It looks like a three day weekend as a vacation day will be spent Monday to be able to celebrate the Superbowl in style Sunday night!
It seems Massachusetts will be spared the big east coast snow storm and that is a very good thing!
I am not going to spend much time on this garbage can. Even now, almost 10 hours after the release of the data, some of the best analytic writers are still trying to figure out what the hell the story is. There were revisions and changes to basically everything and then changes to revisions and revised revisions. Whatever.
Short story: More jobs were lost last year than estimated and job creation is not happening as of yet to any degree. There, simplified it for you.
Late Day Market Fireworks
After trading ugly all day the indices had a monster rally ending just positive for the day and saving "DOW 10,000" for another weekend. Whuppity Do.
Reasons? Do we really need any? Take your pick:
- JP Morgan guns the market right into the close (complete with Bloomberg Terminal screen shot of never ending buy orders)
- Short squeeze because nobody wants to be short over the weekend when, as predicted here, the Euro leaders meet to craft a plan to bailout Greece. I may change my header to read: "EconomicDisconnect: Read Tomorrows Paper Today".
Mish has a compilation of the salaries for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) employees who strive to bring you light rail service in San Francisco for a minimum 80,000 dollars a year:
Rapid Transit Salaries
Sick joke but it's not.
The Automatic Earth is always a must read for me, but today's missive should be required reading for everyone and I would suggest you do take a minute for this gem:
Deep Blue Friday?
Wow, just wow.
That's about it, I think an extended entertainment section is just what the doctor ordered.
Friday Night Entertainment
"Hey is that freedom rock?"
Well, turn it up Man!"
An early infomercial!
I had a high powered intellectual discussion last night on the merits of the term "Owned" versus the new era term "Pwned". It put me in the mind of this picture:
Too funny, no, three funny!
I think cats and a pug in a tub could be a recipe for a serious disaster:
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Man they look SOOOOO happy! The dog will be happy to just get out, the cats will plot revenge. Cats rule.
This one is from a short story not a novel;
"But it's not just the weapons they have. It's the machines that let them see and talk to each other from far away; the machines that do their reckoning for them; their recorders and everything that has to do with them. From what they say of their medicine, I'm almost tempted to believe you and think they are wizards-they actually know what causes their diseases, and how to cure or even prevent them. And their farming: this planet is far more crowded than any I've ever seen or heard of, but it grows enough for all these humans."- Harry Turtledove's "The Road Not Taken"
Togram sadly waggled his ears. "It seems unfair. All that they got, just by not stumbling onto the hyperdrive."
"They have it now," Ransisc reminded him. "Thanks to us."
The Roxolani looked at each other, appalled. They spoke together: "What have we done?"
Filling up your netflix box!
A great scene from one of my favorite films, enjoy the moonrise in "Joe Versus the Volcano":
Your economic recovery dollars at work, ask "What's wrong with the street?" in "Falling Down":
Fiction or real???
Gypsy, sittin' lookin' pretty- Def Leppard
The broken rose with laughin' eyes
You're a mystery, always runnin' wild
Like a child without a home
You're always searching, searching for a feeling
That it's easy come and easy go
I will open the show with a song I heard on Monday night in the closing credits of a movie and when I heard it I was like "I remember that song!". Enjoy John Cafferty and "Voice of America's Sons":
The perfect song for a Friday Night? How about Kim Wilde and "Kids in America"?:
When reader Watchtowr requested "The Blowers Daughter" I thought he was trying to make the blog R rated! Instead enjoy the very nice song by Damien Rice that I had bever heard before:
Another song I had never heard before was on tap from reader Gawains so take a trip with David Bowie and "Diamond Dogs":
One more? Two more? Ok, two more because two is better than one. Two for one? Hells yes!
Take a listen to a softer but no less powerful side of Iron Maiden with "Children of the Damned":
Last call! Have bail money ready? Yes? Then let's go.
Let us return to the 1980's when everything was great, the sun was always shining, and the rock and roll was so good you wanted to pass out! Here is Cinderella with "Nobody's Fool" in crystal clear HD no less:
Have a good night.