Theme Songs For Credit Ratings Downgrades

Ramsin Canon was tweeting glumly over the weekend about the prospect of a second Great Depression, and cheered himself — and me — up with the reminder that before the first Great Depression, the Greatest Generation was “sitting on flagpoles and drinking paint thinner before that business crept up on them.” That also had the effect of reminding me how much I like Harvey Danger, and that I should listen to them again, and eventually that “Pike St./Park Slope” is both very prescient about the real estate market in Brooklyn and a really great song for shaming people who resent the idea of paying taxes:

I feel like the line about people who “hate it when their friends become successful” is particularly relevant to the Cantor-Boehner rivalry.