So, a few of us were having pizza the other day, a Fool event, and some of the guys said they didn't think this young guy could run from that room in the office, to a nearby deli, in 5 minutes. I was pretty sure this could be done in 4 minutes. Easy. Not even at an all out sprint.
While everyone mourns MJ, I hope some of the folks in our debt-crazed nation will pay attention to one of the trajedies in this story.
It's not 100% original (or maybe even 50%), but I like
this idea. [more]
I have complained in this blog about a lot of the decisions made by Sheila Bair, but I have to give here a hand for this one. She
apparently told Bernanke that she didn't like the Merril deal. Of course, it didn't matter, but as we find out more and more about the kind of backroom lies and manipulation that went on during that affair, it's good to know that at least Bair had taxpayers and depositors' backs. [more]
Having been as wrong as this guy has been, someone with shame might, I dunno, shut up. But that's not what makes a Senator.
What's the diff, right?
I can haz presidency though still?
The one that was supposed to simultaneously kill: the Amazon Kindle, Netbooks, all existing tablet PCs...
this would get to market.
Because applying lipstick while driving is too dangerous. Here's a device that lets you do it hands free. After all, moving your face around in order to apply the makeup removes all the distraction.
Budget negotiations are getting
a bit testy in California.
- AP Stocks, looking tired after 3-month run, hit pause The stock market's rally is on hold and it's not clear what might get it moving again. Stock indicators barely budged this week after big gains in the prior week. The Dow Jones industrial average did manage to push into the black for the year with a modest gain on Friday but many traders are still cautious. [more]
brought to my attention by Hiddenflem, in the discussion below this one.
Chairman Jack Murtha (D-Pa.), who has a solid reputation for giving the Pentagon things it doesn't need, was once more concerned that the war fighters didn't ask for more. "You only put $2 billion into the budget," he complained about one project. "I assume you'll ask for more money?" [more]
Seriously, who writes this junk? Is there a propaganda mole from "Hooray for Everything" working in the AP's offices? Or are they just hiring people with low scores in reading comprehension and math?
Wow. No wonder it's such a great business. Crummy credit risks and terrible customer service policies. That's a terrific two-fer. [more]
Yup, this GM thing is working out great...
for some folks. [more]
Modestly priced at $7.99, each
Plain Pamela doll comes prepackaged with a variety of unflattering and ill-fitting blouses to drape over her shapeless torso, as well as a packet of paste-on psoriasis spots to apply along her arms and back. [more]
Short anti-crisis story
Hey Chrysler, hey GM, stop losing money!
That's pretty much the message
$286,000 gets you a
whole committee. [more]
That's pretty much the gist of the compliance paragraph at the end of the most recent spate of horrible pump and dump emails I've been getting.
If you have a golden, you know this is spot on. Pretty much for any big retriever-y dog, but it gets the golden retriever eyebrows and smile down amazingly well.
These guys just dropped the interest rate on my savings account again. That means it's now moved from 3+% to less than 1%. It's no longer competitive with money market accounts, unusual for them.
no good ideas there at all...
Remember the rot that was
Earth Biofuels? Remember how CEO Dennis Mclaughlin issued a spirited non-rebuttal to my criticisms? [more]
This means bad things for some of your stocks, so do your homework, y'all.
Calculated Risk has its usual, awesome breakdown, complete with pictures for those of us who need help beyond small words.