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Our economy really is FOLKed

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During tough economic times, Americans turn to hard-scrabble folk icons to lift our spirits and remind us of what it was like before we had to write sexually suggestive twitter posts for rent money. Some however, are better than others…

Here’s an example of good folk figure: everyone is talking about Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who was arrested for fighting back against the awful world of plane travel when by telling off a rude customer, illegally opening up an airplane door and sliding to freedom. Mr. Slater, who is gayer than, well, a JetBlue flight attendant, appeals to both over-worked recession-era employees and to the nation’s fag hags by making such a dramatic exit. Work it!

But there are also bad American folk icons. Police in Buffalo recently arrested Gary Korkuc for animal cruelty because they found his live cat being marinated in the trunk of his car. Korkuc told cops he intended on eating his cat because it was acting “greedy and wasteful”; I know we all hate the greed and waste of Wall Street fat cats, but this is a bit much! (I…hate myself.)

So whether like Mr. Slater you want to stick it to the man (and quit your job too–Hay-oh!) or just eat some greedy pussy (I’ve heard of farm to table, but SPCA to table??), it’s important to carefully consider what kind of recession folk icon you want to be.

Okay. I’ll stop making puns now.


Written by Your Benevolent Editor

August 11, 2010 at 11:45 am

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