The stock market has been a bit like Anna Nicole Smith's life: you know that whatever's going on is going to be ugly, but you just can't help but take a peek. And usually the results are pretty depressing.
So what's a person to do after he watches his 401k shrink down like a giant bag of bright green spinach that's been sauteed into a teeny-tiny, ugly mushy mess?*
Eat candy, of course! This article in The New York Times explains it all so well. Our generation may be cutting down on eating out, drinking good wines, taking vacations and buying the latest techno toys, but candy endures. The only difference is, we're eating less Michel Cluizel and Richart and more Tootsie Rolls and Bit o' Honeys. And that's a good thing!
*Terrible analogy, but I'm writing this before my morning coffee.