Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Normally, when I'd see triple sevens like this I'd be screaming WHO'S THE BIG WINNER HERE TONIGHT AT THE CASINO? HUH? YOU ARE, BABY, YOU ARE!!
But those triple sevens don't represent a big win in a swanky casino. They represent yesterday's 777 + point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average after Congress failed to pass the millionaire trader relief act.
Yep, the financial markets discovered what Albert Brooks learned so painfully in Lost in America: when you recklessly piss away your nest egg on Vegas-style gambling, it's not likely anyone is going to give that money back to you.