Spoofical; Criticized Loans

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Thu Sep 27 17:16:44 UTC 2001


   Fom TIME OUT NEW YORK, Setp. 27-Oct. 4, 2001, pg. 162, col. 1:

   A glib and glitzy socialist spoofical (as we call this newish genre), it tickles you while winding up for a sucker punch.  Whether _Urinetown_ earns its bitter irony is debatable, but the show's comic wallop cannot be understated: You are in for some roaringly good, trouser-wetting fun.

(I saw URINETOWN when it opened at the Fringe Festival a while ago.  My pants stayed dry...This URINETOWN review is in TONY's Fifth Annual Eating & Drinking Awards issue..."Spoofical" may be gaining popularity, but the musical spoof is not at all new--ed.)


   From today's NEW YORK POST, "Expect banks to take a hit from bad loans," 27 September 2001, pg. 42, col. 1:

   Sources say that three government agencies will soon report a huge jump in "criticized" big loans held by banking syndicates.
   (...)(Col. 4--ed.)
   "Criticized" loans are ones that are found to be deficient in some way.  It doesn't necessarily mean that the borrowers are going to default--but it also doesn't mean the loans will not go into default.

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