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Out of Context Archive: October 2008


  • Where have I been?

    How have I missed the entertainment industry phenomenon that is "High School Musical?" Published October 24 2008

  • Finally, we have someone to blame!

    It's Alan Greenspan's fault. He broke the economy. Published October 24 2008

  • It's all in the looks

    And looks matter. Published October 23 2008

  • It's always something ... somewhere

    There are economic problems all over the world, and we're finding them — one region at a time. Published October 23 2008

  • Better and better

    The flights will still be hell, but at least the screening will go faster. Published October 23 2008

  • Falling down

    Like Humpty Dumpty on the wall, guess where the market is headed, y'all. Published October 22 2008

  • Vive la difference?

    When is a sex scandal not much of a sex scandal? Published October 22 2008

  • Another round, bartender!

    And this time, no Fuzzy Navels, please. Published October 22 2008

  • Dear Santa

    I want a bike and a G.I. Joe with Kung-Fu Grip and a $175-an-hour job. Published October 22 2008

  • With their fingers in everybody's pie

    Coming to a motorcycle shop or rave party near you: the federal government Published October 21 2008

  • October surprise

    And am I surprised. Published October 21 2008

  • For the voter who's on the go

    Just drive up, identify yourself and vote. "Do you want fries with that ballot?" Published October 21 2008

  • What is this world coming to?

    The law of the land is "finders keepers, losers weepers." Not "finders keepers, losers call the police and file petty theft charges against an old lady." Published October 21 2008

  • Genetic exhibitionism

    Wanna see what's going on in my genes? Published October 20 2008

  • It's like a board game

    And we're losing. Big time. Published October 19 2008

  • It's a wonderful job

    Wonderful as in "strange," not wonderful as in "every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." Published October 18 2008

  • Looking for a simile

    Because the stock market is more than just up and down. Published October 17 2008

  • Reality check

    At last, a "real person" to focus our collective attention on. Published October 16 2008

  • It's a wonderful job

    Wonderful as in "strange," not wonderful as in "every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." Published October 15 2008

  • It's down, it's up, it's down again

    It would be OK if we were watching an elevator, but this is the stock market. Published October 15 2008