First week back at work flew by. It does not even feel like a Friday to me. Let's see if I can fix that.
The market rally proved to be far more strong than I had thought it was going to be. I mentioned before that I missed my entries into some plays I wanted. Watched the whole week. As I have mentioned some things moved in new ways and old correlations left my view off center. Things could really be changing here, and the feel of the market was more like the 2010 run off the summer into the fall, just non stop upward motion. Will be worthwhile to monitor things early next week and be ready for anything.
Friday Night Entertainment
"Is this what they paid for? This is what they want!"- Jimmy Connors beating Krickstein at 1991 US Open
While I may seem like out of touch with the more artistic side of things, it's not so. I am a fan of all kinds of thing. One of my favorite poets was Edgar Arlington Robinson and his sad tale of a man who felt out of place in his own time is a classic. "Miniver Cheevy":
Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn,
Grew lean while he assailed the seasons;
He wept that he was ever born,
And he had reasons.
Miniver loved the days of old
When swords were bright and steeds were prancing;
The vision of a warrior bold
Would set him dancing.
Miniver sighed for what was not,
And dreamed, and rested from his labors;
He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot,
And Priam's neighbors.
Minever mourned the ripe renown
That made so many a name so fragrant;
He mourned Romance, now on the town,
And Art, a vagrant.
Minever loved the Medici,
Albeit he had never seen one;
He would have sinned incessantly
Could he have been one.
Miniver cursed the commonplace
And eyed a khaki suit with loathing;
He missed the mediæval grace
Of iron clothing.
Miniver scorned the gold he sought,
But sore annoyed was he without it;
Miniver thought, and thought, and thought,
And thought about it.
Miniver Cheevy, born too late,
Scratched his head and kept on thinking;
Miniver coughed, and called it fate,
And kept on drinking.
It's worth a chuckle.
New Years kiss no matter what I guess:
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I like McRibs but not this much:
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Some movie ideas for your selection.
I think Adam Sandler's finest film performance was in "Spanglish". I know, I am out of "ManTown" for that! I really believe it. The film itself is wonderful (though I don't enjoy getting hit on the head with PC stuff) and I submit the following scene as proof of the film's merit:
The great film "The Four Rooms" was punctuated by one of the most funny scenes I can remember. The Lighter bet scene:
Musical melodies since 2007.
My friend BCLund was looking for The Damned song "Smash it Up" and I had never heard it before. I like it!:
Punk rocky, nice.
I was so very lucky to meet up with and become friends with Julian Hebron when I was in NYC last October. If you did not know, Julian is now on StockTwits (The Basis Point) and gives the best mortgage news out there. I would not have pegged him for a metal type, but he is and here is "Sleeping Giant" by Mastadon:
My favorite type of Friday night tip, great song and I had never heard it.
I love the Guns N' Roses song "Rocket Queen" and by the miracle of YouTube here is a great live version:
I am a sucker for Linda Ronstadt! Here is a nice show of "Blue Bayou":
Yeah, she's good.
The Interloper was looking for some Tom Waits so why not "Hold On":
Ok, two songs left.
How about Huey Lewis and the News with "I Want a New Drug"?:
Last call! Grab a drink, a girl or whatever you need.
Black Sabbath with "N.I.B":
Have a good night.