Thanks to many for the kind words in the comments last post and a few very nice emails. I can assure you I am ok and that the break I need is not due to burn out or being frustrated by markets or policy. Sometimes personal issues require attention and that is all I want to say. Thanks again.
I am Ambivalence
A few not-quite-poetry verses to sum up ambivalence.
Stocks have raged 80% since the lows;
The market is never wrong so I should buy;
Should I hedge that position or go all the way long?;
Silver and gold are real money;
Always have been and always will be;
Get physical or keep paper shares?:
I am worried about retirement;
Everything is so volatile;
What can I do to protect what I have?;
Wear a cup.
The Republicans won the election;
Only 48% of voters are happy about a GOP majority;
Why isn't anyone excited about this?;
I missed the question.
QE adds no new money to the system;
Commodities were flying until margin increases;
If there is no new money, why is this happening?;
If it is best to be contrarian;
But a contrarian will know the contrarian view;
Is it better to be the second contrarian in the chain?;
6th would be best.
The I-phone rules;
The I-pad is genius;
Apple is god?;
The dinosaurs are extinct, killed by a huge meteorite.
I have doubts;
I have fears;
Will it always be this way?;
Friday Night Entertainment
Ok! After that it may prove difficult to salvage a post, but here goes.
Quantitative Easing Cartoon
This was making the rounds and these things crack me up to no end. Enjoy this one, it is a classic:
"What is 'The Deflation'? Its not two funny it's three funny.
Pump and Dump
This could be a news story, but I find it more in the realm of comedy. As Kid Dynamite likes to say "Sold to you, SUCKA!":
David Tepper Dumps 20% Of Financial Holdings During Quarter Of Infamous CNBC Speech
Robotic Sponge Baths?
Submitted without comment:
A Sponge-Bathing Robot
Nothing is sacred.
Turn that frown upside down!
From FailBlog, maybe the best (worst?) ever:
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A few movies you may have seen or not but should.
Not too many Stephen King novels translate well to film, but "The Dead Zone" certainly did. Big scene:
You can catch a young Jason Gedrick in the touching film "The Heavenly Kid":
I have always loved this film.
Even in bad times, rock and roll is good. That is good for something.
Watchtower, the longest running reader of Economic Disconnect was interested in Journey's song "The Party's Over" so it leads off the show:
I think I heard this song one time before. Not bad.
Scharfy noted a neat Johnny Cash tribute that you can check out here. I wanted to run a Cash clip, so let's go with "Sunday Morning Coming Down":
I love that one.
From the film mentioned above, enjoy "Out on the Edge" by Jon Fiore:
Pardon the dark selection, but "Down in a Hole" is a great one by Alice in Chains:
I have had this up before, but I was in the mood for The Cranberries and their heavy duty tune "Zombie":
Last two for the night. What's on tap?
Found a sick as all get out live video of No Doubt and "Don't Speak" that is well worth the time:
Look, it's my blog and I am sorry to replay but the writer was going to watch "Streets of Fire" in a bit so you get "Tonight is What it Means to be Young". Sorry:
Have a good night.