Thursday, September 10, 2009

Candy Mountain Revisited

We were heading into Thanksgiving in 2007. I felt the need to heckle Larry Kudlow in order to bring some much needed humor to my doom and gloom blog. Imagine that!

November 21, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving!

Three More Years of Goldilocks? - Larry Kudlow, November 21, 2007

If heckling was an Olympic Sport, I'd say I did rather well. Granted it could not have been worthy of 10.0, due to the extremely low difficulty of the maneuver. However, I think I should have at least gotten a bronze medal for nailing the timing. The recession started just one month later and we're STILL in it. The DJIA closed that day at 12,799.04.

Further, the Candy Mountain video really does our global economy justice (the ending will clear up the reason). I hope you enjoy it yet again.

This was followed up with a Candy Mountain sequel in late 2008.

August 13, 2008

Rude Shock Alert

There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!

The mere mention of Candy Mountain is enough to bring the entire global ponzi scheme crashing to its knees. Hindsight shows that the timing was once again right on the (lack of) money! The DJIA closed that day at 11,532.96.

I have great news for the bears amongst us who are somewhat superstitious. There is a new Candy Mountain video! Yes! Here it is. The world is once again in peril. Seek shelter!

We're from the future Charlie. The world is in peril. All that is good has been consumed by evil...

I know not what the future will bring, but I can say that the DJIA closed today at 9,627.48. I'll pass.


getyourselfconnected said...

OK Mark,
now you are scaring me!

If you like unicorns I would suggest "The Last Unicorn" from Peter Beagle. Moving, magical, and relevant.

As far as mountain songs, I like "Sugar Mountain" from Crazy Horse.

All my best.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Did someone say Mountain Song?

mab said...


From the above link:

Charlie the Unicorn — A unicorn who is repeatedly hoodwinked by his friends, who bring him on elaborate adventures in order to steal his belongings.

I had no idea they were "friends".

Stagflationary Mark said...


Perhaps they are "John McCain Friends".

"An acquaintance who you are fondly referring to, but you don't actually know this person very well, nor is he or she your friend.

Derived from Senator John McCain's frequent use of the phrase "My friends..." on the presidential campaign trail directed toward a large crowd of strangers. Strangers he was fond of, yes, but strangers nonetheless."

Was he really fond of the strangers though? We may never know.

mab said...


Was he really fond of the strangers though? We may never know.

Shun the non-believer(s)! John McCain was filled with "sweet sugary goodness", just like Dick Cheney (before he dicks you)!

Democrats believe all Republican proposals will damage the country. Republicans believe all Democrat proposals will damage the country. I think they are both correct. In my view, both paths lead to Candy Mountain.

More Candy Mountain:

They engage in high-stakes gambles for resurrection that undermine industry profit margins and spread insolvency to healthy competitors. If their insolvency is left unresolved, more and more institutions fall into distress and a crisis develops when the wisdom of the government's bailout program comes increasingly to be called into question.

Stagflationary Mark said...


"Shun the non-believer(s)!"

You can tell you share the same sense of humor with someone when they pick what you think is one of the funniest quotes in the entire video, lol.

I don't know why it is so funny, but it is. I think it is probably because I'm not a religious person and therefore expect to be shunned as a non-believer. I'm also able to dis-believe that our economy is prosperous long-term.

Heck, I can't even completely believe in inflation OR deflation. I'm somehow stuck in the murky middle ground.