Archive for September, 2010

  • Mott’s Strike Resolved!
    Posted by on September 19th, 2010 at 4:39 pm, Comments: 0

    I wrote about this a month ago.  They have reached a resolution. excerpt: “Dr Pepper Snapple and the union representing 300 workers at the Mott’s […]

  • The Problem With Pensions
    Posted by on September 19th, 2010 at 1:11 am, Comments: 0

    If only it were as simple as a single “problem.”  The issue of who makes up the difference when pensions are underfunded is a tricky […]

  • Channel Check – Vegas Desperation?
    Posted by on September 17th, 2010 at 9:37 pm, Comments: 0

    Big Show and I used to laugh when we’d get offers in the mail from Venetian as we used the quality of the offer to […]

  • "Will It Ever Stop? Yo – I Don’t Know"
    Posted by on September 17th, 2010 at 6:59 pm, Comments: 0

    So you think housing has bottomed, eh?  Are you aware that Vanilla Ice has a reality show imminent about renovating and selling homes?   I’m just […]

  • Statement of Purpose: "Not The White Man’s B*tch"
    Posted by on September 16th, 2010 at 11:30 pm, Comments: 0

    Potentially NSFW: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Slogan’s Hero www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party […]

  • Odds and Ends – Wednesday
    Posted by on September 15th, 2010 at 1:10 pm, Comments: 0

    I have a handful of odds and ends to address today. First of all, perhaps someone familiar with the vagaries of SPAM can tell me […]

  • Recent Garden Bounty, and Brussels in the Brussels
    Posted by on September 14th, 2010 at 7:14 pm, Comments: 0

    These pics are about 10 days old, but the garden is still cranking out bounty.  Green beans and hot peppers (I think they are Anaheim […]

  • Ask The Audience – I Need Your Help Again
    Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 11:44 pm, Comments: 0

    I’m polling my audience on two totally unrelated issues. First: I just got my home, auto and umbrella insurance policy renewals from Liberty Mutual.  Each […]

  • FINRA:Trillium HFT Fine
    Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 6:42 pm, Comments: 0

    FINRA has fined Trillium for “using an illicit high frequency trading strategy.” “WASHINGTON — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced that it has censured […]

  • Readings
    Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 1:43 pm, Comments: 0

    Michael Lewis in a lengthy Vanity Fair piece on Greece “As it turned out, what the Greeks wanted to do, once the lights went out […]

  • Are You Ready For Some Football?
    Posted by on September 12th, 2010 at 10:17 pm, Comments: 0

    A few thoughts after watching the early games on NFL Kickoff Sunday:  – Is there a better Chinese-Jamaican safety in the league than the Patriots’ […]

  • Omnivore Pups
    Posted by on September 12th, 2010 at 11:30 am, Comments: 0

    I never would have guessed that my dogs would like cucumbers so much.  Note how Griffey nearly rips the cucumber out of Mrs. Dynamite’s hands: […]

  • September 11th, 2010
    Posted by on September 11th, 2010 at 12:22 pm, Comments: 0

    Nine years later, I don’t think I’ll ever have memories as vivid as those I have of September 11th, 2001.  I’ve written about them previously, […]

  • Anecdotal Evidence Open Thread
    Posted by on September 10th, 2010 at 12:50 pm, Comments: 0

    It’s time for your comments – what are you seeing out there in the world?  Is the economy humming?  Dragging?  It’s tougher than ever for […]

  • Happy New Year
    Posted by on September 10th, 2010 at 12:42 pm, Comments: 0

    I’ve posted this picture before, but it’s too good not to re-use.  Oscar loves the Jewish Holidays: -KD

  • Slingshot Physics
    Posted by on September 8th, 2010 at 4:26 pm, Comments: 0

    My buddy Leeroy sent me the following email: “I spent some time over the weekend reading up on the blog,  and esp the re: the […]

  • Entitlement and Class Warfare
    Posted by on September 7th, 2010 at 3:51 pm, Comments: 0

    Bob Herbert, in the New York Times, writes a preposterous article making much ado about nothing into a class warfare, Us vs Them, Haves vs […]

  • The Sad State of American Pop Music
    Posted by on September 6th, 2010 at 3:18 pm, Comments: 0

    Oy Vey.  Did you know that the Itunes version of this: has sold 91,000 copies?  That’s what an article in the NY Times today tells […]

  • Housing: Let Prices Fall
    Posted by on September 6th, 2010 at 3:11 pm, Comments: 0

    David Streitfeld in the NY Times gets around to a topic I’ve addressed multiple times on these virtual pages already:  letting home prices fall to […]

  • Back to the Math Fanatics
    Posted by on September 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm, Comments: 0

    Since I clearly have some wicked smart people reading this blog, here’s a post featuring some shirts from SnorgTees that will appeal to your inner […]