Still sweltering up here! EconomicDisconnect will attempt (must go to bed earlier) to get up at 5am tomorrow and drag the Kayak down to the river before the heat and the crazy boaters start running all over the place. Of course I get up at 5am all week, but this is the weekend!
Let's Call it a Week
An interesting week to be sure. I think I wrote all that I wanted to say and will leave it at that. One add on; at week end I saw the old pattern re-emerge of low volume ramp up jobs and that may stick with us for a while, it is the summer slow time after all. Be aware of that going forward for a bit.
A few things that caught my eye:
Housing Doom has a nice return to the July-September 2007 time frame collection up that is worth a look. Nice history lesson.
50 Ugly Facts about the US Economy
Jake at EconomPic had some really tight stuff this week, so recap it already.
Cool LONG term chart of inflation (blue) and deflation (green) in the US that is well worth really thinking about as something should jump right out at you:
And as always, the blogroll to the left is some of the best stuff out there.
Friday Night Entertainment
I know I need some fun to start the weekend off. How about you?
Cool and/or Weird
Some things I saw this week.
-Is it Magneto's blood or just magnetic silly putty?
-The commercial for the Kia Soul is just hilarious!
-The 10 Most Important Things They Didn't Teach You in School. #9 and #1 would have been most helpful.
-I always admire courage and wish I had anything near this kind of it.
-Ok, when I had to see the film "Eclipse" I saw the trailer for the next Harry Potter film and it looks brutal good.
Where's that From?
I LOVE quotes whether they are from songs, books, or films. I tend to annoy almost everyone I know by using a line from someplace for everything that happens. What can I do?
The following quotes need the answer "where's that from?" (be specific!) so give them a shot if you dare! I will try to make them Google proof for you smart folks out there. I would make it a contest but nobody ever wants the prizes if they win so what can you do? NOTE: When you cannot give silver away I fail to see how it is a bubble!
"You're just lucky we are in Uncle Jessie's House!"
"Well then you're unlucky; Cus we can always step outside."
-80's TV show quote.
"It’s not a payoff, it’s a gift. You already let me go."
-really wonderful film
"It was almost time to be reborn. He knew. Why else could he suddenly do magic?"
"There's no going back, there's no going anywhere"
-another great film
Have at them!
Film clips to get you buying or renting films to stimulate the economy!
The real proof education is over rated:
So sweet my teeth hurt! OOOhh step outside dummy! Would have been better.
A little film/music blend with Bette Midler doing "The Rose" in the film. I know I come back to this one, but great is great so what can you do?:
HAMMER TIME! Duh-duh-duh duh-duh duh-duh
Plenty of requests, some old, some new, so here we go! (not all embedded for ease of page loading)
Loyal reader Lurker asks for "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc, and I never knew the name of this tune!
Get this; A lady I know asked for ZZ Top and "Legs" so I can only hope that means something!
Ok, let's get the final show on the road.
From my friend C-T, who should write me more, check out Talking Heads and "Life During Wartime":
The 80's rule, all others drool!
Reader and contributor Gawains wanted Train's tune "Hey Soul Sister" and it is not a bad tune:
Not bad but I had this song in mind!
When I hear the song "Hey There Delilah" I just get all messed up. Plain White's simple, strong, and honest composition shows you do not need all kinds of crap when you have a good tune:
Wowza. For some reason it hits me like this tune.
I played a little Jimi last week and now this tune is stuck in my head, so try out "Little Wing":
OOOhhhh, "riding with the wind..." Too sweet.
We still have plenty of time and room, what to do?
The best I could do for this song is a nice cover so check Confederate Railroad's great tune "When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back":
My Dad's last favorite tune. Here is the best version.
We need some rippers to close the show!
I have had it on before, but try it out and Maiden tells us all we need to know with "Be Quick or be Dead":
Last Call! Get up and get ready!
I need a base line and there is only one place for that, Motorhead and "Ace of Spades":
Have a good night.