In any event, lots of people were very tempted today to call a bottom when we'd recovered to positive after a scary open. Even Bob Pisani -- who is ordinarily less ebullient -- got sucked in for a bit, but repented later in the day.
I'm a little surprised I didn't hear the phrase "dead cat bounce". Because that's what it looked like to me.
A. and I, once again, dozed in front of CNBC. Occasionally, I'd try to read _Consuming Motherhood_. I'll eventually finish it and review it.