Foolish investors attract Egyptian plagues

Today we’re told that the West Nile virus could be breeding in neglected swimming pools of foreclosed homes. Let’s hear it again for people so impatient for the vestige of success that they spend themselves into oblivion.

It’s a shame, though, that responsible citizens too must suffer not only the economic downturn but also the threat of febrile and neuroinvasive torment.

In the case of ‘patient persistence’ versus ‘immediate gratification’, I think we’ve got to hand this victory to the mosquito and the 1000-year-old West Nile Virus. Enjoy your malarial swamp, sub-prime idiots.