While all those economic bigwigs were jabberjawing away about "bailout" this and "interest rate" that, one Cincinnati man stumbled upon a real way to stimulate the faltering economy: sexy mannequins.

Business was down at Kenny Tessel's BBQ joint and deli when the former TV star decided to invest in the one thing he hoped could save his business -- the curvy 5-foot-7, $175 mannequin he's christened BarBe Q.

"She's my own stimulus package," Tessel said. "I don't seem to qualify for anything from the president."

Since placing the 38-23-34 model outside his restaurant, Tessel estimates he's seen 80 new walk-in customers, some of whom have purchased new clothing for BarBe, including bikini tops and several pairs of Daisy Dukes.

Somebody needs to get BarBe on the Federal Reserve Board, stat.