Spring has sprung a leak, and now the verdict is in. The defense, it turns out, had no case. Its soon-to-be-published closing statement turns out to be a repeat of its failed opening statement. And now that judgment has been rendered, we're left to wonder just how bad the broader Judgment Day -- a.k.a. Great Depression 2.0 -- will turn out to be. Can we hope for just half as bad?
As the man said, "Everybody knows the boat is leaking. Everybody knows that the captain lied. Everybody got this broken feeling, like their father or their dog just died. Everybody talking to their pockets. Everybody wants the box of chocolates, and the long-stem rose. Everybody knows. "