Archive for October, 2008

I'm Shocked, Shocked to Find…

October 23rd, 2008 No comments

Captain Renault, I mean, Alan Greenspan “shocked” at credit system breakdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress on Thursday he is “shocked” at the breakdown in U.S. credit markets and said he was “partially” wrong to resist regulation of some securities.

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October 22nd, 2008 No comments
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Clear Sign of the End of the World

October 21st, 2008 No comments

Yankees, Cowboys become business partners

The Yankees and Cowboys, along with Goldman Sachs and CIC Partners, have formed Legends Hospitality Management, LLC, “a new company that will be focused on operating catering, concessions, retail merchandising and other facility management enterprises for major sports and entertainment facilities,” according to a release issued by the Yankees.

God have mercy. Hide the women and children! This much evil just should not be concentrated in one organization!

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End Poverty… Fund Justice

October 17th, 2008 No comments
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I'm so glad I never turned my scientific genius to evil

October 14th, 2008 No comments

… because if I had, I’m sure it would have turned out something like this:

“The world is a mess, and I just … need to rule it.”

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Party Like It's 1929

October 6th, 2008 No comments

“I was dreamin’ when I wrote this
Forgive me if it goes astray…”


October 5th, 2008 No comments

Well. I had a definite “how did I get this old so soon?” moment this week.

At our homeschooling co-op, this semester there is a fencing class. The instructor knows that, back in the day, I did a bit of fencing. So, this week he says to me “Come on, Zach — my equipment’s your size, you can suit up and help give the kids a workout.”

How could I resist?

But, then I made my mistake. I started to make my disclaimer, that I hadn’t actually fenced épée much ever, and beside, I hadn’t actually been in a bout since …

And realized that the correct ending of that sentence was “… since before any of you kids were born.”

Ah, well. As the saying goes, “old age and treachery beat youth and skill every time.” The results? Let’s just say that for these young padawans, “much to learn, you still have.”