Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A nickel for every time

Well well well. It looks as though a truck in Florida decided to try its own style of economic rejuvenation. And it did so in a tragic way, as the accident between two semi trucks resulted in one death.

Oh, and almost $200,000 worth of nickels scattered across the highway.

You know, if we had a nickel for every time that we read a story like that, we'd have, um, one nickel.

On the flip side, if we had a nickel for every time that the candidates flipped their positions on the economy, negative ads, foreign policy, or religion, we'd need another couple of semis full of nickels to reach the quantity we'd have earned.

Florida state troopers reported quickly to the area, partially to help the victims of the crash, and partially to make sure that people didn't start scooping nickels out of the grass, off of the freeway, or anywhere else they may have landed. It should be noted that representatives from AIG, Lehman Brothers, Washington Mutual, and Local Crackheads 114 all were dispatched to the area, hoping to bolster their economic futures somewhat.

The first three groups retreated to wait for government bailouts, something that the candidates think is a horrible idea until it becomes a really good idea.

And we thought we were having a long day.

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