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Today’s Dilbert comic is a bit too realistic…

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Some editorial cartoons that are making the rounds…



Hilarious from the Onion…

U.S. Government Stages Fake Coup To Wipe Out National Debt

This is an old Calvin and Hobbes, but quite apropos given the current state of business and bailouts…



Here’s an amusing attempt to explain what is wrong with the bailout in story form…

Dad: “…The government is bailing out U.S. automakers because it doesn?t want to put a lot more folks out of work at a time when the unemployment rate is already soaring. And because the U.S. needs its domestic auto industry.?

Junior: ?Why? KB Toys is going out of business, and you and Mom still bought me toys for Christmas. I know I?m not supposed to know, but I peeked in Mom?s closet.?

From Caroline Baum via Bloomberg.

Wonder how much it would cost to have a previously unnamed top-tier business school named after you?

I am very pleased to announce a remarkable gift of $300 million to the University of Chicago for the benefit of the Graduate School of Business by University Trustee and alumnus David G. Booth, MBA ’71, his wife Suzanne Booth, and their children, Erin and Chandler Booth. This is the largest donation in the University’s history and the largest gift ever in support of any business school. In recognition of the Booth family’s extraordinary generosity, the Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to name the school the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

From Dealbreaker.

Too amusing not to share… found on Minyanville.



I recently managed to run into a real black swan in on vacation in Hawaii of all places…

A Real Black Swan

From Extremely personal investment:

If you want to know how the economy is really doing — check the boob job index.

Plastic surgeons report people are getting antsy about spending big bucks for bigger breasts or a nose job.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the slowdown was a hot topic at a recent meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Baltimore.

Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dr. J. Peter Rubin said the mortgage credit crisis is making people think twice.

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