Posts filed under “Weekend”

Goldman CEO to Perform Community Service as Treasury Secretary

‘Will Do Less Harm’ in New Post, Says Treasury Spokesperson

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – In a settlement of the government’s securities fraud case against Goldman Sachs, the bank’s CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, has agreed to perform two years of community service as Treasury Secretary of the United States.

At a press conference in New York, Mr. Blankfein said that as Treasury Secretary he would “continue to do God’s work as I did at Goldman, but at a significant pay cut.”

A Treasury Dept. spokesperson said that by performing community service as Treasury Secretary, Mr. Blankfein will be able to do less harm to the economy because he will have significantly less power than he had as Chairman of Goldman.

His experience at Goldman, however, will be “invaluable” in his new role as Treasury Secretary, the spokesperson said: “Lloyd Blankfein’s years of marketing worthless securities have prepared him for the important task of selling Treasuries to the Chinese.”

Mr. Blankfein is the latest in a long line of Goldman chairmen to serve as Treasury Secretary, although he is believed to be the first to do so while wearing an electronic ankle bracelet. More here.

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Hat tip Scott F

Category: Humor, Weekend

WTF ?

I love this stylized version of the now defunct cable station MTV:

Category: Television, Weekend

Merchant Bankers (Monty Python)

Hat tip Martin Kronicle

Category: Humor, Weekend

51 WAYS TO COPE WITH STRESS

51 WAYS TO COPE WITH STRESS 1. Get up 15 minutes earlier. 2. Prepare for the morning the night before. 3. Watch a sunrise. 4. Watch a sunset. 5. Avoid tight fitting clothes. 6. Set priorities in your life. 7. Avoid negative people. 8. Tell someone to have a good day in pig latin. 9….Read More

Category: Humor, Psychology, Weekend

2011 Audi RS5

I spent some time on a track in a RS4 a few years ago — 400hp, gobs of power and torque. Despite the AWD, it could get a little twitchy due to the short wheel base. If I had to guess why, I would surmise my non-judicious application of throttle. (I have a hammer where…Read More

Category: Weekend

Google Before You Tweet . . .

There should a Snopes version as well . . .

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Category: Humor, Web/Tech, Weekend

Tightrope: Janelle Monae (ft. Big Boi)

Wow, I never heard of Janelle Monae before, but she is brimming with talent. I love anything that is both retro soul but has an updated modern feel to it. > Hat tip Farnum ~~~ Update: December 18, 2010 9:43am Chris C sends along this updated video of Janelle Monáe performing Tightrope on David Letterman…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Friday!

Hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Weekend

Michael Specter: The danger of science denial

Vaccine-autism claims, “Frankenfood” bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public’s growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress. hat tip boingboing

Category: Really, really bad calls, Science, Weekend

Ripening Stars Near Rosette Nebula

How cool are these photos? Photo courtesy of NASA Photo courtesy of ESA

Category: Science, Weekend