Here’s a break from charts as we wait for the Fed announcement at 2 p.m. EST…………..I’m a big Harry Nilsson fan, but the video below was one of his most bizarre ideas: to find a bunch of senior citizens and have them sing a song about how they’d rather be dead than wet their beds. It’s actually kind of sociopathic to have them do this, if you ask me, but it’s an interesting little time capsule………(and kind of a catchy tune):
My love of the original Star Trek has been mentioned often in the hallowed halls of Slope, and the 50th anniversary of the series is coming up on September 8th of this year. Leonard Nimoy’s song has put together this documentary, which is coming out the day after:
About a week ago, I mentioned in the comments section that a new documentary appeared on Netflix called I Am Not Your Guru, which is about Tony Robbins. Now, I’m familiar with who Tony Robbins is, because it’s pretty hard not to be if you live in the U.S. At first, I thought it would be some kind of tell-all take-down of the man, but it turns out it’s pretty much a two hour commercial for the guy (he did, after all, have total approval over its content).
I found it terribly interesting to watch, however. I tend to view the whole New Age-y, Self-Help-y, Personal Empowerment industry to be pretty vile. It strikes me as shallow, shamelessly opportunistic, and it tries to cloth itself in some kind of spirituality when, in fact, it’s 99% about making a buck. This clown on YouTube captures it nicely (and this isn’t a parody; he’s for real):
Because I’m such a fan of the original series, I wanted to share these. Lots of eye-opening moments in here! First, Jimmy Doohan, who seems like an incredibly sweet guy; the sort you’d love to have as an uncle. Rest in peace……
About a week ago, I wanted to watch something (out of the corner of my eye, as I often do during my trading day) that wasn’t Bob Ross or one of the movies I’ve seen a thousand times already. I fired up Netflix, and I decided to watch The Smartest Guys in the Room, the Enron story, whose trailer is here: