I have, at long last, started watching the HBO series Silicon Valley, and I confess I really love it. The scene below has got to be one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen in my life.
Slope of Hope Blog Posts
This is the heart and soul of the web site. Here we have literally tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. You can also click on any category icon to see posts tagged with that particular category.
Those of you who have read me for a while may have noticed a surprising
number of posts are oriented toward stand-up comics. Just one glance at my
category cloud confirms this – – the “Humor” section is much larger than
many of the others, even though this is ostensibly a blog about charting
the financial markets, which is about as far away from comedy as can be
I’ve been thinking about this myself: what is this fascination I’ve got
with comedians? After all, I don’t even like the vast majority of them. I
do, however, fixate on the greats like George Carlin, Greg Giraldo, Emo
Phillips, Richard Pryor, Patton Oswalt, Norm MacDonald, and others.
Greetings from 7 miles in the sky from your beloved host. Let’s take a step back – — a few thousand steps back, actually – – and drink in a very long view of the stock market. We’ll use the S&P 500 as our observed entity. Here it is below, spanning several decades, with three major tops tinted.