Monday, October 6, 2008

Until I Get Back On Track...

The last month or two have constitutued possibly the most harrowing work experience of my life. Hence the lack of blog.

But I know people stop dropping through if you leave the same post up forever, so I'm taking a few moments to say hi, and point you to the best idea for a website I've seen in a while.

You've all undoubtedly heard of the Great Wall Street Bailout. Some bright guy noticed that many normal Americans have loads of crappy assets that seem to have lost their value. The website, titled Buy MY Shitpile, Henry!, (but doing business at --apparently they don't really care if the Sectretary of Treasury buys it in person) explains itself thus:

What Happens on Main Street Affects Wall Street

With our economy in crisis, the US Government is scrambling to rescue our banks by purchasing their "distressed assets", i.e., assets that no one else wants to buy from them. We figured that instead of protesting this plan, we'd give regular Americans the same opportunity to sell their bad assets to the government. We need your help and you need the Government's help!

Use the form below to submit bad assets you'd like the government to take off your hands. And remember, when estimating the value of your 1997 limited edition Hanson single CD "MMMbop", it's not what you can sell these items for that matters, it's what you think they are worth. The fact that you think they are worth more than anyone will buy them for is what makes them bad assets.


Alis said...

Sorry to hear you're having such a hard time, David. Be assured that nothing short of a notice never to come back would stop some of us checking your site for new posts. Hope things start to look up really soon.

David Isaak said...

Thanks, Alis!

I expect to be done with this sleigh-ride to hell some day this week.

I vaguely recall, as if in some former life, that I was a writer once...

Matt Curran said...

Hi, David

Ditto what Alis said. At the moment, everything seems to be taking a back seat while we watch with utter disbelief as things around us turn to shit. It's truly a surreal time for everyone.

On a lighter note, I recently learned that Family Curran will be expanding next year by one member. Probably not the best time, but hell, I'm really happy about it!

David Isaak said...

Hi, Matt--

Well, some of the best writing ever was penned during the Great Depression, so don't let everything take too much of a back seat. After all, the baby will need milk.