Times are bad, so let's party on. Last month, Business Week reported:
In New York City, twentysomethings are throwing Depression parties, where the clothes are '30s vintage and the playlists favor Big Band numbers and Dust Bowl ballads. Evite, the online party-invitation service, says such bashes are on the rise nationwide.
Now some friends of my wife have just invited us to a party featuring an FDR imitation and songs like "The Sunny Side of the Street." In addition:
Depression-style refreshments will be served—stone soup, radiator cocktails, and spam (vegetarian and non-vegetarian).
A true sign of hard times—vegetarian spam.