Thursday, June 18, 2009

Two unrelated topics

I've written a new post over at The Smirking Chimp entitled The Bitter Divorce of Cause and Effect. Just a few random thoughts strung together about how oil prices could drop from $140 a barrel to $35 a barrel in the space of six months, then rise to over $70 a barrel in the next six months during a worldwide economic downturn.

Any takers on rampant speculation? Has someone got some better 'splainin'?

And Mr. T is here to remind you that you have until Friday morning to express your opinion on the Highlight Reel™ for his career. Much like his fellow thespian Emma Thompson before him, the current consensus is that he's always good (fool!), but with Ms. Thompson, other choices ran far behind, while the voters are more evenly split on their view the best work of the many chained one.

Way back in the day, the Oakland A's signed a little Dominican outfielder named Luis Polonia, 5'8", 150 pounds soaking wet, during the era when the A's were fielding enormous hulking monsters like Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Dave Henderson and others. Polonia wore two modest gold chains around his neck, and someone in the clubhouse called them his "Mr. T starter set".

That still makes me laugh.

1 comment:

dguzman said...

I've long held the opinion that "rampant speculation" is pretty much responsible for everything bad that happens, stocks/economy-wise. That, and the 24-hour "news" and financial networks that feed these speculation-junkies' need for "information" to base their speculation on.