I know, I know. But I spent much of the day taking credit card contributions (we have an election coming up), so all I can offer is this:
GUYS PULLING PLANES
Bob Fyfe: ‘You and several other readers seemed to gang up on Joel Wacknov today, pointing out that having thousands […]
Today we’ve got some loose ends to clean up – and some phone bills to lower:
AT&T’s GOTTA LOVE THIS
Tom: ‘Future Phone is offering free international phone calls until 2010 from any phone – even from your cell phone. You are allowed unlimited calls at any time and no […]
For those still interested, here is the latest chapter. (The stock, just above 22 when we bought the puts, closed just above 2 last night.)
Joel Wacknov: ‘I think you are doing a disservice regarding this Borealis nonsense. If Borealis is not a scam, I don’t know what is. Have […]
TAKE THE DAY OFF
Not today – November 7. If you can afford to spend all or part of Election Day working to get our country back on track, click here.
HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD
Or at least yet one more reason:
[former Middle East bureau chief for […]
THAT ‘RECORD’ STOCK MARKET
Carol Vinzant: ‘Forget euros, check out how the Dow compares in real dollars. What cost $11,722.98 in 2000 (the Dow peak) would cost $13,018.82 in 2005 (that’s as far as the online calculator I was using would go). [So, in real terms, the Dow, let alone the S&P or NASDAQ, […]
Jeff Bauer: ‘You write: ‘You’re wondering just how long apples in a refrigerator can last?’ Would you believe six months? My father used to run an apple orchard – about 12,000 trees – and built a cold storage building. Why? Because apples fetch higher prices in January. Not much different than […]
You’re wondering just how long apples in a refrigerator can last?
You may not have been wondering that before, but now you are.
A week? Two weeks?
How about four and a half months, baby!*
In Columbus’s day, they had no refrigerators, only maggots, rickets, and terns. It’s […]
THE PRICE OF STOCKS
The market is at record highs (sort of), and this is good. But in a world where most companies pay out little in the way of dividends – reinvesting their profits and/or using them to buy in their own shares – you’d sort of expect highs sooner or later. […]
Since some are trying to make Foley a gay story, let’s just note that the majority of child sex abuse is perpetrated by heterosexuals – as, for example, the other big story this week, a pedophilia nightmare a million times worse (yet no one seems to be talking about the perpetrator’s sexual orientation). It […]
Herewith, the bulk of Paul Krugman’s recent column in the New York Times.
(But wait – isn’t it time you subscribed to New York Times Select – both because it’s great, and because the world needs a healthy New York Times? You can start with a free trial; you can give subscriptions as […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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