The recession (can we start using the D-word yet? I mean, is there anybody who's still unconvinced that this is a depression?) is hard on all of us, of course. But it's roughest on the squirrels.
Background on the picture: the squirrel is dead, obviously. I know some blogs have no-dead-rodent-pictures policies, but PATSP is not one of them. Explaining the beer can is harder, but it was the day after the Superbowl, so there were lots of unexplained beer cans around. It seems a pretty safe bet that the can didn't originally belong to the squirrel.
I was amused by the juxtaposition anyway.