Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Funny quote of the day

Related to getting year-end banking bonuses:

"The real hitter MDs would stroll out of the office, and at the surface, they looked as calm and expressionless as when they had gone in. But as they walked by on their way out, it felt as if they smiled and winked, blanketing the room with a confident and firm: “Fuck yeah. I’m a badass. Someone go warm up the G4.” And then sometimes they would actually wink and point, motioning for someone to go warm up the G4."

Courtesy of Leveraged Sellout

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Country GDP vs. US States

Interesting post comparing national GDPs against individual US states here.

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everyone! Have a great 2008!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


How much for the little girl? How much for the women? Bring them to my heated bouncy tent.

Link Tuesday

Learn mafioso charm.

Hair dye : Chinese leaders as what is to Farah Fawcett?

Note to single guys: wear Speedstick and get laid. Where the hell are the PR people on this one?

Venezuela decides to offset their clocks by 30 minutes, just to give the bird to the rest of the world.

Advocating randomness in sport.


Feel shitty for the day: Figure out what other people did by the time they were your age.

Funds employing math majors: 0. Funds employing psychology majors: 1.

December rocket, ready for liftoff

Expected Fed rate decrease at 2:15.

December performance is generally +1.7% in pre-election years.

People like Jim Cramer saying: "If we got a half-point cut from the Fed on Tuesday, I think you could see as much as a thousand-point rally on the Dow between here and year-end."

Chart of the last 5 days here.

Update: Wall Street to Bernanke: You suck.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Myers-Briggs meets trading

Interesting post on how a Promethian temperament (xNTx in Myers Briggs) impacts stock trading / financial behaviors.

Capitol christmas tree is up

Courtesy of CapitalWeather.com:

Sampras v. Federer

I finally have time to watch the Sampras v. Federer exhibition matches that took place in Macao. Check them out for yourselves, courtesy of the Tennis Channel here.

Check out the fun Sampras forehand the 3rd match, 3rd game (Sampras serving at 40-0).

Serenity's vision of the future is one step closer...

Hedge fund superstar Jim Rogers has three pieces of advice: "Get out of the dollar, teach your children Chinese, and buy commodities.''

He's moving his own family to Singapore.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Swiss IT

2008 is apparently the "Year of IT" in Switzerland. Facing a shortfall of skilled IT workers that can fill the gap created by those that are retiring or leaving, the Swiss IT sector has declared that they "will be producing T-shirts for the Chinese in 40 years time" if nothing is done.

If the banana hammock boxer briefs in the men's section of Globus are any indication of Swiss clothing style, Chinese men will start looking like International Male model rejects.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Gawker Stalker for DC

This post on Wonkette made me start to think why they don't have a Gawker Stalker for DC celebs (unless it's illegal in some strange way). Who wouldn't want to walk by Perrys and see Sen. Craig or crack up seeing Bernake getting a haircut at Bubbles in Pentagon City? I see a perfect partnership for Gawker and Wonkette.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Selective Blindness

Watch the video here. Your goal is to count the number of times the basketballs change hands. After you have finished watching the video, click here for the analysis.
This test was completely similar to the GMAT.

Your IQ Is 120

Your Logical Intelligence is Below Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius

Your General Knowledge is Above Average