Lose it or Lose It (catchy name, eh?) is a new(?) online service that promises to help you lose your unwanted weight through systematically threatening both your wallet and your sense of public shame. The following is an excerpt from their service description: Lose It or Lose It helps all you chubby geeks put an […]
Why does the petroleum industry hate babies?
Even the most cynical of cynics can be taken, apparently.
Via Wall Street Folly: Bernie Madoff seems to think that he should only serve a 12 year prison term. Read his heart-rending plea below. Have a hankie handie. (Or more appropriately, a barf bag) I like the fact that they claim his punishment is the result of “mob mentality,” personally.
Mortgage Company Supervisor To Me: “I’m Not Surprised You Flipped Out–If That Is Indeed What Happened.”
I’m pretty anal about making my mortgage payments on time early. Sometimes I’ll even send a bill pay before I’ve received the bill in the mail. Which? yeah, probably not super smart to do, but I’m compulsive, and besides, the mortgage number never changes. Well, until it does. Like last month, when the mortgage company […]
From the FDIC: FDIC Approves the Payout of the Insured Deposits of First Bank of Beverly Hills, Calabasas, California. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved the payout of the insured deposits of First Bank of Beverly Hills, Calabasas, California. The bank was closed today by the California Department of Financial Institutions, which appointed the […]
AIG CEO Claims To Have Asked For Half of Bullshit Bonuses to Be Returned, Fears Death Threats, Thereby Proving He’s Only About 50% Dumbass, As It Turns Out
I’m sure this whole thing will be cleared up in just a few hours, now that C-SPAN is reporting that AIG’s CEO, Edward Liddy, has asked for part of some of the bonuses paid to executives to be given back. While testifying in front of the House Financial Services subcomittee, Liddy apparently said that he […]
From Bankers Ball: Saturday brunch is the new Wednesday is the new Monday is the new Sunday. Note: If you are a) unemployed and b) likely to be disturbed by pictures of the fab-o-lous continuing to party it up, then I would click away – CLICK AWAY. A recession seems an unlikely time for a […]
In its latest WTF programming move, ABC World News featured a segment on the plight of the world’s billionaires last night. Among the complaints of the super rich? “When you go from several billion dollars to under $100 million, that’s a drastic life change!” No doubt, Daddy Warbucks. Why, I bet you cannot just go […]
We all know that our feelings can lead us to overspending. But did you know that marketers have specific strategies designed to make us spend? Like with specific names and instructions on how to deploy and whatnot? Here’s a list of some of these common strategies and ideas on how to steel yourself against them. […]