Well done, Mr. A! Congrats on a great interview!
I concur with Mr. Riser above - times are not easy, but this is still America and there is opportunity out there. I'm paying my mortgage (on a house we built just last year) and supporting my family as sole breadwinner... by doing card tricks, for crying out loud.
Stories like the one about David Alexander -- and comments like those from Mr. Riser -- motivate me to get off the couch and get back to work!