October 2007 Monthly Archive
Tomorrow the Fed will cut .25 because, and this is important, everyone expects them to. I think they would rather not cut, because they see an inflationary picture, high oil, high gold, and strong employment, and no obvious slowdown in consumption. But the Fed game is about managing expectations, because surprise actually hurts the market more than the "wrong" decision. In this case, though, it's the right one. The inflationary picture only applies to rich people; to the others, the picture is recessionary: they're living on credit. Or off their house's value, which turns out is made of gingerbread.
If you want the next investable tip, it's Vegas: put money down on a Republican President. Or, if I am wrong and they don't cut, double down on Clinton.
(Long GOOG, gold, oil; still short Iran, and about to cover on Angelina Jolie.)
So once again I’m in the weird position of having to defend something I’m actually against.
"Presidential Anti-Pharma Rhetoric Heats Up" ››
"If You're Drinking Decaf, You're Probably Too Tired To Read This" ››
Abusive Teens Force Their Girlfriends To Get Pregnant! (Don't Let The Truth Get In The Way Of A Good Story)
Score: 3 (3 votes cast)
A diagnosis of borderline personality disorder could, theoretically, mean that the psychiatrist made a serious attempt at evaluating defense mechanisms and ego integrity; or at least a matching of symptoms to DSM criteria. It's theoretically possible, yes. Other things that are theoretically possible include alien abduction, peace in our time, dual eigenstates, user friendly Movable Type upgrades, political discussions that don't rely on information from John Stewart, Daleks, recession with low unemployment, Independents, Madonna/whores, a benignly rising Russia.
"The Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder: What Does It Really Mean?" ››
"Upgrading Movable Type Is Like Getting Hit By A Bus While Watching An Airplane Crash" ››
The quote, "what hath God wrought" comes from Numbers 23:23, about the Israelites, but it was popularized by Samuel Morse when he sent it as the first message over the telegraph.
I've been telling everyone who will listen to buy Google-- it's up 140 points since I wrote about it a month ago-- because it is more than an investment, it is a paradigm shift.
"What Hath Google Wrought" ››
This Is Just a Joke, Really, No, Really, It's Not Real, We're Much More Rigorous Than This, I Said It's A Joke, Okay? Let It Go!
(From Bliss at ComicsPage)
Sigh. Rispalin. Go ahead and deny it.
Score: 3 (3 votes cast)
"This Is What You Wanted, Right?" ››
Imagine my surprise when I see that a major source of incoming links was Wikipedia. It's at the bottom, under "Criticisms."
Some narc is going to email me that anyone can edit the wiki, and this link will probably soon be deleted. Hey, man, why so negative, you're harshing my buzz.
Score: 4 (8 votes cast)
So I read it.
What is striking is how little it resembles the book everyone seems to think it is.
Has anyone actually read this book? Nine people total, all literary critics?
Enough has been written about the book itself. A more interesting question is why so many people got it so wrong.
"Kerouac's On The Road: The 50th Anniversary Of A Book I Had Not Read" ››
I added another "thing wrong" with medical journals. At the bottom. I think it's worth reading.
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