Everyone has a talent. This could be yours. Can you name all 10 of these TV theme songs? (I got five.) Here are 15,696 more (and a greatly expanded game). Remember Have Gun Will Travel? The Lone Ranger? The Honeymooners? Superman? Topper? Perry Mason? The $64,000 Question? Name That Tune? I Remember Mama? The Tonight Show? Six Feet Under? That’s the problem with kids these days: you don’t watch enough television. Day-VEE . . . DAY-vee Crockett . . . Curb Your Enthusiasm.

“CONFIDENCE GAME”

Janet Tavakoli, author of Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1,269 Miles from Wall Street, turned me on to this excellent new book. It’s the story of Bill Ackman, who sounded alarms about MBIA, the triple-A rated bond insurer – and was ignored in much the same way Harry Markopoulos famously tried to warn regulators about Madoff. (Only, he worked even harder at alerting the regulators and even more was at stake.) Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street’s Bluff isn’t for total finance-phobes, but will be a page-turner for those who enjoyed (for example) Michael Lewis’ The Big Short.

 

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