A slow website makes me want to kill myself: Update

I don’t know about you guys, but *I hate when* loads REALLY REALLY slow when it comes to Drupal websites.  I’ve tried everything in the book and it’s still slow. I’ve turned on Zend Optimizer, increased mem limits, the works.

UPDATE: I think it was something just periodically because everything is running better now (maybe pre holiday server rush?)  Anyhoo, I’m getting faster response times so I feel it’s my duty to remove the mean picture I made ; )