A Blog Named Sue shares my disappointment. Here we are experiencing a real live apocalypse, the end of civilization as we know it, and its not being caused by anything cool.
There is no huge asteroid poised to slam into the Atlantic Ocean, no exciting megaquake sliding California into the Pacific. There are no sentient robots plotting to take over the world nor any ape in revolt. Hell, there aren't even zombies. "If civilization collapses over credit default swaps I am going to be pissed."
As Atrios points out, the scariest chart ever just keeps getting scarier.
And our bankers, while certainly playing the part to perfection, just don't look like they should.