Archive for February, 2012

  • S&P Wants To Teach You How To Evaluate Banks. No, Seriously
    Posted by on February 29th, 2012 at 9:36 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Yes, I wrote about this 6 months ago, but I got another email in my inbox again yesterday, from S&P Capital IQ: […]

  • I Would Gladly Pay You Tuesday For a Pension Fund Today
    Posted by on February 28th, 2012 at 10:22 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits New York State channels Teddy KGB (“I’m paying you with your money”) – courtesy of the NY Times, in an article titled: […]

  • My Baby, She Wrote Me A Letter – or – Tidbits from Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders
    Posted by on February 25th, 2012 at 1:25 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Warren Buffett’s annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter is out.  As I peruse the letter, here’s what stands out to me: Jumping right […]

  • Heavy Dooty Blowout Championship!
    Posted by on February 24th, 2012 at 11:46 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits While we’re on the topic of “are you friggin’ kidding me with that advertisement?“  Check out this Luvs diaper ad:   Really?  […]

  • Liquid Plumr Double Impact – Who Knew Drain Cleaner Could Be So Sensual?
    Posted by on February 24th, 2012 at 9:33 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits My wife just called me in to watch this commercial for Liquid Plumr Double Impact:   I’m officially putting a bounty out […]

  • HomeBrew Batch #6 – Revenge of FrankenBrew
    Posted by on February 23rd, 2012 at 9:25 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Today I brewed my 6th batch of homebrew – a 5 gallon batch of Brookyn Brew Shop’s BBQ Beer, which I adapted […]

  • TVIX – Not Your Daddy’s Blue Chip
    Posted by on February 22nd, 2012 at 10:23 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Our parents or grandparents, who used to own shares of American Telephone and Telegraph (that’s AT&T, or just $T for the youg’uns),  […]

  • GAZ – The Ultimate Greater Fool Trade
    Posted by on February 21st, 2012 at 1:03 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits If you own GAZ you are probably going to lose a lot of money relative to your alternatives.  Let me explain. GAZ […]

  • Confidential To Eric Sprott
    Posted by on February 20th, 2012 at 8:57 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Dear Eric, A friend recently sent me this link where there is a quote from Ed Steer: “I was talking to Eric […]

  • HomeBrew Batch 5 – What’s The Worst That Could Happen?
    Posted by on February 18th, 2012 at 4:08 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Last night I decided to brew my 5th batch – a clone of Big Sky’s Moose Drool.   I’ve never had this beer, […]

  • Beer Batch 4: Jalapeno Saison
    Posted by on February 17th, 2012 at 4:52 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Last night I brewed a 1 gallon batch of Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Jalapeno Saison (mild).  The recipe is pretty simple: 2.2 lbs […]

  • The Behavioral Science of Retail Sales
    Posted by on February 16th, 2012 at 10:37 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits The New York Times has a monster article in their Magazine section this weekend that is up online, titled “How Companies Learn […]

  • Highlights Of the Einhorn-Punch Call
    Posted by on February 16th, 2012 at 8:54 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits If you have no idea what the “Einhorn-Punch call” is, please read this post as background.   Cliff notes:  Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn […]

  • S&P 500 Completing a “Hulkamania” Formation
    Posted by on February 14th, 2012 at 2:46 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Savvy technical analysts might have noticed that the S&P is completing a “Hulkamania” formation (chart courtesy of my most loyal reader, @Bonesnyc, […]

  • Sign of The Apocalypse – Sauna Pants
    Posted by on February 14th, 2012 at 9:28 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits thanks to reader Jimmer for this one:   -KD

  • Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful
    Posted by on February 13th, 2012 at 1:55 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Do you remember the “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” ads from the 80s?    Well look – I know “haters gonna hate,”  […]

  • Soliciting Advice From My Beer Geeks (Again)
    Posted by on February 11th, 2012 at 4:48 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Ok Homebrewers – it’s time for the next batch.   I want to brew the Brooklyn Brew Shop’s “BBQ Beer.” Their all-grain recipe […]

  • Amazing High Speed Underwater Dog Photography
    Posted by on February 11th, 2012 at 9:06 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Visit Seth Casteel’s gallery to see all of the pictures – they are amazing.   Note: his site is getting bombarded with traffic, […]

  • Las Vegas Sands Should Change Its Name
    Posted by on February 10th, 2012 at 9:57 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Las Vegas has almost nothing to do with it anymore.   Let’s look at the numbers from their recent 8-k earnings report (click […]

  • Buffett Waxes Poetic on Gold and Other Asset Classes
    Posted by on February 9th, 2012 at 3:41 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Thanks to Tadas @ AbnormalReturns for bringing this Fortune piece by Warren Buffett to my attention.   The post is an excerpt […]