Sterling Newberry says something smart:
As a charter member of "the men in black," what do you think we've been talking about lo these many years now? This is what a currency crisis looks like. It's all fun and games until they stop taking your paper. That's what has happened, the bankers of this world have ceased to believe that the dollar-regulated global financial order works...
Makes me think that a routine could be developed:
Q: What's the difference between the game of Investment Banking
and the game of Lawn Darts?
A: In Lawn Darts, it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. In Investment Banking...
UPDATE: And the winner is Ken Houghton, who successfully completes the answer:
A: In Lawn Darts, it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. In Investment Banking, it's all fun and games until someone eyes a loss.
He can collect his prize--a Presidential Commission as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for the Troubled Asset Relief Program--on January 21, 2009, at the side entrance of 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue.