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Einstein’s Meme Sits At The End Of A Long Bar

As we all know, this definition of insanity has been attributed to Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. In actual fact, quantum mechanics teaches that different outcomes are always possible, it’s just a matter of probability. So doing something again and again is not necessarily insane, … Continue reading

Volcker Rule Gives Investment Banks A “Woodie”

The US Congress is getting close to passing new financial regulation, attempting to rein in our friends on Wall Street. Pending legislation would limit Investment Banks’ ability to trade for their own accounts, and effectively bar them from trading derivatives. The bankers are pushing back. Surprised? The big banks argue that the Volcker proposal is … Continue reading

A Dead Hand Bounce For Our Stock Markets

The good news is that if a catastrophic event destroys mankind our investments will be extremely well managed after we are gone. The bad news is that the computers doing it may be trading for their own accounts instead of ours. This theater of the absurd scenario might be more plausible than you think, and occurred to me last … Continue reading

Bob’s Pasta Homage to Ron Popeil, Master of “The Turn”

Last night I made Pasta. And whenever I make Pasta I thank Ron Popeil, Pitchman Extraordinaire who perfected the Infomercial and made pasta a part of my life. I knew I loved Ron Popeil, but I didn’t know how much until I read the first chapter in “What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures” by … Continue reading

It’s Never Too Late To Be Googled: A Procrastinator’s Delight

I thought that “The End of The World as We Know It” had already taken place earlier this year. And I was right of course, but for the wrong reason. Silly me. “Googled” by Ken Auletta, does describe the end of the world as we know it. But it’s not a financial meltdown, it’s a media … Continue reading

“Where Men Win Glory” – Audio Book Review

Just finished listening to “Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman” by John Krakauer. It’s a well written and timely (believe it or not) account, which I can recommend. Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May … Continue reading

Rocket Men, An Out of This World Listen

I just finished listening to “Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon”. Written by Craig Nelson and read by Richard McGonagle the audible.com edition was published just in time for the 40th anniversary of our first moon landing. It is by far my favorite audible book of the many I’ve “read”. … Continue reading

Multitasking, Plus Books-On-Servant

This wasn’t going to be a post about multi-tasking, but I got distracted. And then I realized I was…wait for it… multi-tasking! But before we get to multi-tasking, my original purpose was to review an audible.com book. “Audible” books are a great way to spend your time when you are already spending your time. It’s … Continue reading

Audible.com Is Just So 17th Century

Pierre-Daniel Huet [1630 – 1720] was perhaps the first person to multi-task with books, getting the jump on audible.com by a few hundred years. (Pierre-Daniel) Huet, who lived into his nineties, had a servant follow him with a book to read aloud to him during meals and breaks and thus avoid lost time. He was … Continue reading

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