Friday, October 21, 2011

Breaking Out on Friday

That was a long week! Hope you are all going to have some fun this weekend.

The Elusive 1230 S&P 500 Close
My post from Tuesday was a little early it seems, but I saw what I was looking for today. I don't want to go over everything, it's all in the Tuesday post. With the breakout here today I feel it is a very reasonable market to work quality set ups in. All this could change for various reasons, but this is about as good a spot as I have seen in 3 months. I will be doing plenty of work on Sunday night so check back then for market commentary. My number one pick is AVA.

Questions and Answers
Last night I opened things up for questions, and there were some good ones. I am sort of pressed for time and I want to spend time on all the questions so I will feature them all in a post tomorrow evening. Ask more if you like.

Friday Night Entertainment
Fun is well deserved tonight so put the charts and your worries away for a bit.

Famous Roles that Were Turned Down
Not every actor picks the best roles or films (see Adam Sandler or Jennifer Aniston). Here are some great ones from Glamorati:

Molly Ringwald: Vivian in Pretty Woman
Mel Gibson: Maximus in Gladiator
Keanu Reeves: Lead role in Platoon
Richard Grieco: Lead role in Speed
Will Smith: Neo in The Matrix (dumb ass!)
Julia Roberts: Lead in Basic Instinct (thank heavens, she is gross)
Tom Cruise: Lead in Donnie Brasco (No freaking way that would have worked)
John Travolta: Forrest Gump (NO WAY!)
Tom Hanks: Turned down the role of Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams, Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption and the lead role in Jerry Maguire (who needs more Oscars?)

There are way more but that should get you started.

Visual Effects
Some things to see.

Eye Strain:
demotivational posters - CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
see more Very Demotivational

After years of marriage:
funny pictures history - We will call this one the reverse homemaker.
see more Historic LOL

Film Clips
So you know what to rent.

I am a big Billy Crystal fan and one of his best roles was in "Running Scared" with Gregory Hines. So see it already!:

"We're from Noise Busters, do you know where the Menudo concert is?" AWESOME!

Fitting for our current situation is the well known clip from the film "Network". The 'Mad as Hell' resonated then, and it still does. I will have more to say about the Occupy Wall Street movement this weekend but I can lead off with this clip:


Rock Blogging
Music is still free, and so I spread it around.

Jennifer Hillier pointed out a great live clip for Our Lady Peace and the song "Innocent". Nice:

My friend Gtotoy was looking for Jah Shaka meets Sly & Robbie with "Jail House Dub". It's funky, I can dig it:

Another lady's night pick, poet AMPoesy was looking for Amy Winehouse and "Back to Black" and it's a good one:

Sad story that one.

The Sovereign Bohemian was looking for "Driving Wheel" by Foghat and I know and like that tune:

A new friend (and I appreciate all the help in NYC!) is J. Hebron who runs the ultimate inside real estate and mortgage site The Basis Point and it is Rocktober over there! My contribution is not as much heavy metal, but the best KISS performance I have ever seen. Live version of "I Was Made for Loving You Baby":

Great stuff.

Only two left.

Always loved the Skid Row song "18 and Life" so go back in time:

Last tune.

Need some Rage Against the Machine, and a live FACE RIPPER of "Bullet in the Head" is the right fit:


Have a good night.


Jennifer Hillier said...

Good tunes! Happy to provide you with some Canadian inspiration tonight.

Can I say that writing "your" when it's supposed to be "you're" is one of my biggest pet peeves?

Molly Ringwald as Vivian in Pretty Woman? HELLS NO.

getyourselfconnected said...

Thanks JH, sorry my syntax was incorrect! Agree on Molly, no way Jose'

Jennifer Hillier said...

No worries, I was referring to your insomniac challenge sign, not you. I'm sure you'd never do such a thing!


getyourselfconnected said...

Ha! Thanks!

GawainsGhost said...

They wouldn't let me get on the plane. Because, if you can believe it, I had cologne and shaving cream in my carry on bag.

I asked them, do you think I'm going to blow up the plane with Aramis? They were ready to call Homeland Security on me!

Unfreakingbelievable. Nonrefundable ticket, I'm out $437 for a flight I couldn't even get on. I'll never make another airline reservation again.

Anyway, that was not a syntax error. Syntax refers to sentence construction. That was a spelling error.

Homophones are a bitch. There, their, they're. To, too, two. You're, your. Who's, whose. I notice a lot of those mistakes.

My pet peeve is could of, should of or would of. Hello! Of is a preposition; it is not a helping verb. The correct verb is have, as in could've, should've, would've. These people are mistaking pronunciation for spelling.

Grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, if you didn't have it drilled into you as a child, you most likely don't get it, and never will.

I still have my grandmother's grammar book, published in 1888. She earned her master's degree in the 1920s and became an English teacher. Whenever I would visit her, she would tell me to write her a letter about what I did that day. And I would. She then corrected it with red ink and mailed it back to me.

Everyone makes typos, which are understandable. That's a proofreading mistake. But there's a real difference between spelling and grammar or syntax.

I would also mention that I didn't notice a single mistake or error in Ms. Hillier's book. And that is a rarity in this publishing world.

getyourselfconnected said...

Gawains, why did you not just throw the cologne away? That's crazy!

GawainsGhost said...

It's the principle of the thing. I can't travel with toiletries? Cologne, shaving cream, I mean seriously. Screw the TSA.

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