"Erin go broke!"
-- Brent Sheppard, Morganton
"Until I see a balance sheet, I can't tell how lucky you really are."
-- Tim Saam, Charlotte
“Thanks, little man! Now do you know where I can find the tooth fairy?”
-- Debbie P. Ensley, Belmont
"We're trying to disprove some myths from the last several years."
-- John Heun, Denver, NC
"We're after your Lucky Charms!"
-- from many readers
Thank you for all your entries. Special Honorable Mention this week also goes to David W. Winter, whose entry was very close to the winner's, if not quite as concise. As usual, feel free to discuss any of this in our "Comments" section. Just click the blue link below this post and add your observations, criticisms or additional captions!
Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received:
"O ' Bama sent me!"
"Go kiss the Blarney stock."
"We're both a little short!"
"I was hoping you'd be a rabbit in a hat."
"But we're investing heavily in Keebler."
"MINE, Mine, Mine, Mine!"
"Oh, you don't actually have to be real... the People just need confidence that you are!"
"We are magically Socialist!"
"What is that, a Merrill Lynch bonus?"
"What do you mean you aren't lending until the capital markets improve?"
“It looks as though your IRA is tempermental.”
"Sorry, but it's just 'fool's gold'!"
(Sung to the tune of "Somewhere over the Rainbow)
Somewhere over the rainbow
Debts come due.
And those bills you've neglected
Keep coming back to you.
Our Uncle Sam is a good bloke
But he is tired and going broke.
As we print out more currency
Its value we shall all soon see
Will wilt. We're needy!