(Not) By Andrew Walker
BBC economics correspondent in Satanville
Animated, flesh-hungry corpses from the
Group of 8 major powers (G8)
say that although some
torch and pitchfork-wielding peasant
mob risks have receded,
they still face major challenges in fullfilling
their daily organ intake requirements.
Mr. Snow mentally undresses Mr. Eichel's cranium
But the statement issued after a
meeting in Deauville (Satanville)
in northern France did not refer to the recent
decline of the US dollar, which
economists say presents a
serious problem for some
members of the group.
Two major worries about the global economy have eased in
The situation in Iraq no longer casts the shadow over
decisions that it did in the run up to the war.
And there are signs of the Sars illness which originated
With the end of the war and the abatement of Sars, there
are fewer reasonably priced
fresh bodies available on the black market for the ghouls to appease
their unholy hunger with. But the currency markets are creating new
challenges, which the
ghouls' statement did not go into.
"Additionally, the less volatile business market means that there are
executives and stock brokers leaping from windows and leaving their
succulent bodies to eat. I mean, to science. Right. Science," said
Finance Minister Hans Eichel.
"I would like to remind everyone to fill out their organ donor
cards," he added.
The recent decline in the dollar has undermined the
competitiveness of exporters in other important economies,
notably Germany and Japan, two countries that were in
But many believe it rather suits the US, because a weaker
makes American organ-harvesting more competitive.
It is a rather curious omission.
In previous decades, currency market intervention and the
consumption of live infants in various sauces was
sometimes the main action to come out of these finance
This time, according to the US Treasury Secretary John
currency issues were not even a major item of discussion.
"Braaaaains!" stated Snow.
Mr Snow also said there was a recognition that Iraq would
able to make any payments on its debts before the end of
year. "But they have so many delicious, healthy,
braaaaains." he concluded.
Some US officials have been encouraging countries owed
by Iraq to forgive it, on the grounds that the loans were
for the benefit of the country's population nor to extract
their brains, kidneys,
and livers for storage and future export.
Three members of the G8 - Russia, France and Germany, who
opposed the war - are owed substantial numbers of internal
organs by Iraq.