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    our wonderful economy....sometimes the little things bum me out

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    Grapes of Wrath has nothing on this.

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    I just read that bush was going to have to meet with the G8 and thought i had heard the worst of this financial crisis. This however truly brings me to a new low. I'll miss those cookies.

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    No way... those cookies are the ony sweets I eat!
    That is just that extra little slap in the balls..

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    Financial crisis?

    ~does google search~

    Well. That's weird.

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    welcome to 2008 Elle.

    I guess its on to generic animal cookie with crappy pink frosting now. bring your own sprinkles.

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    what are these cookies? they aren't like pink panther wafers are they?

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    brits...no animal cookies???....how the hell do you guys survive over there.


    no more animal cookies for us and now you fine english men and women will never get pure american munchie heaven


    oh wait...whats a pink panther wafer?

    No way they are the same. Only mothers does these...there are others who try but it is just not the same. A sad day indeed.

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    pink panther wafers are amazing.

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    India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, are veering toward bankruptcy and people are worried about cookies... I guess it helps distract from the real problems.

    My wife and I can barely even talk about all this mess without getting stressed.

    :sigh:

    I wish I had tasted some of these delicious goodies so I could empathize.

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    As the stock market continues to globally plumet all hands slowly begin to raise as the fingers point toward the US. Even if by a miracle things were to all of sudden take a contrasting shift the global stock relations will still have been fractured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl View Post
    pink panther wafers are amazing.
    This is true.

    I don't remember the frosted animal cookies but I do of course know the animal "crackers" which look like the exact same thing minus frosting. Those came the cool little boxes that looked like circus box cars and had that little strap that was extra convenient for the six-year-old on the go.

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    How about something healthy for a change, guys?



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    over 22 for a loaf of bread in Zimbabwe these days, poor guys.

    Damn, we dont have those in the Uk. They look good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostValkyrie View Post
    My wife and I can barely even talk about all this mess without getting stressed.

    :sigh:

    I wish I had tasted some of these delicious goodies so I could empathize.
    I'm in the same boat as you and your wife about this ghostvalkyrie. I am always thirsty for the latest update about the economy or the election but reading about it just stresses me out and it's all i can do to take my mind off of it.

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    man...you have ZERO sense of humor.

    thats what you get from never eating these cookies.



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    India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, are veering toward bankruptcy and people are worried about cookies... I guess it helps distract from the real problems.

    My wife and I can barely even talk about all this mess without getting stressed.

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    I wish I had tasted some of these delicious goodies so I could empathize.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley View Post
    man...you have ZERO sense of humor.

    thats what you get from never eating these cookies.
    C'mon, Manley. That post itself was comical sarcasm.

    Do I have to make a :wink wink: :nudge nudge:?

    Be happy the 'those guys' haven't come in here to say it was a government ploy to end people's happiness. I wasn't serious.

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    "I wasn't serious."

    We all pretty much assume that all the time...








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    Quote Originally Posted by N D Hill View Post
    This is true.

    I don't remember the frosted animal cookies but I do of course know the animal "crackers" which look like the exact same thing minus frosting. Those came the cool little boxes that looked like circus box cars and had that little strap that was extra convenient for the six-year-old on the go.
    I have seen those frosted cookies in stores, but I don't think I brought those before. Usually I buy the animal cookies in the little circus boxes. They still make those, and sometimes I pick one up for myself once in a while. They are so much fun to eat. I like to sit in a dark corner with a box, and imagine I'm Godzilla eating a zoo. Ooohh....a gorilla! I bite off its head savagely! Ah, a lion! I devour it greedily! And then I'm humming happily as I crush a kangaroo between my molars. It's one of those things that take your mind off from the stresses of everyday life.

    I feel sorry for the kids everywhere who will never be able to taste those sugary treats. Maybe it is time to buy several boxes and sell them off on Ebay for 100 bucks each.

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    India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, are veering toward bankruptcy and people are worried about cookies... I guess it helps distract from the real problems.

    My wife and I can barely even talk about all this mess without getting stressed.

    :sigh:

    I wish I had tasted some of these delicious goodies so I could empathize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    "I wasn't serious."

    We all pretty much assume that all the time...








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    I said "in the debate thread." Anywhere else, you're fair game, and I'm a crack shot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley View Post
    man...you have ZERO sense of humor.

    thats what you get from never eating these cookies.
    oops, i just re-read what i had put earlier, where it looked like i was jumping on the bandwagon of "how can we be talking about cookies at a time like this!?"

    I was just in agreement with the part about not being able to talk about the current events without being stressed.

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    Are you fucking serious?

    I used to put those things away like it was nobody's business.
    What a total drag.

    Every heart beats true for the Pink White and Blue. If yours doesn't, then you're grandparents must have totally failed you in the snack department.
    How are we going to bail out all these Wall St. fat cats, and then just ignore all our regular fat cats like this? Ridiculous



    What about the Oatmeal Iced cookies?

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    The government needs to bail out circus animal cookies.

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    With Mother's gone, not only are the frosted animal cookies going to disappear, my favorite oatmeal raisins are going to be a thing of the past as well! Oh curse you, you practitioners of irresponsible financial practices that got us into this mess!

    I also knew a vegan, and these were the only animals he would eat. How is he going to get his valuable sugar-frosted animal proteins without these cookies? Huh??

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    I found this nifty diagram of the crisis on Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:S...agram_-_X1.png

    I still don't understand how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpian View Post
    I found this nifty diagram of the crisis on Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:S...agram_-_X1.png

    I still don't understand how it works.
    to put it simply, banks loaned people money that the people couldn't pay back. Therefore the banks collapsed because they didn't get returns on their loans.

    someone correct me if i'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonwclark View Post
    Are you fucking serious?

    I used to put those things away like it was nobody's business.
    What a total drag.

    i used to eat from the bag 'til i saw the bottom, just powering through the resulting stomach ache.

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