Saturday, February 7, 2009

Drink or Despair

By way of Balloon Juice, consider this from Time's Swampland:


At this point, I'm going to choose "Drink."  It won't make this graph any less frightening in reality, but occasionally a shot of "dutch courage" (and how did those stalwart Dutch get this moniker hong on them, anyway?) is pretty much all one has to hang on to.

I'm reminded of the Battle of the Somme-- specifically how every man was issued a tot of rum before going "over the top-" and facing the murderous fire from German machine guns.

Yeah, "drink" sounds about right.

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