Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday Bowl Games Randomosity

imageShould $AAPL buy $NFLX?  Should Natalie Portman do more bed-rocking lesbian sex scenes? Should Brett Favre study harder for his concussion test? 

  • The Apple analyst wrote, "What I'd like to see is Apple buying Netflix. Netflix has approximately 150,000 titles, while Apple has just 15,000. Apple has a tremendous opportunity (if it buys Netflix)."  Yeah, maybe.  But Netflix has a good thing going.  They’re the king right now.  But as I said, low barrier of entry here for an Apple or Google to pick up market share.
  • Remember when Netscape was the king?
  • Jobless Claims drop to lowest level in two years.  Applications for unemployment assistance decreased by 34,000 to 388,000 in the week ended Dec. 25, breaking the 400,000 level for the first time since July 2008, according to Labor Department figures today in Washington. Other data showed businesses expanded this month at the fastest pace in two decades and pending home sales climbed in November for the fourth time in five months.  Timing is everything.  Imagine if these numbers were coming out before the election.  But, lets be happy that the lagging indicator is catching up.  We need it!
  • Kiss 4% mortgage rates goodbye. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has risen to 4.86% from 4.17%, according to Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage market survey. In the weekly survey, the rate rose to 5.02% from 4.96% last week, crossing the 5% mark for the second time in three weeks.  Still low.  Still nice. 
  • Brett Favre has not passed concussion test.  Brett, if you don’t know the answer, guess “B.”  I think “B” is the most common answer on those tests!
  • Natalie Portman: Everyone loves lesbian sex scenes.  Especially featuring Natalie Portman, who said "I remember them being like, 'How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?' And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that." Okay. Now I’m going to see it.  Portman, 29, shares a bed-rocking sex scene with a rival ballerina played by Mila Kunis, 27.
  • Bed-rocking!
  • Skype unveils iPhone video calling over 3G and Wi-Fi.

It’s Bowl Game Thursday!  Army up 13-0 over SMU!

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