When I first saw this YouTube video last night, thanks to Marc Andreessen's blog post titled "Food Fight", I saw it as a metaphor for our financial markets last weekend, over the weekend, and likely this week.
But take a closer look at this five and a half minute video, and see what story is being told here.
Want a hint? It's title is "An abridged history of American-centric warfare".
Watch it again.
You'll see every major conflict since World War II in there, including the war in Europe, the war with Japan, the Cold War, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, the Arab-Israeli wars, the Gulf War, 9/11, and the current war in Iraq.
All accompanied by a terrific music track, complete with sound effects.
The creators of this insane food fight managed to cram all that into this little bitty, funny, but thoughtful video.
Thought we could all use a smile this Monday.