Monday, August 06, 2007

The Wheels Are Coming Off



ummm.... anyone know a good industry to target for employment during the second great depression?

8 comments:

emily2 said...

Well... no matter how bad it gets (in fact, the worse it gets the better it gets), the alcohol, tobacco and firearms industries always seem to do well.

Oh, and the door-to-door pot delivery services in NYC.

The porn industry will also always do well.

emily1 said...

alright. i need to brush up on photoshop breast enlargement and cellulose disappearance techniques. i suppose i should also get my dad's advice on bootlegging since it worked for him and his father back in the day. even if i can't sell it, i'll have moonshine to drown my sorrows.

emily2 said...

well i do believe you already have brewing skills.

also, one of my exes informed me that her family made quite a bit of money during prohibition making gin in a bathtub. now, i think it's time to learn that particular skill.

also, bricklaying may be a good skill to learn, because once the real estate market tumbles into the abyss, taking everything down with it, knowing how to lay your own bricks will guarantee you the nicest dwelling in a hooverville.

emily1 said...

true. i can already make beer. the thing about making bathtub gin is that it can be dangerous, so it must be done correctly. a bad batch can kill or blind someone. a bad batch of beer will hit your nose before you're in the same room with it.

The Pedant said...

Lawyers sometimes do even better in bad times as the desperate fight over the scraps.

I chase ambulances. My continued employment is guaranteed.

emily2 said...

i represent lifestyle magazines.

i'm so screwed...

emily1 said...

gak. the stock market is back up. what the hell? that guy was going frigging ballistic in that video predicting a bloodbath on Wall Street.

emily2 said...

the market doesn't know what to do with itself. "red pill"? "blue pill"? durrrrr?

oh an aside, all my stocks plunged in the last month despite positive reports, and now i'm back to where i started. boo.