Archive for February 2012

On “the lexicon of hedge funds”

from The Economist, February 18, 2012 (print edition) Dear investor, In line with the rest of our industry we are making some changes to the language we use in our marketing and communications. We are writing this letter so we can explain these changes properly. Most importantly, Zilch Capital used to refer to itself as... Read more »

amazingly comprehensive coffee shop list

a few comments to add for the wicker entries: filter: shocked that there is no comment in there. best for: i) hot food and BREAKFAST ALL DAY. yes. and ii) so many outlets for laptop plug-in. worst for distracting loud music that is really hit or miss. some days it’s linkin park, some days it’s... Read more »

This answers everything.

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A worthwhile marathon investment letter

To be honest, I rarely get through Jeremy Grantham‘s regular letters at half this length, but lace some more pop language, an unnecessary Shakespeare reference*, rhetorical questions that I answer aloud, and I’m easy. Highlights of his appropriately titled, “The Longest Quarterly Letter Ever”: All bubbles break, all investment frenzies pass away. You absolutely must... Read more »

Sh!t the Dowager Countess Says

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“Oh, what on earth’s the matter?” “I’m leaving in the morning, Lady Grantham. I doubt we’ll meet again.” “Do you promise?” — “Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess needs to host the next Comedy Central Roast. 2 hours of withering takedowns.” — Mo Rocca

Big Fan

I’m an unabashed fan of precisely one Taco Bell item: Cinnamon Twists. Obvi. But this “Taco Bell on the inside and Doritos on the outside” (launching March 8) sounds like vomit: (video via USA today <– don’t judge me) Consider the facts: Doritos are actually pretty gross. Taco Bell tacos are in fact gross. I’m... Read more »
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shameful, dirty comedy

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Frank Chimero on why Louis C.K. hits home so hard, so well: I’ve been thinking about Louis CK lately… [on] why he has blown up in popularity in the past couple years, and why his comedy seems to resonate with these times. It always feels like there’s a comedian willing to address contemporary concerns with... Read more »
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