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article imageVisit the English Seaside and 'Whack a Banker'

By Chris Dade     Dec 13, 2009 in Lifestyle
Visitors to a seaside town in Eastern England, who may be frustrated with the excesses of the financial world, are now being given the chance to 'Whack a Banker'.
Tim Hunkin, the owner of an amusement arcade on the pier at Southwold, a town on the East Coast of England which is some 115 miles northeast of Central London and was once the home to writer George Orwell, has introduced a game to his arcade called 'Whack a Banker'.
And so popular has the game proved itself to be, it is based on what AFP describes as the "amusement arcade classic 'Whack A Mole'", although the actual name of that "classic" game is 'Whac a Mole', that the mallets used to deliver a blow to the financial fiends are constantly wearing out.
Those wishing to enjoy the game invented by Mr Hunkin, you can read more about the game and Mr Hunkin's motivation when creating it on his website, pay 40p (65ยข) and are given 30 seconds in which to hit as many 'bankers' on the head as they possibly can.
Mr Hunkin is promising visitors to his Under the Pier Show, who would like to 'Whack a Banker', 'A truly rewarding banking experience' with 'Unrivalled Customer Satisfaction' and 'No Hidden Charges', subject of course to 'Terms and Conditions'.
As the Telegraph reports the 58-year-old inventor has explained:The bankers are bald and all look the same because that's how I think people see bankers - as faceless. And, of course, the bankers never really lose. If you win the game a banker's voice says: 'You win. We retire. Thank you very much to the taxpayer for paying our pensions'
AFP says that the British public, much like the public in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world, has grown angry at the bailouts given to the banking sector and the large bonuses being paid out within that sector.
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