Archive for November, 2010

  • The Urine Eliminator – CSI: Mr. Griffey
    Posted by on November 30th, 2010 at 12:42 am, Comments: 0

    I was going to tell this story last week as another effort to show the diversity of products my wife and I buy on […]

  • Three Things Confusing Me Today
    Posted by on November 29th, 2010 at 7:58 pm, Comments: 0

    1) A Black Friday anecdote from the NY Times: “And in Atlanta, before the Apple Store opened on Friday morning, the first people in line […]

  • Netflix and the Paradigm Shift in Media Consumption
    Posted by on November 28th, 2010 at 3:22 pm, Comments: 0

    I was at my Dad’s house for Thanksgiving, and couldn’t help but think about the future of content distribution as I viewed his media consumption […]

  • Deals, Deals, Deals
    Posted by on November 27th, 2010 at 4:35 pm, Comments: 0

    I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out a few interesting online deals I found that should be good at least through the end of […]

  • Why Is GLD So Hard For People To Understand? An ETF Lesson: Part III
    Posted by on November 27th, 2010 at 3:51 am, Comments: 0

    Isn’t the Wall Street Journal supposed to be the premier source for financial information (ok, maybe they’re number 2, behind the Financial Times)?  Somehow, even […]

  • Insider Trading, Or Not
    Posted by on November 23rd, 2010 at 3:36 pm, Comments: 0

    I actually kinda like talking about insider trading because it’s a topic that can have a lot of gray areas in it and requires some […]

  • Free Music Downloads from Amazon
    Posted by on November 22nd, 2010 at 4:43 pm, Comments: 0

    No strings attached here – you can get $3 in free mp3 downloads to use in the next week.  Mrs. Dynamite is pumped to […]

  • Chart it Up!
    Posted by on November 22nd, 2010 at 2:25 pm, Comments: 0

    Seeking Alpha has been working on ways to add more value for their users, which has resulted in them launching an “app store.”  Fortunately, there […]

  • Sign of the Times – Electronic Forensics of Brett Favre’s Junk
    Posted by on November 21st, 2010 at 8:22 pm, Comments: 0

    This is what it’s come to.  The NFL is doing an electronic forensics audit trail on Brett Favre’s dong pics. “In an effort to determine […]

  • Dear Penthouse? Or the New York Times? Take III
    Posted by on November 19th, 2010 at 5:00 pm, Comments: 0

    It’s that time again – I give you a quote, and you tell me if it comes from a Dear Penthouse (NSFW) letter, or from […]

  • Harrah’s Fails to Sell it To You, Sucka
    Posted by on November 19th, 2010 at 1:53 pm, Comments: 0

    Harrah’s (which is changing its name to Caesar’s) canceled their planned IPO citing “market conditions.”  I went through what this really means when I wrote […]

  • Jerome Kerviel Talks More About His Rogue Trades
    Posted by on November 18th, 2010 at 12:30 am, Comments: 0

    As a former trader, I’m somewhat fascinated by the story of SocGen’s rogue trader, Jerome Kerviel.  What confuses me most is how the bank could […]

  • On More Bank Stress Tests
    Posted by on November 17th, 2010 at 9:49 pm, Comments: 0

    Regarding the just announced 2nd round of stress tests for the banks, I have but one rhetorical question:If a loss falls on a bank balance […]

  • Thank You, Uncle Sam (???)
    Posted by on November 17th, 2010 at 2:04 pm, Comments: 0

    A lot of people are going to be talking about this Warren Buffett NY Times Op-ed.  Buffett writes a cutesie “Dear Uncle Sam,”  thank you […]

  • Puppy Communists
    Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 3:10 am, Comments: 0

    A funny piece from Olivia Munn @ The Daily Show: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Big Red Dogs […]

  • Show Me The Money
    Posted by on November 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm, Comments: 0

    Readers are probably not surprised to know that I make approximately zero dollars from this blog. I have a revenue source – Amazon Associates, but […]

  • A Plethora of Stuff
    Posted by on November 12th, 2010 at 4:57 pm, Comments: 0

    When my Dad sends me an email asking if I’m ok because I haven’t updated my blog in several days, I know I have issues.  […]

  • No, GLD Is Not Overdue to Buy 200 Tons of Gold: An ETF Lesson Part II
    Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 3:43 pm, Comments: 0

    Let me start this post off by saying that I own GLD – but I don’t care in the slightest if you choose not to.  […]

  • Happy Birthday Oscar!
    Posted by on November 8th, 2010 at 10:25 pm, Comments: 0

    My pup Oscar turned 5 this weekend.  Mrs. Dynamite baked him a peanut butter pie, of course, and let him and Mr. Griffey go at […]

  • Blah Blah Blah Quantitative Easing Blah Blah Blah – "I Want a New Drug"
    Posted by on November 4th, 2010 at 6:41 pm, Comments: 0

    Let’s step back into our time machine and travel alllllll the way back to the 2000-2009 decade – the one we just finished.  We suffered […]