Hey Y’all! Watch This!


If you've lived in the south, or ever spent any time there (especially if you're the male of the species...) you've probably heard the phrase, “Hey y'all, watch this!” What this means, for those of you who don't know, is that now would be a good time to get your camera phone or any other recording device because whoever uttered this is about to die or very nearly die in a spectacular manner. And if they don't die, the video will probably make you some money on America's Funniest Home Videos.

Well... as it turns out I have discovered that there is an exact translation for this phrase in D.C. I was reading an article on BBC, which was titled the same as this article: US banks 'safe from insolvency'. It's as if Timothy Geithner missed all of the last quarter of 2008.

I certainly hope that this is one of those rare instances that the guy who said, “Hey y'all, watch this!” actually pulls off the stunt flawlessly. Yeah, it means the video will be worthless, but since we're all riding in the car Geithner is driving, we'll be happier if the stunt just works.

 E.W.

 Come to think of it... if you're in a car and the driver says this, forget the camera till you've had time to jump out of the car.