Many of you know what a big MST3K fan I am. Recently, I fired up Star Crash, and oh my Lord almighty, it approaches Santa Claus Conquers the Martians in unintentional awfulness. It’s astonishing to me that in 1979 this movie was actually allowed inside real movie theaters, in spite of one of its comely (there’s that word again) stars. If you have Netflix, watch it. Here’s the (serious) trailer that came out at the time. Yikes.
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Years ago, my parents put together a huge scrapbook of photos and mementos of my childhood. One of my beloved children was going through it and happened to see one of the more amusing entries.
Back in my home state of Louisiana, I lived next door to a girl my age who was absolutely stunning. Even as a little kid, I knew she was beautiful, and so I always liked to see her. Some of our friends even put on a mock “wedding” for us, tossing handfuls of flowers at us as we “walked down the aisle” (just a patch of the back yard).(more…)
Since we noted the initial move to break the 200 day moving average – and at least temporarily break the downtrend on August 27th – the Silver/Gold ratio (SLV/GLD) has held its breakout, looking to close the week and the month of August on a signal that we have long anticipated.(more…)
As Friday’s trading action is coming to a close in a couple of hours before the Labour Day weekend, an interesting observation to note is this daily chart of the SPX.
Since the beginning of August, gaps on the open in both directions have pretty much occurred on a daily basis (blue box). When the same thing happened in the last quarter of 2018 (blue box), we saw a rapid plunge in the space of a few days.(more…)