Saturday, November 15, 2008

Favorite Quotes, Part III

Continuing the collection of a few of my favorite quotes, three from Warren Buffet that are appropriate to our current financial climate:

"According the name 'investors' to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a romantic."
"We think the very term 'value investing' is redundant. What is 'investing' if it is not the act of seeking value at least sufficient to justify the amount paid? Consciously paying more for a stock than its calculated value -- in the hope that it can soon be sold for a still-higher price -- should be labeled speculation."

And, the quote that every investor should carefully consider in these times:

"What we do know…is that occasional outbreaks of those two super-contagious diseases, fear and greed, will forever occur in the investment community. The timing of these epidemics will be unpredictable. … We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy when others are fearful."

and many more:

"The adversarial approach to truth isn't necessarily always the best one." Quoting another source: '"When two opposite points of view are advocated with equal vigor, the truth does not necessarily lie mid-way between them."
- Richard Dawkins

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Most Played 2008

About two years ago I began blogging about my iTunes Top 25 Most Played list. Only a bit behind schedule, the annual Top 25 list is here:

Erase-Rewind - The Cardigans - Gran Turismo
Catch the Sun - Doves - Lost Souls
Par Avion - Mike + The Mechanics - Mike + The Mechanics
Claire De Lune (Philadelphia Orchestra) - The Philadelphia Orchestra - Ocean's 11
All We Need Is A Dream - Cheap Trick - Lap Of Luxury
More Than This - The Cure - The X-Files: The Album
Muzik - Knoc-Turn'al - The Transporter Soundtrack
You And Your Friend - Snake River Conspiracy - Sonic Jihad
It Really Doesn't Matter - Electric Light Orchestra - Zoom
Atomic - Blondie - Best Of Blondie
You Look So Fine - Garbage - Version 2.0
More Than Love - Snake River Conspiracy - Sonic Jihad
Let Me Be The One - Def Leppard - X
When You Kiss Me - Shania Twain - Up! (Red Disc)
How Soon Is Now? - t.A.T.u. - 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane
True Companion - Donald Fagen - Heavy Metal
Slow Ride - Foghat - The Best Of Foghat
Hella Good - No Doubt - Rock Steady
How Soon Is Now? - Snake River Conspiracy - Sonic Jihad
Burnin' For You - Blue Öyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper: The Best Of Blue Oyster Cult
Casualty - Snake River Conspiracy - Sonic Jihad
My Elastic Eye - The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us
Hysteria - Def Leppard - Hysteria
Milk - Garbage - Garbage
The Trick Is To Keep Breathing - Garbage - Version 2.0

Monday, November 10, 2008

Favorite Quotes, Part II

Last month, I began a collection of a few of my favorite quotes. Here's the latest edition:

"My children and I have established a supply and demand economy for our household... they demand and I supply."

A couple of weekends ago, I encountered another fantastic example of William Gibson's quote "The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed yet."


Anyone who recalls the sports of the future scenes from either Starship Troopers or BSG will have a definite sense of deja vu as they watch the Slamball coverage:

Clearly, the future is here.