Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
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Massive Stock Sell-off (Part 37 In A Series)

Stocks are plummeting! The Dow has dropped below 10,000! But why? Today we're going with "fears of a global economic slowdown" and "tensions ris[ing] on the Korean peninsula." I bet the oil slick is happy to finally not be blamed for something. Although looking at these pictures is a lot more upsetting than worrying about imaginary numbers falling under some arbitrary threshold. Anyway, if you've got anything left under your mattress, keep an eye on it.

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Art Yucko (#1,321)

-Gust of Wind / Top Hat blows off Head-

KarenUhOh (#19)

Yesterday, in Chicago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared outside a BP station, urging a boycott of the conglomerate. He gave a speech decrying the nation's dependence on oil, and advocated sweeping reforms to promote mass transit.

He arrived for the rally in an Escalade.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Classic. And I will say it again: the US uses about 19.5 million barrels of oil A DAY, most of which goes for transportation. So, yes, I'm all for more mass transit, but that's a lot of new straphangers before you're significantly less dependent on oil.

saythatscool (#101)

The only thing left under my mattress are those dead hookers. And anybody here is welcome to 'em. That includes Miles, even.

HiredGoons (#603)

I do not believe in Hell, for I see no need of it.

brent_cox (#40)

It's always nice to have the opportunity to use the word "plummet".

saythatscool (#101)

Seconded. Especially outside of the "dangling a hooker off the side of a building" context.

kneetoe (#1,881)

No worry, probably just the ole "m" "b" switcheroo again.

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