Thursday, October 29, 2009

I’ll be back














Finally politicians learn to play hard ball, Arni style.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Northwest Going Northeast

As I have said in the past, some stories are best enjoyed without comments...

Glory Days*

Seeing the latest Goldman results surely makes you think that these guys must be doing some rather extraordinary things in order to generate this kind of returns. This story of course gives "extraordinary" a whole new (somewhat extreme) meaning (my submission for Headline of the Year Award)...

*I am sure the Boss must be singing it for his home State. What say you, SFP?

Decisions, Decisions...

If you my dear reader had to pick between a meeting with King Abdullah about the Middle East peace process, and Vladimir Putin's private birthday party even if no exotic dancers had been mentioned, WHAT ON EARTH WOULD YOU CHOOSE???

As they say, being a true leader is all about making the right decisions...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Let’s face the music and not dance

This story right here, is where the buck stops my dear Sergeant, we also, at this blog, have received a letter stating that you can’t continue blogging (not that you have recently but hey…) and incorporating in you blog post lyrics from published songs. I am sorry but this is it.

PS i love the part about the radio as well, maybe they can ask the customers to bring their own radios at the supermarkets.

Finance Hiflyer

The strains that a carreer in financial services can put on one's personal life have been well documented over the years, but this story raises the issue to a whole new level.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kramer !!!

You have to be a die hard Seinfeld fan to enjoy this video. You also have to be a geek to appreciate the effort that was put into making it. Guilty on both counts.

Oh Yes, Kramer is most definitely the man. Epic!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Blows My Socks Off...

In case you are wondering (along with the rest of the world) whether we have already reached the bottom and whether the recovery will be sustained, here is a strong arguement why we haven't and it won't...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Birds are doing it, bees are doing it…

…even educated financial City types are doing, i mean even Berlusconi is doing it, come on. So what’s the problem in this picture people…why are we in shock about this?

Maybe because we don’t yet have evidence about all the other activities, in this planet, private or public, in which men are involved, in which surely lap dancing (plus) is somehow participating as well.


Go read this. Fascinating. Now pour yourself a drink. Now read this as well. That's it, almost there.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pushing the envelope

So two new independent articles today, on the newfound critical role that the Simpsons are playing in our society.

First they teach us how to eat healthy food

Second they reach new highs in adult entertainment (while trying to save print media)

So the question really is, if the Simpsons do affect our daily lives, and in such an significant extent, and they do have a huge positive impact, do they deserve a Nobel prize ?

PS Statler i know what you are thinking that this jab deserves a post of its own…i am working on it.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Unnerved by a 30% reduction in the value of its endowment, Harvard is planning to recover the losses by no longer serving cookies at faculty meetings.

When I first heard about the Lehman umbrellas and stressballs, I laughed. Then came the Maddoff baseball season tickets and I thought it could be a coincidence. But now I am fairly certain that something larger is at play. Could we be looking at the first steps of the introduction of the Idiotically Accepted Accounting Principles?

Culture Club

So the French culture minister is asked to resign over accusations of paying for boys while on vacation in Thailand (sex tourism). Which he doesn’t deny. Plus he seems to oppose the extradition of Polanski to the US. And of course Sarcozy defends him all the way. Isn’t this a beautiful story.

Maybe post mortem, just like Michael Jackson, we will remember him for his achievements as an exemplary minister of culture, rather than something else.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Keeping you customers at arm’s length

Here’s one straight from the funny pages. Or not. Bank of America, reaches new high's in customer service when insisting to an armless customer that they need a thumbprint to cash a check. They should have sent him to Guantanamo or something, since he is obviously a security threat in this unidentifiable state…