I got a mention in the Globe and Mail on Friday, which is always cool, especially considering the post they linked to has both ass sex and drunk jokes. I got a bunch of visits to my post on why I bought RIM, and yet one person didn’t call me a moron in the comments. (One did, but that was before the Globe mention.)
Anyway, I did receive some feedback, presumably from a new reader. Here’s what he had to say:
Less talkie from Nelson.
More pics of babes in “F-Me” boots!
THIS IS MY FAVORITE LETTER EVER. Just for you, anonymous new reader, here’s a bonus picture of a hottie in hooker boots. I give the people what they want.
Oh, don’t worry, there will be another hottie later. She may even have boots. You’re all welcome.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
Jeremy from Modest Money has added his opinion on my last couple song choices. He liked last week’s choice of The Scorpions, but didn’t care for Billy Talent the week before. I wonder if Jeremy will approve of this week’s choice. If he doesn’t, I will weep like some sort of sissy girl.
CCR is a solid band. I’d argue they’re underrated, but that’s probably because they were together all of 20 minutes for many years before I was born, so I didn’t have to experience hearing them every 14 seconds on the radio, which was the only way to listen to music back then. It must have sucked to go through that.
Speaking of CCR…
Marge: Quick, somebody perform CPR!
Homer: Uh… I see a clear moon a-risin!
Marge: That’s CCR!
Gambling Is Fun
I went 0-3 last week, making it my worst week since that time I had a dream with Don Cherry in it. Let’s never mention that again.
Let’s go with some hockey this week, since last week’s baseball picks were such an unmitigated disaster. I’m going to take Canada’s B.C.’s team, the Vancouver Canuckleheads to finally win a game. I’m also going to take the under (6 goals) in the Flyers/Penguins game, since both those goalies have to stop something at some point. And finally, I’m going with the Miami Heat minus 2.5 points against the New York Knicks, since one of those teams sucks.
Overall record: 31-42-2
A Post You Might Have Missed
My archives have had an erection lasting longer than 4 hours, yet didn’t bother to seek medical attention. That’s some sexy reading.
Speaking of sexy, I wrote about the economics of strip clubs back in the day. You may get aroused by reading it, but only if you’re some sort of pervert. If you do get a little excited, TAKE A COLD SHOWER.
The More You Know
Considering how I rip off their content each and every week for my own amusement, I should really do my best to drum up some financial support for Wikipedia. Since you’re all cheap bastards, I’m going to have to go to extreme measures. Internet genies, show the picture.
This is Mr. Snuggles. As you can see, he’s pretty cute. Look at him, look how happy and innocent he looks. You can’t say no to Mr. Snuggles, can you? I would think not. I know you want to just pick him up and hug him and maybe take him to bed with you but not in a sexual kind of way.
IF YOU DON’T DONATE $1000 TO WIKIPEDIA IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS, MR. SNUGGLES GETS IT. Don’t make me chop off his cute little head.
Georges Albert Édouard Brutus Gilles de la Tourette (30 October 1857 – 26 May 1904) was a French physician who could be classified today as aneurologist who is the eponym of Tourette syndrome, a neurological condition. He was born in “the small town of Saint-Gervais-les-Trois-Clochers, in the district of Châtellerault near the city of Loudun, France”, and died in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Tourette described the symptoms of Tourette syndrome in nine patients in 1884, using the name “maladie des tics”. Charcot renamed the syndrome “Gilles de la Tourette’s illness” in his honor.
Good thing they shortened that to Tourette’s, rather than the dude’s whole name. You know somebody with Tourette’s couldn’t say all that without swearing.
Dirty Words In Words With Friends
Friend of the blog Soximaru played both ‘tits’ and ‘dick’, meaning she’s officially a dirty, dirty girl. So dirty.
My username is ‘nelsmi’ if you want to play. We can even snuggle afterwards.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
I stumbled upon a page that had like 200 pictures of women in various sexy attire, taken just from a little Facebook searching. THAT’S GOOD DIGGING.
Just so you ladies know, if you post any pictures of yourself on Facebook either wearing a bikini or intentionally showing off your cleavage, you might as well just write SLUT in giant letters on your forehead, because that’s the kind of attention you’re going to get.
Time For Links
I’m going to give the much coveted top spot to Weakonomics this week, who has some interesting thoughts about buying stuff in bulk and how that affects your consumption habits of said product. It’s definitely better than anything I wrote this week.
According to some study linked to by Larry McDonald over at Canadian Business, active investors are more social than our passive investing brethren. Take that, passive investing losers with no friends.
Dividend Ninja has hit the big time, since he’s got Hank Coleman to do his dirty work of actually writing the articles. Anyway, Hank struck gold with his post on avoiding company loyalty when investing in a stock. This is why I think it isn’t such a no-brainer to blindly buy your employer’s stock.
A link of my own in the link section? I think I’ll allow it.
Teacher Man is continuing to churn out all sorts of quality over at My University Money. This week he takes exception with Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Til Debt Do Us Part. I wish I would have written this post first. The best part is when he makes fun of her for being fat.
Hot personal finance chick Kathryn still won’t sleep with me, but she writes high quality blog posts, so I’ll forgive her. This week, she writes about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and what the thought process was behind it. Somebody go comment, since the post deserves at least one comment. I would, but, you know, lazy.
JT over at Money (Black) Mamba doesn’t think Best Buy is a value investment. I actually agree with him, but decided to question him in the comments. So, click through to read that.
The slackers over at Boomer and Echo are cutting back their posting schedule to 3 days a week, probably because Echo’s grades are failing and this is Mommy’s way of punishing him. They took a look at whether the Costco executive membership with worth the extra $55. I’m not gonna spoil it by telling you the answer. You gotta click through.
I’m not going to do my token Control Your Cash link this week. Rather, I’m going to link to part 2 of Greg’s series on building blog products that sell over on Problogger.
And finally, the Blue Jays restricted alcohol sales at their home opener this week in an attempt to minimize fighting. It didn’t work out so well. Kudos to Deadspin for tagging the video with the “fights and/or boobs” topic.