Over the weekend, I read a great excerpt in the new issue of Vanity Fair of Andrew Ross Sorkin's new book - Too Big to Fail - about the financial meltdown. It made me all weepy and nostalgic for last fall, so I took a stroll down memory lane by looking over some of my blog posts (someone has to) from one year ago as the global financial crisis was blooming in all its horrific splendor. I thought it would be fun (for me, at least) to post a timeline of some of my favorite missives from that oh-so-exciting era, when G.W. Bush was still driving the bus and the Nobel Prize Committee was writing the first draft of President Obama's Peace Prize certificate.
September 15, 2008: That's the last time I go on vacation
September 19, 2008: Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley: "No fair short selling OUR stocks!!!"
September 21, 2008: This Just In: Financial Crisis Traced to My Wife!
September 25, 2008: How we know this financial crisis really IS a CRISIS...
September 29, 2008: Financial Fiasco: Blame Sarah Palin
October 6, 2008: Separated at birth?
October 8, 2008: The Bush Administration: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
October 31, 2008: The scariest thing you'll ever see on Halloween
December 3, 2008: Bailing out Detroit: Who pays for MY health insurance?
December 8, 2008: Bob Lutz: No fair calling it a "bailout"
December 10, 2008: Detroit update: Bad news and worse news
December 11, 2008: I love my country...
December 17, 2008: The Madoff debacle: Congress to the rescue!
Memories like this are precious. If only I could sell them on eBay to cover my inevitable 20 percent health insurance premium increase that is coming any day now.