Posts filed under “Humor”

Lipstick for the Deficit Pig

Enjoy your weekend!

Category: Humor, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Beware Wall Street’s Happy Talk

Over at Marketwatch, Paul Farrell sifts through a book (sitting on my shelf) and pulls out these embarrassing quotes. 15 reminders of how happy talk misled us a decade ago October 1999: James Glassman, author “Dow 36,000.” “What is dangerous is for Americans not to be in the market. We’re going to reach a point…Read More

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

Dr. Paulson’s Bailout Prescription

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives, Humor

Happy New Year’s from the Fed

Debra Borchardt celebrates the Fed’s $500 billion purchase of mortgage-backed bonds.

Sat 01/03/09 17:59 PM EST — Debra Borchardt

Category: Humor, Video

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.

12-22-08

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