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This was found on the newsgroup: rec.humor.funny A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment.
What a great year it’s been on Wall Street! Zooming bank profits, rock-solid job security, widespread appreciation on Main Street for financiers and a European economic outlook as bright as Rudolph’s nose. Oh well. Despite everything that has gone wrong in the world of finance in 2011, DealBook still wants to give you, our readers, reason to celebrate the season. So without further ado, we present our inaugural Wall Street holiday poem, a classic rewritten from the perspective of a young bank analyst: