Posts filed under “Humor”

Why Are Treasury Yields Falling?

A reader writes in with this classic parable:

The long list of reasons by pundits explaining the drop in Treasury yields reminded me of an old Wall Street joke:

Over dinner following a hectic day in the market, the wife of this well-known pundit / stock-picker asks, “Darling, what’s wrong with the stock market?

His reply: “Sweetheart, it has to do with China sinking a Vietnamese fishing boat, the volcanic eruption in Indonesia, the lasts Egyptian election…

Before he had a chance to go any further, she slams her hand on the table and says, “Darling, if you don’t know what’s wrong with the stock market, why don’t you say so!

If anyone has a better answer, I am all ears . . .

Category: Humor, UnGuru

What is it going to take to kill this species off?

Why do we pay attention to the most dire of forecasts? I pulled this from a 2011 piece I wrote: “You humans are a hardy breed. No matter how dire the circumstance, your species has managed to prosper. You survived the Ice Age, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Age of Aquarius (as well…Read More

Category: Humor, Investing, Psychology

xkcd: Randall Munroe asks “what if?”

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might…Read More

Category: Humor, Science, Weekend

Earth Day Blues

Source: Star Tribune

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Really, really bad calls, UnScience

Jimmy Fallon: Brian Williams Raps

Jimmy Fallon’s crew put together a series of monster edits of NBC nightly news anchor Brian Williams, turning him into a rapper. The results were hilarious — see the mashup of raps after the jump — but it also resulted in Williams showing up on Fallon for an interview.

Here is the interview with

Bri Willi
Bri Will.I.ams
Brizzle
B Dubs

Rap Master B Videos after the jump
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NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams talks to Jimmy about life after the world discovered his rapping abilities.

Brian Williams Addresses His Rapping — Part 1

Brian Williams Addresses His Rapping — Part 2

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Category: Friday Night Jazz, Humor, Music, Television, Weekend

MASHUP: Donald Sterling / Seinfeld Rant

Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Television, Weekend

Simpsons: Michal Socha-directed couch gag

Take a journey into Homer’s brain and push the boundaries of animation. This Michal Socha-directed couch gag kicks off an all-new episode. Published on Apr 24, 2014   via boingboing

Category: Humor, Television, Weekend

How Capitalism Works

Source: Medium

Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls

Science Shmience

Adam Zyglis on Science Skeptics   Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News  

Category: Humor, UnScience

Wall Street Animals

Hat tip Creators.com

Category: Humor, Markets, Trading