Archive for January, 2011

  • Vegas, January 2011 Part III – The Victory Lap
    Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 6:43 pm, Comments: 0

    Part I and Part II are readily available, if you’ve missed them. By the time Dov and I woke up on Monday morning, the other […]

  • Quote of the Day: Nemo on Obama on Egypt
    Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 2:49 am, Comments: 0

    “Somehow, if George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and John Adams etc. were alive today, I do not think their first concern would be restoring access […]

  • NFLX – the Widowmaker
    Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 11:36 pm, Comments: 0

    Talk about a battleground stock.  Well, I guess NFLX hasn’t really been much of a battleground lately, as the shorts got their heads caved in […]

  • Vegas, January 2011 Part II: Living In The Sports Book
    Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 11:32 pm, Comments: 0

    Part I is here, in case you’re behind. The crew rallied Saturday morning and we headed down to breakfast at Aria’s 24 hour cafe – […]

  • Dennis Kucinich Could Learn From Gil Meche
    Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 7:47 pm, Comments: 0

    A little more than 6 months ago, I expressed surprise on these very pages when I found out that MLB pitcher Gil Meche was under […]

  • The Only State of the Union Summary You Need
    Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 1:47 pm, Comments: 0

    Turn up the volume, unless you work in a place that hates freedom: -KD

  • Vegas: January, 2011: Alone in the Desert
    Posted by on January 25th, 2011 at 10:39 pm, Comments: 0

    As usual, when I planned this trip to Vegas I put a lot of thought into analyzing my flight options.  I’m an easy 30 minute […]

  • Persistent Partisan Politics
    Posted by on January 23rd, 2011 at 5:29 pm, Comments: 0

    News alert:  Congress may get a teeny bit less partisan during the President’s State of the Union address this week, as members of the rival […]

  • Ice Ice Baby Too Cold
    Posted by on January 23rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm, Comments: 0

    I went snowshowing with my wife yesterday.  Yep – that’s just how I roll – try finding another member of the financial blogosphere who went […]

  • Muni Finances – Fix The Underlying Problem
    Posted by on January 21st, 2011 at 3:58 pm, Comments: 0

    I started to write a post about this topic this morning, but deleted it in frustration.  Instead, I’m just going to bang out a short […]

  • Guard Rail: 1, Kid Dynamite: 0
    Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 1:07 am, Comments: 0

    A question I will delve deeper into later this week is the one: “Why blog?”  But hey, I don’t want to get too existential or […]

  • Back from a Long Weekend
    Posted by on January 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm, Comments: 0

    A Vegas Trip Report will be forthcoming in the next several days, bu here’s what caught my eye from the weekend reading:  – Calculated Risk: […]

  • The Daily Show – Dirty Bird Special
    Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 5:21 pm, Comments: 0

    Any report that has the word “cunnilinguism” in it is a must watch.  This is very well done: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon […]

  • Vegas Martin Luther King Day 2011 – PREtrip Report
    Posted by on January 11th, 2011 at 8:36 pm, Comments: 0

    We have a first here at Kid Dynamite’s World.  After I sent this story to my most loyal reader, Bones, he replied “PRETRIP REPORT!!!”  And […]

  • Breaking News: Slot Machines May Addict Their Players! Shocker!
    Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 10:17 pm, Comments: 0

    I couldn’t believe this hysteria on 60 Minutes last night.  Embedded video: And the summary: “Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 […]

  • Silver Irony – PSLV, SLV
    Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 3:35 pm, Comments: 0

    I should have given this post a hysterical, hyperbolic title, like “SPROTT’S PSLV – PHYSICAL SILVER TRUST – ADMITS TO NOT OWNING PHYSICAL SILVER!”  But […]

  • Goldman’s Facebook Pitch? Or Nigerian Scam?
    Posted by on January 6th, 2011 at 3:04 pm, Comments: 0

    Kudos to Shira Ovide at the Wall Street Journal for this gem of an article.  Click on over and read the piece – it speaks […]

    Posted by on January 6th, 2011 at 3:34 am, Comments: 0

    Throughout my career at my former employer, there was a running joke on the trading floor.  Whenever someone erroneously yelled out a headline they thought […]

  • An Ipad in Every Pot
    Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 2:10 pm, Comments: 0

    I would expect that some people would have strong opinions (both ways) about this NYT article about the increased use of Ipads in schools.  Here, […]

  • The End Is Near
    Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 1:00 am, Comments: 0

    The End of Days is definitely coming.  If it wasn’t enough that I legitimately agreed with Paul Krugman on something yesterday, today an even scarier […]