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October 9, 2008

I wish this market would just find a frickin' floor. Yeah, I guess the credit situation is a mess, but you probably knew that yesterday, right? Sheesh.

Quote of the Moment
"I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect."
--George Carlin. Guess he didn't know about finance.yahoo.com.

Video of the Moment

--"Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn & John. (This was playing two different times at Flann's (pub at the end of my street) -- I had hoped that this nifty iPhone app "Shazam", which is amazing at "listening" to and then identifying a song off the car stereo could tell me what it was, but alas the pub seems to be too noisy for it so I had to go to the old fallback of asking the bartender.)

Apparently the catchy whistling is based on the Oriental Riff, those 9 pentatonic-ish notes used to signify "Asia" in Loony Tunes and a dozen other places. The Straight Dope has a few thoughts on what might have originally inspired it and I also found Martin Nilsson's very deep attempt to chart its appearance through the decades.

Your third Guinness feels like less of a decision than your second.
I can't believe how great a movie "eternal sunshine of the spotless mind" is.
ESotSM's ?s: If you could erase the memory of heartbreak, would you? More: if you you could see the tragic end, would you start anyway?
With some exception it's been a poor week for getting into gear. Time to buckle down, straighten up, and fly right!
pentomino Took me a second to parse "e.d" -- so is that like, if this show continues for more than 4 hours, see a marketing specialist?
<<usually when things has gone this far / people tend to disappear / no one would surprise me unless you do>>
Lately I've seen so many people stumble on nothing as they walk towards me I'm starting to suspect I have a latent minor superpower.
I simply adore "OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ" to describe heavy electronica-- the onomatopoeia is just lovely, "human beatbox" deftly transcribed.
Realized I need to register to vote with my new address. Like how the rural area "indicate where you live" map example has "Woodchuck Road"
katwinx http://kisrael.com/2004/03/17/ "Paranoia of the Moment" - I made a friend snarf with the Judy Nielsen observation.
JIMMINY F'IN CRICKETS, here I was all thinking it was just another "ho hum, 150 points off the Dow" kind of day. Knock it the hell off!
NASDAQ had been a while playing in a range just a bit over half of its dot com numbers. I wonder what the new DOW playground will be.
Dow 36,000! 3,600. Whatever. (ok last one for a while)
http://tinyurl.com/4eq2pu - Obama to buy half hour on national prime time. Odd... feels more like a McCain "Hail Mary" ploy, hope it works.
iPod on streets & subway; don't think I like the disconnect. Seems graceless to try to be so insulated and isolated. (He texts, walking)
Odd, too, that I'm so preachy about iPods when all I want to do on the T is lose (or is it find?) myself in a book.