Posts filed under “Humor”

After Twitter, Comes Grunter, Then Grimacer

Recently, I had a chat with some people about Twitter.

I occasionally use it. I appreciate the instantaneous communication of micro bursts of info, but cannot help but wonder if its part of a culture of dumbing everything down. All nuance, all subtlety, all fine lines of discussion get lost in 140 characters.

Like the people who read newspaper headline but not the articles, I wonder if this is a form of Orwellian Newspeak.  War is Peace, and apparently, Less is More.

Perhaps this is just the first step. The text based Twitter will be replaced with an audio based “Grunter.”  Rather than spend a full 140 characters, you have your choice of 10 gutteral grunts registering surprise,  anger, sadness, joy, etc.

Then we can move to the next phase: Grimacer. Just pictures depicting how you feel.

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Category: Humor, Web/Tech

Hitting Bottom?

In honor of this week’s Jackson Hole meeting: >

Category: Federal Reserve, Humor

Hitler Annoyed He Missed Bull Market

Hitler becomes some what annoyed when he is informed that he has missed the Bull market.

Category: Humor, Video

The Financial Services Game

Via Dilbert

Category: Humor

Securtizing Goldman’s Bonuses

Zero Hedge has this hilarious offering memorandum of GS’ bonus pool this year: > click for larger, readable version

Category: Bailouts, Humor, Wages & Income

Top 10 Things the Letters “UBS” Stands For

Last night, I asked what the letters “U B S” stood for — using “U Better Sing” and “Unreliable Bankers Swiss” as examples.

Readers responded with dozens of examples of possible other names that worked well. In fact, there were quite a few fantastic suggestions, which I culled down to a Letterman style short list of my favorites:

Top 10 Things the Letters “UBS” Stands For

10. Uncle Broke Sam
9. Unlocked Banking Secrets
8. Untaxed Bastards Suffer!
7. Uber Blown Secrecy
6. Untrustworthy Bankster Swine
5. Used to BS (the IRS)
4. Unconcealed Banknote Storage
3. Unlawful Benefits Seized
2. U’d Better Surrender

and the number one thing UBS stands for:

1. Utilize Bahamas, Swiftly!

Honorable Mentions after the jump . . .

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Category: Humor, Legal

UBS Stands For . . . ?

Time to crowdsource some comedy from your creative minds, all at the expense of the Swissies: We know that UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, has rolled over and is divulging the dirt on 4,450 accounts to settle a lawsuit with the United States.  This is forcing the Swiss government to divest itself of its UBS position. …Read More

Category: Humor, Legal, Taxes and Policy

Something is Going On . . .

Category: Humor

The White House, a Subsidiary of . . .

Goldman Sachs:

Category: Bailouts, Humor, Politics

John Oliver Scares MBA Students Straight

As John Oliver illustrated on last night’s Daily Show, there are basically two kinds of businessperson one can choose to become.

MBA Ethics Oath

Category: Humor, Video