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Monday Humor: Sex Sells... Japanese Bonds

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As many prepare for the imminent demise of the JPY (courtesy of Abe's aggression), Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg reminds us of possibly the greatest (and most unbelievably hilarious) financial advertisement ever. From our friends across the ocean, "Men that own government bonds are popular with the ladies!" Don't believe its real? Bloomberg story here.



(h/t Mike Krieger)


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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:02 | 2996437 Neethgie
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Eventually zero hedge will just become a satire mag as the financial world descends further into farce..

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:04 | 2996445 MillionDollarBogus_
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That, or the Drudge Report of the financial world...

Tyler = Drudge...

Whatever it takes to sell ads...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:10 | 2996469's picture

Try a little sweet talk with the ladies. A man's word is his bond.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:17 | 2996494 NewThor
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Buy a Japanese Bond, then you get a happy ending and a haircut!

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:30 | 2996564 strannick
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I actually cross reference Bloomberg to ZH to see if a story is real

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:49 | 2996656 NewThor
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I wish Bloomberg TV would do a female financial analyst swimsuit calender.

I do like how the worse the economy gets, the more cleavage Caroline Hyde shows.


Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:06 | 2996703 greased up deaf guy
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:44 | 2996814 Manthong
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Um.. I don’t find this humorous.

I find it frightening.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 18:49 | 2997190 Squid-puppets a...
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Gangnam style!!!!

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 22:49 | 2997777 dbomb12
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Looks like an underage porn ad

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 02:22 | 2998044 patb
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What's the difference between a Soapland and a portfolio of Long term JGB bonds?


Only one will make you look forward to the purchase.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 06:08 | 2998169 knukles
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Hey ladies!
I own a long Japanese Long Bond with a big Fat Coupon.


(waving hands about jumping up and down running in circles making ass of self)

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 06:09 | 2998170 knukles
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Tue, 11/20/2012 - 06:12 | 2998172 knukles
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Penis Envy

Also reminds me of back in the day trying to prong hairy smelly dumb liberal chicks that I'd roll up the Sunday NY Times and jam it down my jeans....
Whata thrill!

Always made sure that Maureen Dowd's column was on the top.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:44 | 2996822 MillionDollarBoner_
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Sweet Caroline.

She gets me up in the mornings !;o)

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:33 | 2996568 MillionDollarBonus_
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But it’s true. Nerdy  doomer libertarians and insane silverbug preppers never get laid. Girls like hip educated liberals, not lame uptight rednecks. Libertarians need to loosen up a bit and stop getting so worked up about “free speech” and “the second amendment”. It’s just irritating and lame. Progressives are not only making progress in politics - they are also getting laid. Nerdy libertarians and preppers need to get out more.  It’s simply not cool to be an ignorant right-winger - if you’re not part of the Obama revolution, then you’re seriously missing out on some fun. Seriously dudes ... stop freaking out about the economy – the government is working on it ... just chill morons.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:33 | 2996582 NewThor
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Thank you, Dr. Poop-on-your-tongue.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:35 | 2996595 Leopold B. Scotch
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You get free phones too.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:40 | 2996625 NewThor
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Come back and talk to me when I get free DRONES, Leo. 

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:43 | 2996638 BKbroiler
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Million Dollar Bonus/Elizabeth Warren 2016

keep up the good work man...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 17:06 | 2996885 rqb1
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mdb, not a bad post, you have not been as entertaining recently. 

i like the phrase Silverbug.  i think those guys will be pretty popular with the ladies soon.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:35 | 2996590's picture

A prepper may someday earn that coveted title: "Last Man on Earth." Supply and demand.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:36 | 2996591 Leopold B. Scotch
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Don't feed the trollski.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:37 | 2996592 BLOTTO
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In Japan, a country once regarded as conservative, nobody wants to marry anymore. 

In Japan, 61% of single males, between 18-34, said they don't have a girlfriend and 50% don't want one. 

50% of Japanese women born in the 1970's have no children. 30% of Japanese women 30-34 are now single. Thirty years ago, only 2% of women this age were not married. 
The problem is Asia-wide.  In Bangkok, 27% of women in the 30-34 age group are single. South Koreans complain that women are in a marriage strike. 

Japan is the country where the situation is most dire.The birth rate is 1.39 children per woman.  
Japan's population will keep declining by about one million people every year, which will leave Japan with a population of 87 million in 2060. By that time, more than 40% of the population is expected to be over the age of 65. The economy will implode. -HM . ... Once again, . Destroy - families, identities, nationalites, financials and gender... Replace with ONE . Divide and conquer.
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:37 | 2996606 Leopold B. Scotch
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Heck.  Have you seen their robotic, life-like "alternatives" over there?  I don't know if I'd get a grilfriend or married, either.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:47 | 2996649 ZerOhead
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Time to send in some Nigerians?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:47 | 2996655 economics9698
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Socialism, the biggest boner killer ever invented. 

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:53 | 2996671 NewThor
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Putting the glass tube in the penis hole then smashing it is still the #1 boner killer of all time.

Cheese grater still holds #2.


Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:59 | 2996682 willwork4food
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That means Adeline Albright holds #3?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:03 | 2996693 FrankDrakman
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Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman #'s 4,5,6..

oh, hell, throw in the whole female Democratic caucus, up to and including Hillary.

Palin and Bachman may be a bit bonkers, but I'd bonk them before any of the above.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 17:02 | 2996877 MillionDollarBoner_
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A Japanese woman goes to her doctor. "Doctor, I cannot get a boyfriend - what is wrong with me?" The doctor says "I think I know but I have to do a simple test. Take off all your clothes, then get down on the floor and crawl away from me. Good. Now turn around and crawl back towards me. Okay, now put your clothes back on." The woman gets dressed and says "Doctor, do you know what the problem is?" The doctor says "Yes, you have Ed Zachary Disease." "Ed Zachary Disease?" says the woman, "What's that then?" The doctor says...













"It when your face rook edzakery rike your arse" !;o)

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 19:00 | 2997222 Quantum Nucleonics
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Barbara Mikulski before Debbie Wasserman.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:40 | 2996628 BLOTTO
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Herbivore Men One of the most appalling phenomena is the herbivore men (soushokukei danshi), named this way because they prefer to eat grass by the side of a female than to go for the "meat". They are a more passive version of the western metrosexual, a man focused on his looks, cosmetics and grooming, who wastes his time with video games, anime cartoons and candy.
Some look astonishingly like girls, and surveys indicate that they comprise from 30% to 60% of young men in the 20-30 year-old group. .
Hikikomori men A more serious phenomenon is the Hikikomori. These are males who simply don't leave their rooms, don't have any social life and usually live with their parents. The Ministry of Health estimates that about 3,600,000 hikikomori live in Japan. Some of them spend their whole lives on the internet and don't join their families even for meals, which are just left by their doors.
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:47 | 2996651 Stuntgirl
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There's that, for sure.

There's also the cultural gap between females and males (still workable males).

Japanese men expect to marry a lifelong servant.

Educated women choose to stay single and go after foreigners, leave the country, or live on their own.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 18:54 | 2997204 Citxmech
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I sent away for one of those "Asian Bride" catalogs for fun many years back - damn thing came and every single chick on there demanded advanced degrees and >6 figure salaries.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:07 | 2996706 Skateboarder
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I only go to my room to sleep. There is more to life than sitting in a box, or looking at a box. Even when all has gone to shit, there are three aspects of living that make a person happy regardless of anything else, and a person is happiest when all three are in balance: scientific/objective knowledge and experiment, arts and crafts, and physical fitness. Imo just because your ancestors forsaked you doesn't mean you have to forsake yourself.



Mon, 11/19/2012 - 17:57 | 2996992 Svendblaaskaeg
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"scientific/objective knowledge and experiment"


Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:09 | 2996709 centerline
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Wow.  What a mess.  A culture in full meltdown.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:26 | 2996763 NewThor
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Justin Bieber says "Fuck all you trill ass pussy nigga haters."



You were talking about Japanese culture.

My bad. 

Stand back up and carry on.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:55 | 2996858 centerline
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 18:56 | 2997208 Quantum Nucleonics
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Actually seems healthy for the human race.  Natural selection trimming the weak branches from the tree.  We used to have wars to do this stuff.  Now people just sit quietly in their rooms, waiting to be removed from the gene pool.  Quite sanitary.  In 70 years, they will have a smart, attractive, stable population of 50 million.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 05:33 | 2998141 Ar-Pharazôn
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Hikkomori man are a typical western problem, i live in Switzerland i personally know more than one Hikkomori

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:00 | 2996684 FrankDrakman
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In Japan, 61% of single males, between 18-34, said they don't have a girlfriend and 50% don't want one.

Saw a promo for a sitcom last night. Guy's being mugged, and instead of saying "Don't shoot! I have a wife and kids!" he says:

"Don't shoot! I'm not married and my life is perfect!"

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:17 | 2996734 Ignatius
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"In Japan, 61% of single males, between 18-34, said they don't have a girlfriend and 50% don't want one. "

The porn must be that good.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 00:04 | 2997910 cynicalskeptic
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nah... it's cause schoolgirls do tricks for spending money.....   Japan has a really creepy obsession thing going on with teen age girls

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:46 | 2996829 slackrabbit
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hmmm is that a bad thing?

Lots of one night stands and no hassles till your 40 ;-)

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:43 | 2996639 ZerOhead
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+1000   Thanks for the bitch slap back to reality MDB...


Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:51 | 2996666 LynRobison
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What a relief to hear that "the government is working on [the ecomomy]". Nothing to worry about now! The government should have the economy squared away in no time!

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:50 | 2996838 Parrotile
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The Government may be "working on the economy", but methinks a good analogy would be the "Crash Team" in your local Hospital "working on" a very-much-beyond-resuscitation former person, 'cause they HAVE to be SEEN to be DOING SOMETHING.

An alternative viewpoint is yes, they ARE working on the economy - but the goals they seek do not (necessarily) co-incide with goals that are to your benefit. A LOT of Corporate money went into Obama's re-election campaign: Those donors no doubt are expecting a good return on their investment.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:22 | 2996748 EmmittFitzhume
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Another content-free message brought to you by MDB

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:31 | 2996780 SokPOTUS
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Dudes will tell *any* lie to get laid.  I had a buddy in college - no better looking than I - and as much of a business major conservative as I was - who racked up score after score after score.  Meanwhile, I got a nibble just now and again.

Finally, I couldn't take it anymore and asked him what the hell he was doing that was working so well.

His M.O. was to pretend that he was a big Lib...this was '83-'86 time frame...and since he was a new wave music fan, he could talk the talk...

It was nothing but a selfish, cynical ploy to score.

Worked like a charm on stupid, liberal college women.  I adopted some of his schtick to raise my 'batting average', so to speak, but I just couldn't bring myself to be that shameless.

Of course, he's married now as am I; both to conservative women.  The liberal ones were just cannon fodder to use and abuse.




Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:50 | 2996839 slackrabbit
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and god bless them!

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 17:07 | 2996889 Diogenes
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No one ever fantasized about being ravished by someone dressed as a liberal.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 17:54 | 2996983 Sands8oo
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I buy silver and regularly wack some of the hottest pussy on the planet

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 19:50 | 2997370 Freewheelin Franklin
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stop freaking out about the economy – the government is working on it


Um, yeah. That's what we are worried about.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 22:57 | 2997789 Ass_Hat
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...Come to think of it....I can't remember the last time a hotty asked me about my favorite brand of piss filter or even laughed at any of my Eddie Willers jokes.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 22:57 | 2997790 Ass_Hat
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...Come to think of it....I can't remember the last time a hotty asked me about my favorite brand of piss filter or even laughed at any of my Eddie Willers jokes.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 23:01 | 2997798 Ass_Hat
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...Come to think of it....I can't remember the last time a hotty asked me about my favorite brand of piss filter or even laughed at any of my Eddie Willers jokes.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:50 | 2996662 Frederic Bastiat
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BJs for JGBs!!

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:18 | 2996501 economics9698
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Herding the sheep into the slaughter stockade. 

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:15 | 2996484 redpill
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Dude you are getting creepy.  Stop talking about Karl Rove, really.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:19 | 2996504 economics9698
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The dude has a boner for Rove.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:20 | 2996513 Hippocratic Oaf
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Me love ya long bond

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:21 | 2996517 NewThor
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:40 | 2996626 kaiserhoff
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Barry has the hots for Rove and has joined ZH?  Who knew?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:33 | 2996581 SMG
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You seem to have some sort of man crush on Karl.  Perhaps you should write him a love letter and tell him how you feel.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:39 | 2996619 blunderdog
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Karl Rove's criminal and scum and all that, but "war criminal" is a pretty easily disprovable claim.  The guy never held any real *government* power at all. 

He was just an enabler of war criminals.

Ya oughta find a new schtick.  Your contributions certainly aren't doing anything to help the public discourse.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:13 | 2996715 Ignatius
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Nice how you slipped that in there. 

I got the same warm fuzzy as when the guy told Cheney to go f*ck himself.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 17:22 | 2996928 knightowl77
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ummmm I think Cheney told Senator Leahy to go F$#% himself on the Senate floor....I actually approved of that

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:09 | 2996468 Popo
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Well, considering that ZeroHedge doesn't actually "sell" ads, and they're all just served via Google.  It takes nothing to get the advertisers.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:29 | 2996553 NewThor
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I always wonder is Zerohedge CIA or KGB or MOSSAD or Northern Illuminati or Goldman Sachs undercover headfake or other.

Occam's Razor says Tyler Durden "probably" isn't Batman, but that stupid razor ain't always right.


who knows?

MAYBE he is Hyrum Graff (Played by Harrison Ford in the upcoming 'Ender's Game')

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:43 | 2996640's picture

Tyler's identity is out there if you look for it. The site is registered with a Bulgarian address. Those folks are extremely civilized.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:57 | 2996677 NewThor
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I'm a HUGE fan of Tyler.


Father always said

"Trust no one."

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:01 | 2996690's picture

So true. Although Tyler isn't one, he is many.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:20 | 2996486 BKbroiler
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Tyler = Drudge...

Wasn't always this way.  The blogspot years and the first couple on here the discussions were a lot more highbrow, smart people, some partisan as fuck, but the exchanges were awesome.  Cheeky Bastard was a trip, even Trav777's crazy racist ass was fun.  The problem came when Rush Limbaugh gave ZH a mention early last year, now it's the dumbest factions of the GOP here all the time posting wannabe libertarian ideologies because they heard their first Ron Paul speech on youtube and think they're original.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:21 | 2996518 ZerOhead
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Cheeky was epic...

Miss those days too.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:24 | 2996530 economics9698
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I really like ZH because it is one of the few places where there is free speech.  I throw out the racial shit because a lot of the time it is true but also to test Tyler.

All I can say is Tyler is for real.  He’s the man.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:26 | 2996546 francis_sawyer
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I don't give a shit about anybody's 'LEGACY STATUS'...

The content was what it was a few years ago because not everybody was yet thoroughly convinced that TEOTWAWKI was upon us and still held out hope...

It's a complete & absolute carnival now... Embrace the horror...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:29 | 2996563 economics9698
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With facebook and the internet I think people can find this chart and figure out what it means.  Just a guess.[1][id]=DFII10

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:36 | 2996597 francis_sawyer
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It's a goddamned 'Monday Humor' thread and they come looking for the 'Meaning of [MANIPULATED PAPER] life'... Sheesh!

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:13 | 2996717 centerline
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 18:51 | 2997187 francis_sawyer
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Well played sir :-)...


Jeez people... It's goddamned 'Thanksgiving short week' in a manipulated electronic paper 'MARKET'... Nobel Peace Prize winning Obama just won a 2nd term to office... & Netanyahu is bombing the shit out of little kids in Gaza...

You're probably going to have to go to your 'in laws' (who you hate), with your wife (who is either nagging at you, or is sleeping with your best friend) for dinner this weekend and eat a bunch of shitty GMO food you don't like (while fielding questions on your opinion about what stocks to buy)...


Jus pick up Jalen Parmele & Ronnie Hillman off the waiver wire for your fantasy football team (which is 4-6 right now because all the fucks you drafted either got injured or have Matt Cassel as QB)... Plug 'em into your lineup & things will look better come December (except for the fact there will still be a wookiee First Lady)...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:36 | 2996596 BKbroiler
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it's not about legacy status, just quality control.  The early commenters were mostly financial pros, engineers, energy industry types and other people that actually knew what the fuck they were talking about.  You could spend an hour on this site and become much more informed and intelligent.  I didn't even become a member until 2 1/2 years ago because I didn't feel qualified to argue with most of them.  I sure as hell don't have that problem anymore, with these friggin morons posting...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:41 | 2996627 blunderdog
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Well, media being what it is: dummies are good for page-views, even if all they do is shriek and fling poo.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 18:19 | 2997070 shovelhead
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You say that as if flinging poo is a bad thing.


Poo Flingers SEIU Local #47.

"Look for the Union label."

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:46 | 2996637 francis_sawyer
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Look BK...

If you were around this weekend, there was a pretty nice Kyle Bass thread... He (& probably very few others ~ like, say Hugh Hendry) are about as good as it gets these days...

So, I'm REAL SORRY that all the [your distinction] 'more informed & intelligent' persons have flown the coop, but WTF do you want?...

There was a day that I, too, hung on practically every word that came out of the 'EXPERTS' mouths... Systematically ~ I realized that it was almost 100% LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES...

So Tyler... Take BK's advice... He seems to be suggesting that the bullshit lies & voodoo chart porn be brought back... You know... for RATINGS sake (aka ~ so intellectuals like himself can be appropriately stimulted)...


francis_sawyer is just a run of the mill 'anti-semite' who makes too many comment links to pop culture... Ignore me at all costs...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:51 | 2996654 BKbroiler
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I read the thread, and what was missing was the usual... someone who disagreed.  I personally think Tyler has done a great job of keeping the posts interesting, I'm strictly talking about the commenters.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 18:26 | 2997109 Matt
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A bunch of people went off and made their own blogs, and alot of the counter-view people seem to have been chased off, unfortunately. Cyberbalkenization, I guess.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 07:51 | 2998233 StychoKiller
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What?  But "this is the best of all possible worlds!" (Candide)

Contrary enough for ya?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:11 | 2996711 Whalley World
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Hey, don't forget Robot Trader, the guys pic's of hot ladies was worth logging on for.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:13 | 2996719 Northeaster
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"The early commenters were mostly financial pros, engineers, energy industry types and other people that actually knew what the fuck they were talking about.  You could spend an hour on this site and become much more informed and intelligent...don't have that problem anymore, with these friggin morons posting"


Tue, 11/20/2012 - 00:24 | 2997940 juliawong
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I was lurking at the inception (when it was still on blogspot?) for like 6 or maybe 9 months before signing up more than 3 years ago. It was really good in the first couple of years. Then over the last couple of years, weird trolls started to swarm the place.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:25 | 2996537 slaughterer
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At this point, I miss some of the trolls like HarryWang, Robo-Trader, the Canadian dude with cancer, and the guy who was memorialized for saying "it takes $6 to dig silver out of the ground"

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:33 | 2996558 francis_sawyer
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'I miss' (this)... 'I miss' (that)...

Get a life people... Yeah ~ I miss that slutty looking chick back in high school that I most probably could have boned but was too chickenshit to ask... My life has no meaning anymore...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:37 | 2996602 NewThor
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CHILL OUT, francis.

We love you as well.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:40 | 2996621 nonclaim
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Apparently his only friend was at arms reach...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:59 | 2996680 francis_sawyer
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LOL ~ Don't worry... I'm chilled...

The 'synthesis' to this thread deviation is as follows:

BK probably has a point... A couple of years back, there were more, what seemed to be, wily 'insiders' who were able to 'pull back the curtain' (which has a way of making some folks feel like they have a leg up on the competition ~ people LIKE to feel that way ~ it makes them feel special)...

Now ~ there seems to be less (in aggregate)... So THE FUCK what?...


Tyler's have a Bloomberg terminal... Which I have no doubt that they do their best each day to provide the most compelling narrative possible... It's NOT up to Tyler's to create the news, it's simply their job to report it (especially in a way that will NEVER be presented in the MSM)... In the process, (because ALL NEWS has become so farcical these days), I'd characterize it as having the propensity to draw out the most banal of human instincts & responses... That's just the way it is... You can't put chuck steak into a meat grinder and expect filet mignon to come out...

In other words...

It's NOT TYLERS FAULT that the financial world is a complete joke (ground chuck)... & if TYLERS can't grind out a 'Morton's' or 'Ruths Chris' 2 inch fillet out of the news... Well ~ maybe at least the chefs can come up with a clever & succulent burger out of the whole ordeal...


Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:49 | 2996661 resurger
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:12 | 2996714 Whalley World
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Be thankful, your "bone" may have fallen off by now should you have scored.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 19:52 | 2997360 Blankenstein
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Nope, not all the newer posters came via the route you referenced.  I had been on a housing blog since the Summer of 2005.  Several months before the 2008 election, the blog was infiltrated with partisan mud slingers and Obamabots.  Prior to this, it provided very good information about national and local real estate news and also other economic topics.  Posters gave their local observaton from various parts of the United States and foreign countries and shared their anecdotes and ideas that supported the presence of a housing bubble.  It was the one place you could escape the unrelenting shills and sheep of the mania.  After it became so political, it wasn't as informative or enjoyable.


It seems to me the partisans that fall for the false blue team/red team paradigm get called out regularly on ZH.  

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 05:48 | 2998152 NewThor
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what color is the GS team?

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 07:54 | 2998237 StychoKiller
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My guess?  "Starless, and bible black"

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 05:48 | 2998153 NewThor
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what color is the GS team?

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 05:48 | 2998154 NewThor
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what color is the GS team?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:29 | 2996565 JustObserving
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Tyler = Drudge.

Tyler has to much class and integrity to be Drudge

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:06 | 2996458 EscapeKey
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Satire? I thought that was CNBC's function!??

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:15 | 2996488 redpill
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:22 | 2996520 economics9698
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Krugman "bring back the 91% tax rate."  I will trade the 91% tax rate for the reduction in federal spending to 17.5% of GDP we had under Eisenhower.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:23 | 2996528 lasvegaspersona
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Krugman's intentions will be fully known soon with the publication of his newest book: "Eating the Rich, a Cookbook for the Age of Occupy". Commies apparently like the taste of human flesh, if properly fed... the human equivalent of Kobe...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:23 | 2996754 FrankDrakman
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Krugman is an idiot. Apparently, the fact that post WWII, the US (and the Great White North, of course) were the only industrialized countries not digging out from rubble has escaped this moron.

 In a world where you have the commanding industrial might, when your society is still relatively homogeneous (e.g. religious, believers (if not practioners) of capitalism, still 'pulling together' after WWII/Korea, and united by the Commie menace, etc.), everyone's so happy to be relatively rich and peaceful, they don't mind paying off the bills from the war via high tax rates. What's changed, I wonder?

US now one of many highly industrialized countries. Global trade barriers trending to zero. Global communication and transportation costs trending to almost zero. 1950's US: family is the dominant unit. 2010's US: individual is dominant unit. Religion non-factor in most people's lives. Almost as many people decry capitalism as support it. 1950's unemployable underclass: miniscule. 2010's unemployable underclass: significant.

I could go on, but I won't. So much has changed, technologically, socially, politically, and economically that applying a 'solution' from the 50's is as ludicrious as applying medical techniques from the 1500's (though I'd pay to see the leeches applied to Paulie).

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:11 | 2996475 Peter Pan
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The mainstream press is ignoring the farce, so Zero Hedge has little choice but to expose Japan even further by informing those of us in the west that do not access the Japanese press.

Time to reflect on our own stupid government's round robin of cheques issued to the cheer of Wall Street, the relief of the masses but also to the detriment of the nation's future.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:00 | 2996687 williambanzai7
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:13 | 2996716 kaiserhoff
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OK, now I don't feel so bad.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:03 | 2996444 Dr. Richard Head
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Wow....just wow.  Where can I get some Japnese bonds?!?!?!  Ladies soon to follow. 

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:15 | 2996485 Peter Pan
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Rather than getting a Japanese lady, you are much more likely to end up with a Sumo wrestler.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:49 | 2996660 TeamDepends
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He love you long time.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:21 | 2996521 Disenchanted
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If you don't get the ladies, you can buy their panties from a vending machine...


Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:10 | 2996446 Cognitive Dissonance
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Mrs Cog is impressed even though I don't own any Japanese Gvt bonds. :>)

<I only buy grade CCC- US Gvt bonds.>

<<Well.......that's what they'll eventually be downgraded to.>

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:23 | 2996526 ZerOhead
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CD you old bag of dirt good to see you... and a Happy Turkey Day on you if I don't catch up to you before Thursday!

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:35 | 2996594 Cognitive Dissonance
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And you as well you flea ridden three legged ball of mangy fur. :)

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:05 | 2996447 slaughterer
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Free Geisha girl with every 100 JGBs.

Free escort service on weekends for every 100 US 10-Year.  

Whole whorehouses for ownership of a single Greek or Spanish 10-Year.  

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:26 | 2996543 hapless
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Owning gov't bonds and Greek sex....

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:15 | 2996723 TeamDepends
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Free journey "up the Khyber" with every Afghani 30-year.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:12 | 2996450 Mercury
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Sovereign debt is now an aphrodisiac - who knew?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:13 | 2996477's picture

"Would you like to come upstairs and see my unfunded liabilities?"

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:24 | 2996489 Mercury
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...I'm looking for some prime assets to balance them out.

Yes, when The Bernank walks into a room...panties drop.

But it's not just the stock's the flow.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:26 | 2996541's picture

Is that what they call the Bernanke put?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:27 | 2996552 hapless
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:15 | 2996724 centerline
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Reverse Bernanke?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:21 | 2996747 NewThor
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The Reverse Bernanke = You eat out an unwiped fatman's ass as another fatman buttfucks you.

Oddly, the Reverse Bernanke is the same as the Bernanke. 

No one REALLY ever likes to do the Bernanke,

but hey, let's be honest.

They don't have a choice.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 08:23 | 2998267 e-recep
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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:30 | 2996567 MsCreant
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Liquidity injections?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:37 | 2996609's picture

You're gonna wanna mop up that liquidity.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:38 | 2996610 SokPOTUS
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I'd like to liquidate *her* assets....

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:38 | 2996612 Mercury
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More like impotence.

It's all Keynesian rhino horn superstition.


Mon, 11/19/2012 - 18:22 | 2996645's picture

That gives new meaning to the term, "naked shorts."


I was in th pool!

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:52 | 2996846 slackrabbit
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If you skip out of town,  in 9 months time she will truley know the meaning of the term...

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:05 | 2996451 Bicycle Repairman
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I want the hot Japanese babes up front.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 17:16 | 2996910 FrankDrakman
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I want the hot fronts of Japanese babes.

But I'll take the hot rears in a pinch.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:05 | 2996453 Fuh Querada
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The chick below left wasn't showing enough of her yield curve.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:06 | 2996454 blabam
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Bitches like gold. Bitchez! 

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:06 | 2996456 Jonas Parker
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If I buy a lady, do I get a free bond?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:09 | 2996470 kaiserhoff
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Confucius say:  Renting make happy campah.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:07 | 2996459 Wakanda
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Is that bonds or bondage?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:14 | 2996480 nonclaim
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Either way you get what you deserve: wallet will be gone, if not your kidneys.

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:08 | 2996460 kaiserhoff
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If corvettes could never really compensate for a pencil dicks, this won't either.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 08:01 | 2998244 StychoKiller
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Strangely, both "Corvette" and "Corsair" are the names of sailing ships (and American Chevy's!)

Coincidence, I think not. :>D

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 15:08 | 2996462 Segestan
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