Tuesday, April 15, 2008
By the looks of things over the last couple weeks, since the most recent bursting episode of the "commodities bubble" in March (a bubble that some say just "needs to burst"), commodities are starting to appear more and more like the subject of an old Saturday Night Live commercial parody.
With sincerest apologies to the writers, cast, and crew at Saturday Night Live and, of course, to the subject of the original commercial parody we bring you:
Announcer: Yes, it's Happy Fun Commodities Bubble! The investment sensation that's sweeping the nation!
Investor #1: It's happy!
Investor #2: It's fun!
All Three Investors: It's Happy Fun Commodities Bubble!
Warning - Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to Happy Fun Commodities Bubble
Caution - Happy Fun Commodities Bubble may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds
Happy Fun Commodities Bubble contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.
Discontinue use of Happy Fun Commodities Bubble if any of the following occurs:
- buying panics
- profuse sweating
- general unrest
- price gouging
- food riots
- tingling in extremeties
- government collapse
Happy Fun Commodities Bubble comes with no warranty and past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Announcer: Happy Fun Commodities Bubble! Accept no substitutes!Notice: This parody of a previous parody should in no way be interpreted as taunting the subject of the original parody.