Friday, December 05, 2008

Cardboard Box-istan

noun. In the brave new economic climate, a popular winter, summer, spring, and fall destination.

Real citation: "ABC Money Quote: 'Marvel at their neighborhoods in Upper Hedge-istan, better known as Greenwich, Connecticut.' —Bill Weir, on hedge funders.
ABC Takeaway:
People in Upper Hedge-istan might soon be living in Cardboard Box-istan if the economy stays on its current course."
(Adrienne Gaffney, Nov. 14, 2008, VF Daily, http://www.vanityfair.com/online/culture/2008/11/14/thursdays-news-2.html)

Made-up citation: "I'm not worried about the financial tsunami-geddon... I was a poor writer before all this started, so Cardboard Box-istan was always a likely retirement home. As long as my faithful ferret Frank lives in Shoebox-istan by my side, I'll be fine. Maybe not as fine as the giddy men in Flomax and natural male enhancement commercials, but such happiness belongs to only the celestial few."

1 comment:

David said...

Now that you mention it, those Flomax men do seem irrationally happy.

And "Smilin' Bob" should be exterminated.