Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

A Brilliant Essay

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I am once again humbled by reading the writing of someone whose talent I underestimated: Patton Oswalt. Let me start by saying that I already believed Oswalt was a brilliant comedian and writer, but I never knew he was such a superb essayist. This little post of mine is little more than a giant “Like” on something Patton wrote, but I encourage you to read it: it’s a post he did about Bill Hicks, who died twenty years ago today. Here’s the essay, and here’s a bit of BIll:

If You Ever Wanted to Short Tesla

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Elon Musk said about a year ago that anyone shorting Tesla would encounter a “tsunamai of pain”, and I’ve described those shorting the stock as “financial masochists.” However, at these levels – and with yesterday’s high-volume blowout – if you’ve ever been dying to short a little of this monster (or, for the truly insane, short the calls) now may be a good time to do so.


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