Recent comments by blinkered

anyone still short TWTR? ouch.

Just popped in to see what's happening and I see:
Nemo being nemo, Mary being confusing and Yogi calling BS.

So, pretty much nothing?

my left arm is tingling. is that good?

Robj, I'll never forget flipping part that channel when they were showing a torture scene from Alias.
Disney never surprises me any more. The almighty dollar!

How much if any of the uptick in participation is due to people being bumped off the back of the UE assistance train? Didn't a lot of states recently reduce the number of weeks?

watching 'archer' because my sister says it's funny. Beet rations joke!

I think my next handle will be 'regert hohing'!

Nytol

I don't know if this beats 'REGRET HOHING' but it's close: no regerts - Google Search

NO REGERTS!

or stablers and raiders. [sky daddy, i'm old!]

group w? thank sky daddy, it's not a work day, I can use urban dictionary:

Urban Dictionary: Group W Bench

BG:

disenfranchising voters

It's not like that's a rare occurrence...

was it vtv or vonbeck last night (apologies) referencing keith green? That still brings back memories (some of them still fondly) even though I'm strongly agnostic these days. Life was simple back then...

robj, thanks for the decemberists.

Now about voting ids...

rd:> The most fabulous object in the world!

It's a tarp, er, trap! I voted for neither.

albrt: > which I probably know more about than the former CIO of Target, but it doesn't seem to me to count as a thing.

Right. She got a few years of exec pay. What did you get? (Course you might be more employable now...)

Guard: Don't fight it son. Confess quickly! If you hold out too long you could jeopardize your credit rating.

damn. the american python had some fine stuff.

Reno: Emilio Lizardo is a top scientist, dummkopf.
Perfect Tommy: So was Mr. Wizard.

If you read this in a rd vs kp voice it's funny. damn funny.

Navin R. Johnson: Nothing? Are you kidding? Page 73 - Johnson, Navin R.! I'm somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity - your name in print - that makes people. I'm in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.

Sigh. I'm going to have to explain to my 9 year old what a phone book is!

Leon: Let me tell you about my mother.

burnside, I had a colleague that had an entire CD of Donna Summer's I Feel Love remixes. I fondly looked for that today for some reason. Some kind of spring thing. Nothing better than pulling the headphones on at work and attacking null pointer exceptions to that stuff!

I'm going to pretend like my friends used to when creating dnd characters. They suddenly rolled 18+ on almost every attribute.

Hey look, a wiki on blade runner. Glasses

Leeroy Jenkins!

BG, you're erudite or lucky. Marlin Perkins? And Jim?

rob, lucinda williams is rocking my world tonight. She in your sphere? Too popular?

OK. So I'm no robj, leaving regional (or for all I know, popular) music links. Nor am I as literary as he. And lest you think I'm damning with praise, faint or not, I'm not.

duke, don't denigrate my pedestrian tastes.

Fidgit: Oh, so that's what an invisible barrier looks like.

Navin R. Johnson: Huh? I am not a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and... uh... my thermos.

'random article' link on the left side. But in hind-sight I don't recommend it. If you're like me, you'll end up an anti-KP.
An existential crisis of un-knowing anything.

Apparently there are roads, footballers, moths, old battles, sports stars and bacteria that I've never imagined.

What do I really know?

CR likes RE? Sebastian is tapping drugs I need? Duke also? RiF and others make me laugh?

After I've killed the thread, here's a new late night game: go to wikipedia and click on the 'random article' link. See if you ever find an article you know anything about.

Apparently, footballers are popular.

I'm up to about 40 clicks. 0 for 40. Damn, I feel stupid. No Samuel Johnson here.

Why don't we ask KP where the plane is? She knows everything and will be condescending when she informs us.

We're a slumdog down.
The major indices are strange looking today. Like a high frequency signal on a general down slope.

Can you buy tesla stock with bitcoins?

Early off topic: if tesla rises much more they can buy a real (car) company. Worked for Time Warner!

Was out today. Anyone say Down Goes Frazier?

I present a chart illustrating the bifurcating economy: 5 years of Macy's vs Walmart
I knew it would be bad but damn, that's a big gap.

Macy's Inc Common Stock Stock Chart | M Interactive Chart - Yahoo! Finance

josap

If so, expect more people moving to cash for shopping, which leads to lower sales.

VISA hit an all time high yesterday. Seems like people just don't seem to care.

RIF: "The research station in Antarctica IS rather obscure, and you only provide your latitude and longitude. "

But the longitude keeps changing.

emily: nevermind!

CLOSE OFF THE LOWS!

nohing to see here.

Too early for squirrels? For some reason I thought of KP when I saw this.

If you don't have a knife... - Imgur

Yogi has a friend? Damn. I guess it takes all kinds...

josap wrote

Some of the largest employers are now temp agencies. One reason for the shift - most temp employed and not eligible for UE benefits.

That's an extension I could agree to. Why does "full time", however it's defined, get treated differently?

TS: If wealth and income were distributed today as they were during Eisenhower's presidency we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Agreed, but is extended UE a way to remedy this? I wasn't around but I somehow doubt there was 99 weeks of UE benefits back then.

Serious question regarding unemployment: If more is better where do you stop? 99 weeks? More?

Speaking of the Golden Bear and UE:
In CA, over xmas, I heard an anecdote about seasonal beach lifeguards in Huntington Beach -- some of them are now able to file for unemployment benefits during the winter. It's abuses like this that turn people against extending benefits.

But really, where and how do you draw the line?

JP: "Fed investigating cyclical loan-to-value mortgage rules"

That sounds like Keynesian economics -- too bad the tightening period never seems to happen.

Movie Box Office Results by Year, 1980-Present - Box Office Mojo 

1/3 ticket price increase over the last decade. Wonder if that's 3d penetration pricing?

RIF: " Not to mention the leverage it will give prison-state collectives to keep their politicians well-fed lest they face the impacts of decriminalization in their own states. "

No doubt. I will never forget what happened here in CA when Gray Davis was completely bought by the prison guards union. Once the 3% per year of service and retire at 50 made it into their contract all the other public sector unions followed suit. Still hasn't been unwound...

Meanwhile, I can't put more than 10% of pre-tax in my 401K. (and that's with all the equity skimming).

$hit, what happened to my new year buzz?

Firemane: Thanks for you comment -- makes me rethink some things.

RIF: Don't know about you, but my industriousness is seriously hampered by controlled substances. Although fast food joints might see some uptick.

RD:

yogi wins EVERY argument. Just ask him.

Yeah, but who would win KP vs Yogi?