John Updike, "Superman"
I drive my car to supermarket
The way I take is superhigh
A superlot is where I park it
And Super Suds are what I buy.
Supersalesmen sell me tonic
Super-Tone O, for relief.
The planes I ride are supersonic.
In trains I like the Super Chief.
Supercilious men and women
Call me superficial, me!
Who so superbly learned to swim in
Superphosphate-fed foods feed me
Superservice keeps me new.
Who would dare to supercede me
---From the New Yorker, November 12, 1955, p. 56
Oh, I forgot to mention the cost: The ranking Republican on the Banking Committee, Sen. Richard Shelby, said the U.S. has "been lurching from one crisis to another" and predicted the new bailout plan would cost at least a trillion dollars.
I wonder if Richard Shelby did one of those Dr. Evil type little finger in the corner of mouth routine as he reeled off these numbers...