Since I’m having a really good day, here’s a fun thing I did during the financial crisis (and happier times). Old-time Slopers will get more of the inside jokes.
For five years……five stinking years……….the Greece farce has been dragged out. In a sane world, they would simply have defaulted back in 2010. Instead, there have been endless summits, extensions, bailouts, bond offerings, and press conferences. Now, as some of you have already read over on ZH, they have managed their latest payment to their creditors by taking an emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund (which effectively, as ZH points out, is the IMF borrowing from itself to make a payment to itself). In addition, Greece has less cash on reserve now than a lot of the startups here in Silicon Valley.
Wise words, as always, from beginning to end (I wish I had remembered to post this on Earth Day, when it would have been particularly appropriate)
From Dr. Katz, one of my favorite shows of the 90s……
When I was in Seattle, I thumbed through their local real estate magazines, and I noticed on several ads a euphemism I hadn’t seen in San Francisco Bay Area: the use of the word “better” instead of “older”. For instance, when promoting housing tracts specifically for retirees, instead of saying “For people 55 or older” they would say “For people 55 or better.” This appeared in several places from completely unrelated outfits.
Here’s the routine I saw in college – – the gateway drug, if you will – – that made me into a lifelong George Carlin fan. I’m flying to Milwaukee tonight, and I’ll have four new videos posted for the weekend.