Geoffrey Rush was robbed. I’m so angry, I’m stammering.
(I do on some level reluctantly recognize that these are actors, not the actual characters they pretend to be; and that it is the best acting that’s meant to be voted for, not the character you most like or admire. But still.)
I’m sorry about yesterday – I wanted to nail the thing about Charles’s relationship to money but then I got sleepy, and when I get sleepy my mind reverts to ‘roses are red’ and I’m useless.
Bumped again. But again something more important has come up. And no, I don’t mean Jon Stewart’s October 30 Rally To Restore Sanity or Stephen Colbert’s fiendish and simultaneous March to Keep Fear Alive – though we have in fact booked our $117 four-star Priceline hotel room for both. Rather, Shucking […]
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society,
Most personal income tax bills are lower – and tax refunds higher – than last year, thanks to Obama’s first budget (that got not a single Republican vote). And the tax rate we […]
Roses are red,
With a rhyme such as this one,
I’m obviously stalling.
Peppers are green,
Great Mozart, enthralling.
Does poetry pay well?
Have I missed my calling?
Oceans are blue,
Investors are bawling.
Four oh one K’s
Just keep falling and falling.
Andrew Krauss: ‘Yes, they have television sets at the White House, but you may recall that several years ago, they told us that they were permanently tuned to Fox News.’
Jonathan Young: ‘No, no. It’s just the girl who is coming to Captain R’s office and she’s […]
Prasanth Manthena: ‘I’ve been actively buying TIPS for over six months because the housing market and threat of inflation had/has me worried. I tried to balance my fears out as well with the dollar and inflation by also buying T. Rowe Price’s International Bond Fund. Holding cash as some have suggested seems […]
Amazon is my hero. From the get-go – and I must have been one of its first 5,000 customers – this company’s goal seems to have been to win by delighting its customers. Presumably most of you feel the same way (and I will hear from those who hold a different view), but […]
Yesterday’s was the 2500th column in this space, and as those of you know who’ve been with me from the beginning, several of them have been quite good. I just got forgot to note which ones. (There was one about clickles early on I rather liked.)
The genesis of all these was recounted in […]
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John Wanamaker found an employee in a dispute with a customer. She wanted a blouse that was being sold only with a skirt. The clerk was insisting they only came together. Wanamaker walked over to the clerk and whispered in his ear the secret of marketing: "Give the lady what she wants."~.
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