Exactly twenty-two years ago, I walked into the Fry’s Electronics store in Palo Alto to get a few items, and I was faced with this cheerful cover on the magazine rack:(more…)
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It’s rant time!
Regardez vous si vous plait:(more…)
Just to set this up, here’s the trailer from the movie in question (which came out a few years ago):(more…)
In retrospect, I guess it was all a little too obvious.
I love documentaries. And I love equity bears. So I’m doubly-stunned that I didn’t know about Betting on Zero, which is available freely to any of you that are Netflix subscribers.
The documentary is about Bill Ackman’s fabled fight against Herbalife by way of his billion dollar short position. The film is marvelously edited, and absolutely engrossing. It was done a few years ago, so it’s kind of awkward that Bill Ackman pledges to the poor Latinos he’s speaking with that he would fight until the end of time against HLF, and yet he actually surrendered completely in March 2018. Still, I heartily encourage you to watch this documentary; it’s terrific.(more…)
We’ve all heard about the college admissions scandal in which 50 parents were charged with trying to cheat to get an acceptance from elite schools for the sake of their apparently not-too-bright offspring.
As much publicity as this scandal has received, the two most well-known of the accused are these two mothers-of-the-year – Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman:(more…)