Wry & Dry


Last words...

W&D urges you to watch this video from Yes Minister, that outstandingly cynical view of UK politics.  Enjoy Minister Hacker's bewilderment as the EU (or Common Market) was explained to him.

First Samuel client events calendar

Wed-27- Jul Art Series

Degas: A New Vision.  

Reception and private viewing

National Gallery of Victoria
Tue-16-Aug Investment Forum & cocktail party

Saul Eslake.  

"The New World of Economic Disrupters: From Brexit to Trump"

Presentation by leading economist and First Samuel client

Leonda by the Yarra
Aug - Nov (dates TBC) FY-17 CIO Investment Dinner Series A series of intimate client dinners with investment presentations by Dennison Hambling, First Samuel's Chief Investment Officer Various restaurants in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney


Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...

At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve

In April a man was hospitalised after throwing bricks at the front windows of a PIPS office (Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm), in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

He was seriously injured by brick-bounceback, off the shatterproof glass.

(Belfast Telegraph)

The irony was probably lost on him.

Can't possibly be true

Basking in its "record high" in venture-capital funding, the Chinese Jiedaibao website put its business model into practice recently: facilitating offers of "jumbo" personal loans (two to five times the normal limit) to female students who submit nude photos.

The student agrees that if the loan is not repaid on time (at exorbitant interest rates), the lender can release the photos online. 

(UK Guardian)

Unclear on the concept

Around midnight in Redford Township, Michigan, in June, police surrounded a suspect's home and shut down the neighborhood for the next 11 hours, fired tear gas canisters through windows, and used a robot to scope out the inside.

Ultimately, they found that the house had been empty the whole time.  The perp is still on the run.

(WDIV-TV - Detroit)


Have a wry and dry weekend