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  • Punished by Fate

    posted to The Epicurean Dealmaker on Sat 5th Oct 13

    Winslow Homer, The Gulf Stream, 1899Dans ce pays-ci, il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres. Voltaire, CandideThen, as his planet killed him, it occurred to Kynes that his father and all the other scientists were wrong, that

  • Mirror, Mirror

    posted to The Epicurean Dealmaker on Thu 26th Sep 13

    La belle et la bte (1946) Jean CocteauYouve never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive. Jean Cocteau Much of an investment bankers1 life, O Dearly Beloved, consists of spurts of feverish activity

  • Go Ask Alice

    posted to The Epicurean Dealmaker on Sat 14th Sep 13

    One pill makes you larger And one pill makes you small And the ones that Mother gives you Dont do anything at all Go ask Alice, when shes ten feet tallJefferson Airplane, White RabbitLifes a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what youre gonna get. Forrest

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  • Overheard at 85 Broad Street

    posted to The Epicurean Dealmaker on Wed 18th Jun 08

    This is just sad. Fucking sad.MD: You're being placed into the accelerated one-year analyst program.Analyst: You mean I'm being fired?MD: No, you're being placed into the new accelerated one-year analyst program and will be paid through August.Analyst: I'm

  • The Dirt Bag Chronicles

    posted to The Epicurean Dealmaker on Thu 22nd Jan 09

    'N every gimmick-hungry yob digging gold from rock 'n rollGrabs the mike to tell us, he'll die before he's sold.But I believe in this—and it's been tested by research—he who fucks nuns, will later join the Church.— The Clash, "Death or Glory"Seriously,

  • The Choice of Herakles

    posted to The Epicurean Dealmaker on Mon 19th Jan 09

    A dialogue, from The Memorabilia, or Recollections of Socrates, by Xenophon, translated by H.G. Dakyns:I. Duty, or Virtue:"I will not cheat you with preludings of pleasure, but I will relate to you the things that are according to the ordinances of God in very

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  • The Lehman Moment Turns Four

    posted to The Big Picture on Sat 15th Sep 12

     “I’ve seen the lights go out on Broadway, I saw the Empire State laid low.” A month after the 9/11 attacks, stars from the music and entertainment world put on ‘The Concert for New York City’ at Madison Square Garden

  • Links 12/8/09

    posted to naked capitalism on Tue 8th Dec 09

    Can we end aging by 2029? h+ (hat tip reader David C). I don’t think I can wait that long…I most certainly do not want to live forever (competition for resources will get nasty before you factor in possible developments like this), but physical

  • Links 11/25/09

    posted to naked capitalism on Wed 25th Nov 09

    Scientists give grubby children a clean bill of health Guardian100 Stray Icebergs Approaching New Zealand ClusterstockAlpha males must trade on more than machismo John Coates Financial TimesThe Ides of March and the Fed exit strategy John Hempton. I don’t