Erin and the gang at CNBC are absolutely floored by the fact that today Tim Geithner used the word "searing," twice, to describe the situation we've gone through vis-a-vis the economy (sayeth Geithner: "We've had a rather searing experience," "We've had a kind of searing experience getting things wrong"). Hey now! they said over in Englewood Cliffs, nearly falling off their chairs. What a descriptive word! It must mean things are really bad! Erin's guests were asked to come up with an even crazier adjective, the first one going with "boiled," the second one failing to answer the question. Obviously, you people can do better. Please do so at this time, and use it in a sentence. Mine's in the tag.