Friday, July 18, 2008

Another Capricorn Full Moon Event of Note

The prestigious, dare I say elitist, publication entitled The Wall Street Journal -- WSJ to those in the know -- just humiliated itself in a fashion I've never seen before. They misplayed the money game quite magnificently.
As you might have heard, they underreported presidential candidate Barack Obama's June fundraising total by 22 million. Ripples were felt. Mouths flapped vigorously. And these professionals are considered financial experts.
The long revered news source took a hit on credibility it might never recover from. Respect can be ephemeral, you know. Economics fickle.

Astonishing. And with Pluto, sometimes known as the magician, on its way to Capricorn, I simply can't imagine what's ahead.
Bread Box: Eric Forstmann


Anonymous Joe said...

Happy birthday, jm! :o) Many happy (solar) returns!


18/7/08 4:04 AM  
Blogger neith said...

Have a wonderful birthday, jm! And may you continue to keep us on our toes and laughing!! :-D


18/7/08 7:50 AM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...


we can haz rage!

18/7/08 10:25 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Love, laughter, and song.

What more do I need?

18/7/08 4:06 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...


(maybe some black licorice?)

18/7/08 6:26 PM  
Blogger jm said...


Cheetos again! The return of the Black Licorice! My life is complete.

I thought the licorice was reserved for certain gentlemen, though, of the inner sanctum. Well sharing seems to be the mode of the moment. And if need be, one can pull one's own, licorice being highly elastic.

18/7/08 6:57 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Oh, no, I was only teasing that time. The black licorice doesn't care who pulls it. :-) I can set out ice tea and lemonade. Pretzels?

18/7/08 7:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Lemonade! Pretzels are everyday. I'll take potato chips and cheesy corn chips.

And I want ALL THE RED LICORICE! Strawberry twizzlers are for 60 year old ladies under a Pluto-Mars transit and a full Capricorn moon who feel like a boa constrictor has entered their skeletal systems and is reaching its pinnacle of tension in their jaws.

Other than that. life is easy. As pie. Hey? Let's add blueberry pie!

18/7/08 7:17 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Really? We usually have potato chips around here. Let's see what's in the cupboard. Okay, it's maui onion naturally flavored potato chips. If we're having pie, I'm getting out the ice cream. :-)

18/7/08 7:35 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yay on the ice cream. Tentative on the onion chips. Naturally flavored? Maui? By the time they get to NYC I wonder.

Just as long as they're not Kettle Chips which I find far too thick and greasy. Inedible. I like crackling paper thin chips preferably without fancy flavoring and additives. Kind of like a traditional Lay's bag.

But nothing in the solar system beats a Cheeto.

18/7/08 7:54 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Hmm, in that case, maybe you might like the Utz chips. We have them because my best friend likes them. Some people buy extra because they are harder to find. The story goes that Utz is a family business started in 1921 by a couple in search of potato chip excellence. (Note to self: Must try their factory tour -- free chips.)

Huh...I didn't know that Lay's sells Chinese cuisine flavored chips in China. I wonder if they have any of those in Chinese groceries here. :-)

18/7/08 8:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The Utz chip sounds like my kind of item. Never heard of them. Those Utz's were quite the idealists.

So would that be ginger chips in China? They eat funny.

18/7/08 9:41 PM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

Cucumber! According to this Web page, they are "especially weird and tasty. The Chinese really know how to appreciate cucumber." I can't quite imagine it, so I'm intrigued.

And there's a bunch of other seasoned chips. Nice to know that "Lay's" is phonetically written as "Happy Things" in Chinese. Don't think I'll try the mint flavored Sprite, though!

18/7/08 10:04 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Obama has landed in Afghanistan.

Back in Obamaland.

19/7/08 2:49 AM  
Blogger jm said...

I can't stand cucumbers! OMG! I don't care of those happy Chinese chip eaters like them or not.

19/7/08 5:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha, I hate cucumbers too. BOO! Happy birthday, Jm--I hope it was delicious.

19/7/08 9:47 AM  
Blogger Kadimiros said...

LOL I agree! I don't like cucumbers, either! That's exactly why I'm intrigued, though.

Like, how can cucumbers possibly make "weird and tasty" potato chips??? I'll be willing to try just one chip to find out.

If it's not good I won't trick anyone else into trying them -- I'll just hand the bag over to my sister. But, if it's really good....Hmmm.... :-)

19/7/08 10:58 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Hey!!! The cucumber haters have found one another!

Most everyone here knows how much I hate birthdays, chris, but this one wasn't bad at all. It was delicious since I didn't have to eat any cucumbers, just my favorite salty crunchies and hand-packed ice-cream from the resident wizard. I was even allowed into the licorice vault.
I decided to go back to my honest self and not celebrate, but celebration came and got me!

Last year's was the worst of my life so an improvement was inevitable!

Let me know where the chip lands, kad.

It's the seeds, man. Pigs won't even eat cucumbers from what I'm told.

19/7/08 2:40 PM  
Blogger yeshe_choden said...

Nor will roaches. I have read that fresh cucumber slices laid on the floor will deter roaches from entering your kitchen. And then you can slip on them in the morning.

21/7/08 9:35 AM  
Blogger jm said...

HA HA! Never heard that one! Cucumbers are REALLY BADD.

21/7/08 11:55 AM  

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