Oct 082011
 

This is the last week of the link dump, as you know it. Oh no!

Relax, it’s not going away forever. I’m going to switch up the majority of the categories. I suspect many of you got tired of what I like to snack on by about the third week I was doing it. There’s only so many times I can plug the particular potato chip company I work for.

If you’re just dying to hear my opinion on something, leave any suggestions for new categories in the comments. The only category that’s untouchable is the hot chick one. There must always be hot girls in the link roundup. God would approve.

Random Thing I Enjoyed This Week

There were two fantastic game 5’s last night. Those were fun.

I picked up a copy of The Wealthy Barber returns. I’ve read about 50 pages so far, and it’s pretty entertaining. I think I might finish the thing and then give it away to one lucky reader, assuming everyone who wants to read it hasn’t already just ponied up and bought it.

Besides, giveaways are a good way to attract people to your site. They enter the contest and never come back again. That’s good promotin!

Random Thing That Irritated Me This Week

Okay, I’m going to get skewered for this, but hear me out. I’m really tired of hearing about Steve Jobs.

Yeah, I know, he was a visionary and stuff. I own an iPhone and iPod, and enjoy the crap out of both of them. They are both pretty cool pieces of technology, with the exception of my iPhone randomly losing signal at least one a week.

But, giving Jobs all the credit for these pieces of technology does a disservice to all the brilliant engineers who worked diligently for YEARS to put all the stuff together. People loved him because he was the face of their favorite brand. Just don’t forget about all the faces you don’t see.

Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too

Fleetwood Mac had one good album. But man, was Rumors good. If we’re talking Fleetwood Mac, you know I’m going with Go Your Own Way.

That’s good breaking up music right there. Or music for any occasion really.

Simpsons Quote Of The Week

Breathe easy Simpsons’ fans. They’ve just been renewed for 2 more years.

Moe: I knew it was the immigrants! Even when it was the bears I knew it was the immigrants!

Me So Hungy

One of the stores I was in this week was giving out free pepperoni samples. And man, was that sample good. It was so good that I bought some of the pepperoni for the trip home. So I crack open the package in the truck, dig in, and discover slightly dried out pepperoni that wasn’t nearly as good as the sample. For shame sample guy.

Instead, let’s talk about the grilled cheese I had the other day. We used to have grilled cheese and ramen noodles when I was a kid, which was always some kind of delicious. Load up on carbs? Don’t mind if I do.

Entertain Yourself Dammit

The NHL season started this week, meaning you probably should be watching all the awesome hockey action. My Avalanche start the season off tonight against the mighty Detroit Red Wings. This probably won’t end well.

As for those of you who aren’t into puck action, I recommend getting lost over at sporcle. It is all sorts of awesome.

Babe Loosely Related To Finance

Let’s go with someone more than loosely related to finance, BNN’s Catherine Murray.

The picture isn’t very big, but that’s all I could find. Yeah, I’d definitely go on an awkward date with her.

Oh Right, Time For Links

The Frost Report tells the workers of America that it is indeed their fault for the shape of their job prospects. Very interesting article.

The cheapskate Sandy makes $20 per sponsored tweet. That’s pretty impressive, but not as good as the deal I have that pays me $50 not to tweet.

Mr. Money Moustache breaks down the true cost of commuting in one of his always excellent posts. Back when I used to walk to work in high school, I could still make it in 10 minutes. Most of you can’t drive that fast to work.

The fine folks at Control Your Cash are trying to save you from a lifetime of servitude. That’s nice of them. Doesn’t servitude kind of sound like a made up word describing a server’s bad attitude?

Boomer and Echo present some alternatives for those people who aren’t quite university material. My suggestion? Just live in a garbage can like a certain Sesame Street character.

My latest over at Canadian Finance was about how you should start hustling, since other people are working harder than you. Go check out a bunch of commenters miss the point.

I enjoyed this piece on Darwin’s Money making fun of all those Wall Street protesters.

Dave over at Canadian Dream: Free At 45 is in a big hurry to pay down his mortgage. Meanwhile, I’m not, since the rate is so low. Who’s right? I propose a fist fight, after school. At the bike racks.

And finally, go check out one of my many internet girlfriends, Money Rabbit, as she GOES CRAZY!

Carnivals I Was In This Week

That’s a big negatory.

Have a good week everyone.

Tell everyone, yo!

  7 Responses to “Saturday Afternoon Dump: Taking A Linkle”

  1. I wondered where you were this week! Nice to see you back and as deliciously entertaining as normal.

  2. http://folklore.org/index.py <— Perspective of some of the engineers at Apple.  Some interesting stuff on there.

    Also, Rumors but no love for Tusk?

    • I read a couple of those. Quite interesting.

      I haven’t actually ever listened to Tusk from beginning to end. I have Sara in my iTunes collection, which is a pretty decent song.

  3. Hello pookie.  I am posting my first vlog sometime this week and my first thought was “Oh God, please don’t let my pseudo-ex Uproar still be prowling my blog.”  Anyways, I enjoyed your post on teachers, as my parents are both teachers.  So good writing and good creeping, all ’round.

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