Friday, February 27, 2009

Financial End O' Days


I unilaterally declare it time to stop using the ridiculous euphemism, "Recession" and head on into "Depression" territory. Barring the unforeseen discovery of rainbow space diamonds among the nation's gravel pits, we're screwed. On the upside, I already drive a Depression-ready car--a 1991 "3-door" white Buick Park Avenue (as seen above!), so I'm ready on that score. I hope y'all are too. Time to dust off good old fashioned humility, hard-work, and lend-a-hand-can-do-ism -- or, despondent, self-pitying, abusive drunkenness -- whatever suits your personal style.

I'd also like to take a moment to thank the powers that be for the financial bonanza we're raking in from our various wars, deregulation, tax cuts, and overall awesomeness. Great job! Well-played, fellows. Truly, well-played!

Big Steve Hammond sent along a nice link to an animation by Jonathan Jarvis, "The Crisis of Credit Realized," explaining the banking collapse. Check it out. It filled in some big gaps for me.

2 comments:

stephen said...

Bleak. If the economy doesn't kill us, then it's either going to be another ice age, or the flaming asteroid that's been well overdue. I reiterate: bleak.

On the upside, we'll have Wii Fit girl to appreciate while we're starving, freezing or burning.

Scott Raedeke said...

Yar, I agree Miles. Clearly it's time to build a windmill in the back yard. I hope the neighbors don' mind a little fan noise...

Thankfully the offensive war skills you've demonstrated in Age of Empires will come in handy during the zombie apocalypse. In your service, my liege...