A picture being worth 1,000 words — and my being even lazier than usual in the summer — here‘s today’s column. Five thousand words!
It’s the WheelTug booth at the Paris Airshow.
OH! AND DON’T FORGET TO STOP AT THE CLEANERS ON YOUR WAY HOME
John Carroll: “I completely (TOTALLY) forgot my 2nd quarter [...]
It’s likely the Supreme Court will rule on marriage equality next week. I assume they will strike down DOMA — how can the Federal government grant Social Security benefits (for example) to some of a state’s legally married citizens and not others? — and, on narrow grounds, allow same-sex marriages to resume in California while [...]
Your second estimated quarterly estimated tax is due today . . . click here for forms and instructions. And thanks, thereby, for helping to lower our deficit by $700 billion since George W. Bush handed it off to Barack Obama! It’s now approaching manageable levels again. Our S&P bond rating outlook has been
John T.: “Given yesterday’s pos [Summer Recipes]t, I’m assuming you haven’t yet seen what might well be the easiest shucking technique for microwave corn. After cooking, cut off a bit of the base, grab the tassel-end with a kitchen towel, and squeeze out a nice, hot, tassel-free ear of corn.”
Mike Rutkaus: “Simplify even [...]
WheelTug picked up its eleventh airline yesterday — Icelandair. I know the Arctic is not technically a continent — just frozen water — and that probably the folks at the Iceland Tourism Department would rather identify their country with Europe than with the Arctic anyway. But if the Arctic were the eighth continent, [...]
Bought at $43 or so a year ago, it cratered . . . but yesterday rebounded, touching piercing the $50 mark at one point. With Guru’s blessing, I sold at a few pennies more than I had paid, earning for my trouble roughly what I would have earned if I had [...]
With our SODA LEAPS now up 130% in the two months since we bought them, I’m getting giddy. Never a good sign. If you haven’t already sold half, why not do it now — and then just sit back and see where SODA goes in the next year and a half?
Meanwhile, there seems [...]
So Buyer & Cellar reopens June 18. As I’ve mentioned, I liked it so much when I saw the 99-seat version, I threw caution to the wind and invested. But see it anyway. Its star, Michael Urie, beat out five others — even including Bette Midler (“I’ll Eat You Last”) and Holland [...]
Oh, God, oh God. One of you must have put in an order to buy BOREF yesterday morning without a limit, so it jumped from $8.63 to $11 on, like, 500 shares.
I usually remember to say, “on thinly traded stocks, let alone one as thinly traded as this, be sure to use limit orders!” [...]
Following on yesterday‘s graduation speech . . . here’s a story about young graduates out to make a lot of money — but mainly to give it away. Do you know Peter Singer’s classic question about the toddler drowning in a shallow pond? Would you muddy your shoes and be late to work to [...]
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Quote of the Day
The U.S. is the Saudi Arabia of energy waste.~Amory Lovins