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I was hoping this headline was going to be about Soviet-style show trials taking place in Hollywood, but no, it's just two actress I don't care about arguing over an issue I also don't care about.

So, how's the economy going for everyone? I looked at my 401(k) again and it resembled one of those carnival rides designed to induce vomiting in eight-year-olds.

This is probably the wrong time to be reading the new Tom Frank book.

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editrix26
Sep. 30th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
I normally don't care about these sort of things, but honestly, the crap Jenny McCarthy has been spewing about autism is deeply irresponsible (caused by vaccines, can be cured by diet).
rjwhite
Sep. 30th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
For some reason, at The City Desk, I receive press releases from a couple of agencies in New York who have obviously never read the site. I got one last night about this, from McCarthy's side.

I should just start posting them, actually. Just change the whole focus of the site to posting press releases. Easier than coming up with my own stupid fake shit.
slammerkinbabe
Sep. 30th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Jenny McCarthy's a moron, and as an adult with an autistic-spectrum disorder, I am very tired of her a.) whinging about how vaccines caused her kid's autism, which she Knows From Her Learnings (Unrelated To Facts) and b.) it's OK though because she "cured" her kid's autism anyway through, I dunno, some diet or something, or maybe by having Jim Carrey talk to him in a soft soothing voice, I forget. I'm losing the details of the story, because they were too dumb to remember. But I know that preaching against vaccines because you think no vaccines will keep the whole world neurotypical is some bogus shit.
editrix26
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Good friends of mine have a son who is a high-functioning autistic, and it pisses me off to no end to hear her talk about how diet has cured him. It's an insult to everyone who is affected by it.
unclebebby
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
My financial advisor took all my money and bought a cardboard box to live in.
ludickid
Oct. 2nd, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Probably one of those fancy fat cat cardboard boxes.
archaica
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Man you should hear my girlfriend complain about the anti-vac people. COMPLAIN.
yesaffirmative
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
Lord. The anti-vax people.

When someone explains how the government benefits from staging a multi-level conspiracy, involving thousands of independent doctors and scientists, in order to make sure lots of kids get autism...please, do let me know.

In the meantime, I'll be over here, worrying about herd immunity.

deanarae
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Not too worried about my retirement fund (whatever the non-profit version of 401K is) because there's nothing in it as it is, but I do worry about my job. The existence of it, if things don't swing back.

Also think that taking out a loan to pay for the wedding is right out.
ortho_bob
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm sure your 401K management company has a soothing reminder on its front page about the inevitable long term rise and triumph of the market and how you should invest even more even now, usually accompanied by a pretty little girl blowing a dandelion or Dennis Hooper looking ashamed of himself.

The Thomas Frank book has a surprise happy ending. Or the paperback version will when it comes out next year....
littlewashu
Sep. 30th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
I don't understand what your 401(k) has to do with anything. Are you planning to retire soon?
ludickid
Oct. 2nd, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
Well, I guess, if "soon" means "in like 25 years or so". But, I mean, while I don't pretend to know jack shit about investing, it's a bad thing if all the money I had in my 401(k) disappeared because all the stocks it was vested in went to shit, right?
oilyrags
Sep. 30th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
Cookie Magazine, huh? Yeah.
culturalvacuum
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Those of us in the money-begging industry (i.e., nonprofit fundraising) are collectively shitting our pants in fear right about now. Year end is usually the big giving season . . . this year, probably not so much. Art museums, who get a huge slice of their exhibition funding from the various financial services sectors, and the rest of their money from the heavily-invested rich, are probably even more screwed than the rest of us.

The only upside of working in the nonprofit trenches is that none of us are making enough money to really be worried about the status of our 401(k)s.
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