September 29th, 2008

poor me

the deluge junior size, if you will

Wachovia? Really? And now bailouts in Europe?

Go Citigroup. *Rah* Actually, this one makes me sad. My sister has her accounts there which I assume, only understanding about a tenth of what is going on, are FDIC'ed, but I noticed my 457 lost another percentage point which translates to no buying myself poolboys when I'm seventy. Life hard.

I've noticed it's a lot easier and funnier to stop looking at this as "the future of America" and instead look upon it as a morality play about socks. I haven no idea why socks, per se, but I know that if there's a lesson in greed in this, no one who needed the lesson learned a damn thing.

Somewhere, there's got to be a group of people running bets on who crashes next.

ETA: Fine! I feel betrayed by European banks! This is our crash and now they have to try and steal our economic death spiral attention! I resent it! *bitter* Just watch, Asia's next, because it's trendy for banks to fall. Dammit.
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lydiabell is holding the Bailout Challenge. Turn those frowns into porn!

Prison porn.
Write about your favorite characters getting bailed out of jail, bailing water out of a sinking boat, or just plain bailing out. If you think you can twist it to fit the "bailout" theme, that's good enough for me.


...I did not claim I was eloquent today. I am far too boggled for eloquent.

Go. Porn. Write me Fraser/Kowalski? *hopeful*

ETA: God, do they have to show that poor crying stockbroker? *winces* Times to worry--when traders cry on the floor. That just is not good at all.

ETA 2: Now showing picture of man lying despondently across a fence. Seriously, CNN is all about illustrating grief.
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fandom hijinks - when good ads go bad

Okay, so in non-financial death spiral news, remember the Moonlight Ad Wank? If you do not, you should read it and boggle. As there is an update.

Required Reading:

Fandom Wank Report on Moonlight Fandom and the $11,000 Ad Switcheroo

Fandom Wank Report on Moonlight Great IP Bannings, which is on the same board as is owned and moderated by the subject of the above. I know! I was shocked too!

Short version: Person donates 11,000 for Ads about Moonlight, the canceled vampire detective show, and I'll be honest, I miss that show too. Dammit. The money goes through various shenanigans and the person in charge of the money has mysterious problems. If you can't guess what happened next, you have not been in fandom long.

And in personal news, I miss flambeau. *sighs*