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.

WSB Lunacy

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I have mentioned the sub-reddit Wall Street Bets (WSB) quite a few times here on Slope. For those of you unacquainted with it, it’s basically packed with degenerate gamblers, largely in their 20s, who get fixated on the stories from the sprinkling of extremely profitable options traders in there and, for their own accounts, lose money of their money. I went over there just now for an example, and it took me about three seconds to find one:

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Dog Day

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My supposition is that some people deal with solitude better than others. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most capable, I’m guessing I’m about an 8. Maybe even a 9. Just like Tom Hanks in “Castaway”, I could probably survive on an island by myself, although I’d probably wind up talking to a soccer ball, too, at some point.

This past week, I’ve been similarly situated, although unlike Tom Hanks’ character, I have at least had plenty of computers and plenty of work to keep my mind occupied. But there comes a point where I need to take a break from Slope improvements and tidying-up projects, so I ask myself: what’s a famous movie you’ve never gotten around to seeing?

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