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Posted April 16, 2011 at 1:27 am

Another Friday Funny video:

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[ Friday's Fun Video ] – Zach Galifianakis SNL Opening

Posted March 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Zach Galifianakis hosted SNL and used his opening monologue for a variety of things. He started off with some stand-up, then he performed some of his best characters, and ended with a surprise musical number as our favorite red-headed orphan. Fatty did good.

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What a Wild Notion: Pay Down Debt!

Posted February 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Wait…what your saying is … if I can’t afford it, don’t buy it??

That sounds crazy to me, but I’ll give it a try.

Hey, let’s see what a classic SNL skit has to say about it:

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The Art of Flight ( Trailer )

Posted February 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Time for another Friday fun, but awe-inspiring, video — something completely unrelated to business and investing ( after all, you’ve gotta chill the mind and get ready for the weekend ).

The Art of FLIGHT follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Muller, Gigi Ruf, DCP and Pat Moore as they dream up new global adventures and progress the sport to unimaginable levels. Brain Farm has gathered an arsenal of the most advanced and progressive film making technology to bring the masses a snowboarding adventure of epic proportions.

Filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Alaska, Chile, Aspen, Patagonia, British Columbia and more, FLIGHT brings the viewer along for the perfect blend of adventure/travel drama and high-energy snowboarding action.

The Art of FLIGHT releases September 2011.

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Sam Sheepdog & Ralph Wolf

Posted February 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Oooohhhhhhh, yeaaaaah…. sometimes, on a frisky Friday, yas just need some child-like reminiscing, via some of the classic, fun cartoons you grew up with.

No news, no investments research, no deep analysis of your portfolio… just a mindless, fun cartoon :)

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The economy is SO BAD (Humor)…..

Posted February 4, 2011 at 9:57 am

Making the rounds on the net:

Some light-hearted Friday humor:

- I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

- I ordered a burger at McDonald’s and the kid behind the counter asked, “Can you afford fries with that?”

- CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.

- If the bank returns your check marked “Insufficient Funds,” you call them and ask if they meant you or THEM!

- Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

- McDonald’s is selling the “Quarter OUNCER”

- Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names.

- A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico .

- Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

- Motel Six won’t leave the light on anymore.

- The Mafia is laying off judges.

- Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

- Congress is still looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great!! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $1.5 Trillion disappear!

- I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the Suicide Lifeline.I got a call center in Pakistan , and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck!

On a serious note, though, you CAN skip the economies woos by learning how to buy and sell REAL MONEY.

For more, learn via our automated educational system here…

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The “Good Bye and F__k You” Letter

Posted December 28, 2010 at 11:43 am

Via Four Hour Workweek:

The following farewell letter, from a famous and very wealthy hedge fund manger, was first brough to our attention by The 5-Min Forecast.

But, we got reminded of it again after looking through Tim Ferriss’ investing category on his blog.

Tim writes:

“Andrew Lahde, who produced a one-year 866 percent return betting on the subprime mortgage collapse.

“Today, he announced he was leaving the hedge fund business with a rather hysterical letter.”

by Andrew Lahde:

Today I write not to gloat. Given the pain that nearly everyone is experiencing, that would be entirely inappropriate. Nor am I writing to make further predictions, as most of my forecasts in previous letters have unfolded or are in the process of unfolding. Instead, I am writing to say goodbye.

Recently, on the front page of Section C of the Wall Street Journal, a hedge fund manager who was also closing up shop (a $300 million fund), was quoted as saying, “What I have learned about the hedge fund business is that I hate it.” I could not agree more with that statement. I was in this game for the money. The low hanging fruit, i.e. idiots whose parents paid for prep school, Yale, and then the Harvard MBA, was there for the taking. These people who were (often) truly not worthy of the education they received (or supposedly received) rose to the top of companies such as AIG, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and all levels of our government. All of this behavior supporting the Aristocracy, only ended up making it easier for me to find people stupid enough to take the other side of my trades. God bless America.

There are far too many people for me to sincerely thank for my success. However, I do not want to sound like a Hollywood actor accepting an award. The money was reward enough. Furthermore, the endless list those deserving thanks know who they are.

I will no longer manage money for other people or institutions. I have enough of my own wealth to manage. Some people, who think they have arrived at a reasonable estimate of my net worth, might be surprised that I would call it quits with such a small war chest. That is fine; I am content with my rewards. Moreover, I will let others try to amass nine, ten or eleven figure net worths. Meanwhile, their lives suck. Appointments back to back, booked solid for the next three months, they look forward to their two week vacation in January during which they will likely be glued to their Blackberries or other such devices. What is the point? They will all be forgotten in fifty years anyway. Steve Balmer, Steven Cohen, and Larry Ellison will all be forgotten. I do not understand the legacy thing. Nearly everyone will be forgotten. Give up on leaving your mark. Throw the Blackberry away and enjoy life.

So this is it. With all due respect, I am dropping out. Please do not expect any type of reply to emails or voicemails within normal time frames or at all. Andy Springer and his company will be handling the dissolution of the fund. And don’t worry about my employees, they were always employed by Mr. Springer’s company and only one (who has been well-rewarded) will lose his job.

I have no interest in any deals in which anyone would like me to participate. I truly do not have a strong opinion about any market right now, other than to say that things will continue to get worse for some time, probably years. I am content sitting on the sidelines and waiting. After all, sitting and waiting is how we made money from the subprime debacle. I now have time to repair my health, which was destroyed by the stress I layered onto myself over the past two years, as well as my entire life — where I had to compete for spaces in universities and graduate schools, jobs and assets under management — with those who had all the advantages (rich parents) that I did not. May meritocracy be part of a new form of government, which needs to be established.

On the issue of the U.S. Government, I would like to make a modest proposal. First, I point out the obvious flaws, whereby legislation was repeatedly brought forth to Congress over the past eight years, which would have reigned in the predatory lending practices of now mostly defunct institutions. These institutions regularly filled the coffers of both parties in return for voting down all of this legislation designed to protect the common citizen.

This is an outrage, yet no one seems to know or care about it. Since Thomas Jefferson and Adam Smith passed, I would argue that there has been a dearth of worthy philosophers in this country, at least ones focused on improving government. Capitalism worked for two hundred years, but times change, and systems become corrupt. George Soros, a man of staggering wealth, has stated that he would like to be remembered as a philosopher.

My suggestion is that this great man start and sponsor a forum for great minds to come together to create a new system of government that truly represents the common man’s interest, while at the same time creating rewards great enough to attract the best and brightest minds to serve in government roles without having to rely on corruption to further their interests or lifestyles. This forum could be similar to the one used to create the operating system, Linux, which competes with Microsoft’s near monopoly. I believe there is an answer, but for now the system is clearly broken.

Lastly, while I still have an audience, I would like to bring attention to an alternative food and energy source. You won’t see it included in BP’s, “Feel good. We are working on sustainable solutions,” television commercials, nor is it mentioned in ADM’s similar commercials. But hemp has been used for at least 5,000 years for cloth and food, as well as just about everything that is produced from petroleum products. Hemp is not marijuana and vice versa. Hemp is the male plant and it grows like a weed, hence the slang term. The original American flag was made of hemp fiber and our Constitution was printed on paper made of hemp. It was used as recently as World War II by the U.S. Government, and then promptly made illegal after the war was won. At a time when rhetoric is flying about becoming more self-sufficient in terms of energy, why is it illegal to grow this plant in this country?

Ah, the female. The evil female plant — marijuana. It gets you high, it makes you laugh, it does not produce a hangover. Unlike alcohol, it does not result in bar fights or wife beating. So, why is this innocuous plant illegal? Is it a gateway drug? No, that would be alcohol, which is so heavily advertised in this country. My only conclusion as to why it is illegal, is that Corporate America, which owns Congress, would rather sell you Paxil, Zoloft, Xanax and other additive drugs, than allow you to grow a plant in your home without some of the profits going into their coffers.

This policy is ludicrous. It has surely contributed to our dependency on foreign energy sources. Our policies have other countries literally laughing at our stupidity, most notably Canada, as well as several European nations (both Eastern and Western). You would not know this by paying attention to U.S. media sources though, as they tend not to elaborate on who is laughing at the United States this week. Please people, let’s stop the rhetoric and start thinking about how we can truly become self-sufficient.

With that I say good-bye and good luck.

All the best,

Andrew Lahde

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Today’s entertainment: Must-see video of the week

Posted September 3, 2010 at 6:48 pm

by The Daily Crux:

Today we’re passing along an unusual but funny video.

If you’re not familiar with xtranormal.com, it’s a website where users can create simple animated movies using predesigned characters and sets and their own original dialogue.

In this short clip, an unknown user has perfectly captured the mentality that prevails in the stock market today.

Be sure your speakers are on, and enjoy…

 

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George Carlin on Do-Gooder Environmentalists

Posted July 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

by Barry Goss:

Never was there a man that could make you both laugh, think, and even question the way we look at the world, the words we use, and the little things we know about but still don’t notice… er, at least in the way that good ol’ Carlin made us notice.

If you ever get to the point of nausea when listening to all the uptight, misguided weirdos on TV, whining, complaining, and just plain trying to outcast BP for an oil spill that was the result of the same people’s desire to fuel the things they need, but won’t admit to the logic of it all…  just watch this video:

There’s much more that can be written about Carlin.

This is by a man who was cool, smart, dirty, and relentlessly funny.

Most articles, blog posts, and tributes to George Carlin have him labeled in some way or fashion as this irreverent, anti-establishment, foul-mouthed, social renegade.

Sure, those are all very fine and accurate titles and descriptions of him; however, I’d like to give him a little more credit than that and honor him for the impact he really made:

Showing that it’s absolutely okay and effective to be a humanitarian through raw comedy that makes you “think”!

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The Spilling Fields – Jon Stewart on the BP Oil Spill

Posted June 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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