Archive for June, 2010

  • From The Archives: Vegas, Jan 2010
    Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 12:27 pm, Comments: 0

    In my absence, please enjoy re-reading some past Vegas trip reports, like this 4 part series from earlier this year: Part 1 – The ArrivalPart […]

  • ECB Failed Fixed-Term Deposit Auction
    Posted by on June 29th, 2010 at 5:57 pm, Comments: 0

    Right on cue, as soon as I write a post saying that big stuff happens when I’m away, a significant story:  ECB Fixed-Term Deposit Auction […]

  • Vegas Baby
    Posted by on June 29th, 2010 at 3:56 pm, Comments: 0

    I’m about to head off to Vegas for a few days (forecast: 110 degrees!), as global markets teeter.  I should warn my readers that I […]

  • Garden Update – Blowing Up
    Posted by on June 29th, 2010 at 11:33 am, Comments: 0

    That’s right – the garden is blowing up – in a good way.  Although Mrs. Dynamite and I have had our fill of broccoli, other […]

  • More on "Economics is Hard"
    Posted by on June 28th, 2010 at 5:29 pm, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I mentioned a paper from Kartik Athreya titled “Economics is Hard, Don’t Let Bloggers Tell you Otherwise.” Not surprisingly, today, many bloggers responded to […]

  • Things You Should Read
    Posted by on June 27th, 2010 at 6:35 pm, Comments: 0

    -“Economics is Hard – Don’t Let Bloggers Tell You Otherwise.”  I’ve never heard of Kartik Athreya, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, but […]

  • The Dumbest Thing I Read Today – Tom Matzzie
    Posted by on June 25th, 2010 at 2:02 am, Comments: 0

    I was going to title this post “Tom Matzzie is an idiot,”  but I don’t love starting internet flame wars, although it seems that Matzzie […]

  • Phish – Mansfield Comcast Center
    Posted by on June 23rd, 2010 at 11:04 pm, Comments: 0

    We’d been eagerly awaiting the Phish Great Woods (Comcast Center) show ever since my brother in law snagged 4th row center seats in the Phish […]

  • USA vs Algeria: Greatest US World Cup Game Ever?
    Posted by on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:14 pm, Comments: 0

    Wow – what a finish.  In my opinion, this will go down as one of the greatest victories in USA World Cup history (1994 vs […]

  • Suing Yourself
    Posted by on June 23rd, 2010 at 5:20 pm, Comments: 0

    NY State’s pension fund is suing BP:  “New York state’s pension fund plans to sue BP Plc to recover losses from the drop in the […]

  • The Dog Days of Summer
    Posted by on June 22nd, 2010 at 3:03 am, Comments: 0

    I’m off to Boston to see Phish.  I leave you with pics of the pups, in lieu of economic rants: That’s Mr. Griffey on top, […]

  • Phish – Tweezer Reprise
    Posted by on June 21st, 2010 at 1:03 am, Comments: 0

    I could try to explain Tweezer Reprise (aka Tweprise), but I think it’s easier to let the music speak for itself.  A quick background:  Tweezer […]

  • Manute Bol, RIP
    Posted by on June 21st, 2010 at 12:44 am, Comments: 0

    Was I the only one who had the life sized Manute Bol poster on my wall growing up?  Bol was so tall that the poster […]

  • Bruce Springsteen – London Calling
    Posted by on June 20th, 2010 at 1:06 pm, Comments: 0

    I’m a Springsteen fanatic, so it was with surprise that I found out that The Boss has a new live 2-DVD set, “London Calling” coming […]

  • Religulous
    Posted by on June 20th, 2010 at 2:27 am, Comments: 0

    “Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do.” – Bill Maher, Religulous Regular readers […]

  • Speak Up: FIFA, Koman Coulibaly
    Posted by on June 19th, 2010 at 2:00 am, Comments: 0

    Two weeks ago, MLB umpire Jim Joyce butchered a crucial call in the 9th inning which would have been/should have been the final out of […]

  • USA vs Slovenia – WTF?
    Posted by on June 18th, 2010 at 4:09 pm, Comments: 0

    Today’s USA vs Slovenia match was one of the best games so far, with some wide open end to end action and scoring chances on […]

  • Friday Links
    Posted by on June 18th, 2010 at 1:42 pm, Comments: 0

    – I guess Citibank isn’t too worried about the Volcker Rule. –Words of Wisdom from Howard Lindzon: “Winners go unnoticed because people are looking for […]

  • Our Dependency on Foreign Oil
    Posted by on June 17th, 2010 at 9:09 pm, Comments: 0

    Jon Stewart’s eight minute piece illustrating the populist talking point that is U.S. Presidents vowing to reduce our dependence on foreign oil is a must […]

  • Harvest! (and An Unkown Pest)
    Posted by on June 16th, 2010 at 7:45 pm, Comments: 0

    We have broccoli! We cooked it up (steamed in water in the microwave for 6 minutes) for lunch with some leftover chicken w/broccoli.  So yes […]