Posts filed under “Humor”

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,
Four telescopes,
Three Laws of Motion,
Two awful feuds,
And the discovery of gravity!

Hat tip Judson

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

On Consultants

via Dilbert

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Humor

Regulating After the Fact

Tom Toles: via Washington Post

Category: Bailouts, Humor, Markets, Regulation

Culprits of the Financial Crisis

Great graphic ! I won’t link to the very strange article it comes from (it violates my  “No linking to shite policy”)but I liked the graphic above.

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Humor, Legal

Black Hole

Category: Credit, Humor, Markets

How to Save Detroit

Here is a picture of the Smart Car, compared to a Suburban like we used to have.

Now wouldn’t you know it, just when I have ordered a new Smart Car, other car makers have come out with competing models!

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Category: Bailouts, Humor