Saturday, April 21, 2007

Doomed to repeat it?

14 comments:

Erik said...

I was born on Black Monday.

Chris said...

Hmm... Maybe it's time to get another Democrat in to change things for the better?

rixtex said...

Wow, you've finally determined the reason for Black Monday? After 20 years and endless speculation, economists have never been able to pinpoint the reason, but you apparently have some insight.

Unfortunately, your analysis leaves much to be desired as there is no history to repeat in this case.

1. Oil prices were up slightly from earlier in the year, but far below what they had been in the early 80's.

2. Ditto for bond yields.

3. Trade deficits only matter if you are a 18th century mercantilist.

I'm thinking you need to stick to the soft relationship/lifestyle stuff and leave the financial forecasting to folks who do the research and know what they are talking about.

Anonymous said...

HEYYYOOOO rixtex ftl. chill out dude.

Brandy said...

No no, rixtex is totally right. What would we do without humorless, misanthropic, pseudo-intellectuals to scrutinize websites that exist solely for entertainment value and tell us whether or not our amusement is academically and historically justified? Thank you, rixtex, unsung hero among bloggers. Thank you.

Sam said...

Perhaps its an Omen, theres a hurricane coming, run for the hills!!!

Paul said...

Sometimes the comments are almost as funny as the index cards. That was brilliant, rixtex.

justin said...

amazing as always.
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Anonymous said...

Hey, rixtex also uses the word "a" when you should use "an."

Rixtex, hasn't anyone ever told you that bad grammar just isn't sexy?

Chana said...

It's been 20 years since I was in college. Rub it in.

ECOPHOTOS said...

True, true, true ... my prediction as well.

rixtex said...

Wouldn't want the facts to get in the way of your opinions.

Daniel Moynihan said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

Brandy said...

And Oscar Wilde said, “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.”

Leadhyena Inrandomtan said...

Way to be prescient!

 
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