keep moving them goalposts

Today, Merrill-Lynch announced its new slate of subprime mortgage-backed derivatives through 2019. And there was, naturally, much rejoicing.

Of course, because the people doing the rejoicing are made perpetually uncomfortable by rejoicing, and are much happier feeling aggrieved, there was also grievance.




This is how you know that your treasured properties are so culturally and commercially dominant that you’ve completely lost the script: when the mere existence of any contrary opinion at all strikes you as remarkable.

Update: At Badass Digest, I made the prediction that this is going to result in market saturation and backlash. The other commenters there absolutely lost their marbles about it. I just will never understand being so insanely sensitive to alternative opinion, at a time when your own opinion is totally dominant. I will never understand.