From The Man Upstairs:
This morning, as I watched banks around the world cut interest rates and market participants recognize the move as if it were a handjob proffered at the prom (in the immortal words of Turtle, "Who the f*** wants a handjob?"), it struck me that even if the global economy isn't f'd, a lot of people think that it is. But like I've said previously, the world's been a pretty stuck-up place over the last decade; maybe a good f'ing is exactly what it needs (I would like to see the Journal describe the global correction as such).
Anyway, despite considering myself an optimist, it's pretty hard not to let this sort of thing bring you down when all you do is read about it, talk about it, and literally watch it happen all day, five days a week. So this morning I did what any good analyst does when he's faced with a set of facts that he doesn't enjoy - I buckled down, and let my mind steadily wander away from reality. At one point, I had the thought, If the me of 50 years from now could say something to me today, what would he say?