Friday, August 17, 2012

Photo Phollies #4 - The Reluctant Mascot

Faux Stories From Real Pictures

“George” (not his real name) was mired in a long spell of bad luck. This was not the future he mapped out for himself. He grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, so everything he did he worked extra hard for. And despite his past, he initially succeeded.

He was an “A” student growing up; valedictorian at the top of his class. He got into a prestigious business school and was fast tracked into the financial world of Wall Street. His future looked extremely bright.

But fate stepped in. He reluctantly became the brains of an elaborate financial accounting scheme that not only bilked money from widows and orphans, but threatened the collapse of the entire banking system. His devious financial mind caused the downturn of the economy and changed his trajectory forever. His conscience got the better of him. He couldn’t handle the pressure. He decided he had to come clean.

Turning state’s evidence meant that most of the powerful people he worked for would spend an eternity behind bars. But there were other, more nefarious business types, who eluded the law and swore they would get their revenge.

As irony would have it, George’s “talent” created an economy on the brink. Every governmental agency was forced to make drastic cutbacks to their budgets and programs. Even the Justice Department suffered. And that’s how George, who could never show his face in public again, became the most reluctant mascot, in a now scaled down witness protection program.

That’s the Stuph – the way I see it.


  1. This is great. It works perfectly with the current financial situation. It reminded me a lot of the Michael Moore movie Capitalism: A Love Story. Always someone out there trying to make a quick buck on the back of hard working people. Good thing 'George' got what was coming to him!

  2. Some one should tell him that no matter how long he parks himself there he is not going to lay the "Golden Egg" nor solve the economic omlette that he stirred up.

  3. The Mascot

    A young,uneducated man without any employment skills went looking for a job. He had appplied for at least a hundred jobs; nearly homeless and on the street but he was very determined to find work. He was a dreamer by nature. Finally, he landed a job at a chicken coup. Now, he looked in to the mirror, and smiled. He was a clown. The future looked bright, and with a little luck, he could save his money. He soon would go to Disney World and be a star. People would come from all over the world to see him and he would be loved and adored by everyone.