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Five Best European Movies This Fall

September 12, 2011 – Comments (1)

My Euro–Peed on Vacation   Lighthearted comedy in which Chevy Chase and family travel the garlic belt with deceased Aunt Edna, pretending she is alive to receive her AAA-rated hotel rate.   [more]



Do the Twist or the Hustle?

September 05, 2011 – Comments (0)

Goldman Sachs has broken a story that in response to Ben Bernanke’s plan to begin performing  “The Twist”   senior members of the European political and financial community are planning an emergency session promoting their own multi-media agenda designed to calm increasingly fragile global markets.   While Goldman’s official notes to retail clients claim no coordinated European dance campaign is forthcoming, reporters have learned that Goldman’s  private institutional clients have gained access to a secret analysis including the following information:     [more]



End of Greek Pension Salad Days?

June 18, 2010 – Comments (3)

Today's Greek comedy/tragedy: Another 47 year old  Feta'd Up with the system..  [more]



Financial Predictions for the Next Year - Tar Balls and Dirt Balls

May 16, 2010 – Comments (10)

Within a year the Euro goes the way of the Yugo (tough times for fiat money or Fiat cars)   [more]



ITWO - Funny Times Two

November 06, 2009 – Comments (2)

I bought ITWO last December in the aftermath of a failed takeover by JDAS. It’s been a nice investment, up about 170% in less than a year. ITWO picked up a breakup fee and the stock looked quite cheap on most value metrics. Yesterday, JDAS agreed to come back to the table with a sweetened bid – all in, this will cost them about $70 million more than last fall. ITWO can back out of the deal for a $15 million fee if it finds a better offer from SAP, etc. That’s a free put, of course, since they would be using the JDAS original break-up fee to try to locate an even better offer – pretty funny in the ironic sense… Now for pretty funny in the moronic sense. The most recent poster on ITWO, apparently trying to shill for a short-selling newsletter, advised members a week ago to sell ITWO as its Z Score indiciated trouble.   [more]

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