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Thank you all.

To everyone who wished me a happy Birthday: Thank you.

I've been off LJ for a few days, so just caught all the well-wishes. I appreciate every single one of them.

I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving.
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10/3/08 - Congress passes the 'Bailout Bill'

        10/03/08        10/06/08        10/07/08      10/08/08       10/09/08
DOW     -1.50%           -3.58%          -5.11%        -2.00%        -7.30%
S&P     -1.35%           -3.85%          -5.71%        -1.13%        -7.62%
NASDAQ  -1.48%           -4.34%          -5.80%        -0.83%        -5.47%


Every Major Market Index in the U.S. has done DOWN every day since the bailout plan was passed. I realize that the money is not actually in-use yet, but that sends a pretty strong signal to me that the market doesn't think it's going to work.


  • 09/24/08: Federal Reserve Bank loans AIG 85 Billion dollars to help stabilize liquidity.

  • 10/08/08: Federal Reserve Bank loans AIG another 37.8 Billion. Coz when you loan somebody money once, and they don't pay you back, you always loan them money a second time...



So. Yeah.
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I had this typed up by 9:00, but apparently didn't actually post it.

To the tune of Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence."

Goodbye WaMu, my old friend
I'd love to bank with you again
But now you're J.P. Morgan-Chase
A bank which I cannot stand to face
Because you made some poor lending decisions
To those
Who could not make their payment

FDIC has shut you down
Meanwhile your share holders drown
'Neath worthless stock certificates
'Least all your deposit accounts are safe
Even those above the threshold of one-hundred K
Are Guaranteed
By those who make their payment

Even your new C.E.O.
Only sixteen days in the store
Can keep his golden parachute
Nineteen-million brand new dollars
After all this failure is not his fault
He did not lend
To ones who can't make payment
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Hidden deep in the patch notes for the upcoming august 19th patch for Age of Conan:

Due to Popular Demand, we've forced some of our female Derketo followers to burn their bras.

This is not why I love this game, but it is incredibly amusing. There's already a play area where nekkid harem girls run screaming past you when you enter it.
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Good Idea: Catering to the local fishermen by selling live bait.

Bad Idea: Selling said live bait via a coin-operated vending machine.

No, really! The Shell station at 114 and Kimball in Southlake.
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The Dark Knight was... Wow!
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txwhiterose is an evil, enabling, woman.

I blame her for the Age of Conan 12 hour Marathon. She kept saying "So what do we do next?"

It's all her fault! ;-)

That is what the best kind of friends are for!
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Testing, and stuff. That is all.
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4:30 AM should not exist.

Remember: The More You Know...
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So after three years of resistance, I broke down. I went to Rhagdolls during Faire, this year, and commissioned a project.

It arrived in the mail, last night.

So I present you: Li'l Nicky Carew

Like he needed another thing to feed his ego...
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