Random Thoughts: $100 Hot Dog? Seriously?

Yes P.T. Barnum’s statement about a Sucker born every minute continues into the 21st century with a restaurateur willing to charge you $100 for a Hot Dog. Dougie Luv is willing to charge you $100 for a Dougie Dog which is infused with $2000 cognac, lobster and Kobe beef and deep fried in truffle oil, but can I get poutine with that? Yes this is possibly the oddest dietary/financial choice you could have made this week, oh and call ahead because it takes 10 hours to prepare too. I’d sell you a hot dog for a bargain price of $10!

For my Chinese readers, Happy Year of the Water Dragon!

The interesting story of the week for me aside from ludicrously expensive hot dogs, is the cat that got loose in the cockpit of an Air Canada causing the plane to be delayed while the crew attempted to extricate the feline. Now that is what I call security!

In other news Newt Gingrich is promising a base on the moon by 2020 and his GOP opponents agree this would be a great plan, if Newt was sent their (by himself).

All hail the New York Football Giants and their birth in the Super Bowl, can they repeat history? I have no idea, any prognostication I might do will assuredly cost you money, so don’t ask me, but I will be wearing my Phil Simms shirt on Super Bowl Sunday (can’t find my Y.A. Tittle shirt). Here is your Giants Trivia to astound your friends, “What two Super Bowl winning coaches, coached the Giants offense and defense in 1956?”, answer at the bottom of this article.

Weekly Recap

No $100 Hot Dog posts this week but still some interesting subjects across the board:

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Links for the Week

After Suze Orman’s scathing Twitter attack on we financial bloggers, this week was a little more sedate in terms of controversy:

 

Carnivals this Week

I was included in the Canadian Carnival of Finance #72 with my piece Quicken 2012 review

Other Bookkeeping



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Giants Trivia Answer

That was pretty easy really, Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry (I hadn’t realized that until I read Giants: What I Learned About Life from Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry)

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  • My Own Advisor January 27, 2012, 6:06 PM

    Thanks for the mention! Yes, cuts coming here, but not nearly as bad as Greece. We don’t have luxury taxes on cars, yet :)

    Have a great weekend and will check in next week.

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  • Michael James January 27, 2012, 11:05 AM

    The $100 hot dog reminds me of some advice for retailers: if someone buys your most expensive model, then you should have had a more expensive one — you’ve left money on the table.

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  • Echo January 27, 2012, 9:05 AM

    Thanks for the mention. I saw that report on the $100 hot dog. Not exactly where I’d like to try a $2,000 cognac.

    I read the Tusk Trader article as well, but he didn’t really answer the question about buying RIM as much as he read tea-leaves (candlestick charts).

    I agree with your sentiments about the tech industry, although this Prem Watsa guy seems to be the wild-card. Would you give-up on a company if Warren Buffett just bought a big stake in it and joined the board of directors?

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  • Sustainable PF January 27, 2012, 8:54 AM

    Thanks so much for the mention FT! Have a great weekend! Iā€™m off to a cottage!

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