Old-time Slopers will understand the risk of my showing not just one, but both, of these legendary videos. The cultural significance of both of these has been well-established on Slope, and I am trying tempting the market gods by waving both of them in their face. Let’s light this candle.(more…)
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“If only we had some way of knowing this was coming.” Yeah, well………a thoughtful Sloper sent me a TED talk that none other than Bill Gates gave five years ago which essentially described precisely what we’re dealing with now. The interesting bit is that in his “scare the hell out of the children” moment, he offered up this dreadful scenario:(more…)
I’ve always regarded the movie Crazy Rich Asians with a mild nausea. I wrote about it here in December 2018 and here in October 2018. To my way of thinking, the worldwide success of this movie, a grotesque celebration of excess wealth, was a sure sign of a major top. I was reminded of this by this rather comic experience only minutes ago, when I was on ZeroHedge. Another great moment in context-sensitive advertising.
Nothing has changed. Not a goddamned thing. Bring me the head of Jamie Dimon.
Last month, I think the two big “pop culture” markers that signaled a top were (1) Business Week featuring Wall Street Bets on its cover; (2) the absolute obsession with trading Virgin Galactic, which has no profits, no revenues, and no reason to be so incredibly popular. Appropriately, SPCE peaked at precisely the same day the ES did. It lost 70% in a month.
Just play it in the background. It’s like you’re hanging with George, Paul, John, and Ringo. Fab.
Just a quick movie recommendation: JoJo Rabbit. I saw it on the plane and absolutely loved it. Who ever thought Hitler would make such great comedic relief?