I wanted to thank everyone again for the great show at The Big Picture Conference. It was a special trip for me. This morning Barry Ritholtz himself linked to my NYC Trip review and that was cool as all get out.
I will have more to say on things market wise on Sunday. I am the "it's Friday so let it go" type. I will say the move today was very easy to see coming (I tweeted at mid day would be a huge finish to upside) and it's the psychology out there now that is making me nervous. Elation abounds as of tonight and many are sure it's all a big rebound from here. Maybe so, but the discipline that got folks hurt last big move down may be as easily hurt should markets again go for a ride down.
Blow Off Top Friday
Because we all work hard enough all week, a little fun is in order.
Long time readers know I have a Wikipedia addiction. While I knew of such things, last night I was mesmerized by the fact that years ago monster sized Ground Sloths roamed the Americas. How big? Check it:
The earliest megatheriid in North America was Eremotherium eomigrans which arrived 2.2 million years ago, after crossing the recently formed Panamanian land bridge. With more than five tons in weight, 6 meters in length, and able to reach as high as 17 feet (5.2 m), it was taller than an African Bush Elephant bull. Unlike relatives, this species retained a plesiomorphic extra claw. While other species of Eremotherium had four fingers with only two or three claws, E. eomigrans had five fingers, four of them with claws up to nearly a foot long.Here is a model:
Because you have probably read enough this week.
Starbucks lands in China (NOTE: Reader anon MS knows this location is in Palestine. I had assumed China, sorry!):
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At least the Apple stores in China are real....
The timer function for pictures can have issues at times:
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Movie ideas for the masses.
Ok, this is not a movie but I wish George Lucas would just let the game developers run with a full length feature film! This is another trailer for the new game The Old Republic and it's smoking hot:
You have not seen the classic film "Class"? Well maybe you should:
Make sure you check out all the big actors in the cast!
You want tunes and I provide them, free of charge.
I have a special send out tonight. Long time reader (I mean YEARS) Watchtower will be celebrating his birthday in a few days. Tradition states he leads off Friday night. Watchtower's wife has her birthday a few days after, so what does he do? He dedicates his pick and shout out to his dear wife! She must be a special woman.
For both of you:
Happy birthday folks.
Fellow music lover (and a hell of a market operator) Gtotoy has not been feeling well for a bit with a bad cold. Hope a little "Madhouse" by Anthrax can help you along:
Phil Pearlman was a huge fan of The Guess Who and thus I offer up a vintage "American Woman" performance in his honor:
Reader Gawains requested Tesla's cover of "Signs" and that works:
But do they have a sports coat? BTW, I did not return mine, I like it!
The Sovereign Bohemian was looking for a little Steppenwolf with "Magic Carpet Ride" so take a ride!:
Ok, two songs left! What will it be?
How about Iron Maiden's classic "22 Acacia Avenue" for all the working ladies!:
Bruce Dickinson rules. End of story.
Last song! Grab a girl and a drink!
Need me some Concrete Blonde and the wonderful song "Joey":
Have a good night.