Saturday, July 26, 2008

Repost from Feb 03, 2006

Nota Bene: Apparently there exist unbelievers in the audience. For their benefit this backgrounder from two and a half years ago, long before it was chic to blog about the bubble.
Thumbing through my copy of "The Necronomicon" (at midnight by the light of a black flame), it warns that the consequences of bringing the housing market back from the dead will be far more dangerous than letting it rot in the stygian depths to which it has fallen. The extent of those depths in the dark days ahead will not be known until the spectre of Cthulu awakens and (re)posses those things most dear to the doomed minions souls. Namely the holy speed boat, the most reverent Harley-Davidson, those objects of all desire the SUV, RV and ATV. Only then when all hope is lost and the scavengers are finished picking the bodies on the bloody battlefield clean of all that is valuable will the lamentations of the children, resigned to public schools and community college be heard. Only then as the wives cry out to the darkness, "Maui, Cancun wherefor art thou" will the true nature of the beast variously known to mere humans as the House ATM, the great equity withdrawl, the very HELOC himself so powerful that he is CAPITALIZED be revealed as a vampire sucking the lifeblood of guilty and innocent alike. Listen now, quiet, in the distance. The sound, the smell, the desperation. Those who thought an easy death, bankruptcy itself will be denied. No one gets off that easy. The laws of the gods of light and dark are no match for the US courts system. Ameriquest will eat their livers every dawn and peck out their eyes every sunset only to keep them barely alive to feed again on the morrow. And at night, where will they sleep? Not in their own beds, that's for sure.

7 comments:

wagga said...

Which Gin Gin?
This Gin Gin or this Gin Gin or this Gin Gin or this Gin Gin ?

I think the first.

Rob Dawg said...

QLD.

Casey Serin said...

Are you HELOC'ed to the hilt, Bobbo? ;-D

Rob Dawg said...

Used about 60% of my HELOC (@5%) bringing my combined LTV nowhere near 25%. That's 75%+ equity in case that isn't clear. S'course that could be 50% equity in the new order.

Edgar Alpo said...

I'm going to Cali so I can steal my fair share.

segfault said...

New avatar? Why doesn't anyone feed that golden-colored puppy?

Rob Dawg said...

Yes, in light of my walrus imagery a more rotund icon was appropriate. Do not feed the puppy. This puppy needs to lose at least 10 more pounds and 15 would be better. That'll be tough as I also need to add 5-10 lbs of muscle mass. I've lost a lot of tone from the disease and operation and inability to do upper body exercises.