Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hard Times (Redux)

Some of you may remember that I followed the advice of one of my commenters and bought Larry a movie gift card for two for Christmas. Would it shock any of you to learn that we still have not gotten around to using it? Even though the last time we saw a movie together was over 2 years ago? Our lack of movie-going doesn't worry Larry, however. According to him, if we procrastinate long enough, we'll be eligible for the senior discount. More money for popcorn!


Far be it from the august New York Times to kick people when they're down; but this article, full of job ideas for displaced Wall Street execs, comes pretty darn close. Who knew that inside some buttoned-up investment bankers were inner clowns just dying to be let out?

Hard times, folks - what can I say?


  1. Clowns huh? How appropriate for a career shift. Go from one kind of clown to another.

  2. Ack! Shred paper or be a clown? Gee, how helpful! And, that video is priceless.

  3. I am shocked!!! Well, not really.
    We are still holding onto the movie passes we got the Christmas before last.

  4. I have always loved that video. If you and Larry would rather watch a DVD at home, A Day Without Mexicans would be a good choice.

  5. My best friend gave us movie passes for Christmas five years ago...we never remembered to use them...they expired :(
    How sad to see a good gift card die...

  6. Don't those giftcards expire? I get so pissed off at myself when I let one expire. It's like, I mind as well just go hand them cash in the first place.

  7. Oooh, paper shredding! I bet some of them are good at shredding documents. (Sorry, that was kicking while they were down...)(uh, maybe I'm not sorry?)

    That video? Perfect!!

    Now please go see a movie before the theater workers lose their jobs.

  8. I loved that video!!! Cracked me the hell up.

  9. LOL! Times, they are a-changin. Now step away from the computer and go find some movie to laugh at for 2 hours. xoxoxo