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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Back To Reality...

Trades for 2011, with Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners Management.

5:15 - "...I also think it has consequences with the Greenwich Connecticut residential real estate market which should collapse."

What he seems to be saying here is that the SEC is going to crack down on the hedge fund community and go after fraud. Greenwich Connecticut is ground zero for hedge funds and it is the place where Wall Street people live. Think of the now long gone LTC -- Long Term Capital. If he is eluding to something to the likes of LTC then there will be a major bust for the players involved.

LTC was located just on the other side of the Boston Post Road on the back side of The Food Emporium in Greenwich Connecticut. Not much of an office building but LTC almost brought down the country -- they made movies about LTC and the LTC bailout.

He is saying that this kind of disruption will affect Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Meryl, etc. Is he saying that if active trading seizes up that there will be a cash flow problem for the traders that all live in Greenwich and that they will scramble to sell assets such as their homes creating a residential real estate collapse?

For example if you are working for the hedge funds, if you are working for Morgan Stanley, Goldman, etc., and you are making the big bucks -- millions -- and if all of a sudden the bottom falls out you will move fast to sell what you can as fast as you can. Will everyone run for the door at the same time?

I think he knows something's up... he's part of that crew.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Up in smoke... that's where my money goes...

Click to calculate

Click on the picture above to use an interactive tool calculating how much money you have spent on cigarettes in the past or how much you will spend on them in the future. When computing future costs, this calculator does not take into account inflation or the rising cost of cigarettes or the taxes on them. The actual amount you spend will be higher.

A pack of cigarettes now costs more than $5 on average—with some states tacking on additional taxes that raise the price even more. In New York City, local taxes have pushed the cost of a pack to about $10.

Cost of smoking: Based on $10/pack

10 cigs a day x 1 year = $1875
20 cigs a day x 1 year = $3650
30 cigs a day x 1 year = $5475
40 cigs a day x 1 year = $7300

How 'bout 20 cigs a day @ $10/pack x 10 years?
Answer: $36,500.00

(BTW, I have and continue to smoke my fair share, I have also quit for years at a time. Right now this $10 a pack thing may just be the deal breaker, there's a serious financial cost involved here regardless of all the other reasons to stop smoking.)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

IMAGINE... 30 Years

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John Lennon said he didn't want to become a "dead hero" three days before his death.

The singer, songwriter and peace activist said how he had no desire to die before his time on December 5 1980, three days before he was assassinated by a crazed fan outside his home in New York, 30 years ago today (12-08-10).

Speaking out against fans and those who criticized him for taking a five year break from music in his last print interview, John told Rolling Stone: "What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I'm not interested in being a dead f***ing hero..."

Download a podcast of the interview via iTunes.

John Lennon: The Rolling Stone Interviews By Rolling Stone

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Babes In Toyland -- AKA March Of The Wooden Soldiers

Get 'March of the Wooden Soldiers' on DVD (Colorized and Black & White)

It’s the only way to kick off the holiday season.

Old King Cole (the King of Toyland), Mother Goose, Little Bo Peep, Tom Thumb, a mouse resembling Mickey Mouse (and actually played by a live monkey in a costume). A mortgage on a shoe that is owned by the villainous Silas Barnaby (who is looking to marry Bo Peep). 100 wooden soldiers at six feet tall, (instead of 600 soldiers at one foot tall). True love, trickery, incompetence, burglary charges, dunking (in the ducking stool), banishment to Bogeyland, a wedding, a pignapping, caves, giant spider webs, secret passageways at the bottom of an empty well, an army of torch-wielding Bogeymen, an alligator infested river... this and much more is just part of another day in the life of our dimwit heroes Stan and Ollie (AKA Laurel and Hardy).

Babes In Toyland, AKA March Of The Wooden Soldiers, was renamed for its famous scene where the six-foot tall, toy soldiers, march in a stop-motion animation sequence which then changes to live action, attacking the Bogeymen with the bayonets of their rifles, defeating and trapping the evil Barnaby who is then covered by blocks that spell "rat", and driving the Bogeymen back into Bogeyland, where alligators appear to feast on them, eventually saving the kingdom of Toyland.

As the film concludes, Stan and Ollie give the Bogeymen a parting shot with a dart-filled cannon. Stan aims the cannon and lights the fuse, as Ollie turns away to avoid the loud blast, the barrel of the cannon flips backwards and unleashes the barrage of darts on Ollie, covering his back with darts. The film ends with Stan pulling them out one by one as Ollie winces.

All current prints of this film carry its re-release title MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS, though only the colorized version and the black-and-white version released by RHI International contain all the original footage (other prints delete the opening sequence with Mother Goose).

Original script written by Hal Roach, December, 1933. Final script completed July, 1934. Filmed February, August - October, 1934. Produced by Hal Roach. Directed by Charles Rogers and Gus Meins. 79 minutes.

Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlotte Henry, Felix Knight, Henry Brandon, Florence Roberts, William Burress, Kewpie Morgan.

STORY: Evil Silas Barnaby wants to evict poor Widow Peep from her giant shoe, marry her lovely and innocent daughter Bo-Peep, and, ultimately, destroy Toyland. He is thwarted at every turn by the efforts of toy-factory employees Ollie Dee and Stannie Dum, culminating in a battle between Barnaby's Bogeymen and an army of six-foot-tall wooden soldiers.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Mangia! Mangia!

Want a non-traditional Thanksgiving Day Stuffing?
How 'bout a White Castle Thanksgiving Day Stuffing?


Wishing all a safe, sane, nutritious and, most important of all, tasty holiday.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Protect Your A$$-ets

Dow Downfall: Index to Fall Below 1,000

Read 'Not Possible'

1,000 on the Dow will literally wipe out 90% of the market cap of the greatest businesses in America, and arguably the world.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Into The Wild

Just follow the yellow brick road, bring $125...and have a nice day!