The people of America suddenly realised today that they have yet another a crisis in the country.
Congress, comprising both sides of the political divide, today got together to discuss the crisis and felt that a solution is possibly in hand.
It would appear that while Fannie Mae, Lehmann Brothers and other financial institutions seem to be in dire straits - although Mark Knopfler has said point blank that he's not prepared to give them any of his money - a more insidious and dark shadow is moving over the USA.
It seems that Michael Jackson has declared that he is now going to turn yellow.
Having had enough of being first black, then white, he feels that in the true spirit of diversity, his next colour is going to be yellow.
Hearing the announcement, there was a flourish of old songs from the seventies and eighties wanting to make a comeback, including "Yellow River", "Turning Japanese", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", "Yellow Submarine", "Yellow Taxi" and "My Ding a Ling".
Michael has already kicked Bubbles into touch and taken Pudsey Bear as his new bed-fellow.