I Love The Recession Because Things That Suck Are Dying

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?