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Fortune Cookie Game

You’ve probably heard the story where a couple of people in a bar turned down an offer to buy into Trivial Pursuit for $10 before its launch. I’ve no idea whether its true, but I’ve got a equally good idea. If you’d like to invest (say) ten Blackwells, I’ll count you...

The New Money

Money’s strange stuff, isn’t it? I mean just because someone “feels confident” in the dollar we can buy more stuff from (say) Australia for less dollars. This is the principal all currency trading is based on. The relative value of the dollar, euro, or yen rises and...

Signing What We Mean

The english language has more than enough nuances to make communication difficult, but sometime we add to the complexity in the way in which we express ourselves. I had a trip to europe recently. The trip went great, but the journey back was really challenging. The...

Pigs, Pants, and Bent Bananas

While we generally think of “the west” as being free, you might be surprised by how many freedoms the US enjoys compare to, say, Europe. In the UK the term “nanny state” has been in use for sometime to describe how much the law has been meddling in their lives. In...

ACHTUNG!

I came across this warning on some test equipment years ago. I still get a grin out of it today. I don’t know who wrote it, but no one ever messed with equipment that bore this label. Have you seen any warning signs that make you laugh?...

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