Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Where Are We Going?

Down the economic tubes, baby.

Wall Street Slammed After China Stock Woes
NEW YORK — Stocks had their worst day since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday, briefly hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 500 points on a worldwide tide of concern that the U.S. and Chinese economies are stumbling and that share prices have become overinflated.
Who does the U.S. government owe billions of dollars to (beside Japan)?China. Go ahead, explain to me how the stock market and the national debt aren't at all related.

Let's face facts, the minute we ditched the gold standard for federal reserve notes, our initial situation of pretending something was valuable went out the window for a scheme based on *actually* nothing. We (the U.S.) will never have enough money to pay off our national debt. We must instead simply hope that the countries we owe so much money to develop such severe economic problems that our debt somehow gets cancelled out. It's like a never ending game of Monopoly on a global scale.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Monday, Monday

An actual debate I had last week: Who would make a worse president of the U.S, GWB, or Alfred E. Neuman?

I was calling the contest a tie.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

True Love

Oh, Macbook Pro 17, you make my heart beat so fast! So fast!

Good News

I expect my shiny shiny new laptop today, so I should be online a lot more. To be honest, sitting in the uncomfy computer chair kinda makes my leg ache, so I've been avoiding it. I look forward to being portable.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Hi. Um, I've Been... Out.

So last Thursday, I went to the doctor because my breathing felt really labored, and that's the kind of crap you go to the doctor for. Still, you expect him or her to say "bronchitis", or even worse, "pneumonia", give you a script for antibiotics and you'll be on your way home for soup, tea, and daytime TV. You do not expect your doctor to say, "I'm going to go get the other doctor" and them have them tell you together that they think you have a pulmonary embolism and that you're going to the hospital right now. And then I spent a week in the hospital, which sucked, even though I had a portable DVD player and a bunch of visits and phone calls, and Ceaser brought me a pony.

But now I'm home, and I'm way better, and there's a new Barenaked Ladies* video to watch. While this is not my favorite song on the album, the video's pretty funny, so I figured I'd share.

*Barenaked Ladies, the official favorite band of the One True Tami