Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

linky winky.

courtesy of alex fuller, i just chomped my way into this and this. yum!

buttt im having trouble reading them because im too busy bobbing my head to this...

and now its taco night! (one margarita please!) k thx bye. ♥

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

stephen colbert out of character.

wow. havent been waiting to see this for oh say 2 years...



(paul hiatt is full of gems.)

also... want.

illegally recorded in iran.



(via rockistani.)

probably not the best band ive ever heard, but their story is pretty tight.

Friday, March 20, 2009

nowruz!



did the president of the united states just speak farsi? omfg.

im about to go to the top of the cn tower and oh shit oh shit oh shit... we just got bottles and bottles for cut copy and matt and kim at circa in toronto tonight. nuts. but yea im all on beach weak 2k9 and shit so i dont really have time spew opinion now other than to say... ♥!!!

heres the economist... i skimmed but i cant imagine their analysis is too far from mine.

happy nowruz!

Monday, March 16, 2009

toronto!

just saw this...

(via blaaahg.)

totally reminded me of this...



see you in a couple days, toronto!

Friday, March 13, 2009

wanderlust.

roll through town, toss everything around...

mon nyc -> dc after the most ridiculous nyc trip ever... im pretty sure im not even allowed to say what happened so i wont.



now im in hiding studying like nuts til monday for maybe the biggest test f my life, o omitted intentionally. (via sass and trash.)

but then! omfg omfg omfg...

sooo psyched! toronto is going to be a victory celebration and a half, officially marking the end of the busiest month (and a half) of my whole life. im going to dance my fucking face off to this and this in toronto fri night. (autoerotique and nasty nav at the cobrasnake dance party in toronto.)

tues dc -> rva, thurs rva -> toronto!, sat toronto -> nyc, sun nyc -> rva, mon smashkan -> nap.

fuck yea.

jon stewart and jim cramer.

part 1...


part 2...


part 3...


my take? its a witch hunt. i mean i watched the whole thing so obviously i think its an entertaining witch hunt, but still.

heres a good article that i think explains it...

Who’s to blame for the current crisis? As usually happens after a crash, the search for scapegoats has been intense, and many contenders have emerged: Wall Street swindled us; predatory lenders sold us loans we couldn’t afford; the Securities and Exchange Commission fell asleep at the switch; Alan Greenspan kept interest rates low for too long; short-sellers spread negative rumors; “experts” gave us bad advice. More-introspective folks will add other explanations: we got greedy; we went nuts; we heard what we wanted to hear.

All of these explanations have some truth to them. Predatory lenders did bamboozle some people into loans and houses they couldn’t afford. The SEC and other regulators did miss opportunities to curb some of the more egregious behavior. Alan Greenspan did keep interest rates too low for too long (and if you’re looking for the single biggest cause of the housing bubble, this is it). Some short-sellers did spread negative rumors. And, Lord knows, many of us got greedy, checked our brains at the door, and heard what we wanted to hear.

But most bubbles are the product of more than just bad faith, or incompetence, or rank stupidity; the interaction of human psychology with a market economy practically ensures that they will form. In this sense, bubbles are perfectly rational—or at least they’re a rational and unavoidable by-product of capitalism (which, as Winston Churchill might have said, is the worst economic system on the planet except for all the others). Technology and circumstances change, but the human animal doesn’t. And markets are ultimately about people.


...

Why did Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, and the rest of an ever-growing Wall Street hall of shame take so much risk that they ended up blowing their firms to kingdom come? Because in a bull market, when you borrow and bet $30 for every $1 you have in capital, as many firms did, you can do mind-bogglingly well. And when your competitors are betting the same $30 for every $1, and your shareholders are demanding that you do better, and your bonus is tied to how much money your firm makes—not over the long term, but this year, before December 31—the downside to refusing to ride the bull market comes into sharp relief. And when naysayers have been so wrong for so long, and your risk-management people assure you that you’re in good shape unless we have another Great Depression (which we won’t, of course, because it’s different this time), well, you can easily convince yourself that disaster is a possibility so remote that it’s not even worth thinking about.

charles freeman.

sorry to see you go.

(mother fuckers...)

a closer look at what america lost.