Hopefully everyone enjoyed Father’s Day, I know I did, very nice day, lovely meal and some peace and quiet.
Sad to hear that James Gandolfini has passed away. I enjoyed the Sopranos and his body of work in general, guess there isn’t going to be another Sopranos series. A little disconcerting to hear he was a year younger than me.
Montreal (my home town) showed that they can out do Toronto every way (speaking of the Sopranos and corruption). Toronto may have a Mayor suspected of many things, but only in Montreal can you have a Replacement Mayor, that was brought in to clean up corruption, then arrested for corruption (if that is not the definition of Irony, I’ll kiss Alanis Morissette’s feet). Montreal politics is always something special, and this week, the rest of Canada was treated to a plot twist that the writers of the Sopranos would marvel at (come to think of it, Montreal and the Sopranos have a lot in common).
Evidently Hedge Funds are sniffing around Tim Horton’s with an eye towards buying the Coffee Mavens. To think that Tim Horton and his family has made a pittance on this Canadian Success Story, but his name continues to be spoken ahead of Juan Valdez as the pervayor of fine Coffees. Not as Ironic as the corruption mayor thing, but truly a Canadian Success story (boy starts business, sells for a pittance to see it succeed beyond his wildest dreams).
My Weekly Recap
The ending of the Sopranos was so unsatisfying, however, hopefully my posts this works were a little more satisfying:
My Writings for Week Ending June 21st
Yes, I get a little sentimental about my late Dad, but hey it was Fathers Day.
The logic is a bit of a stretch, but you are wasting your money if you are using either of these services (IMHO).
Sometimes we mathematicians have fun with arithmetic, especially when you can astound and confuse your friends with it.
I am learning how to do animated GIF files, so here is a nice example of one, but is it really a post? Whatever.
What is similar between Loan Sharks and Pay Day Loans? A helpful Venn Diagram in case you weren’t sure.
Links for the Week
Hockey is still going and it is the Summer (really, it happened some time this morning), guess the season is getting a little long:
Top Stories of the Week of June 21st
The Art of Manliness points out some very apropos commentary on the art of conversation that I think still hold in the 21st century.
Canadian Couch Potato cautions investors to watch out for fly by night ETFs (as it were).
Million Dollar Journey outlines how much it might cost getting into the blogging game. Yes it does actually cost money!
Mark at My Own Advisor has a helpful set of hints if you are planning on kicking your financial planner to the curb.
The Blunt Bean Countr had a guest post about what new things you can bequeath in your wills. I will be leaving this web site to science for their study of why I actually kept writing for so long.
Now this is a good use of technology, but I wonder if it can actually park in the snow!
Michael James reviews a book about our thinking processes. Me I am a very slow thinker, every time I have acted in haste, I have paid for it.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade has a good piece of advice, especially for those who really think sleep isn’t that important.
Popular Science has larceny in their hearts with this interesting infographic about the Greatest heists of the 20th century
Preet resurrects the Podcast, and watch this site next week as Barry explains things further.
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Golf and Fatherhood Explained
Nothing to do with money this week, except Jerry Seinfeld making fun of rich people, golf and fatherhood: