Confidential To The Treasury: You Can Still Turn This Day Around

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As we mentioned two seconds ago, today is Tim Geithner's birthday, and a big one at that. The Treasury Secretary turns 50, and on a day when he's away from his family, being held against his will, watching the market drive off a cliff, a drop for which he'll probably be blamed, this is what his staff got him:

That's right. In case you thought for a second it was one of those massive cake-sized Crumbs cupcakes "with deliciousness and love baked into every bite," which would befit a man turning 50 who could use a pick me up, the coffee lid is helpfully placed to show scale. The only way we make this okay in our minds is to assume that this is merely a preview. When he leaves his office today, there will be a trail of cupcakes from his desk to his house, where the president of S&P will be flying a plane overhead trailing a sign that says "We're sorry" and the Treasury staff will have a tower of Colosal cupcakes making up one gigando cake, out of which a stripper wearing a John Mack mask pops out and says "You ready to get fucked, Tim?"

Treasury Department Flickr [via Heidi Moore]

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