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NIP247


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Posted: 2006-02-20 00:14

Lady Astor, suffragette wife of a Morgan partner back in the twenties to Churchill:

"Mister Churchill, if I were your wife, I'd put poison in your coffee. "

To which Churchill snapped back:

"And if I were married to you, I would drink it"


On your straddle, done on the puts, working the calls...

syrre


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Posted: 2006-02-27 00:13
I like the old words from one time famous Scooter:

Its nice to be important, but its more important to be nice.

Kutilya
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Posted: 2006-04-02 13:12


"Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory" ~ anonymous



Its only 64 squares why would you expect me to walk straight.

AndyM


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Posted: 2006-06-02 13:57

From a Bloomberg piece entitled 'Niederhoffer, humbled by '97 blowup, posts 56 percent return',

the old paragon of humility states (wrt his dented reputation): "The ridiculous thing, in all candor, is that I think I've had the greatest run of success in the history of speculation."


That's all very well in practice, but will it work in theory?

Mela
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Posted: 2006-06-03 23:50

I read this lasr night and laughed out loud! Who would have thought Agatha Christie was such a comedienne!

"Men ought to know everything. (...) That's what they're for." (in The Listerdale Mystery)


Nonius
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Posted: 2006-06-03 23:56

I don't get it. Angry


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LongTheta
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Posted: 2006-06-04 01:30

"Men ought to know everything. (...) That's what they're for." (in The Listerdale Mystery)

Big Smile


Time is on my side.

Kutilya
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Posted: 2006-06-14 09:44


"I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally." ~W C Fields



In the words of the profet we are phucked!

AndyM


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Posted: 2006-06-14 10:22

Ian Wright, commenting on Ronaldo's abject performance against Croatia:

"It's like watching Muhammed Ali fighting Larry Holmes; it's sad, man..."


That's all very well in practice, but will it work in theory?

Chuck


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Posted: 2006-06-14 22:55

"Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory" ~ anonymous

 

reference to Carl Icahn's acquisition of TWA and the union workers from it's then CEO...book: The Predator's Ball by Connie Bruck 


Speculator

AndyM


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Posted: 2006-06-15 14:31

Football managers almost deserve a thread of their own:

Spain's Luis Aragones, no shrinking violet, declares his disdain of pansies:

Brushing aside a bouquet offered to him by the welcoming committee, Aragones declared: "There's no room up my arse for the hair of a shrimp, never mind flowers."   Confused

Football punditry is also a rich seam:

Marcel Desailly, commenting on the Juventus corruption scandal: "Deez Latin people, zey like to be involved in tricky things."


That's all very well in practice, but will it work in theory?

hypersphere


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Posted: 2006-06-15 15:08
Henry commenting on the "not as good as expected" game against Switzerland:
"The grass was dry, I mean you know, not puting water on the grass before a game under this heat, strikers like Zidane, you know, well, they have problems rolling the ball. I heard they watered the field later, but man, no one is going to play after !"

Do try to win, but enjoy the run

NS
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Posted: 2006-06-15 15:25

Pele on who is the greatest, him or Maradona....

"I appeared on Maradona's chatshow last year and he made a joke about it. He said 'If you asked my mother who the greatest player ever to play football was, she would say Maradona; if you asked Pele's, she would say Pele'. I'd like to meet his mother, because I think she knows, if she's being honest, that the true answer is Pele"


Kutilya
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Posted: 2006-06-28 16:44


"Don't think, let the comoputer do it for you" Anonymous



In the words of the profet we are phucked!

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Posted: 2006-07-23 09:23

"Welcome boys and girls to Disney's new ride: Investment Pirates of the Caribbean"

Robin Williams (on Cheney, Enron & Co.)


The Figs Protocol.

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Posted: 2006-07-25 14:47

Somewhere on the web (a pun on the Windows "non-responsive" dialog box):

An idea for a sky advertisment:

"This planet is not responding and will be terminated. Would you like to send this information to God?"


The Figs Protocol.

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Posted: 2006-07-30 10:32

Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded.

Yogi Berra


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HLCYG


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Posted: 2006-07-31 13:20

> Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded.

Strange how this thread can actually remind you of something very interesting; the above quote reminded me of Brian Arthur and his El Farol problem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Farol_bar_problem); hadn't thought about this for ages. End of thread-jack:


‘Scheppend nihilisme, agressief medelijden, totale misantropie’

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Posted: 2006-07-31 22:50

and to think that some dumb baseball player had it all worked out in a pithy maxim.


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Kutilya
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Posted: 2006-08-04 16:56


"Do I have amnesia? I've forgotten." ~Anonymous



In the words of the profet we are phucked!

pj


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Posted: 2006-08-07 10:54
“Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.” Jean Paul Getty

Ô travail, sainte loi du monde, / Ton mystère va s'accomplir ! / Pour rendre la glèbe féconde, / De sueur il faut l'amollir.

Reg


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Posted: 2006-08-17 20:53

Not quite lol amusing but nontheless:

In an article in Bloomberg today:

"There are basic biological expalantions for how circumcision may help prevent HIV" said WHO's De Cock, who is a physician.

 


apine


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Posted: 2006-08-17 21:13
he should hang with Mustafa Kunt. np link

look down on the page for the reference.

Too many people make decisions based on outcomes rather than process. -- Paul DePodesta

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Posted: 2006-08-29 15:26
If you love them, set them free?  Fuck that!  If you love them, build a pit in your basement, and keep them there.

Nonius is Satoshi Nakamoto. 物の哀れ

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Posted: 2006-08-30 10:11

On an argument related to a "proof" that GDP is a poor guide to wealth:

"The problem is therefore not that Europeans are poorer, but that the results of their ingenuity and work are not recorded in GDP figures".

from a letter to the editor in today's UK FT....guess who....

Jerome Guillet

Editor, European Tribune

75016 Paris, Phrance.

 


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