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Friday Afternoon Humor: "Welcome To The Final Stretch..."

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From TheLFB

“Welcome to The Final Stretch, broadcasting live from beautiful Financial Park; home to the exuberant commentary. You join us now as we to go in today’s financial Gymkhana……And They’re Off!!!

  • With a few minutes to go the pace is quickening even though 80% of the world’s financial markets are already closed.
  • Tension mounts as the field moves past Against The Clock.
  • We have trainers with us waiting to cast their opinions, some of who do not even have a horse in the race but who are more than willing to tell us how it should be run.
  • Still no comments on why and Mutual Fund Losses and Massive Redemptions were withdrawn.
  • Low Volume Ramps and Intra-day Drops were placed as favorites ahead of the session, which did not please the punters.
  • As we head into the close it has to be noted that NYMEX is no longer in the field, which eliminates Bullish Bullion and Weak Oil.
  • Initial Margin Call looks to have very few supporters in the stand, but may once again surprise a lot of people at the close.
  • Volatility Index is coming around the outside rail. Market Leader is at the rear.
  • Apple just put its nose in front, unimpeded by ECB jostling for position, and Increasing Vix making an unexplained move.
  • Ohhhhh, we have a faller; we will get a reporter straight over there.
  • It looks as though Breaking Headlines cut across Slow and Steady, and in the carnage that followed Retail Trader was left in the dust. 
  • Risk Exposure pushes to the front leaving Shut The Front Door and OMG trailing at the back.
  • Twitter is putting in a burst to get past Breaking Headlines who is still battling hard with Slow and Steady.
  • The ECB has dropped backwards as the weight of carrying The PIGGS looks overbearing.
  • Ohhhhh, but look at this, just as things were settling down a move by Tele-Prompter has sent the whole field backwards.
  • Eating Peas and Suck It Up did not react well to that move, and we may see a stewards inquiry into why that happened at this stage of proceedings.
  • Treasury Yields has collapsed and is staying down after Bond Values muscled past with little effort.
  • Credit Default Swaps has ignored the moves by S&P Ratings and kept a great pace, while all of the time aware that California Munis are on their tail.
  • Martha's Vineyard and The Nineteenth Hole look a long way off right now, but moves at the rear by Airforce One may be enough to get them through.
  • At the closing bell Initial Margin Call takes it from Credit Default Swaps, who got in by a nose over How Do I Explain This, which pushes out What's All The Noise to finish in 4th place. The Bernanke Put finishes last.

Coverage of the next race from Asia will include a battle between Currency Exchange, Liquid Assets, and 24-Hour Commodities. Details to follow......"


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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:39 | 1555503 SheepDog-One
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Bernanke Put came in last? Oh man that was the key to my trifecta. 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:40 | 1555511 hedgeless_horseman
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Quit looking at my'll blow the odds.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:29 | 1555923 Arkadaba
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Stop looking at my pics! Jeez.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 20:43 | 1556056 spiral_eyes
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sorry tyler but for me the ultimate humour today is krugman saying we need more inflation: 

what the heck is he smoking? 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 21:51 | 1556201 delacroix
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I'm sure it's circumsized

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:39 | 1555504 hedgeless_horseman
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The Bernanke Put finishes last.

I lose, again.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:45 | 1555529 JW n FL
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short oil and gold on the upside.. and you will make money all day long!

dont fight the FED!

FED approved Shorts!

1. Oil

2. Gold

or just buy the fucking dip(s)!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 11:24 | 1556477 DeadFred
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The story behind that horse is quite sad. The Bernanke Put was a promising horse but a bit to frisky, so his owner decided to make him a gelding. Instead of improving the horse's racing what ensued was a string of last place finishes. Any good horse pyschologist could have predicted it. As soon as the announcer would say "They're off!" poor The Bernanke Put would fall deep into depression.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:40 | 1555506 Henry Chinaski
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I wonder what the surprise announcement will be tonight?

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:47 | 1555534 Gert_B_Frobe
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Obama awards the "Teflon Pardon Sports Jacket" to the Bern and the Geith (and the Hold, for good measure) 16 months early.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:58 | 1555583 Kali
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It's gotta be a biggie.  I was surprised today that things were so quiet and calm after all the fireworks this week.  Doesn't feel right.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:10 | 1555628 StormShadow
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Barney Frank threatens to release the sex tape of him with the Bernank (Timmay was cinematographer)

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:22 | 1555656 PhattyBuoy
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Filmed on location - "moves at the rear by Airforce One may be enough to get them through".

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 18:14 | 1555778 sabra1
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don't forget janet napolitano! all went well until it disrobed! "i, i thought you were a man!" barney exclaimed!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:38 | 1555938 knukles
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barney thought baloon;

               Dude!  My ass who cares!  This is too fucked up twisted to be passed.  Maybe there is a penal gland somewhere under the folds.  Maybe theres a penal gland somewhere under the folds.  Maybe theres a penal ...

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:40 | 1555508 JW n FL
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Uploaded by bstill3 on Aug 12, 2011

Unveiling a new 6-Step pathway to free ourselves from the shackles of the national debt system.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:43 | 1555519 JW n FL
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Repost all credit to the original Poster! and Thanks for posting great info! Love the Profits Chart! from CBO (Congressional Budget Office)


Reposted all credit to the wonderful person whom shared it! and Many Thanks for Sharing!!


Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:40 | 1555940 knukles
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Am I talkin' to me? Am I talkin' to me?  I better be talkin to me 'cause I'm the only one in the room.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 03:35 | 1556640 StychoKiller
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That brings up an interesting question:  If two or more "people" select the same avatar and moniker, is there any way for anyone posting here to know that such schizo behavior is going on?

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:41 | 1555515 caerus
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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:43 | 1555523 JW n FL
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Transitory! Head Winds!!

Buy The Fucking Dip!!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:53 | 1555563 caerus
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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:44 | 1555524 Id fight Gandhi
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I was thinking gymkata (that cheesy martial arts movie)

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:06 | 1555611 Toxicosis
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That was a great movie, cheese and all!!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:27 | 1555665 caerus
Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:28 | 1555669 caerus
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also see...the last dragon

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:46 | 1555531 Cult of Criminality
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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:47 | 1555536 Hedgetard55
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How is it financials get smashed (MS down 7%) and DOW finishes up over a hundred points?

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 18:13 | 1555776 Esso
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Seasonal "adjustments."

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:41 | 1555942 knukles
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Transitory seasonal adjustments.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:21 | 1555912 Fazzie
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Same reason the RUT didnt lead, Black Monday Redux "Blame the Spectulators" coming soon to a casino exchange near you.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:49 | 1555544 Misean
Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:25 | 1555558 bigdumbnugly
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why i don't play the ponies no mo....

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:52 | 1555559 Cleanclog
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So credit markets lead.  If so, are these low rates signaling 1) no worries, buy stocks, low credit demand or 2) alarm, siren, red alert, trouble ahead, bankruptcies coming, sell stocks?

Nope.  It's Fed manipulation, force investors to yield, hope for wealth effect, don't make borrowing costs any higher, more of the same, synthetics.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 20:51 | 1556084 Arkadaba
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OMG possibilities are endless - bucket, suck it .....

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:56 | 1555566 PulauHantu29
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Real Homes of Genius – The bubble city of Santa Monica. When shadow inventory dominates prime cities and foreclosures still sell for $739,000 and are listed with 935 square feet.


From Dr Housing Bubble....the Doctor knows.

<<Now these cities in the Westside of Los Angeles are clearly in bubbles.  I hear the argument that people are still buying so therefore there is no bubble.  A bubble is not defined by how many suckers continue to perpetuate the game.  A bubble is defined by unreasonable prices driven by mania and not underlying economic valuations and fundamentals.  Bubbles by definition pop. >>

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 16:58 | 1555573 grunk
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The Bernank's horse pulled up lame (Timmy cut its tendon).

Shot the nag and sent it to the glue factory (the horse).

BOA horse pulling up the rear but the house paid off anyway.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:05 | 1555608 slewie the pi-rat
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bob_dabolina was heavy heavy on Eating Peas

i liked Cash BiCheZ and my dad thought Long Bond had a chance so we boxed an exacta together and both horses were late scratches.  we thought Family Values might be entered instead, but the trainer decided to hold him in the barn for another week

Initial Margin Call looked pretty good here, dropping down after a layoff and some breezy works.  people didn't think the Crimex Barn would open him up, here, but he closed like a mofo, proving that class beats speed, one more time

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 18:52 | 1555864 Eally Ucked
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Bravo!!!! Excelent.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:30 | 1555924 tj3
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I get tired of reading 95% of the comments looking for that which makes a comment section worthwhile but it's good to see the commenter that gets it right. Nice slewie.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 20:26 | 1556017 Arkadaba
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My first response was go fuck off. After careful consideration however, my second response is .... go fuck off.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:10 | 1555627 Drag Racer
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race is not over till Sept. 30... fiscal year bitchez

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:13 | 1555640 sitenine
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Humor is appreciated. Thank you TD.

OT: any updates on the Jefferson County fun?

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:22 | 1555654 Tyler Durden
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Can kicked to september.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:45 | 1555947 knukles
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I love it when all the fiscal years come together. 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 20:29 | 1556022 Arkadaba
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Is this the same Jefferson county that GS kind of screwed over? Aka


Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:48 | 1555954 Cursive
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If I didn't laugh, I'd be crying.  On another note, I think I'll watch "Brazil" again tonight.  Lots of laughs (thank you, Terry Gilliam) there, too.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:25 | 1555663 docmac324
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See, all fixed.  In less than 1 week, the can has been kicked to September, and the markets finished up for the week.  Great country isn't it?



Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:27 | 1555919 Fazzie
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  Remember the good ol days when the can kickings lasted a whole fiscal year instead of till the next bill was due? That was when, oh yeah way back in 09 and 10, dang the years go by!  it seems like only yesterday.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 17:46 | 1555715 rosiescenario
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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:27 | 1555903 Rollerball
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Meanwhile, "Peeping Tom" "Seize" "Usury" "Doggy" "Sty Lynn" "Jubilee" "By Default" "Out d'Pasteur" & "It Hurts So Good"   

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:15 | 1555904 JimBobOMG
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Also next week: Gold makes a run Monday closing .2% below last week's high. Tuesday and Thursday are down days with an average loss of 18%. The next 3 months are spent consolidating.

No news here people move along.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:15 | 1555907 GCT
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ROFLMAO Yahoo took the article off already as it was ugly in the forums.  The title was.  Market rebounds and moves upward and is only down 1% !

I was like ok who is the dumbass that typed that title!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 23:36 | 1556394 TwelfthVulture
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I swear lately it seems like the headlines are written a month in advance.  Then they squeeze and spin the article to try and fit the prerecorded headline.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 19:29 | 1555922 Fazzie
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"Hope and Change" was 45 minutes late to the starting gate.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 20:55 | 1556095 Whoa Dammit
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Does this mean the markets are "broken in a stable way" like the Japanese government says about Fukushima?

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 21:19 | 1556137 Tunga
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 Hypersonic Air Force Drone in the fifth. 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 21:20 | 1556149 JW n FL
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is it just me??? or is everyone else suprised that the Air Force is off its 60%+ miss and maybe hitting targets 40% of the time!

20% improvement is a 20% improvement! I still think the Marines would rather NOT have any help from the Air Force, or so the guys on te ground would say.

I Loved the drone in the 5th! I had to say something!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 22:25 | 1556269 Arkadaba
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Start up I was working for got sold to an American company and I didn't get asked to go along. I'm pretty happy to be back in Canada and think I want to stay here. This vid of my nephews first fly-in vacation kind of sums it up for me:


Fri, 08/12/2011 - 23:21 | 1556365 ConfusedIdiot
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Thank you for the walleye catch. Would have been disappointed if the vid ended without a walleye.

regards CI.     PS lots of Canadians live part time here in Mex in San Miguel... one thing they all miss? You guessed it...

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 23:40 | 1556404 Arkadaba
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This one is kind of fun too. She was so bored she started using whatever was on the boat - pepporoni, etc:

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 18:11 | 1557534 Arkadaba
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I'm just thankful it was a walleye - apparently there are some big old pike in that lake which might have taken him overboard!

Spent some time in San Miguel years ago - the expat community is still strong there?

As to your question - I'm guessing not snow.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 01:51 | 1556531 Jovil
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Check the value of different investments and gold using the John Exter's Inverted Pyramid of assets.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 10:35 | 1556984 apberusdisvet
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Paint the Tape scratched?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 15:27 | 1557413 snowball777
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I'd like an each way double on Black Swan, please.

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