Because I’m a little obsessed with Emma Stone, I went and watched Spiderman the other night with one of my buddies. And holy hell, did she look hot. There’s hot, and then there’s Emma Stone hot. And then I find out, according to the internet, that she’s friends with MY GIRL Taylor Swift. That panting sound you hear? That’s me and I’m NOT SORRY.
Spiderman was good even when Emma Stone wasn’t on the screen. The dude fights a giant lizard. Denis Leary is the Chief of Police. There’s lots of cool CGI effects. It’s all good stuff. Plus, you know, Emma Stone.
The Olympics start this week, and I’m not sure if I’m excited or not. It is kinda fun to watch sports like table tennis and the hurdles and junk, but only for a little while. Then they get boring. There’s a reason why there’s no TV coverage of the table tennis season. Sure, the novelty factor is fun for a little while, but I’ll probably be back here in a couple weeks saying how bored I am of these stupid sports. In the meantime though, I will watch the crap out of attractive, toned women competing in sports I barely understand.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
More Arcade Fire? It’s a song about cars. Or no cars. I never know what the Arcade Fire are really singing about.
Hey, at least it isn’t Taylor Swift
Marge: This is the worst thing you’ve ever done.
Homer: You say that so often that it’s lost all meaning.
Gambling Is Fun
2-1 last week? We both know that’s as good as it’s going to get, so I’ll take it.
Since Houston is just a AAA team in disguise, I think it’s a pretty good bet to go against them for the rest of the season, so I’m taking Arizona to beat them. I’m also going to take the surging Detroit Tigers to beat the White Sox, insert your own ‘Prince Fielder is fat’ joke. And finally, I’m taking U.S.A minus the 28.5 points against international powerhouse Argentina. Why would you even try if you’re a 28.5 point underdog?
Overall record: 46-62-3
A Post You Might Have Missed
Why should you read my archives? Beats me. The internet is full of all sorts of interesting things, and you’ve chose to browse the best penis jokes and scantily clad ladies from like a year ago. Uhh… Go you?
There’s little doubt overweight people are going to put a strain on our health care system at some point in the future. Should we fund that strain by charging a tax on junk food? Or should people just be free to stuff as many Doritos in their mouth as possible? Now I’m hungry for Doritos.
The More You Know
I can’t remember where I read this, but apparently Wikipedia Mobile has huge spikes of traffic on Friday and Saturday nights from people using it to settle bar arguments. As someone who enjoys being right, I’d just like to thank Wikipedia for existing. I’m not going to give it money or anything though.
Consumption of fixed capital (CFC) is a term used in business accounts, tax assessments and national accounts for depreciation of fixed assets. CFC is used in preference to “depreciation” to emphasize that fixed capital is used up in the process of generating new output, and because unlike depreciation it is not valued at historic cost but at current market value (so-called “economic depreciation”); CFC may also include other expenses incurred in using or installing fixed assets beyond actual depreciation charges. Normally the term applies only to producing enterprises, but sometimes it applies also to real estate assets.
Hey! Almost topical!
Dirty Word In Words With Friends
None of you delivered this week, so I had to take things into my own hands (so to speak) and play ‘pubic’ on a double word score for 30 points. Dirty and lots of points? That’s good
If you want to play, my user is Nelsmi. I will gloat if I beat you.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
Only like 5 days until the Olympics start. Another sexy athlete? Don’t mind if I do.
For the record, I have no idea if the lovely Ms. Adams is actually competing in London. Do you really care?
Time For Links
Len Penzo continued his farming out of blog content this week, as Paula from Afford Anything showed up and penned a pretty funny post on procrastination. I was going to link to this next week because that would be hilarious, but here we are.
Barel Karsan points out that retail’s death has been greatly exaggerated. He also mentions that Amazon is actually planning on opening retail stores. What the huh?
Weakanomics points out American corporations have enough cash to pay off a third of the national debt. Yet, only one of those companies gives me money on a regular basis. THIS IS A CRIME OF UNIMAGINABLE PROPORTIONS.
Noted Canadian real estate bear Garth Turner outlines how the Canadian Real Estate Association has changed their way of recording data, which will undoubtedly make the upcoming crash seem less severe. Well done, CREA.
Kudos to JD from Get Rich Slowly, who basically admitted he’s ran out of stuff to say. Now if only we could convince Trent Hamm to say the same thing.
6400 Personal Finance wonders if there should be a wealth requirement for running for office. I’m not sure what the answer is, but it’s an interesting post.
That’s all I got for this week. The British Open is on, and the ending is pretty exciting. More links next week.
I said next week, dammit.
Have a good week everyone.