Archives for December 2008

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

eBay Exploits Iraqi Shoe Thrower

One of the most hilarious and viral videos we've seen in the past month has been the crazed Iraqi 'journalist' who threw BOTH his shoes at President Bush. I'm still pissed off that the very next day the NY Post had the headline 'Lame Duck' on their cover to describe the incident. Were they blind? Th ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

No More Obnoxious Shirts On Wall Street

Sounds like everyone is getting a bit more practical and conservative with their fashion in the economic downturn. Does this mean we can't make fun of lame CEOs trying to look stylish anymore? Just wanted to give you the heads up on this, for all those out there getting ready to redeem some holiday ...

2009-chickipedia-hot-100.590x337_mainImage_300x250.jpg
article

2009 Chickipedia Hot 100

It's that time of year again.  It's a magical time for giving, merriment, love, and tight little packages.  It's time for the unveiling of the annual Chickipedia Hot 100!  These are the most-wanted girls pulled from the far-reaching ocean of lips, hips, and come-hither stares.  These are the girls t ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

Its A Wonderful Subprime Life

An interesting comparison is being made between good-natured but naive George Bailey from It's A Wonderful Life and the current state of economic peril derived from subprime lenders. Portfolio made the original argument in full here, but I find it interesting to note that comparing Angelo Mozilo or ...

mmdefault-investments_300x250.jpg
article

Best Holiday Advertising

Here's a great Coca-Cola/Walmart holiday ad that I haven't seen enough of recently: Unfortunately the American public at large polled by the Nielsen Ratings Company decided to name these 10 horrible commercials their 10 favorite for the season. Specifically the ad occupying the "#1 spot", ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

Splish Splash, Fox Business Is Taking A Bath

FBN's Adam Shapiro does some hard-hitting winter investigative journalism as he questions Bernie Madoff's former accountant, David Friehling. Friehling's young (guido-esque?) son came out and threw some water on the Fox News Van. Also looks like Friehling the CPA is giving up his office space on ac ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

A Video Salute To The Economic Crisis

I would love to get some of the year's best sound bites from financial news coverage and remix them into the ultimate economic downturn mash-up. I'd get Jim Cramer screaming "They know nothing" with Liz Claman dissin' CNBC in the chorus. Throw in Larry Kudlow's horribly grating tone with N ...

mmdefault-investments_300x250.jpg
article

British Bankers Mock Credit Crunch

There is a bit of controversy (which according to British, is pronounced conTROVersy with a shortened 'o' in the middle, WTF?) surrounding this poorly-made video. Apparently a group of bankers and stock brokers working for a variety of unnamed big banks in London got sick and tired of having their g ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

Fox Goes After “I Am CNBC” Ads

In what seems like Round 2 of the CNBC vs. Fox Business battle of the promo shorts, FBN's Liz Claman unleashed a sarcastic parody of those epic "I Am CNBC" ads that have been popping up ad nauseum. The CNBC spots are getting kind of weird (did you see the one where Melissa Francis says she ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

“Dennis The Hedger” Explains All

Everything you ever wanted to know about hedge funds but never asked, all explained with a delightful Irish accent.I would really like to see "Dennis The Hedger" and his "Uncle Sam" in a saturday morning cartoon.

3119893749_e8277ac9de_o_300x250.jpg
article

Goodbye Sparks, We Hardly Knew Ye

In what comes as a complete shock and a horrible disappointment to anyone who likes getting drunk and staying up all night, the MillerCoors company announced yesterday it will stop production of its wildly popular Sparks 7% Alcohol by Volume Energy Drink. The City of San Francisco and the Attorne ...

3118134461_a01cdcb5f7_b_300x250.jpg
article

The Fox Business Holiday Card Brawl

The above image appears on the front of the fledgling Fox Business Network's Holiday Greeting card. After getting hooked up by the FBN folks to do a day of liveblogging and interviews with their NYSE floor correspondent, Nicole Petallides, it looks like I'm on their mailing list. It would appear ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

The Madoff Shove Match

Bernie Madoff got a $50 billion shove from a photographer outside court today. That incognito coat and baseball cap didn't surprise anyone, but his forced smile after the stiff arm to the clavicle shows he's still in good spirits for a guy that's totally screwed.

3116393948_b859b02b6b_o_300x250.png
article

Wall Street Relocated To Las Vegas Strip

If you haven't heard about the widely popular and viral 'fake' American Apparel ads that were supposedly popping up all over the city, I hate to be the one to break the news to you, but they weren't real. A brilliant and mischievous designer created them all from scratch and photoshopped them on ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

A Very Recession-y Christmas

Wow, Santa has really poor financial planning skills. You'd think one of his elves could take care of this thing?

mmdefault-investments_300x250.jpg
article

Bernie Madoffs Extravagant Introduction

Listen to this guy talk up epic investor crook Bernie Madoff like he's the Queen of the World at a conference roundtable in October of 2007. Someone has a school girl crush! 10% of stocks traded in the United States went through Madoff Investment Securities? Given numbers like that it's more com ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

The Brits Take Their Anti-Drug PSAs Very Seriously

Perhaps when you start using a dead dog whose inner body cavity has been used for drug smuggling purposes as your narrator, things have gone too far?The outrage over this commercial in England just proves that killing off regular schmucks on TV elicits no reaction from people, but throw in a few cut ...

mmdefault-investments_300x250.jpg
article

Charlie On Bernie

Charlie Gasparino takes a trip down memory lane about his old pal, alleged Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff.Can anyone believe this Madoff guy? I guess if you're gonna committ fraud, go big or go home, right?

3099552411_bce47e915c_o_300x250.jpg
article

Mystical Clean Coal Technology Unveiled

I've seen this spot on TV a few times now and I just wanted to know, 'Does anyone else get the wrong first impression from this ad?' Maybe I'm just jaded by huge oil companies bragging about how green they are or the fact that every other TV network is making its logo green, but when I watche ...

3098051437_c397a51301_o_300x250.jpg
article

Chuck E. Cheeses Fight Club

What's going on with all these fights at Chuck E. Cheese's lately? The WSJ has a lengthy feature story analyzing the trend of police getting called to local Chuck E. Cheese's franchises to break up fights. Who would have thought a child-oriented birthday party location with pizza, ball pits, a ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

DayTrading Is Back, Hooray!

Day Trading 2.0 is upon us and none other than everyone's favorite Tim Sykes is going to explain why. And he's using a Mac to trade? Diabolical!

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

Satan Accepts Blame For Economy

Finally!! Am I right, or am I right? I knew he was to blame for all of this. Give this video a whirl, but keep in mind it comes from a site called GodTube, so it has a 'slight' religious tilt. Apparently we shouldn't be worshipping money and spending time away from our families. via VideoGum

3092749961_4676a24d5a_o_300x250.jpg
article

Rich Kids Are Smarter Than Poor Kids

I suppose the fact that children from lower-income families don't receive the same amount of high-quality cerebral stimulus as their high-income counterparts do is no big surprise. But what was somewhat shocking to me was the extent to which this was true. Did you know these poorer children exhibit ...

3084495829_1a7ebbb753_o_300x250.jpg
article

Dennis Kneale Still Hatin’ On Your Numbers

Diana Olick, Housing Market reporter and blogger for CNBC, just shared an extremely cringe-inducing exchange with Dennis Kneale during a segment on Power Lunch just now. Here's what happened: After Diana's thoughtful report on the rise in foreclosure numbers, Dennis chimed in with a little Q& ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

Street Corner Executive Search

It's officially a recession, but how long will it be before we start seeing scenes like this? Seriously, what kind of programmer doesn't speak Java? That woman needs to go back to school. Anyone else get this same feeling of desperation when they watched the automaker bailout pleading session today ...

mmdefault-mind-body-soul_300x250.jpg
article

Fox Bizs Cody Willard On Jay Leno

I always found it difficult to embrace Cody Willard as the financial guru some said he was. Maybe it was the hair, maybe it was the carefree attitude, maybe it was because he wasn't Jenna Lee, or maybe it was because he came out of nowhere and just started hosting a show called 'Happy Hour' on the F ...

Contact Made Man

X



Message submitted. Thanks!