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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tongue Twister

Try to say this three times really fast:

Shell-shocked Shareholders Shouldn't Shoulder a Shellacking.

Go ahead - I dare you to try.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day Trade Much?

According to this article:
The gain of 401 points (Thursday) marked the 21st trading session out of the past 24 in which the Dow has finished with a triple-digit gain or loss, an unprecedented run of volatility.

I'll bet the day traders are having a field day with this.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Wooden Arrows for Children?

Wooden Arrows for Children? Last time I checked, children were not supposed to play with weapons, but if it will get our economy stable again ...

Or maybe they're talking about those bright, colorful wooden alphabet, number, and symbols characters they use to teach kindergartners - in this case, just the arrow symbol. Just the arrow?

So I searched the Internet for the actual text of a recent version of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. (By the way, beware, this PDF file is 451 pages, so if you have dial-up you may not want to click on the link.)

Here's the part about the arrows:


(a) IN GENERAL.—Paragraph (2) of section 4161(b) is amended by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C) and by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following new subparagraph: ‘‘(B) EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN WOODEN ARROW SHAFTS.—Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any shaft consisting of all natural wood with no laminations or artificial means of enhancing the spine of such shaft (whether sold separately or incorporated as part of a finished or unfinished product) of a type used in the manufacture of any arrow which after its assembly— ‘‘(i) measures 5⁄16 of an inch or less in diameter, and‘‘(ii) is not suitable for use with a bow described in paragraph (1)(A).’’

I'm sorry I asked.