Saturday, December 06, 2008

Saturday Rock Blogging: Reminiscing

by Calculated Risk on 12/06/2008 08:00:00 AM

Saturday Rock Blogging was a Tanta feature for most of 2007. Just once more for the memories ...

First some advice from Tanta:

Advice for all you UberNerds: if your PC is already acting squirrelly, and your dsl connection is slower than usual, it is not a good time to decide to download a giant MIRS dataset from the Federal Housing Finance Board, because three hours later after you've finally restored your system and rebooted in normal mode and retrieved the fragments of your damaged spreadsheet, you will have forgotten what the hell you needed that data for.
And in a post in August 2007, Tanta presented this gem from our very own central_scrutinizer: "Dead Cat On The Rise": (CR note: good call by central_scrutinizer!)

I see a dead cat a risin'
I see trouble on the way
I see copper thieves obligin'
I see more flat screens on Ebay

Don't go long tonight
Cause you'll grab a fallin' knife
there's a dead cat on the rise

I hear pension funds implodin'
I know the end is coming soon
I'll see my short funds overflowin'
Bloomberg proclaiming rage & ruin

Don't go long tonight
Cause you'll grab a fallin' knife
there's a dead cat on the rise ... oh yeah

Hope you got your cash together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Kudlow will soon be tarred and feathered
One eye is taken for an eye

Don't go long tonight
Cause you'll grab a fallin' knife
There's a dead cat on the rise




And finally a search on YouTube for "Tanta" brought up this song in Brazilian Portuguese. Maybe a little too much, but who cares! (Tanta actually means Aunt in Danish)



Nada nesse mundo irá me fazer
Esquecer você

(Portuguese to English Translator here)

All my best to everyone, CR