Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Let’s say back in 2001 you hustled up an extra months rent, about $1600, and purchased 100 shares of APPLE stock at the time, trading at $16.56.
100 shares at $16.56= $1656.
Now let’s check in on that stock eleven years later, currently trading at $533.16.
Yeah, do the math, that one month’s rent became $53,316 just by leaving it in the market.
The picture illustrates what phones looked like before and after the iPhone.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
In the late 1970’s I had the good fortune to meet Eubie Blake, one of America’s great ragtime composers. His musical EUBIE! had a run on Broadway in 1979 and a good friend took me to his home where we just hung out for about an hour, talking about his amazing career. At that time he was almost 100 years old and he’d be gone in just 4 more years.
Not too many carried on his tradition. Billy Joel did.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
"She fought him off vigorously, scratched, cried that she will die before she submits, but the chevalier paid no attention to her words and took her. Afterwards, she smiled coyly and told him: "Do not think, dear chevalier, that you won me against my will. Better thank our good preacher who reminded me that we are mortal, and a pleasure missed today is missed forever. Now we can proceed, for I missed too many pleasures while being too prudent for my own good."
for god’s sake. It’s 2012.