Tuesday, 15 July 2008


Up here in the garret we have tv and often especially at yuletide they show this really great old movie with James Stewart and Donna Reed.

Course everyone's seen it dozens of times - old time savings and loan threatened with a run, saved by Stewart and the bell. Bad guy Lionel Barrymore wants to buy it out and close it so ordinary people can't afford to buy their own home but have to rent from him.

Then a 'credit crunch' - 'solvency crisis' or is it fraud - the money has disappeared (lost) (taken away by the bad guy). Stewart is bereft and jumps in the river - he nearly sells out!!

In the end though an angel steps (jumps) in and... well you know the rest - everybody digs deep in their pockets to find the money to bail out the bank!

It's set 60 years ago and nothing like it could happen today. But as we sit here, dreaming up art stuff like paintings and video wheezes, me and Opkins (the mouse) and Spider (the spider) don't feel as secure as we used to . No sirree not quite as secure as we used to.

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