Archive for 'Humor'
Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 by Harvey Sax.
This is hilarious!
by Tyler Durden on 08/30/2012 12:53 -0400Ben Bernanke RealityAs Bernanke and Draghi carefully try to centrally-plan navigate us mere mortals through this dismal period of market and economic reality, we thought this clip was a perfect analogy for the heavy-lifting job they are doing… and the likely outcome.Note the rather entertaining gentleman running for cover on the left – the long-only talking-heads?
Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 by Wilensky.
Marketing is an art. But what happens when you focus too much on the art rather than the market? Some rather comical overlap of product names…
Posted on 18. Feb, 2012 by Wilensky.
What started off as a harmless Mafia loan-sharking investigation turned into a rather profitable seizure of $6 trillion worth of forged US Treasury bonds on Friday. Oddly enough, no rally in the treasury market as a result. US officials confirmed that the bonds were not just a misplaced QE 3 and QE 4.
“It began as a investigation into mafia loan-sharking, but gradually expanded as prosecutors used telephone and computer intercepts to unearth evidence of illegal activity surrounding Treasury bonds. The fake securities, worth more than a third of U.S. national debt, were seized in January from a Swiss trust company where they were held in three large trunks.”
“The U.S. Embassy in Rome thanked the Italian authorities and said the forgeries were “an attempt to defraud several Swiss banks”. It said U.S. experts had helped to identify the bonds as fakes. Potenza’s prosecutor Giovanni Colangelo said an international network “in many countries” was behind the forgeries.”
“Italian daily Corriere della Sera said on its website that the criminal network was believed to be interested in acquiring plutonium, citing sources at the prosecutors’ office. Prosecutors said the forgers had hoped to use the fake bonds as collateral to secure loans. The eight men arrested are accused of counterfeiting bonds, credit card forgery, and loan-sharking in the Italian regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Lazio and Basilicata, police said.”
Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 by Wilensky.
Iran Says It Will Give Back The Downed US Sentinel Drone — As A Toy Model
Is Iran’s display of a sense of humor a break in the tension between the two Nations or an attempt to belittle the American military in the eyes of Iranian citizens? I think the $4 price tag suggests the latter..
After losing the RQ-170 drone in the skies over Iran in November, the White House first admitted the drone was real, and then further outraged the Iranians by asking for it back.
With a burst of Irony, Tehran has agreed to comply, but instead of returning the original drone, it will scale “The Beast of Kandahar” down into a children’s toy and send one to President Obama.
The Associated Press reports that the model will be one eightieth the size of the original drone and sold to the Iranian public for about $4 (via Arab News).
Posted on 21. Sep, 2011 by Harvey Sax.
You don’t have to look any further to find out what’s wrong with this country. Too many people are wasting time texting.
CHART OF THE DAY: 18-24 Year Olds Send 55 Texts Per Day On Average
According to the Pew Internet project, people in the 18-24 year-old range are sending and receiving 110 texts per day on average. The median number of texts sent/received by that group is 50 per day.
The overall average for texting per day amongst cell phone users is 42, says Pew. That number is flat compared on a year over year basis. Pew interviewed 2,277 people 18 and over for its survey.
Posted on 01. Aug, 2011 by Harvey Sax.
from Engadget by Sean Hollister
Just when we thought ancient wooden boxes were all the rage among camera collectors, a compact beauty has shattered our theories — this 1923 Leica 0-series just sold at auction for €1,320,000, or about 1.89 million in US money. Curiously enough, the exact same auction house reportedly sold the exact same camera four years ago: No. 107, the first Leica to be exported, allegedly for a patent application inspection in New York. In 2007, it fetched a relatively paltry €336,000, which was apparently still a world record for Leica cameras at the time. Quite the return on that investment, no? Find more pictures and details at the links below.
Posted on 15. May, 2011 by Harvey Sax.
Hedge funds returned an average of 2.05% in April 2011 and the rate of net investor inflows was again above the 2010 average.”
Some did better than others
Posted on 04. May, 2011 by David Spinowitz.
Check out this great clip of proposed replacement sayings for that old adage of “Sell in May and go away.” Here are a few of my favorites: “Buy today’s cause it’s early May“, “Buy tomorrow with funds you borrow“, “Buy all commodities without hesitation, but don’t dare we have inflation“, “Buy the REITs cause real estate is on fire, but don’t you dare become an actual home buyer” What is your favorite?
Posted on 02. May, 2011 by Insider Monkey.
After making Obama release the long form of his birth certificate, Donald Trump moved on to more important issues. Now he demands to see Osama bin Ladin’s death certificate and a pound of his flesh to test his DNA.
Donald Trump also personally analyzed Osama Bin Laden’s images and doesn’t think he looks like the Osama bin Laden we know. His nose looked wider and fatter than Osama’s earlier images. His beard was also less gray and the image was clearly photoshopped.
When asked about what he would do if he isn’t elected, Trump said he plans to become a forensic document examiner. “It kind of grew on me. I like to examine documents for authenticity,” he mumbled.