It’s been a bad week for losing some of my childhood heroes with the passing of Neil Armstrong on Saturday, and earlier in the week the passing of Phyllis Diller (you heard me, I really loved her self-depricating humor and her laugh). Jerry Nelson one of the old time mupeteers passed away as well, I loved the Count and Floyd the Sax player and all his other characters.
A fall from grace as well with Lance Armstrong (no relation I don’t think) gave up his fight to keep his Tour De France championships, did he dope? He hasn’t said so, so I can’t say, but he has given up fighting, which might suggests something.
In Quebec and other places it has been back to school time (for those that will go, for those who wish to protest, maybe not so much), and for the rest of us, the spectre of Back to School looms in the very near future!
The Twitter feed has a lot of interesting older posts from my archives, due to me checking out how my old posts look in my new template set up.
- I’ve commented a few times about What is Giving, and specifically that Charity does not always entail monetary gifts, you can give your time or your skills as well.
- I never really got a big reaction to my question Are Canadians Financially Stupid, although I guess my post didn’t really make any pointed commentary either.
- I loved Mad Magazine as a kid, and Snappy Answers to Stupid Financial Questions was my hommage to that fine magazine.
- My sarcastic side comes out in 10 Steps to a Debt Free Life, here is a hint, there really aren’t ten.
- What is your limit for Half Price Products? Do you buy 1/2 off meat? How about half off condoms?
- Remember ATM Machines in their Early Days? Man those were scary looking beasts.
- As Conan the Financial Analyst points out Trust Only in Fire, and even a nifty video too!
OK Count, one more time, the Batty Bat!