Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Really Do Love April Fool's

Leave it to The Economist to strike first this April Fool's day: Announcing Econoland. Apparently, The Economist is branching out into a them park. From the article:

Among the thrilling experiences Econoland will offer are:

The currency high-roller: Float like a butterfly with the euro and drop like a stone with the pound! Chamber of horrors: Tremble at the wailing of distressed debt! Fiscal fantasyland: Watch the economy shrivel before your very eyes as you struggle to stop growth falling! Bankrupt Britain: Pit your wits against the government as you try to sink sterling and bring the country to its knees! The Severe Contest: Try your strength against a bear market!


Of course, whenever anyone quotes the economist, I have a reaction like the second guy in this story.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Three Basic Truths from George Will

Having a lot of free time, I watch a lot of TV. Like a lot. But don't worry, dear blog reader, I only watch shows of great cultural or analytical merit. Like reruns of the X-Men cartoon.

Anyways, one of the shows I watch is This Week with George Stephanopoulos. The main reason I watch is this guy:
(Conservative thinker George Will. Sure, he's "the other side," but you gotta respect his giant mind).

This week, Mr. Will laid out a few truths, as part of his commentary on the epic hip hop battle between a zany basic cable entertainer and an insightful market analyst: Jim Cramer and John Stewart, respectively.

In the segment, George Will lays out three wise precepts, reposted here:
  1. Never play poker against a man named Slim.
  2. Never buy a rolex from a man who's out of breath.
  3. Never take financial advice from a man who's shouting at you.
So there you have it. Sound advice, yeah?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Bald Man is Watching You

For the last few years in Seattle, I've been seeing this bit of street art. Does anyone know anything about it?

(watching *me,* bald man? watching me?)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Who Makes a Joke about watching the watchmen? I do!

Me, and the rest of the internet, that is.

By the way, I didn't think the movie was that good. And I wish Rorschach would let go of my pinky.

Makes it hard to type.