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Old 01-22-2008, 09:47 PM   #121
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Psssst. Wellesley's only down 2.29% YTD.

heh heh heh heh heh heh -

so it is - thx for pointing that out. about 1/3 of our loot is in there. my 401(k) is down about 5.5% ytd
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Psssst. Wellesley's only down 2.29% YTD.

heh heh heh heh heh heh -
Heyyy..quit that or we'll be thinking you're also a teenage girl...
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:10 PM   #123
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I am down 5.5% YTD, and down 8.5% since 10/9 with a 65% stock/35% fixed income allocation.
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Rolling in dividends and capital gains paid out, I'm within $100 of where I was on 10/18/07.

Now THATS market neutral... :
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Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
Did I miss something? When did Germany bomb Pearl Harbor? Was it before or after Japan invaded Poland?
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Yep! I missed something. Guess I have to brush up on Animal House in retirement.
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I would highly recommend doing so.

Umm, one thing thats a little more complicated to do these days vs the 50's is that whole supermarket/cucumber thing.
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Umm, one thing thats a little more complicated to do these days vs the 50's is that whole supermarket/cucumber thing.
To say nothing of the shopping cart with the dean's daughter...
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To say nothing of the shopping cart with the dean's daughter...
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Pinto: Before we go any further, there's something I have to tell you. I lied to you. I've never done this before.
Clorette De Pasto: You've never made out with a girl before?
Pinto: No. No, I mean, I've never done what I think we're gonna do. I sort of did once, but i was...
Clorette De Pasto: That's okay, Larry. Neither have I. And besides, I lied to you, too.
Pinto: Oh, yeah? What about?
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Important question Nord has your daughter seen the movie?

I ask because I made a Animal House reference recently and the under 30 crowd gave me blank stares. I felt so old.
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"Animal House", oh does that bring back memories. You think you're old? My Grandmother used to own the house across the street. The Sig Eps were next door as I recall.

The guys were really nice, but they were boisterous without a doubt. Grannie, my sister, girl cousins and I missed the entertainment when the hospital bought her out.
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Each decades teens seem to have their own "animal house". I find myself unimpressed with the ones that came before and after "mine".

Its that sort of movie that hits you when you're at that sort of age, I guess. You bond.

And most recently of all, a "Roman Toga Party" was held from which we have received more than two dozen reports of individual acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here.
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Important question Nord has your daughter seen the movie?
I ask because I made a Animal House reference recently and the under 30 crowd gave me blank stares. I felt so old.
Well, that's because to them, Clif, we are old. Older than dirt! Or as I'm frequently told by that crowd, "Duh!"

I haven't shared that cinematic gem with her, and I'm not sure how long before she'll be ready to handle the Blues Brothers movie. She's at the teen stage where she's almost too grossed out by us to spend time with us in the same room, let alone hear dirty words & sex jokes. Heck, she barely put up with "Wayne's World" and Meatloaf's music videos. Wait'll I give her the lyric sheet from Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever" and explain the double entendres.

When the original Animal House movie hit theaters, I was a newbie plebe at USNA with no liberty privileges. The upperclass came staggering back from town one night shouting "TO-ga! TO-ga! TO-ga!!" and we were sure it was gonna be bad. It was another month before we found out what the fuss was about.

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Well of course. But the heck with the thousand words, where did you post the cell-phone pictures?
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Animal House, Caddyshack, Monty Python...all very funny, very funny.

Off -or sort of on topic -this thread title made me think of the song by 'The Smiths' Panic on the streets of London.....
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The markets expect the Fed to cut interest rates by another 1/2 to 3/4% next Wednesday. Either way, next weeks rate cut in combination with the one we had yesterday will be the steepest in such a short period since 1982.


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Great. I love it when rookies try to do stuff thats never been done before.

With the economy. :
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Great. I love it when rookies try to do stuff thats never been done before.

With the economy. :
Yeah, they should just take OUR ADVICE..........
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