March 16, 2009

"Banks 'concerned' over model riot."

"We are concerned by the events."

In other words: You were given a chance to prove that you could be America's Next Top Model. A model needs to remain calm and hold her pose during a melée and you freaked out and stampeded. Please go now.

12 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Heh. I read 'Banks' as money institution. That this had something to do with a run on a bank. That is a better visual than the actual one.

traditionalguy said...

The PR guys use "concerned" language to humanise their client's heartless activity of abusing young people for money. I am sure that the early 1800's Slave Ship owners were concerned about their cargo too. Just not concerned enough to lose a single dollar from their heartless business model.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

A [government] needs to remain calm and hold [steady] during a melée and you freaked out and stampeded. Please go now.

MadisonMan said...

So I'm visualizing the run-on-the-bank scene in It's a Wonderful Life, except everyone waving a passbook above their heads (do banks even issue passbooks anymore? Mine don't) is a bikini clad model in 4-inch heels.

Peter V. Bella said...

This is the sheer suffering Krugman was talking about. Not food riots or riots at tuns on banks. The suffering are skinny skanks in sheer clothes rioting over a silly show.

Titushadaveryniceweekend said...

Am I bad that I laughed my ass off at the video? The screams were HIGHlarious. I would of loved to see it live, from a window above.

Titushadaveryniceweekend said...

Go Wisconsin getting invited to the NCAA tourney.

Lem said...

I knew there was a sex angle. to the Banks story.

Singleton had difficulty directing Banks in love scene...

Balfegor said...

Heh. I read 'Banks' as money institution. That this had something to do with a run on a bank. That is a better visual than the actual one.

I had the same reaction. Envisioned a model riot, everyone orderly, throwing rotten fruit at the bankers in sync, etc. etc.

Smilin' Jack said...

As a gentleman, I have to say that the mockery and derision directed at these unfortunate young ladies is ungallant and uncalled-for. I'm sure the event was very stressful for them, and I only wish I could have been there to comfort one or two of them in person.

save_the_rustbelt said...

Thousands of women in high heels rioting - every straight man's fantasy.

If I were only 30 years younger....

Trash culture breeds bad results, big surprise?

Lem said...

The run was caused by rumors that banks assets were, ahem.. a bit inflated ;)