Our house … in the middle of the street. Our house … brought us a...– McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Famous Lines From ’80s Anthems Adjusted for the Cost of Living.
there’s something reassuringly predictable about AC/DC, and about hard...– NPR: For Those About To Rock (via Jaime, who asks “But has anyone run a regression on economic indicators’ effect on people’s susceptibility to sleazy double entendres? Where’s the real scholarship here?” I demand graphs and charts!)
Even though the lander revived, its demise is probably less than a month away....– Mars Lander, Still for a Day, Stirs Again - NYTimes.com I’m a bit sad about the lander shutting down. Here’s hoping it sends a few chirps in 2010 when it unfreezes.
I have had my victories. Just not tonight...... →
Maoxian » Best Performing ETFs, Year-to-Date →
Hmmm, there’s something similar about all these funds, can’t quite put my short ultrashort 2x inverse finger on it though. SDK | PROSHARES ULTRASHORT RUSSEL | +194.38% EFU | PROSHARES ULTRASHORT MSCI EA | 189.8 SSG | PROSHARES ULTRASHORT SEMICON | 178.06 EEV | PROSHARES ULTRASHORT MSCI EM | 176.89 SMN | PROSHARES ULTRASHORT BASIC M | 172.81 SIJ | PROSHARES ULTRASHORT INDUSTR | 163.83 SFK...
Mark Cuban’s All-In-One ETF and Financial Crisis... →
…Mark Cuban took a few minutes to answer some questions we had about his idea for an exchange traded fund (ETF). We first heard him discuss his idea on NPR’s Planet Money podcast. The deal would be that instead of the government handing out money to banks or buying their bad assets or stocks - why not bundle those assets into an ETF and let the markets decide how they’re priced? NPR...
What’s My Name →
thinkdrastic: Another one from Earworm: 22 songs in one mashup — Ace of Bass, Mamas and the Papas, Brandy & Monica, Aaliyah, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Donna Summer, Maroon 5, Eminem, Alicia Keys, Destiny’s Child,… Earworm! Hell’s yeah.
Eagles Of Death Metal - Miss Alissa →
I’m going to see Eagles of Death Metal tomorrow night, which reminded me of their upcoming album and my favorites from previous albums. The “Give me a moment, Carlo, help me” then “Drums!” in the…
bullshit and lots more via strutting: Synchronized Presidential Debating
Via Drew, “for [my] next place”: Neatorama: Beer-Pouring Robot
Boyz II Men - Motownphilly …Only because they don’t have New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love”. So many amazing things in this video: hasty Beastie Boys references, solid color shirts, oddly badass a capella, crappy outdoor boy-band dance moves (thankfully still tied to the running man) and everything that would make a Gap ad proud. Yet I can’t hate it.
good evening: ! →
IT WAS POTTS who first instructed me to read David Foster Wallace’s article on cruise ships in the January, 1996 issue of Harper’s. IT WAS MY FIRST exposure to his brilliance and his many beautiful footnotes. INCLUDING THE SHORTEST, MOST BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTE of all time. BEGIN quoted text: But it turns out that, of these six guys [a group of skeet shooters DFW has encountered on a...
Eagles Of Death Metal (ilike) →
In between hounding @phillygirl, @jimray and @lisasho about EODM, I remembered you can stream most of their songs on ilike. Makes for a happy Tiff, wrapping up work singing “Kiss the Devil”. Too bad @shezad is still here and I can’t sing out loud.
The $64K Question: What Do I Do Now? (ETF Trends) →
We might like to think we’re at or near a bottom, but the truth is, nobody knows. If you sell a portion of your portfolio now, however, you need to be committed to get that cash back in when the trends reverse themselves. To that end, our entry strategy is as follows: When a fund crosses above its 50-day moving average, put 25% of the value of your portfolio. When the fund goes up 5%, put...
Cheap stocks? They're an illusion →
Actually a good metric for re-calculating stocks. But if you’re buying stocks direct in this market, you’re an idiot.
Nov 11, 2008: Q-Tip & the Cool Kids at Showbox... →
2K SPORTS BOUNCE TOUR Q-TIP & THE COOL KIDS DOORS AT 8PM * ALL-AGES SHOWBOX SODO 1700 1ST AVE S - SEATTLE TUE NOV 11 2008 DRS 8PM
Oct 30, 2008: Eagles of Death Metal at Neumo's →
Eagles of Death Metal features Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. Despite the namesake, the sound is far from death metal. Instead Homme goes the way of a more scuzzy, sexed-up and danceable…
Amazon.com: At Folsom Prison (Legacy Edition) →
Stocks Hitting New 52-Week Lows →
A list by Kirk. Good god.
The Great White Shark of Pain (Willie reading more... →
Green Stocks Expected to Rebound in Wake of... →
My short-term bet on the market. Conutered by long-term infrastructure funds.
Middle-aged women drive rise in U.S. suicides... →
Huh. Currently bickering with folk over this.
Bee Gees hit could save your life. US medics have found the Bee Gees’ 1977...– NPR: Five Songs That Could Save A Life via Jaime.
CEO Pay at the Nine Government-Owned Banks... →
Here’s the 2007 CEO compensation at the nine banks that have been semi-nationalized: Merrill Lynch John Thain $83,092,713 Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein $53,965,418 Morgan Stanley John Mack $41,734,815 J.P. Morgan Chase James Dimon $28,856,330 Bank of New York Mellon Robert Kelly $20,515,810 State Street Ronald Logue $19,551,400 Wells Fargo Richard Kovacevich...
The comments [on presumed knitting website of the alleged child-abuser]...– Blogosphere strikes back in Carnation child abuse case
So there’s our cultural tendency to tell ourselves (in both ads and...– The Appearance of Freedom « The Ambiguities