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Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Days Are Here Again

"Happy Days Are Here Again" came from a reverie I had after the Market crash in 2008...for some reason I flashed on a super 8mm scene of a bus full of economic refugees winding it's way through the trees to Portland, a scene of diminished expectations and a rolling back of our "standard of living" to come. The height of post WWII middle class aspirations used to involve a single car, a 1000 square foot house, occasional trips to Yellowstone and a steady manufacturing job until retirement. How ever did we come to rate McMansions, boats, RV's, exotic vacations and six figure salaries in "Corporate Event Party Planning"?
A Debt/Credit bacchanale, the likes of which the world has never seen.
The Party's over however and I don't know a single person who hasn't been or won't be effected by that fact.