Saturday, March 21, 2009

I shudder to think what the Boston Police would have done

Pub is closed by Monty Python grenade:

BUILDINGS were evacuated, a street was cordoned off and a bomb disposal team called in after workmen spotted a suspicious object.

But the dangerous-looking weapon turned out to be the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, made famous in the 1975 film Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Why tonight is a good night

Why tonight is a good night, originally uploaded by waterj2.

Took the long way home tonight to stop at the liquor store where I could get this beauty nice and cheap. Say what you will, I love High Life in bottles. Especially when there's 18 of them. The biggest challenge here was getting the shot set up all nice before drinking any.

In retrospect, I could have grabbed one of the bottles hidden behind the box, but, as I had originally intended for a shot from a bit above, I left them in the box. Of course, there is the crookedness, but that can be fixed easily the next time I have access to the software to do it.

In any event, I'm down to twelve left, and it's only 9PM.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Things that bring a smile to my face

Apparently, I was going to write something here last night. At the moment, I'm just wondering what I was thinking about that brings a smile to my face. There's booze, but that's only one thing, and I seem to have been thinking of mentioning things, plural.

Monday, March 2, 2009

How bad is the economy going to get?

Interesting article on the Freakonomics blog:
For example, using last Friday’s options prices, we can calculate that it would cost 10 cents to buy a portfolio of options that pays $1 if the S&P 500 falls below 250 on December 18, 2010. If markets were risk-neutral (I’ll come back to this), we could infer that the market thought there was a 10 percent probability that the value of U.S. stocks could fall to one-third their current value by the end of next year. Such a drop would leave the index down to one-sixth of its peak level in late 2007. By way of comparison, in the Great Depression the value of stocks fell to between one-sixth and one-seventh of their earlier values.
Well, at least it's only a 10% chance...