Most of the Washington press corps was obsessing last week about the Syfy Channel's "Sharknado," a TV movie in which sharks are caught up in tornados and lay waste to a small town. But the satirical newspaper The Onion claimed that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke was more interested in a bigger budget — but no less ridiculously plotted — movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters.

An article claimed that the stock market soared to record highs last week after Bernanke reassured nervous investors that Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" was "super [expletive] cool."

"I'm quite optimistic that for the foreseeable future, no other movie will even will even come close to topping the killer [expletive] battle scenes between those [expletive] robots and crazy sea monster things," Bernanke said, according to the The Onion.

Bernanke also declared the Transformers movies as "lame" and described Pacific Rim as "just a great popcorn flick."

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