Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day (and Lindsay Lohan)

  • It's Memorial Day.  Thank you to all the military folks and their families.
  • One of the amazing things about the rally in the stock market is the incredible amount of pessimism or "wall of worry" along the way.  Peter Brimelow has an article out about Richard Band's newsletter.  "To be honest with you, I'm delighted with this state of affairs. It suggests that the advance will last longer, and climb to far greater heights, than the majority of observers now expect. When this bull is ready to keel over, it will be from too much revelry -- not an excess of caution."  It's true.  I've mentioned before that I've been in cautious mode since the Fall with low beta stocks, cash, and some QID, and believe I'm in the crowd this time.  I've even shed most of my mo-mo stocks lately.
  • Lindsay Lohan (nude, naked, topless, drinking, drunk, cocaine, smoking) busted againFresh out of rehab, Lindsay Lohan was accused of driving under the influence early Saturday morning, and police found what they believe to be cocaine in her car.  Witnesses said at 5:30 a.m., Lohan, 20, was driving down Hollywood's Sunset Bouelvard in her Mercedes convertible. She jumped a curb and flew into a set of trees. Right after the accident, she ran into a nearby house.  Yikes.  I thought she was great in "Mean Girls," but what a troubled girl. 
  • Have you seen the latest from Venezuela's Hugo ChavezVenezuela shut down an opposition television channel on Monday and replaced it with one promoting President Hugo Chavez's self-proclaimed socialist revolution in a move widely criticized as a threat to democracy.  Hugo Chavez shit-kicking free speech to the curb, baby.  That country seems to be in a downward spiral of death.
  • Apple iPhone will ship June 20th.  You think it's priced in and will see a "sell the news" reaction?  Or, will this be the gotta-have item of 2007?  I think all the kids will want one, and those who get something else will be called "losers."  It's going to be a hot item.  Does the stock price reflect that?
  • The whales seem to be heading back to salt water.  Cross your fingers.
  • I popped in Tiger Woods Golf in the Wii.  Not bad. 
  • Cialis vs Viagra?  Cialis gives you an erection for 36 hours.  One advantage that Cialis has over Viagra is that tadalafil has an half-life of 17.5 hours (and thus Cialis is advertised to work for up to 36 hours) as compared to 4 hours half-life for sildenafil (Viagra).  It looks like Cialis works for 36 hours, and Viagra only 8 hours.  Plan accordingly.  (36 hours.  C'mon.)

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