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Important Economic News

May 22nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 16 Comments

Every now and then, we all need to take a moment to stop the laughs and scan the events of the world around us. Today, let us take a look at the world of international finance, notably the economic struggles of Vietnam. From the blog ACCUMULATING PERIPHERALS:

On the other hand, Vietnam’s inflation problem isn’t driven solely by rising commodity prices, but also by a vast influx of investment currency over the past 2 years which has created tremendous upward pressure on the dong. As the government tries to hold down the dong to safeguard exports from getting more expensive, it has to basically increase the supply of dong, which creates inflation.

Now back to your usual silliness.

Thanks for the link, Derek

Tags: RiffTrax · currency · silly

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Onil on May 22, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Maybe the Vietnamese government can invest in the production of helicockters.

  • 2 Rob T Firefly on May 22, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Sadly, it’s becoming more and more common for downtrodden Vietnamese to reach into their pockets, only to find that they have no dongs.

  • 3 suzanne on May 22, 2008 at 8:23 am

    perhaps free trade agreements will be able to relieve the pressure on the dong. then their economy will explode.

  • 4 Courtney on May 22, 2008 at 8:44 am

    I tell ya, if you increase upward pressure on the dong, you’ll have quite a mess on your hands.

  • 5 suzanne on May 22, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Oh, speaking of currency, Conor… when are you going to announce the winner of the Most Awesome State Quarter??? I’ve been waiting with anticipation to see if the giant grizzly of Alaska could take on the Godzilla-fish of Washington!

  • 6 andrew on May 22, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Have they tried swimsuit models?

    Because, you know, that’s an easy way to increase the supply of dong.

  • 7 Darth Chimay on May 22, 2008 at 11:10 am

    I believe some sort of demonstration will be needed, otherwise I’ll have to cry “bullmarket!”

  • 8 JoshWay on May 22, 2008 at 11:27 am


    Dang it, I’m no good at double entendre.

  • 9 R.A. Roth on May 22, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    If one added the image of a bell to Vietnamese currency, would that make it a ding-dong?


  • 10 Conor Lastowka on May 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Eventually, I promise!

  • 11 suzanne on May 22, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Leave it to R.A. Roth to eliminate any dirty meanings from a dirty-meaningless economic report. Boo.

  • 12 suzanne on May 22, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    It’s been months, Conor, MONTHS! Fans are clawing over each other in suspense! I will personally kill you if you fail to live up to your vague “eventual” promise.

    I’m sorry, I didn’t mean “kill,” I meant de-Twitter-friend you.

  • 13 Aaron on May 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm


  • 14 Barry on May 22, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Whoever wins, we lose. :)

  • 15 Stacia on May 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    In this case, I believe a single entendre will do just fine.

  • 16 R.A. Roth on May 23, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Just doing my best to crush the dirty fun of others.