Posts filed under “Humor”
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 . . .
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
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
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
Rap Master B Videos after the jump
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