Re quake

Well here’s some good news:

China’s strongest earthquake in 58 years may reduce the nation’s energy demand as damaged power plants and transmission lines force companies to idle some generators.

The down side, though, according to Bloomberg’s Rob Delaney, is the quake’s possible contribution to food inflation. Oh, yeah. And all the dead people. That’s not so great either. But hey, at least they’re no longer consuming energy!

(I mean, really, can you imagine having to write shit like that? Does he have to go home and scrub his typing fingers with brillo pads to remove the stench?)