Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Random Quicksteps

  • Alan Greenspan seems to be getting more air time now than he did when he was the Fed Chairman! Adam weighs in on ol' blabbermouth. I just wonder what's next for the former Fed dude, Dancing with the Stars?  Hey, could Cheryl Burke three-peat if she teamed up with Greenspan?

  • If Alan Greenspan did enter Dancing with the Stars, would the judges be able to interpret his dance steps? 

    Carrie Ann Inaba:  "I thought it was a fox trot, and that it was one of the best dances we've seen in this competition."

    Len Goodman:  "I think that was the quickstep, Carrie Ann." 

    Bruno Tonlioni:  "No no no, that was clearly a rumba.  You are the Maestro of the dance floor!"

  • Score a victory for the Atkins dietA study of four popular diets found that women put on the one with the least carbohydrates -- the Atkins plan -- lost at least twice as much weight as those on the others, researchers said on Tuesday.
  • In a related note, as biofuels boom, will people go hungry?  Not if they're avoiding carbs.  We'll worry when we come up with an engine that runs on steak, eggs, and cheese.
  • Atkins seems to be popular with this meat-eating calf, who eats chickens.  When dozens of chickens went missing from a remote West Bengal village, everyone blamed the neighborhood dogs. But Ajit Ghosh, the owner of the missing chickens, eventually solved the puzzle when he caught his cow -- a sacred animal for the Hindu family -- gobbling up several of them at night.  Finger lickin' good!
  • The market is basically flat as I write this.  Yesterday's bounce was on a little lower volume, but we'll see if the bulls have any biofuels in the tank and can push this higher or not.  We'll see if we get a follow-through day in the week ahead, or if it was just a lower high and we trend lower.  I don't think "the bottom" is in just yet.

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