So today is Earth Day, huh? It’s the day where everybody is supposed to hug a tree and talk about how awesome nature is. And yet, Earth Hour is on the final Sunday of March. Couldn’t these two groups get together and have their stupid Earth events on the same day? Were they scared they’d steal each other’s thunder or something? Is it evidence of some sort of recognition war between the two organizations? Don’t bother answering those questions, since I don’t really care. It does make for a topical theme for today’s dump though.
I’m celebrating Earth Day by watching the Penguins/Flyers game today. What does that have to do with Earth Day? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. But it’s pretty good so far, and the series has been really entertaining. Even though a majority of my readers come from Canada, I’ll move on from hockey, since I know the American readers don’t care.
It’s supposed to get up to 25 degrees Celsius today, officially making it the warmest day in Canada ever. I think I am going to crack out the shorts later on today when I venture out into civilization. My white legs will blind many of you. It will not be a pretty sight. As an aside, are there any ladies out there who find white, pasty, hairy legs attractive? Because I know a guy who has a set of legs that JUST WON’T QUIT.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
I’m a little embarrassed to admit I like this song, but whatever. It’s just so damn catchy.
She’s 27. Seriously. She looks like she’s 18. Watch to the end of the video. It’s actually a pretty clever ending.
Grandpa: We can’t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell ‘em stories that don’t go anywhere – like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…
Gambling Is Fun
Another week, another losing record. This is almost becoming a weekly public service announcement by now, but let my lack of success dissuade you from actually betting on sports. But since this is just for fun, how about some picks for this week?
I’m going to take the Brewers over the Rockies, for really no reason whatsoever. Call it a hunch, which are okay to follow only if you’re betting with imaginary money. I’m also going with the Yankees to beat the Red Sox, since one of those teams is sucking really bad lately. To round out my picks, I’m taking Arizona to beat the Braves, since the Braves are starting a young pitcher, on the road, against Arizona’s ace.
Overall record: 32-44-2
A Post You Might Have Missed
Unlike the crap I write these days, I used to be good. You’ll just have to read every single one of my previous posts to find out.
Back on November 2010, I wrote about the epidemic of businesses making it a better alternative for customers to just serve themselves. Since I wrote that post, self serve kiosks have popped up in all sorts of places, everywhere from photo printing places to hotels. Is this such a good thing?
The More You Know
Even though none of you delivered any financial assistance to Wikipedia, I didn’t decapitate Mr. Snuggles. It turns out we had a little reverse Stockholm syndrome thing going on, and I kinda fell for him. We cuddled last night. Don’t judge me.
Fishscale cocaine is a refined and comparatively pure form of cocaine. This description was likely inspired by the iridescent sheen that unadulterated cocaine exhibits, which many associate with the shiny appearance of a fish’s scales. Unlike impure cocaine which takes on a flat powdery appearance due to various adulterants, “Fishscale cocaine” isn’t a powder, but a crystalline alkaloid that has more in common with pharmaceutical grade Cocaine HCL than other “street level” forms of the drug. The etymology of this ascription is uncertain, though many contemporary popular culture references confirm its potency as a valid and relevant signifier.
I bet Josh Hamilton has had some of that stuff.
Dirty Word In Words With Friends
Admittedly, I was a little lax in playing my games this week. Somebody did play ‘ho’ though.
Blah, blah, blah, my user is ‘nelsmi’ if you want to play.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
More pics of random Facebook chicks? Don’t mind if I do.
Nice eyes. And by eyes, I really mean boobs.
Time For Links
I think The Frost Report is the best blog nobody reads. This week, he outlines a bullish scenario for RIM, which is pretty much guaranteed to get him the coveted top spot. Remember this, everyone else.
Deadspin tries to apply Moneyball to football, with some interesting results. I realize that has very little to do with finance. You should click on it anyway.
It’s fun when tenants think being a landlord is easy. Go check out Rachelle from Landlord Rescue’s interesting email exchange with a wannabe landlord. Aside: as someone with the last name Smith, can we use a different last name for morons we don’t want to identify?
As someone who works at a food company, this probably only interests me, but whatever. It’s my blog and I make the rules. Sandy from Yes I Am Cheap points out some marketing terms food companies use that sound impressive, but really don’t mean anything.
After exclusively talking about the lottery for approximately the last 42 weeks, Don’t Quit Your Day Job is back, this time talking about the dangerous amounts of leverage the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) takes on when they insure mortgages. As always, they used some pretty graphs to illustrate their points.