Need motivation to pump this shitty market into year-end? Here's some inspiration for you:

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Is that not a good enough justification for me posting this clip? Well how about this: it's after 5, I've run out of caffeine, I haven't had lunch, I'm tired and I haven't showered yet today. This is my gift to myself, and I don't have to justify shit to you. I might even post the Glengarry Glen Ross speech tomorrow just because I goddamn well feel like it.

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