I received an email this morning from a friend who paraphrased Monty Python’s Blue Parrot sketch to describe the financial meltdown:

This financial system is no more! It has ceased to be! ‘It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! ‘It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘it to the tax payer’s perch it’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Its metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘It’s off the twig! It’s kicked the bucket, it’s shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir indivisible!! THIS IS AN EX-FINANCIAL SYSTEM!!

It may be an ex-financial system for now but as with all cycles — natural or man-made — I’m confident of a turn-around. Soon I hope, at some point for sure. In that spirit let me turn the paraphrase around and back to the original. Enjoy, happy turkey (or tofurkey) to all and long live the parrot!