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I’m on the Wrong Train

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I’m a big fan of Woody Allen movies, and one of his less-appreciated ones is Stardust Memories. Below is the opening scene, which to me captures nicely what it’s felt┬álike being a bear for the past seven years (including this most recent Friday, on which Mario Draghi single-handedly ripped worldwide markets literally hundreds of billions of dollars higher with just a few words, tearing┬ámy heart out again). The clip beneath is a hilarious scene (in a gallows humor kind of way), particularly given the superb casting choice of…………those faces.