13 July 2008

The Stock Market is Depressing

I admit to being a complete bonehead on economic issues and the rise and fall of the stock market (I'm an engineering major that's been in the Navy, cut me some slack). But I always know that the economy is in the shits when the media starts rolling out pictures of disheveled and pissed-off traders in New York. Some examples and their implied meaning:

"This job totally bloooows"

"What Do You Mean Short-Sell, you motherfucker"

"Tell My Wife There Won't Be a Christmas!"
"My Head is About to Explode Like The Dude From Scanners"

"I need A Fuckin' Drink"

Fortunately, the media is able to explain to us simple folk outside the Wall Street sphere of influence whether or not there is reason for alarm.