The ad industry is perfectly confident that this whole "meltdown of the US economy" thing will be but a blip on their radar. Uh, as long as you weren't on that AIG account. The broke ass insurance giant has (wisely) decided to pull all of its corporate advertising for the remainder of the year, which will save them slightly less than 0.1% of the $85 billion they now owe to you, the taxpayer. More importantly it will save them the absolute humiliation of the ads themselves, in which a little tot can sleep safely knowing that his family has AIG and its "Strength to be there." [In debtor's prison]. You won't have to see this bullshit any more:

[Ad Age. These ads were still running through last weekend.]