Monday, April 6, 2009


Bailout Math...

Tomb of the unknown soldier Changing of the guard

A permanent guard is mounted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, near Washington, DC.

This is performed by a single member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, who marches along a 63-foot walkway in exactly 21 paces, before turning to face the tomb for exactly 21 seconds, turning to face the opposite direction for another 21 seconds, and then retracing his steps to repeat the process. Each turn the guard makes is precise and is instantly followed by a loud click of the heels as he snaps them together.

The guard is changed every half hour during daylight in the summer, and every hour during daylight in the winter and every two hours at night (when the cemetery is closed to the public), regardless of weather conditions.

A guard has been on duty at the site continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since July 2, 1937.


Opening Day!!!

A friend of mine said "I totally understand people's excitement for Opening Day. But, with 162 games, it just doesn't carry the same impact as Week 1 of the NFL season", below is my response to him...

Football is a great sport. But Football is a sprint. Baseball is a marathon, it last from spring into fall. I can watch and be interested in my team for months and months. Johnny M said that every football game is like a ten game winning or losing streak. I like my 10 games to last for 12 days not 3 hours.

Football is for the day trader, who needs his or her "fix" right now, and looks forward, no, they need there "Football High" in another 6 days. Baseball is for the long term investor who is happy with modest gains over the long haul and the playoffs are like retirement, you get to enjoy the fruit of the season with the excitement of the World Series.

When the baseball season starts you have hope. Hope that your team will do well, hope that players will have breakout seasons, and hope that new records will be made and broken. Baseball is America. And together we will rise up and overcome a bad day, tomorrow is a new day, and tomorrow is a different starting pitcher!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Statler & Waldorf

Quotes of the Week

He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination and taxes. - H. E. Martz

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. - Nikola Tesla (1857 - 1943)

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. - Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007)

When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice--there is no other. - Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money. - Senator Everett Dirksen (1896 - 1969)

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. - Woody Allen (1935 - )

Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. - Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Ode To Joy

The End is AWESOME...but I guess I just relate to Waldorf and Statler-

Crime doesn't Pay...

This is a video from 1987, with all its cheesy and sadness...

Tom Hanks was under contract I am sure, but really, doesn't he have enough money now to make this disappear? Dan Aykroyd doesn't have any excuse as he wrote the song...

"City of Crime"
Performed by Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks
Featuring Glenn V. Hughes III (as Glenn Hughes) and Pat Thrall
Written by Peter Aykroyd, Dan Aykroyd and Pat Thrall
Produced by J.B. Moore and Robert Ford
Associate Producers: Peter Aykroyd and Pat Thrall

A Tale of Two Bows

Muppet Bus: