On March 14, 2008, three days before the the Federal Reserve organized the sale of Bear Stearns to JPMorgan at a fire-sale price, former Treasury secretary Hank Paulson found himself unable to concentrate on his favorite thing: birds. From his memoir, On the Brink:
"Wendy and I went to the National Geographic Society to see The Lord God Bird, a terrific documentary on the ivory-billed woodpecker, a bird so spectacular it made people say Lord God!! Normally, I would have enjoyed this immensely, but I was preoccupied with Bear Stearns."
Fortunately, Hank's heroic actions have ensured that civilization did not collapse, and The Lord God Bird may yet make it to the big screen.