George W. Bush is smarter than you →
Obviously needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but very eye opening.
What the Gardiner Expressway could have been by... →
Fed says it’s running out of bullets →
An amazing mea culpa from the IMF’s chief... →
Sincerity, Not Irony, Is Our Age's Ethos - The... →
You can’t determine the ethos of an entire age by looking at a sub-sub-sub-sub-culture. Rather, there are far more prominent indicators like, for example, a society’s cultural output. Take that into account, and a different picture emerges. The success of filmmakers like Judd Aptatow, the increasing popularity of ultra-sincere indie artists from Arcade Fire to Vampire Weekend, and the...
UBS trader jailed for seven years in $2.3 billion... →
The trial exposed a trading room culture where young men in their 20s relished the rush of dealing in hundreds of millions of dollars, bantering about “putting your balls on the table” by exposing their employer to enormous risk… UBS has now axed 10,000 jobs and plans to wind down much of its investment bank. It says that is not linked to the Adoboli case, but bank sources say...
Canadian $1,000 bill hunt: There are nearly a... →
Money-laundering experts believe most of the missing bills continue to circulate among criminal elites who use them to pay large debts, with the recipient, in turn, using them to pay their own debts with only a portion of the notes bleeding off into the legitimate banking system… A $1-million payment in $100 bills, currently the highest denomination circulating Canadian note, requires...
ibrahimovic is a beast
To Encourage Biking, Cities Forget About Helmets -... →
Tough Love for Canada →
Listening to such tough love about Canada is not pleasant, but Wiborg speaks from decades of experience in the oil industry and a proven record of success in Norway. What could our country be like if we stopped allowing ourselves to be pushed around by outside interests clamoring for our global treasure trove of resources? Consider that Norway has no public debt, enjoys enviable social programs,...
Just a Lazy Shiftless Bastard - Alec Baldwin -... →
Hilarious. Jerry Seinfeld and Alec Baldwin get coffee.
You should really be watching The Newsroom. →
The LIBOR scandal: The rotten heart of finance |... →
The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes.com →
united we fail: we all hit play. →
deadmau5: its no secret. when it comes to “live” performance of EDM… that’s about the most it seems you can do anyway. It’s not about performance art, its not about talent either (really its not) In fact, let me do you and the rest of the EDM world button pushers who fuckin hate me for telling you how it…
Germany and Greece: a tale of estrangement -... →
Excellent article from behind the scenes of the Euro crisis.
Sanagan's is moving in to old European Meats space →
…perhaps even more exciting than the news itself are the plans that Sanagan has revealed for the space. More room means more products and services. In the tradition of European Meats he’s going to have a hot sandwich counter as well as offer terrines, pates, rilletes, cretons, galantines, mousses, stocks, jus, soups, and other prepared foods. As he writes on his blog, the move will...
collegehumor: Bill Murray and His Hologram As if you needed more proof that Bill Murray is cooler than you’ll ever be. Reigning champion of people I want to drink a beer (or scotch) with.