Listen, CNBC, I understand that there's a lot of complex data flying all over the global economics maps at any given time. And anything that a TV producer can do to make all that parsing and projection seem even a little bit fun or plugged into pop culture must feel almost like an obligation. But, man, this attempt just hurts to watch.
The first part of the segment uses a phrase called Vindicated Doves to riff off of Rovio's hit Angry Birds franchise. From there, they talk about several European countries—Portugal Ireland Italy Greece Spain—whose names form the acronym PIIGS. PIIGS gets loosely tied to Angry Birds' spinoff Bad Piggies and… it's just a mess. Sorry, CNBC, you guys don't get any stars for this awkward stab at relevance.