Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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Long-time readers know that I’m a student of comedy. Observant, long-time readers will know that I’m particularly a fan of Norm MacDonald. Most people know him from his tenure at SNL, but good Lord, that was a quarter of a century ago. Personally, I think his finest work was on his now-defunct podcast, Norm MacDonald Live. Sadly, the original episodes were all scrubbed at the command of Netflix, since they got him to do a new (and far lamer) show called Norm MacDonald Has a Show. I wasn’t surprised to learn that it wasn’t going to be renewed.(more…)
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) rolled around as it always does in January, and this video hits on some of the highlights:(more…)
I’m not sure if you realize this, and I’m sympathetic if you do not, but: we live in insane times. And I’m afraid “insane” fails to capture the full madness of it all.
For example, I would propose updating the formal definition of stock market valuation. In simpler times, it was something like this:(more…)
In case you haven’t heard, Peloton – – just about the only unicorn stock which has been thriving this year – – has stepped in a pile of creosote lately, and all because of this ad:(more…)