Opening Bell: 8.11.08

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Olympics Opening Ceremonies Creep Everyone Out (The Economist)
Berlin's Beijing's Olympic opening ceremonies, choreographed by Leni Riefenstahl Zhang Yimou, scared just about everyone who watched, including my mom. That was probably the purpose.
Russia Creeps Into Georgia (New York Times)
Creepy Thom Yorke look-alike Vladimir Putin proves he can multi-task by simultaneously watching the Olympic Games from Beijing and directing a war against his neighbors.
Old Guy Acts Creepy Around Girls in Bikinis (LA Times)
What's Putin doing to President Bush? W only has a few months left. Why stress him out? When Bush took on the job of President, he thought he'd get to look at women half-naked all day long. After all, that's what the last guy did. Now that he's in the twilight of his presidency, can't Bush get to fulfill his dreams? Why, Putin? Why must you break him like this?

Creeping Socialism Won't Be As Obvious (Bloomberg.com)

Paulson says you (the taxpayer) won't be throwing even more money at Fannie and Freddie. But, like, c'mon. Really? Bush is in Beijing. That Mao stuff is bound to rub off at some point.
MBIA Turns Creepy (Portfolio.com)
What? That's something new?
Set Your Treadmill To Creep Mode (MSNBC)
...Or, better yet, do what I do and stay the hell away from the treadmill all together. That thing can kill you.

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