The good thing about the recession is that everything that is most bloated and cheesy and garish is imploding. Witness:
- Harrah’s, the McDonald’s of casino chains, is in big trouble. So is Claire’s. They’re owned by the same private equity firm.
- Sharper Image, Circuit City, and Linen’s n’ Things. Suck suck and suck, dead dead and dead.
- Those glass condo towers disrupting your nice bo-ho “sweet spot of gentrification” neighborhoods? Building has stopped because they can’t get any construction loans.
- Gas-gorging SUVs will soon be worth more being turned into the toasters they look like.
What excesses are you glad to see on deathwatch?