I think I like this version better.

McMommy said...

Today's book in our Financial Fun series was brought to you by the letter R.

Can you say Recession, boys and girls?

The Mom said...

How did you know this was my most favorite children's book, as a mom and as a teacher!!

Although I remember a much happier world back when I was a teacher, the story was just a bit different, lol!

Kimberly said...

At least we all got to fund a really nice spa retreat.

Hurts my rear end a little.

ali said...

Fish. Bush. Bush. Fish. They sound kind of alike.

Orion said...

there's nothing better than a slap in the face with a children's book!

sassy stephanie said...

Have that book (and Polar Bear, Polar Bear) memorized and could recite them in my sleep. Your version is much more entertaining.

scargosun said...

That is hilarious!

Lauren said...

A tad confused to be honest. Maybe cause I don't have children and this is a reference to a book? But I think I get the point. :-)

Paige said...

Have you had happy hour already today?

Merrie said...

I'd like to kick Fannie and Freddie in the knee.

Rebecca said...

VERY FUNNY!
I wonder if my son would enjoy that version tonight. It could give him nightmares. Thanks for the funny!

Simply Shannon said...

I wish that I had this about 2 weeks ago when I was doing that story with my class...your version might have been more educational!

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

LOL. Great "cover". I can see a whole new series for you.

Mags said...

ROFL...You are hilarious!!!

QuirkyLoon said...

Clever girl!

Loved it.

Athena said...

I read this book to my daughter once a week - this version will make it much more bearable.

JT said...

The best thing about my job as a beer/wine/spirits salesman?

People love to drink to celebrate, and they love to drink away their sorrows.

My market is pretty damn consistent.

Heather said...

Now this is why I picked you for one of my five links in the SITS Blogathon today! The consistent hilarity that has taught me not to drink or eat anything while viewing your blog!

As the wife of a financial advisor and the mother of a kindergartener, I found this post especially amusing! Emailing the link to my hubby right now. My kiddo doesn't quite get it yet...

Cheers!

Brittany said...

Way to update this to a more appropriate version:)

Aleta said...

That was a fantastic post! You did it with a little bit of humor and a whole lotta truth!

jill jill bo bill said...

See Jill run. See Jill run to her stock broker and kick the living dogshit out of him. See Jill get escorted out into a nice police car.

Jay @halftime lessons said...

This was hilarious...
Now I have to think of a children's book to befoul...

;-)

Jay

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

This could be used for gradeschoolers as an introduction to financial FAIL series.

BacktoBarnwell said...

Hahaha.

I should write one using The Giving Tree as a backbone.

It done gave out though.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Very clever! Love it (and am terribly depressed about it at the same time).

Good post!

Linda S said...

I think a children's book has about as much chance of fixing things as the goons in Washington and Wall Street! Wanna manage my portfolio? Oh, snap, there's nothing left!

Moe Wanchuk said...

Any of you ladies wanna SEE Moe nekked?

I didn't think so.

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Love it!

Jenn And The City said...

Good one! Blame the fish. Works for me.

amelia bedelia said...

CLEVER!!!

amusing moments said...

that is hysterical!

Red Cup Mom said...

Funny! I hate watching the news now. Storytime is not much better these days either ... haha.

@rebecca -- this gives us adults nightmares already!

Larissa said...

But... what role does BG play in all this?!

Heh.

Loveable Loser said...

One Fish, Two Fish.
Red Fish, Blue Fish...Independant Fish?

I owe, I owe...off to the breadline I go!

Gettysburg Mom said...

Still giggling at both the post and Ali's comments...

Eternal Sunshine said...

This is hilarious! I remember my kid reciting this one to me after school one day.

Since I'm lazy - i mean, uh, I can't think of anything to post today, yeah, I'm totallylinking to this...

Love it.

Connie said...

Nice!

Wendy said...

Cool. Now what can you do with Goodnight Moon? :)

The Golf Widow said...

LOL that's great!

Amy said...

Classic!

Ann said...

I really wish you would get a $200,000 advance from a publisher. You truly deserve to have your blog published!