Okay, it’s officially The Great Depression of 2008. I’m calling it right now, based on breaking news I read only just now. Mother’s Cookies, the makers of Circus Animals, has abruptly closed its doors, forever. This is the beginning of the end, people! What kind of future are we creating for our children? Do we want them to grow up without Circus Animals? I’m not sure I want to grow up without Circus Animals?

The SF Chronicle broke the story and I’m telling you, i nearly cried when I realized it wasn’t a hoax… because I’m far away in Australia right now and what if they’re all gone by the time I get back? What if there’s a huge rush on them tonight and the shelves are tragically empty when I race directly from the airport into the nearest all-night grocery? I don’t want to spend my first hour back in the US weeping quietly in the cookie aisle of a Tukwila Safeway… won’t someone pick up a bag tonight for me? One last bag, for old time’s sake… for the way things used to be… back when money flowed out of wall street like Circus Animals flowed out of their pink and white bags… sniff.