'Wall Street got drunk' and other pithy phrases for global crises

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President Bush summed up America's recent economic woes this week with four cool words: "Wall Street got drunk." The Takeaway asked you for more catchy crisis slogans. "Guess they didn't want the cake." ? Takeaway Culture Critic Mary Elizabeth Williams on the French Revolution. "Oil, suburbs and Hummers, oh my." ? Baratunde Thurston, New York City "South Carolina's politicians? So. Not. Gay." ? Ian Johnson, Out Now "Meteors and dinosaurs don't mix." ? Dominic DePinto "Honeybees leave, but they never return." ? Kim Flottum, Bee Culture magazine, in Medina, Ohio, on Colony Collapse Disorder