Tag Archives: Short

Movies, good, decent, blah

It’s been a relatively slow year for movies, which are normally among my favorite forms of entertainment. So far this year, I have only seen 7 movies, a low number. I’m alarmed so far at how much more attention we have been spending avoiding the crap than seeing the gems. Good to great: Hurt Locker […]

Domain hosting

I’m just shouting out that I love my internet hosting service, Hosting Matters. If you ever decide to host your own domain, give me a shout out, and apparently I can get you a decent deal (and possibly get a referral credit). But I would recommend them anyhow. If you hate your current service or […]


JL is done with her ASA prep work, and I am not. And so this is the last post for a bit of time, while I prepare then confer in SF. In the meantime, I leave you with Le Pétomane, to make up for the lack of mellifluousness vis-à-vis the last post on melon. Toot-toot, […]

Great melons

‘O fleur de tous les fruits. O ravissant melon!’ It’s summer in NYC, and we’ve been enjoying as many of these Galia melons as we can get. It’s a cross between a cantaloupe and a honeydew, and a bit sweeter than either. Expensive, but delicious. I’ve heard ugly rumors that the Charantais is the best […]

Where have you gone, structured finance?

One of the more interesting question post-meltdown (do we even still call it that? we really need a name for the ‘financial events of 2007-2008’) is whether structured finance is, for all intents and purposes, dead. Structured finance is the general term that includes the securitization of debt. These vehicles go by names like Asset-backed […]


Netflix watch instantly starting to lose it, Hulu already gone…

Why do online movie viewing sites seem to trend towards crapitude? I thought the Roku player (which seamlessly streams Netflix to your TV) was about our best purchase of 2008. In mid-2009, we have watched many of the ‘best’ movies online already. And the latest 10 movies in the ‘new arrivals’? 1. Witch Hunt 2. […]

The New Peter Project

Over on his backstage, Piste1eh needs a hobby. It reminds me that in 2000 or so, I was close to finishing graduate school, but still so far away. I also realized that sociology had begun to overtake my life – I had few interests outside of school, and little time to pursue those few interests […]

August = News vacation

In what has become something of a tradition for me, I am taking August off from the news. No more newspapers, no political blogs, no following the latest developments of this, that, and the other. I am frankly looking forward to the lowering of my blood pressure, the clearing of an artificially-cranked-up news cycle, and […]

you know, you kind of remind me of…

Ezra Klein and Eric Klinenberg look remarkably similar to me. Maybe it’s just me. Sadly, I never think I look like anyone. Just me.