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Lessons in Investing

Find in Amusing June 11th, 2012 - 26,012 views

Investments – always good to look on with hindsight: If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago,   you would have £49.00 today If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in AIG insurance company one year ago, you would have £33.00 today. If you had purchased £1,000 of shares in Lehman […]

Ah, Facebook. You line ’em up…..

Find in Amusing May 29th, 2012 - 5,975 views

I came across something about Facebook that made me laugh and it inspired me to go ahead and write something I’ve been mulling over for a while now. Ever since MZ (Mark Zuckerberg) was slated for wearing his hoodie to meetings with investors and the much publicised IPO I’ve been itching to write something but […]

A Simple Explanation of The Basic Monetary System

Find in Amusing October 14th, 2009 - 9,387 views

It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted.  These are tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town. He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the […]

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs with a sense of humour

Find in Amusing July 22nd, 2009 - 6,862 views

This is (apparently) a real reply from the Inland Revenue. Whether it is or not, it’s still entertaining and if everyone was like this at HMRC you could sit and chat for hours! Dear Mr x,   I am writing to you to express our thanks for your more than prompt reply to our latest communication, and […]

Man Charged More Than Worlds GDP for Cigarettes

Find in Amusing July 16th, 2009 - 4,986 views

A man from Manchester (New Hampshire) has been charged more than the worlds combined GDP for a packet of cigarettes. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090716/tod-man-charged-23-quadrillion-for-pack-870a197.html It got me thinking, why don’t we all put our combined available credit card balances into one big fund, get the debt insured by AIG and use it to bail out the worlds faltering […]

Kuti’s Southampton, Bad Singing and a Moldy Cake.

Find in Amusing August 16th, 2007 - 6,224 views

Went out for a meal with some friends for my brother’s birthday last night to Kuti’s in Southampton. It’s quite a nice Indian restaurant with a good reputation in quite a nice area of the city. There was champagne, poppadoms and a varied selection of exotic dishes. All in all, a pretty good evening. Then […]

Sir Michael Cained

Find in Amusing July 31st, 2007 - 6,216 views

Following an evening in the company of hedonist Sir Elton John, Sir Michael Caine has compiled an album of his favourite chill-out tracks on a new album entitled ‘Cained.’ http://uk.news.launch.yahoo.com/dyna/article.html?a=/31072007/397/sir-michael-chills-0.html&e=l_news_dm You can just picture the scene, Sir Michael and Sir Elton having just enjoyed a gourmet feast with some fine wine or perhaps champagne are […]

Homer J. Simpson, a Symbol of Pagan Fertility?

Find in Amusing July 17th, 2007 - 5,699 views

This is genius… http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20070717/ten-homer-homage-ruffles-pagans-ea4616c.html

Amusing Quote for the Self Employed

Find in Amusing June 17th, 2007 - 5,352 views

The creed of the Inland Revenue is simple: “If we can bring one little smile to one little face today, then somebody’s slipped up somewhere.” — David Frost

Celebrity Gossip – Yawn! – Real Headlines Please!

Find in Amusing June 4th, 2007 - 3,750 views

Just caught a glimpse of an advert for one of the popular UK girlie mags and one of the headlines read something like “Victoria Beckham’s LA Dream Shattered/In Ruins”. Firstly, with all their wealth, how could those dreams possibly be ruined? I stayed in LA for 10 days and had a good look around and […]

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