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Monday, September 29, 2008

Mm, Mm, Good

posted by on September 29 at 15:45 PM


Guess what was the only stock in the S&P 500 to gain today…

The S&P 500 retreated 106.59 points to 1,106.42, as only one company gained, Campbell Soup Co.

No shit.

via Wonkette, via Gruber

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No shit, I bought 4 cans today....It was on sale!

Posted by Gato22 | September 29, 2008 3:48 PM

best day ever!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 29, 2008 3:55 PM

free soup, coffee, and donuts?

can someone explain to me why exactly we DON'T want another great depression?

Posted by jrrrl | September 29, 2008 4:10 PM

Anyone check the trading price for Top Ramen yet? I'm gonna' make bank on this!

Posted by Colton | September 29, 2008 4:13 PM

Colton, the Top Ramen futures market is OTC.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 29, 2008 4:16 PM

I still have a box of Top Ramen dating to 2003-2004. Perhaps Top Ramen as a commodity is optimized toward hoarders? It doesn't seem to lend itself to to changing hands easily.

Posted by laterite | September 29, 2008 4:23 PM

Warhol laughs from his grave.

Posted by Andy Niable | September 29, 2008 4:24 PM

you know why? because Campbell's soup makes REAL PRODUCTS.

Posted by max solomon | September 29, 2008 4:34 PM

bullshit, I was just in the store the other day and every can of Campbell's soup was $2.30+ except for the kids' ones that were marked down to a dollar fifty. That shit's supposed to be a dollar!

If you call gruel a real product...

Posted by andy gayhol | September 29, 2008 4:42 PM

Was there ever a time when that stuff was real food? It seemed like it was when I was a kid, but maybe I'm misremembering. I bought a can a couple of weeks ago, in lieu of spending $7 on lunch, and it was some sort of dairy-like substance with a few bits of chicken and potato floating in it.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 29, 2008 5:12 PM

@8: tell that to the people who make washing machines and cars -- indubitably real products -- who are crapping their pants right now.

Posted by Fnarf | September 29, 2008 5:19 PM

i get the feeling fnarf is crapping his pants right now too

Posted by tranny | September 29, 2008 5:26 PM

No, no, I'm good. I took a beating today, but I can cope; I'm comfortable, and I still have a lot of working years left, and if I lose my job, which is unlikely, I'm in pretty good shape to get another like it. Millions of other people are in much more precarious positions.

Posted by Fnarf | September 29, 2008 6:05 PM

I just bought a couple of cans of good vegetable soup at the store on sale for 50 cents a piece. Now I'm thinking I should have stocked up.

I'm in a similar situation to Fnarf. This is not great for, but even if I lose my job, I'll probably be able to get another similar one. Probably.

But, I have been making nonstop jokes about the coming Depression, living on the streets, the merits of different cooking preparations in making a meal of our dog, etc... It's making my husband, who doesn't care/know about economics as much as me kind of nervous.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 29, 2008 6:28 PM

Some of the best movies ever made date back to the 1930's. Maybe the next few years will be a cinematic renaissance.

Posted by RainMan | September 29, 2008 7:01 PM

I had only one stock go up, UNFI, which is a natural foods distributor.

Are there companies that make dog and/or cat food on the S&P? Probably a good depression proof stock.

Posted by Concerned Canuck | September 29, 2008 8:38 PM

Julie is my hero

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 29, 2008 10:24 PM

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