Posts filed under “Humor”

When Ritholtz Talks . . .

Terribly amusing posting on the Freakonomics blog yesterday that made me check if it was April Fool’s Day:



Thanks for the compliment — I think we both know this was correlation rather than causation.

We recorded that on Monday afternoon, and they posted it early Tuesday. But if you looked at the US Futures market, you can see they were very strong once Asia opened up big.

Chalk it up to fortuitous timing more than anything else . . .

Note: This was A bottom; whether its THE bottom has yet to be determined.


When Barry Ritholtz Talks, People Listen
NYT March 11, 2009, 1:13 PM

See also:
Thursday links: bullets dodged
Abnormal Returns, 12Mar09

Category: Financial Press, Humor, Investing, Markets, Trading, Weblogs

Preferred Stocks

> via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Category: Humor, Markets

SNL on Tim Geithner

Have an idea to solve the banking crisis? Call Tim Geithner at 1-800-IDEAS?.

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Humor, Video


Some geek statistical humor: > > xkcd via Flowing Data

Category: Humor, Markets, Mathematics

The New F***ing Citibank

This is hysterical (NSFW): The New Nationalized Citibank from Funny or Die After Citibank becomes nationalized, expect to see commercials like this.

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Humor

Timmy & the Bear

Here’s a little counter-programming to my screed this morning: > > I am fair and balanced, or fairly unbalanced, or words tot hat effect . . .

Category: Bailouts, Humor

The Uncler

Still reeling over Mickey Rourke not bringing home Oscar gold? Well, while you wait on the DVD of The Wrestler, enjoy one this parody:

Category: Bailouts, Economy, Humor, Video

Jim Rogers on Max Keiser’s The Oracle

A must see episode of BBC World’s The Oracle with Max Keiser. Along with guests Jim Rogers and Michael Hudson, Keiser discusses angry bailout losers in the US; a ‘monetary Stalingrad’ in Eastern Europe; and whether Swiss banking can survive without tax cheats and money launderers.

Part one

Part two

The Oracle with Max Keiser Guests: Michael Hudson and Alfredo Vallabao Topics: Bailouts and China, US Treasuries

Part three:

February 27, 2009

Category: Bailouts, Economy, Humor, Markets, Video

Wall Street Meltdown – Redux


This is a sequel to a video parody I made in December 2007 entitled Wall Street Meltdown (also on YouTube) that chronicled the developing financial crisis of 2007. Redux picks up where the original left off and covers the deepening crisis in 2008.

It is scary the prophetic nature of the first video which hinted at the demise of Bear Stearns, Dick Fuld losing his job and taxpayers footing the bill for failing Wall Street investment banks well before the events ocurred. I had no idea, however, that the crisis would reach the levels it has.

L.McDuff is my pen name (actually the name of my dog).

Category: Bailouts, Humor, Video

Golden Parachute

Sweet! Wall Stats by way of Flowing Data:

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Humor