Archive for December, 2011

  • Wynn Spin
    Posted by on December 13th, 2011 at 9:46 am, Comments: 0

    I’m a fan of Steve Wynn in terms of his absolute expertise in his business, and his ability and willingness to clearly enunciate strategy and […]

  • There’s a Monster On the Loose
    Posted by on December 13th, 2011 at 8:11 am, Comments: 0

    No – not the Thing that ate my hen – I’m talking about The Gronk – Rob Gronkowski. He’s like an American Godzilla.  Beast. Unstoppable. […]

  • Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die
    Posted by on December 12th, 2011 at 3:50 pm, Comments: 0

    We lost another hen yesterday.    I wrote a few weeks ago about how our hens had started laying eggs, and also about how we’d lost […]

  • Mark Sanchez Injures… (The Onion)
    Posted by on December 12th, 2011 at 2:37 pm, Comments: 0

    note:  this one a) is from The Onion and b) is not suitable for work.  Note: click below on what looks like a still “picture” […]

  • Holiday Gift Guide
    Posted by on December 11th, 2011 at 8:16 am, Comments: 0

    It’s that time of year again – holiday shopping time.  I would like to remind readers that if you click through one of my Amazon.com […]

  • Did You Hear The One About The 29 Trillion Dollar Bailout?
    Posted by on December 9th, 2011 at 10:19 am, Comments: 0

    I’m reluctant to link to pieces that further the goal of miseducating the public, but I’m guessing you’re going to run into this nonsense at […]

  • The Beer Diaries – Chapter 1 – Maple Porter
    Posted by on December 7th, 2011 at 6:55 pm, Comments: 0

    Back on Friday, October 28th, a neighbor and I brewed a 5 gallon batch of home-brew – my first – a maple porter.  We used […]

  • Merger Arbitrage Dynamics: Pharmasset (VRUS)
    Posted by on December 7th, 2011 at 3:57 pm, Comments: 0

    Gilead ($GILD) is buying Pharmasset ($VRUS) for $137 per share.  VRUS’s main asset is an experimental drug that hopes to treat/cure Hepatitis C.   The merger […]

  • Risk On, Risk Off – There’s An ETF For That!
    Posted by on December 7th, 2011 at 10:03 am, Comments: 0

    Let me start this post with a brief explanation of the difference between ETFs (exchange traded funds) and ETNs (exchange traded notes), since this post […]

  • Bernanke Responds to Mainstream Media Reports of “Secret” Loans
    Posted by on December 6th, 2011 at 2:36 pm, Comments: 0

    Thanks to Alea for pushing this story out. Ben Bernanke has penned a letter which he sent to Representatives Bachus and Frank on the House […]

  • Christmas Tree Datapoint of the Day
    Posted by on December 6th, 2011 at 8:25 am, Comments: 0

    Bloomberg: “Spending on Christmas trees in the U.S. will rise 3.1 percent this year to $3.4 billion, the highest since before the recession in 2008, […]

  • Hospice: a $14B Industry
    Posted by on December 6th, 2011 at 8:19 am, Comments: 0

    Bloomberg has the details: “Hospice care, once chiefly a charitable cause, has become a growth industry, with $14 billion in revenues, 1,800 for-profit providers and […]

  • How Doctors Die
    Posted by on December 5th, 2011 at 8:10 am, Comments: 0

    “Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, […]

  • Derek Boogaard – The Boogeyman
    Posted by on December 4th, 2011 at 9:48 am, Comments: 0

    The New York Times has a massive piece about the life of former NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard  who died in May of this year.   There’s […]

  • Anonymous Poker Makes No Sense To Me
    Posted by on December 2nd, 2011 at 4:37 pm, Comments: 0

    Hat tip to Chops for the link to this story: “In an unexpected and unprecedented move, Bodog has updated their client software to remove all […]

  • Ron Paul – Bad Lip Reading
    Posted by on December 1st, 2011 at 3:32 pm, Comments: 0

    Enjoy:   ‘RON PAUL’ – A Bad Lip Reading SoundBite – watch more funny videos Previously: Rick Perry BLR -KD

  • Hey Yoga Girl
    Posted by on December 1st, 2011 at 8:26 am, Comments: 0

    Here’s the new joint from FogAndSmog – the guys who brought you the Whole Foods Parking lot rap:     Despite the Lululemon shout out […]