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A Monty Python-esque explanation of the subprime problem

Posted by: Dean Foust on November 5, 2007

If you don’t understand the subprime mess — no, I mean you really don’t understand the subprime mess, in layman’s terms, at least — then watch this video. It’s a faux interview featuring two British comedians, John Fortune and John Legend. Reminds me of the old Monty Python skits (“I’d like to buy an argument…”), though a tad more understated.

Reader Comments

Brandon W

November 6, 2007 1:45 PM

Fantastic bit. Enjoyed it greatly.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

November 8, 2007 4:16 PM


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