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Riffs, rants, and the upside of investing from way off Wall Street


Glad That’s Over With

A year ago to the day. I don’t normally watch CNBC, nor take pictures of the television with my iPhone, but how many times are you going to see that little box in the lower right say that the Dow dropped 778 points in a single day? Seemed a bit historic.

Down 778 Points

Different world today, to say the least. And I’m happy to say that we have since gotten rid of our TV.

It took three weeks to get used to it, but life without the tube is, well, better. I’m online quite a bit every day for financial news and research, anyway, and I’ve found that I’m okay with waiting a day or two to read most other news if it comes with some real analysis behind it. Between iTunes, YouTube and, is there really a need for Comcast any more?

If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you’d find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies. – Dave Barry