Posts filed under “Humor”

Uncle Jay Explains 2008

Its pretty amusing — give it a few seconds to get going . . .

(3 million page views in 2 weeks is pretty good!)

It’s been a whole year since Uncle Jay has SUNG an entire episode, and here’s the reminder why! It’s the year-end review of the news, and maybe it’ll seem a little better with music.


Category: Humor, Music, Video

Accounting for Bailout Money

Sad but true: via Slate

Category: Bailouts, Humor

2008 Investment Guides Are HILARIOUS

Via New York Magazine, comes this amusing collection of bad forecasts for the 2008 year: • Jon Birger, senior writer, Fortune Investors Guide 2008 Smart investors should buy [Merrill Lynch] stock before everyone else comes to their senses.” Merrill’s shares plummeted 77 percent. • Elaine Garzarelli, president of Garzarelli Capital, Business Week’s Investment Outlook 2008…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Humor, Markets, Really, really bad calls, Trading

2008: The Year in Wisecracks

Very amusing video, via John P at All Things Digitials:

Category: Humor, Technology, Video

January 21st Presidential Staff Meeting

Amusing: via Wulff Morgenthaler

Category: Humor, Politics

Happy Isaac Newton Day!

In honor of Newton’s Birthday festival, the following song should be sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” On the tenth day of Newton, My true love gave to me, Ten drops of genius, Nine silver co-oins, Eight circling planets, Seven shades of li-ight, Six counterfeiters, Cal-Cu-Lus! Four telescopes, Three Laws of…Read More

Category: BP Cafe, Humor

Go Elf Yourself

Prieur du Plessis sends along this humorous video: Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Category: Humor, Markets

‘Twas the Street before Christmas

This poem was penned by Edmundo Braverman at Wall Street Oasis ~~~ ‘Twas the Street before Christmas, and everything sucked. Most bankers were hurting; some totally f-cked. Lehman was dead and Merrill acquired Thain asked for ten million as thousands were fired. TARP funds flooded every bank on the Street, and GM and Chrysler waited…Read More

Category: BP Cafe, Humor, Psychology

A Hedge Fund Manager’s Holiday Card

This bloody brilliant card is what a hedgie we know is sending out for Christmas: >

Category: Hedge Funds, Humor

Quoth the Trader, “Nevermore.”

Late one morning one December
in a year we’ll all remember,
Writing Christmas poems
had turned into quite a chore,

While I nodded, nearly napping,
suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping,
rapping at my office door.

“Tis some visitor,” I muttered,
“tapping at my office door-
Only this, and nothing more.”

Open wide I flung the entry,
stood there like an ancient sentry,
In there stepped a haggard trader
who’d been up since half past four.

Not the least obeisance made he;
not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady,
walked in from the trading floor-

Stood next to a bust of Soros
on a shelf well past the door-
Stood, and sighed,
and nothing more.

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Category: Humor, Trading