Archive for February, 2007

Funny Money in the Movies

Sunday, February 25, 2007 11:18 Comments Off

Matt Bynum sent along an interesting comment: You might be interested in this dialog from the movie “Bandidas” with Penelope Cruz (Maria) and Selma Hayek (Sarah). They are discussing how to retrieve the assets that the Capital Bank and Trust of New York had “acquired” from a Mexican bank. Maria: He’s not beating us, we’re [...]

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Back-Up Blues

Saturday, February 24, 2007 23:14 Comments Off

I’m still trying to get into the blogging groove again. I just got my desktop back, after a few weeks, and now comes the hard part. The slate was wiped clean and Windows was reloaded, so I must reload all the data from the back-up hard drive. The photos and iTunes collection are taking all [...]

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The Voice of Reason

Saturday, February 24, 2007 22:38 Comments Off

On Sirius radio, Bloomberg Channel 130, Ed Koch can be found babbling from 6-7pm on Fridays. His show is called “The Voice of Reason.” (I do not kid.) Koch also does some weekend appearances on Bloomberg radio. After listening to Koch many times, I wonder how the hell that man got as far as he [...]

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Government Destruction

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 23:14 Comments Off

After I wrote about government battering rams, I got this email from George showing a similar thing in London. This short video is worth watching. Note how the folks who drive close behind the gigantic buses don’t stand a chance. The black vehicle near the end is particularly amazing; the driver was defenseless. The Herb [...]

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Anti-Semite by Location

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 22:54 Comments Off

In case you haven’t heard this crazy story……former MA governor Mitt Romney was here in Michigan at the Henry Ford Museum where he launched his campaign for the Presidency. It seems that various Jewish groups got upset because Romney chose the world-famous Henry Ford Museum to be the place where he would formally launch his [...]

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Back Online

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 22:45 Comments Off

I’ve been offline for over a week, as y’all will note. My desktop was suffering from migraines and the all-too-familiar hourglassing disease, so immediately after I took that in for servicing, my laptop died. The black screen of nothingness. So I am running a brand new Vista-equipped laptop, and hopefully Vista – with all its [...]

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Bailout Blues

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 12:17 Comments Off

Auto slump? What? Nah – there can’t be! Deutsche Securities just unloaded a “BUY” on GM and yes, Ford, this week. And Citigroup has a “BUY” on Daimler Chrysler. Surely the big 3 overproduced cars in 2006. Surely there’s an inventory hangover that, unlike the kind brought on by tequila, just doesn’t go away. Car [...]

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Energy Drinks

Sunday, February 11, 2007 14:33 Comments Off

How do you get more thin? Don’t do anything at all. Just drink some soda. This Celsius soda is all the rage because it’s being promoted as a net-negative soda beverage, meaning that it adds very few calories on its own (a good thing) and it speeds up your metabolism to help you burn the [...]

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What to do with your Fat Kid

Sunday, February 11, 2007 14:03 Comments Off

Send him up for surgery. Sit your kid in front of the TV babysitter, stuff his face with sugar-laden pop and juice and sugary snacks, buy him video games and other mind-warping crap, and then, when the porker has become too big for the children’s clothing section, just take him in for gastric surgery. An [...]

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Whole Foods vs Burbank

Friday, February 9, 2007 19:59 Comments Off

Whole Foods has been battling a bunch of nutballs in the Rancho Equestrian district of Burbank who do not want a Whole Foods store in their neighborhood. Why? It would upset the neighborhood’s horsey-riding habits and it would bring forth too much polluted development. Some background on this particular place: the Rancho Equestrian area sees [...]

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