Thursday, May 27, 2010

Just 97 More Points (Musical Tribute)

The S&P 500 hit 1103.06 today. That's a 3.3% gain in just one day. Very impressive!

Just 97 more points and we'll cross the
S&P 500's Rubicon for the 24th time.

He was going down a grade making 90 miles an hour
When a whistle broke into a scream
He was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle
Scalded to death by the steam

Wreck of the Old 97

The route between Monroe and Spencer was rolling terrain and there were numerous danger points due to the combination of grades and tight radius curves. Signs were posted to warn engineers to watch their speed.

The Southern Railway placed blame for the wreck on engineer Broadey, disavowing that he had been ordered run as fast as possible to maintain the schedule.


mab said...


I'm a big, big fan of (johhny) cash, especially since I developed my deflationary bias.

Stagflationary Mark said...


Thanks for working "Cash" into the comments. I tried a few times to work it into the article, but opted for a less is more approach, lol. ;)