Saturday, December 26, 2009

In this year marked by corporate greed, hubris and the near-destruction of the financial system (e.g. Lloyd Blankfein's "I'm doing God's work"), I thought it would be appropriate to post a video from the Muppets Christmas Carol:

We're Marley and Marley,
Avarice and greed.
We took advantage of the poor,
Just ignored the needy
We specialized in causing pain,
Spreading fear and doubt.
And if you could not pay the rent,
we simply threw you out.

There was the year we evicted the entire orphanage.
I remember the little tykes all standing in the snow bank.
With their little frost-bitten teddy bears.

We're Marley and Marley,
Our hearts were painted black.
We should have known our evil deeds would put us both in shackles.
Captive, bound, we're double-ironed,
Exhausted by the wait.
As freedom comes from giving love,
So, prison comes with hate.

We're Marley and Marley, Whooooooa.
We're Marley and Marley, Whooooooa.

Scrooge: But my friends, you were not unfeeling towards your fellow men!

True, there was something about mankind we loved.
I think it was there money.

Doomed, Scrooge! You're doomed for all time.
Your future is a horror story, written by your crime.
Your chains are forged, by what you say and do.
So, have your fun when life is done, a nightmare waits for you.

Scrooge: Why these terrible chains?

Oooooh, the chains.
We forged these chains in life by our acts of greed. You wear such a chain yourself.

Scrooge: Humbug! Speak comfort to me, friends!

Comfort, aaahhhh.

You will be haunted by three spirits.

Scrooge: Haunted? I've already had enough of that!

Without these visits you can not hope to avoid the past we tred.
Expect the first ghost tonight, when the bell tolls 1.
Scrooge: Can't I meet them all at once and get it over with?

When the bell tolls one...

We're Marley and Marley, Whoooooa.
We're Marley and Marley, Whoooooa.
We're Marley and Marley, Whoooooa.

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