The first picture is from Saturday Night Live’s skit of a press conference about the debt ceiling negotiations (featuring a very fresh-faced ‘Harry Reid’ and ‘president Obama’). And today I watched CNN and MSNBC on and off. MSNBC finally presented the best information they had about the deal at the end of the day. Two notes – 1. the deal still has to be ratified by Congress on Monday (just say yes!) and 2. amounts of money measured in trillions of US dollar ($1,000,000,000,000) is surreal. Several versions of a $1T note are floating on-line; I liked the one with Ben Bernanke best.