Sunday, March 24, 2013

"But I, being poor, have only my dreams"

Brilliant clip from a way under seen film "Equillibrium":


Very beautiful.

I mentioned to a friend of mine no one would be short going into Sunday night and I was right.

As away as I have been it's clear most if not all of my heroes are falling into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 trap of making money versus doing whats right. Glad, so glad I have walked away.

If cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 S&P 500 was at 3000 but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y were burning bodies for fuel, money types would laud cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 efficiency and look at margins for companies.

All this with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 backstop of a Federal Reserve as a savior. Be honest, it's nothing you are doing, just a helping hand that you all accept. Index funds are keeping pace or better. No one needs a stock guy in a bull market.

I could never on this blog get people in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wider sphere to get past returns and money. Too bad. I thought doing whats right and integrity were paramount.

Wow. Just wow.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Night Entertainment Light

A little throw back to Friday Night Entertainment. Enjoy.

The 25 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Films
Saw this one this week, 25 of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best unscripted scenes in movie history. As cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 description says, please leave cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 captions ON to see some extra info. My favorites are #19 (Aliens "Game OVER"), #17 (The Usual Suspects lineup), #12 (Jaws "Your gonna need a bigger boat"), and #6 (Blade Runner "tears in rain"):

Nice collection.

69 'sacks' or 69 'sex'? You Decide
You have to make cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 call but watch this news clip and decide. I say '69 sex':

Yup.

Magnetic Silly Putty
I bought two of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se magnetic silly putty toys, one for me and one for my wife. They are AWESOME!!!!! Highly recommended desk toy or just to help you puzzle out magnetic field lines and ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r physics stuff:
You can buy some at Simply Clever Toys.

Daniel H. Wilson Scores Again
A while back I reviewed Daniel H. Wilson's seminal novel "Robopocalypse" and gave it my highest recommendation:
I was reminded of his work by two things. One was this picture which shows how low cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 robots will go, attacking our own kittens for crying out loud:
And second I read his new book this week, "AMPED":

And came away both horrified and amazed. Get this book as well.

Have a good night.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

When Classics Get Reborn

Happy Valentine's Day!

I survived cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 deluge of snow here in Massachusetts intact, not even a need for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 generator. A snow blower would have been nice, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 plow guy did cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best he could.

A quick word to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New England Patriots; PAY Talib, GET Ed Reed. Let Welker walk and maybe get a cheaper kicker. That is all.

When Classics Get Reborn
I am coming into my 37th birthday window. Last year you may recall I was not happy about year 36, but here I am and all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 better going forward. Two weeks cigarette free, and to be honest it feels good. Except for this freaking headache in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 center of my head at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 top of my nose. Any advice appreciated.

As such, I love older music. Sometimes an older song eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r gets re-done or gets imprinted on you in anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r way. I have two examples to show you.

First up, Del Shannon's immortal "Runaway". It stands alone as an all time classic, just take a listen:

Most excellent.

Now cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first time I heard this song, it was a later version Del recorded for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 great TV show "Crime Story" starring Dennis Farina (yes, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Xfinity guy). A bit more electric, some piano, and lyrics aimed at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 show. I like this version better than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 original:

And an old classic is reborn. Well, it was back cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n anyway.

I have to say, I had never heard of Thurston Harris. Thurston Howell III, yes, but not Harris! The first time I heard cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 song "Little Bitty Pretty One" was in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 film "Christine" at a particular revenge scene:

Nice.

The OG-riginal:

Old school great. And by John Carpenter's film, a classic had new life.

Who can forget Bob Dylan's song "All Along cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Watchtower"? Well, everyone after Jimi Hendrix made it his own:

Yuppers.

Recently (kind of) The Mighty Mighty Bosstones forever took "Detroit Rock City" from KISS in my eyes:

That works.

What comes to mind for you? Better new versions or better old versions?

Have a good night.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

On The Fallacy of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "Greater Good" and a Great Song

Hey all.

Don't mention cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Patriots. An ugly show last week that left me scratching my head. I don't think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Pats could have beaten San Francisco anyway, but still, a no show in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 second half last week. That window is getting so small now for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m.

I wanted to take a second to say something, something without spelling it all out for you. I think anyone that has read me over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 years will understand, ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs not so. Here goes.

On The Fallacy of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "Greater Good" 
So cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 financial "crisis" is over.

My friend Josh Brown has a great piece up this week, aptly titled "The Word is Out, Just So You Know" and it's solid and spot on. I don't know for myself if this is anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r 2003-2007 never ending run up or anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r fake out. Honestly, I don't care.

No matter what happened, things were going to be ok after a bit. That's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 truth.

It's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fallacy of "The Greater Good" that kills me. Doing wrong to get to a right. I mean, do you all teach your kids that? All I hear is how everyone wants to provide a future for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir kids, bla bla and all that. You teach cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m to cut corners, cheat, lie, and steal to get to an endpoint? The glory of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 greater good gets hollow.

I don't want to spend a bunch of time on this.

How you get somewhere is just as, and maybe more so, important than getting cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re. My problem with all this, and it's a big problem, is that it was all a fucking handout. The Fed, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Treasury, two Presidents gave cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 biggest handout to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 worst criminal rip off in America history. It does not sit well. But hey, money is getting made right?

Ever sit by your Dad and know he is a vegetable after a massive heart attack? The most powerful railroad man you have ever seen? The fuck do a few dollars mean cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n? Know your sister is a full blown Bi-Polar nut case and you can never see her again? See your mocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r crumble through all this, and only your effort and integrity carries her through?

You stand. You hold up.

But no one that is a cheat can stand, and some that need handouts can never walk.

I don't sell stuff. I don't provide services. Whecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world ended in 2009 or we are now on track for a S&P 500 run to 2500 I don't have a real vested interest.

There is no honor, and no integrity anymore. You may think a few bucks make things 'right' but it only blunts cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 feeling to do what's right. Any student of history knows what happens when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 core of a society gets eroded. If you can turn your head for criminals to rob you, so your 401k comes back, you will turn your head for most anything. That's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 truth.

So turn your head.

Great Song
I forgot about this song, but I do love it. The fiddle gets played almost to a high note, yet comes back down and so cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 song seems sad. Check out The Waterboys with "Fisherman's Blues":


Have a good night.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Buy This Book: "Gun Machine" by Warren Ellis

Totally blown away by this new book by Warren Ellis, a new era classic. I cannot review it because I don't want to give details. Just a great read:
Amazon link is here.

Spectacular.

Have a good night.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Amazing Picture

Hey all! Football playoffs so far have been somewhat not competitive. I think next weeks divisional round will be quite different indeed. Expect some unbelievably hard fought, tight games. GO PATRIOTS!

Amazing Picture
Ran across this picture from 1942 by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 famous Ansel Adams and thought I would place it here. Titled "The Tetons and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Snake River" (click for larger view or go here):
Have a good night.




Thursday, January 3, 2013

In July 2013 "Pacific Rim" Recaptures cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Old Days of Mecha

Hey anyone that still reads!

I am well and things are great. I can highly recommend getting away from things financial (if you are able), you may find it refreshing. Some of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 absurd comedy over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last few months makes great cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ater. Just wanted to leave a quick note.

In July 2013 "Pacific Rim" Recaptures cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Old Days of Mecha
Back when I was a kid I did not want to be President, an Air Force Pilot, nor one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rich and famous. I wanted to pilot cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 robot "Grendizer":
And yes, I wanted to be Orion Quest:

Well it seems someone hit on this idea, at least to some degree, with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 new film coming in July of 2013; "Pacific Rim":

Here is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 trailer:

I gotta say, I have some high hopes!

Have a good night.