The Rednecks of Shit Creek, Arkansas, are taking the remainder of the world to court as a result of the current economic climate.
The population of Shit Creek is becoming completely brassed-off at the number of visitors continually arriving in the town asking if they can go up the Creek without a paddle.
Mayor of the Creek, Amos Redneck, who is married to his brother's sister, says it's because of all the world's 'News at Ten' programmes continually stressing that all the major bankers and financiers are now "up Shit Creek without a paddle".
He says that prior to the economic turndown, the town was a very quiet place, where they could get on with their lives undisturbed.
"We are just very simple folk, with very simple interests. We like a bit of witchcraft, the odd portion of incest, a tad of animal torture and even the occasional spat of racial abuse.
"But all them thar strangers in town. We don't like none of them thar strangers in town at all."
It is understood that a referendum is under way to change the name of the town from Shit Creek to Vagina Monologues in an attempt to stem the tide of unwelcome tourists.