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Financial Metaphors

Years ago I used to admire the literate double-entendre ads for people seeking people in the New York Review of Books, and wrote a blog entry about them: Masculin-Feminin

A few weeks ago the NYRB announced a competition asking you to compose a “pithy personal ad”. I received an Honorable Mention and the promise of a half bottle of wine “of distinguished vintage” for this one, which appears in the latest issue:

“FANNIE MAE with troubled assets, bored with Freddie Mac, seeks well-regulated stimulus package from counterparty too big to fail. No cash for clunkers.”

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