Archive for March, 2010

  • The Modern Day Financial Story of Passover
    Posted by on March 30th, 2010 at 5:11 pm, Comments: 0

    Jewish readers will already be familiar with the Passover Story – that of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt.  For those unfamiliar, here’s a super brief […]

  • Home Improvement – KD Tackles Masonry
    Posted by on March 24th, 2010 at 4:24 pm, Comments: 0

    So our basement has an old chimney base that’s perfect for a wine cellar.  The base is a series of brick walls which are basically […]

  • Tweet Tweet! KidDynamiteBlog is Now on Twitter
    Posted by on March 23rd, 2010 at 9:04 pm, Comments: 0

    Ok – so a bunch of people have asked me why I’m not on Twitter.  Well, here you go – KidDynamiteBlog is now on Twitter […]

  • Homeowner Bailouts? Look Again – It’s a Bank Bailout
    Posted by on March 23rd, 2010 at 2:44 pm, Comments: 0

    Louise Story has an article in the NY Times today about pending “homeowner bailouts.” “Arizona is one of five states that, with money from Washington, […]

  • Greece: Oh the Irony
    Posted by on March 23rd, 2010 at 1:27 pm, Comments: 0

    Via Zerohedge:  “We have officially moved from a Greek tragedy to a Greek surreal comedy. After nearly a month-long scapegoating campaign in which Greek PM […]

  • Project Maple II
    Posted by on March 22nd, 2010 at 5:11 pm, Comments: 0

    Readers responded positively to my first Maple Report, so here’s an update: We boiled off another two batches of sap – last Tuesday, and Sunday.  […]

  • Bajungi Tilt – NYC Seat Hoggery
    Posted by on March 22nd, 2010 at 4:47 pm, Comments: 0

    This is absurd. One recent night, Ryan David LaMont settled into the wary peace of a post-midnight journey on the No. 2 train. He was […]

  • The Real Ben Folds on ChatRoulette
    Posted by on March 22nd, 2010 at 12:22 pm, Comments: 0

    Last week I posted the video of “Merton” doing piano improv on ChatRoulette. Merton looks suspiciously like Ben Folds, but Merton has emphatically denied being […]

  • Live Free or Die!
    Posted by on March 21st, 2010 at 6:53 pm, Comments: 0

    When I moved to New Hampshire, my friends made comments like “let me know when you put a gun rack on your truck,”  and “don’t […]

  • Weekend Links
    Posted by on March 21st, 2010 at 1:57 am, Comments: 0

    This NY Times piece from Robert Frank again had me checking my calendar to see if April Fool’s Day had snuck up on me: “What […]

  • Banking Mechanics – Take 3
    Posted by on March 20th, 2010 at 12:25 pm, Comments: 0

    Believe me – it’s not that I really enjoy talking about the mundane theoretical mechanics of the banking system -it’s just that it’s driving me […]

  • More on Bank Reserves, and their Potential Meaninglessness
    Posted by on March 19th, 2010 at 12:29 pm, Comments: 0

    My post about bank reserves generated a lot of discussion. Well, I guess it was really more of an anonymous commenter trying to explain it […]

  • Enron… This HAS to Be a Sign
    Posted by on March 18th, 2010 at 9:02 pm, Comments: 0

    Enron – the play – is coming to Broadway in April.  Apparantly it’s been killing it in London for a while now, but judging from […]

  • Reserves? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Reserves
    Posted by on March 18th, 2010 at 1:21 pm, Comments: 0

    EconomicDisconnect pointed me toward a story last night from the Economic Collapse Blog regarding Ben Bernanke’s comments on the need (or lack thereof) for reserves […]

  • Ponzi Never Dies: SLM
    Posted by on March 18th, 2010 at 12:33 am, Comments: 0

    This Bloomberg article about Sallie Mae is a gem: “SLM Corp., the largest U.S. student-loan company, raised $1.5 billion in the bond market, paying more […]

  • Sign of the Apocalypse – Dick Fuld – Say WHATTTT?
    Posted by on March 17th, 2010 at 3:05 pm, Comments: 0

    Again, when I read this story from Dealbreaker, the first thing I did was click through to make sure it wasn’t an Onion article.  Nope […]

  • Chat Roulette Piano Improv
    Posted by on March 17th, 2010 at 1:04 pm, Comments: 0

    This guy “Merton” is great – he looks and sounds a lot like Ben Folds, but they swear it’s not Ben Folds. -KD

  • More Census Tidbits
    Posted by on March 17th, 2010 at 1:38 am, Comments: 0

    There are a few more interesting tidbits (which address some of the questions from my last post) on the Census home page, from a sort […]

  • If a Tree Falls in the Forest, and No One Is Around To Hear it, Does it Make A Sound?
    Posted by on March 16th, 2010 at 12:38 pm, Comments: 0

    More importantly: if a lender doesn’t foreclose on a delinquent borrower, and thus the non-forclosure isn’t counted in official foreclosure numbers, does it mean things […]

  • Census Tilt
    Posted by on March 15th, 2010 at 7:12 pm, Comments: 0

    We just got our Census form in the mail.  I was slightly tilted by the warning on the front of the envelope: “YOUR RESPONSE IS […]