How do you know the economy is bad? Well, when French pole-vaulting champions who are desperate for sponsorship deals are reduced to running through the streets of Paris naked, then that's a pretty good indicator.
Yes, hot hot hot Romain Mesnil stripped bare, grabbed his long pole, and went jogging in public. While the fact that he caught it all on videotape is perhaps evidence of a higher power, the fact that his floppy bits are digitally covered by a black rectangle is perhaps evidence of the contrary.
Here's an almost-safe-for-work preview of the masterpiece in question:
Romain Mesnil piles on the self-love on his website.
And Romain Mesnil sponsorship deals are now available on eBay. Seriously.