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Good-Bye, Cruel World

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First off, don’t worry. This isn’t a suicide note. Although I can hardly stomach the market right now, there’s no way I’d do that to my premium subscribers (as for the free accounts, yeah, help me tie this hangman’s noose, if it’s not too much trouble).

Instead, this post is intended to share some thoughts on how I spent my Saturday at a music festival called Cruel World, which is about as out of character for me as dressing up in a garter and high heels. Hanging out in Southern California (don’t like) with other human beings (don’t like) in the sun (don’t like) is just not my cup of tea. I’d much rather me in a dark room with a laptop.

All the same, I did go down, along with the twelve hours of driving required to get to and flee from the place. I am very much a child of the 1980s, and since the musical was ostensibly from that era, I was at least able to join a portion of the music to some degree. However, I’ve got to say, out of 100,000 people (literally), I was, in my estimation, the only person in the entire mob that wasn’t clinically psychotic.