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Showing posts with label humor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label humor. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Humor: China Rating Agency downgrades U.S.

by Calculated Risk on 11/09/2010 09:58:00 PM

From the Financial Times Alphaville: US downgraded on QE2 ... by Chinese rating agency (ht Andrew)

Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. — the Chinese rating agency which hit headlines earlier this year for its AA-view on the United States — is back. With a US downgrade.

From the just-published, 10-page report:
Dagong has downgraded the local and foreign currency long term sovereign credit rating of the United States of America (hereinafter referred to as “United States” ) from “AA” to “A+“, which reflects its deteriorating debt repayment capability and drastic decline of the government’s intention of debt repayment.

The serious defects in the United States economic development and management model will lead to the long-term recession of its national economy, fundamentally lowering the national solvency.
I thought this was from The Onion. The report concludes:
[G]iven the current situation, the United States may face much unpredictable risks in solvency in the coming one to two years.
Uh, right. At least someone in China has a sense of humor ...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Music: Quantitative Easin'

by Calculated Risk on 10/31/2010 05:45:00 PM

Earlier posts:

  • Schedule for Week of Oct 31st
  • Summary of last week: Week ending Oct 30th

    For your enjoyment, from singer Curtis Threadneedle (in the style of Barry White), a song co-written by Curtis Threadneedle and Merle Hazard, and produced by Merle Hazard.

  • Saturday, October 09, 2010

    Music: "Nobody Knows the Bubbles I've Seen"

    by Calculated Risk on 10/09/2010 04:55:00 PM

    Watch for the "Hoocoodanode" mention (A Tanta snark and the name of our message board) ...

    Friday, October 08, 2010

    Daily Show on Foreclosure-Gate

    by Calculated Risk on 10/08/2010 07:26:00 PM

    While we wait for the FDIC ...

    From the Daily Show (link if embed doesn't work) Foreclosure Crisis

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    Foreclosure Crisis
    www.thedailyshow.com
    Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity

    Thursday, September 30, 2010

    Video: Economist / Comedian Bauman at the American Economic Association humor session

    by Calculated Risk on 9/30/2010 11:49:00 PM

    A little economics humor ...

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    Austan Goolsbee, Comedian

    by Calculated Risk on 9/10/2010 10:27:00 PM

    Via Politico in October 2009 (link here if embed doesn't load)

    "Number one on the list we wanted to make sure - [whisper] all the Clinton people got their jobs back - to do something to help the country."

    “The unemployment rate is at 9.7% ... Have some sympathy for those people that are unemployed, because when Rahm Emanuel sees my comments from this evening, I am going to be one of them.”

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    Merle Hazard: "Legal Tender"

    by Calculated Risk on 6/17/2010 09:18:00 PM

    Previous Merle Hazard hits include Inflation or Deflation?, H-E-D-G-E and Mark to Market ...

    Saturday, June 12, 2010

    Daily Show: More Spilling Fields

    by Calculated Risk on 6/12/2010 12:49:00 AM

    Since we all need a laugh ...

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    The Spilling Fields - BP Ad Campaign
    www.thedailyshow.com

    Saturday, June 05, 2010

    Daily Show: The Spilling Fields

    by Calculated Risk on 6/05/2010 10:28:00 PM

    Since we all need a laugh - Jon Stewart has a suggestion for how to use a vacant McMansion ... Here is the link at the Daily Show

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    The Spilling Fields - To Shell and Back
    www.thedailyshow.com

    Saturday, May 29, 2010

    Key Economic Index suggests Tough Times

    by Calculated Risk on 5/29/2010 10:45:00 AM

    Just for fun ... in 1926, economist George Taylor suggested the "Hemline Index"; he observed that hemlines moved with stock prices.

    And from the NY Times: A Long, Lean Backlash to the Mini. Here is the hot new look:


    Does that mean stocks are at a bottom, or that stocks are about to crash?

    Friday, May 14, 2010

    Daily Show: Hoarders

    by Calculated Risk on 5/14/2010 09:28:00 PM

    A little Friday evening humor from Jon Stewart at the Daily Show: Hoarders

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    Hoarders
    www.thedailyshow.com

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Jon Stewart explains Market Disruption

    by Calculated Risk on 5/11/2010 09:17:00 PM

    From Jon Stewart at the Daily Show: A Nightmare on Wall Street

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    A Nightmare on Wall Street
    www.thedailyshow.com

    Saturday, February 27, 2010

    Daily Show on BofA's Hidden Credit Card Fees

    by Calculated Risk on 2/27/2010 06:59:00 PM

    Some fun from the Daily Show. Link here if embed doesn't load.

    Sunday, February 07, 2010

    Bad News for Bears (humor)

    by Calculated Risk on 2/07/2010 03:41:00 PM

    First, via NPR: The Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor

    The Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor holds that if a team from the old NFL wins, the market will rise in that year; if a team from the old AFL wins, the market will fall.
    Both the Colts and the Saints qualify as "old NFL", so that is bad news for the bears!

    Second, from Bloomberg: Greenspan Says Unemployment Not Likely to Fall Soon
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said it is “very difficult” to see U.S. unemployment falling soon and that an economic recovery is “going to be a slow, trudging thing.” He also expressed concern about falling stock prices.
    Uh oh, it makes me nervous when I agree with Greenspan, so maybe the recovery will be "V-shaped" and unemployment will fall quickly!

    Just joking of course - I still think the recovery will be sluggish and unemployment will stay elevated for some time.

    Saturday, February 06, 2010

    Some Excerpts from Comedy Session at AEA Annual Meeting

    by Calculated Risk on 2/06/2010 11:15:00 PM

    A couple of past favorites, standup economist Yoram Bauman (see his classic Principles of economics, translated ) and singer Merle Hazard (Inflation or Deflation? and H-E-D-G-E ), appear in the video ...

    Thursday, February 04, 2010

    Daily Show: Toyotathon of Death

    by Calculated Risk on 2/04/2010 12:23:00 AM

    Jon Stewart on Toyota (link here):

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    Toyotathon of Death
    www.thedailyshow.com
    Daily Show
    Full Episodes
    Political HumorHealth Care Crisis

    Saturday, January 30, 2010

    Daily Show: CNBC Financial Advice

    by Calculated Risk on 1/30/2010 10:31:00 PM

    A little flashback from Jon Stewart: CNBC Financial Advice

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    CNBC Financial Advice
    www.thedailyshow.com
    Daily Show
    Full Episodes
    Political HumorHealth Care Crisis

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Jon Stewart: Obama takes on Bankers

    by Calculated Risk on 1/27/2010 10:45:00 PM

    NOTE: here is the New Home sales post from early this morning.

    Now for a little fun ... this was last night (link here)

    ALSO another great segment with Elizabeth Warren.

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    Obama Takes On Bankers
    www.thedailyshow.com
    Daily Show
    Full Episodes
    Political HumorHealth Care Crisis

    Saturday, January 23, 2010

    Jon Stewart on Cramer's Tuesday Market Prediction

    by Calculated Risk on 1/23/2010 10:40:00 PM

    The Cramer bit starts at 7:50 ... another great Cramer prediction last Tuesday afternoon.

    Here is the link to the video.

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
    Indecision 2010 - The Re-Changening
    www.thedailyshow.com
    Daily Show
    Full Episodes
    Political HumorHealth Care Crisis

    Sunday, January 17, 2010

    Colbert: Honor Bound

    by Calculated Risk on 1/17/2010 12:51:00 AM

    Here is the link to the Colbert video.

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
    The Word - Honor Bound
    www.colbertnation.com
    Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorEconomy