You Never Promised Me A Sculpture Garden
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.)
CVV Worth $17.08? He Said With a Grin, To Make Right Thursday's Sin . . .
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.
Which is too bad, because now there is now SO much important stuff backed up, starting with
Roses are red
Violets are bluish;
I can’t tell a lie
And say I am fluish.
Orchids are white
And last quite a while;
Today’s post in time
I just cannot file.
I feel like a dope
And a bit of a jerk
But the idiot dog
Charlie Munger At 86, Why Worry About Being Politically Correct?
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 […]
I Got Nothing
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.
Superpowers, Nose Rings, and Buddhism
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 […]
Tips and Dips
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 […]
I Want My Money Back (And Got It So Easily!)
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 […]
Roses are Redolent; Violets, Pluperfect
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 […]
Quote of the Day
Rich people plan for three generations. Poor people plan for Saturday night.~Gloria Steinem
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