Monday, February 11, 2013

Stephanie Flanders is an economics guru

Flanders the Swan

A year ago, last Thursday
I was strolling in the treasury
when I met a man who though he knew the lot.
He was laying down the law about the habits of bankers
And how little spines a politician's got.
So I asked him:
"What's that creature there?"
He answered, "Oh, it's a h'Peston"
I might of gone on thinking that was true 
If the animal in question hadn't put that chap to shame
And remarked, "I h'aint a Peston, I'm a Gru"

"I'm a Gru
I'm a Gru
The g-nicest work of g-nature on TV too.
I'm a Gru
How do you do
You really ought to k-now w-ho's w-ho's
I'm a Gru
A gneconomics Gru
I'm g-not a Peston or a Mason
So let me introduce 
I'm g-neither man or moose
Oh g-no g-no g-no I'm a Gru"

I had taken furnished lodgings down at Rustington-on-Sea
Whence I travelled on to Ashton-under-Lyne it was actually
And the second night I stayed there I was woken from a dream
That I'll tell you all about some other time.
On the flat screen TV on the wall above my bed
Serious and frowning, was a face I thought I knew;
A Paxman? No, it's not a Paxman. 
An Esler? Unlikely, Really. A Osbornebeest?
When I though I heard a voice...

"I'm a Gru
I'm a Gru
A g-neconomics Gru
I wish I could g-nash my teeth at you.
I'm a Gru
How do you do
I really do k-now w-ho's w-ho's.
I'm a Gru
Spelt G-R-U
Call me a Peston or a Mason and I'll sue
G-nor am I the least like that dreadful Osbornebeest.
Oh, g-no, g-no, g-no, 
G-no g-no g-no, I'm a Gru
G-no g-no g-no, I'm a Gru."