Yesterday on Capitol Hill, the Senate began hearings to examine the collapse of Washington Mutual and its impact on the financial crisis. Dealbreaker’s blogging, “When Washington Mutual went down for the dirt nap, we didn’t just lose a savings bank holding company. We lost a group of people who were really good a changing the lyrics to well-known songs for sport and laughs.” From Politico: “A 2006 WaMu retreat produced one of the more cringe-worthy moments of the mortgage meltdown: Lenders, on the eve of their industry’s collapse, singing “I Like Big Bucks” to the tune of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 hip-hop hit “Baby Got Back.” And like any good karaoke performance, it was complete with faux WaMu rappers tossing play money into the crowd, lame choreography, and cheerleaders.
Here are the lyrics:
I like big bucks and I cannot lie/You mortgage brothers can't deny
That when the dough roles in like you're printin’ your own cash/
And you gotta make a splash/
You just spend/
Like it never ends/
Cuz you gotta have that big new Benz/
All of that bling you're wearin'/
Shining so bright peoples starin'/
It's crazy, I gotta ski Aspen/
That's all I'm askin'