The MSM has long been stuck on a single shot to illustrate bad days on Wall Street: Dejected stock trader, hand covering face. This one's unusual only in that it's a woman. Here are some more from yesterday, today, and the last few years:
The Quasimodo variation.
Photographers are so lazy. But really, what else is there to shoot? There's the bull:
Good for "up" stories, incongruous for "down."
The building (whatever building it happens to be):
And the stock ticker or board, often taken at a weird angle:
Or even psychadelisized:
Whoa. The colors.
Occasionally some genius will combine the graphical and the head-holding:
But most just stick with the standard:
Somebody loves this guy:
Should be disqualified: No hand to face.
And one more:
Those three pics are from two and perhaps three different bad days. Let somebody else have a chance, pal.
This guy's gouging out an eyeball.
And finally, a double-header:
I'm so depressed.
Update: Front page of the Rocky: "Stocks post solid gain after Fed keeps rates steady." The pic over the story:
And if you think that's a fluke, here's the pic accompanying the story:
Caption: Traders work in the product options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York.
This is starting to freak me out.
Update II (17 September):
AFP photo: "Traders of Moscow Interbank Currency Exchage during a trading session in Moscow on Wednesday."
Trader 1: Let's try capitalism, you said--
Trader 2: I said? You were the one going on and on about how crummy everything was under communism--"I earn $6 a month, we live in a one-room apartment with 16 other people, we had to eat one of the kids last week," whine, whine, whine--and now it's my fault?
Trader 1: --just a small investment, you said, and we'll be rolling in money like the Americanskis--
Trader 2: You're such a liar. I've never said "Americanski" in my life--
Trader 1: I'm a liar--
Mass quantities of vodka follow.
Update III (18 September): "DOW surges 410 points":
No handface today: Traders go mad with joy.