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“By the time T. Rowe Price is investing, you know it’s too late.”

I don’t give a rat’s ass about Facebook, but the observation in the headline is priceless. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a good return on your investment of your time, South Park never fails to deliver.

Fair warning: This clip is not safe for anywhere.

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  • 6 comments

    6 Comments so far

    1. Sean Purcell April 28th, 2011 2:15 pm

      People in Starbucks are wondering what in the hell is wrong with the guy watching his laptop and wearing earphones… I just about fell out of my chair I’m laughing so hard. Thanks Greg.

    2. Sean Purcell April 28th, 2011 2:19 pm

      BTW: When we say “The market moves to hurt the most people,” T. Rowe Price is a pretty good way to understand “the most people.”

    3. Tom Royce April 28th, 2011 6:12 pm

      Greg, I am still laughing after watching it twice and emailing it to a few of my guy friends with teen and preteen kids.

    4. Greg Swann April 28th, 2011 8:07 pm

      Matt and Trey are the two best writers in the history of satire. They know just where to poke the beast to make it squeal.

    5. Don Reedy April 28th, 2011 10:03 pm

      This is exactly the kind of tantrum I’d like to throw now and again, and again, and again.

      Just perfect for everything that ails the child in all of us….with something extra added in for the George Carlin in all of us. Thanks for reminding me of the restrained part of my Id, since this kind of stuff would never come out of my mouth, but does make its way up into my throat, only to die off appropriately before I, too, become a “clip that is unsafe anywhere.”

      Oh, and wasn’t using headphones. You should have seen the look on my wife’s face. Yikes. Thankfully my mother-in-law had just removed her hearing aids. :)

    6. Greg Swann April 29th, 2011 11:07 am

      Here are three points to ponder from the full episode:

      Are Matt and Trey arguing that the iHumancentiPad is a metaphor for TwitBook-style social media, where we effectively catalog our scat for other people’s consumption?

      Same question revised: Are they making an argument about the final stage of the welfare state, where each of us will be expected to be both parasite and host?

      Finally, what does Gerald mean, near the end of the episode, when he claims that the iHumancentiPad is the future?

      Satire is supposed to offend. That’s how it makes you think.