The first presidential debate has come and gone, a Chinese taikonaut has made the first spacewalk for his country, Congress is still doing the flaming toupee dance over the Save-the-CEO Program, and the last time I saw rain like we're having, my neighbor was building a really big boat and lining his pets up by twos.
Time for Cartoon Saturday.
Like many of you, I've had to rethink my retirement planning so that I can do my part to save Wall Street. As a patriotic American who can't stand the thought of poor, suffering financial magnates actually being held accountable for their actions, I can do no less. Here two of my new approaches:
Yes, real estate markets are tough. Remember Hoovervilles? You may want to stock up on large appliance cartons, tar paper, and plastic sheeting, as they're investments that are likely to increase in value, unlike your house...
Along with the tanking of the economy comes a decline in service across the board. I thought this cartoon from a German magazine about nailed it...
For you non-German-speakers, the bottom caption reads "railway platform comedians" and the sign says the train will be about 40 minutes late. The man on the left says, "Wow...that's a whole five minutes less than usual!", to which the woman replies, "And we complain about higher prices."
And finally, just because we need something silly to laugh at besides "Congressional leadership"...
Quote of the day from this Daily Show with John Stewart clip on Miss Cellania's blog:
"It's his Achilles head."
... referring to Treasury Secretary Paulsen's foresight in seeing the economic disaster coming.
What did you think of the debate last night? I'll let you know what I thought in the next post.
Have a good Cartoon Saturday. More thoughts coming.