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Old 10-17-2011, 12:33 PM   #41
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I bet that in real life MMM is a nice guy who's just using his Internet persona to attract blog traffic.

Either that or he's setting himself up for another Millionaire Mommy Next Door flameout...
I had not thought of that site in a while. It does appear she has not made a post in over a year. is she back at weork with her husband?
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:48 PM   #42
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I don't read finance blogs; and none of the type being discussed here. "Look how great I am, I quit being working at a job and now I work at a blog. Aren't I marvelous?"

I do read various economics and oil and interest rate blogs, there are many excellent ones. Unfortunately it would consume pretty much the whole day to do much of this. A good to the point blog for me is one operated by a member here, The Finance Buff. The Finance Buff I even bought his book on TIPS back when there were still some positive interest rates available. IMO, it is very helpful in understanding the nuts and bolts of TIPS which may one day again become useful.

I also read FT.com regularly.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #43
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Thanks for posting. He sounds entertaining from the quick look over I did on his site. I'll have to subscribe to it.
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This Prudypants (still laughing over that!) thoroughly enjoyed his observations in the "ivy league education" article.

On a side note - did anyone else ever get their mouth washed out with soap when they used potty-mouth words as a young 'un? Better yet, my m-grandmother would make us go to the willow tree and cut the switch she would use to blister our backsides for using such language. Now-a-days that's considered child abuse. Back then it was considered a lesson.
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This Prudypants (still laughing over that!) thoroughly enjoyed his observations in the "ivy league education" article.

On a side note - did anyone else ever get their mouth washed out with soap when they used potty-mouth words as a young 'un? Better yet, my m-grandmother would make us go to the willow tree and cut the switch she would use to blister our backsides for using such language. Now-a-days that's considered child abuse. Back then it was considered a lesson.
The worst part was when you cut the switch and then got chewed out for cutting one that was too slender. And then being told that if the next one wasn't big enough (however big that might be, a complete unknown to me), you'd be in for a lot more punishment than otherwise. I tearfully cut some switches that I think might have doubled as baseball bats.

Back on topic, the blog being discussed does look interesting and I did go there and read a little.
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Child abuse for the 'switchin' and child endangerment for the knife they gave us to go cut the switch. My parents would have been imprisoned today for how they treated me!
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My case too. Not a switch but a belt. But I always preferred getting spanked to getting lectured. And those grammar lectures were the worst...
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This Prudypants (still laughing over that!) thoroughly enjoyed his observations in the "ivy league education" article.

On a side note - did anyone else ever get their mouth washed out with soap when they used potty-mouth words as a young 'un? Better yet, my m-grandmother would make us go to the willow tree and cut the switch she would use to blister our backsides for using such language. Now-a-days that's considered child abuse. Back then it was considered a lesson.
I still remember being slapped across the face by my dad the first time I used a potty-mouth word in front of him. His wedding band did hurt when it hit the cheekbone.
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Is this supposed to be a good thing, like part of the good old days? Or is it clear that using an off color expression is a tiny infraction compared to hitting your child across the face, or giving him a beating?

Like REW says, these things would land a parent in jail today.
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In the old days knowing that you could do it meant you didn't have to. Today they know you can't and you have mobs of 17 year olds in Chicago attacking adults for their cellphones because they know their infraction is "minor" compared to whatever discipline an adult might impose.
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In the old days knowing that you could do it meant you didn't have to. Today they know you can't and you have mobs of 17 year olds in Chicago attacking adults for their cellphones because they know their infraction is "minor" compared to whatever discipline an adult might impose.
This is sure a big jump. From laying of the physical punishment for what someone chooses to call potty mouth, but which is typical of almost every high school and college student, and likely most adults today- to ignoring theft and assault.

Need a logic check?
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Funniest thing my sainted mother ever did was run a wet bar of Ivory soap around the inside of my mouth for saying this horrifying expletive: "poo poo."
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We seem to be getting way, way off topic. I tactfully propose we go back to the OP.
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Funniest thing my sainted mother ever did was run a wet bar of Ivory soap around the inside of my mouth for saying this horrifying expletive: "poo poo."
Oh my, I'm SHOCKED at your foul language, I tell you! SHOCKED!
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......... His wedding band did hurt when it hit the cheekbone.
I guess that is one advantage of being a little bastard.
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We seem to be getting way, way off topic. I tactfully propose we go back to the OP.
We do that around here.

I think the blogger has a little frustration at the folks who say they can't do what he's doing because of x y or z, and I also just think the language is part of his persona.

And my dad would tell us he was going to get his belt. That would give us ample time to get the hell out of his sight, either by fleeing to the safety of the outdoors, or to our rooms, or wherever so we'd stop irritating him. That was solution enough for him. No actual belt whippings, just threats.
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The best way to accomplish that is with an on-topic post...
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I think he needs a Whineypants in addition to Complainypaints. CP just complains. WP is always the victim of unfortunate circumstances and bemoans that fact to all. You hear a lot of coulda/woulda/shoulda's in WP's life philosopy.
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