But not this week. At first, I was all prepared to post a couple of gems from Lemony Snicket's "Occupy Writers", a short list of witty observations about the ongoing "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations ("Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending" is a personal favorite, and it was the frontrunner for this week's honor for a while). But then I read an article about Europe and its comically dysfunctional response to its ongoing debt crisis that made me crack up laughing.
Seriously, if this European situation gets any more absurd, I'm just going to go on assuming that all of Europe is one giant Benny Hill Show scene. Without further ado...
This week's QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"We need to impress the market with the size of our equipment, so to speak."
- Anonymous EU source
Perfect, just perfect. All will be well if we just show the market our junk--it's the Brett Favre Theory of monetary intervention. I mean, wow. All that quote needs is a creepy wink and an eyebrow raise to complete the effect. It's almost better that the speaker was anonymous, so that I can go on assuming that it's a lewd Frenchman (ahem) who gave the interview while half-drunk and half-naked.
This is really one of those times where I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry... Europe is so screwed.