Wry & Dry


Last words...

"Great to be a Luddite.  I filled in the paper version in 10 minutes.  Mailing tomorrow."

-  Senator Derryn Hitch, on the success of the traditional method of completing a census form.

First Samuel client events calendar

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
Oct-Nov (dates TBA) FY-17 CIO Investment Dinner Series

Dennison Hambling

"Investing for the next three years"

Over 30% of clients' share portfolios have now been 'refreshed.'  

Hear how and why at one of a series of intimate client dinners with investment presentations by Dennison Hambling, First Samuel's Chief Investment Officer

Various restaurants in Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula


Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...

At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve

Clark Nagel of Rock Rapids, Iowa wanted to do the right thing and visit a friend who was in jail.  Oops.  Spot security check.

Nagel was smart enough to drive there using (i) his suspended licence (ii) in a car with expired plates.  But wait.  There's more: (iii) there was a warrant out for his arrest.

He didn't leave the jail.


On being undetectable

Driving the wrong way on a freeway for 8 kilometres drew attention to a 27 year old Londoner driving a Ford Galaxy.  Someone noticed, i.e. a person in a uniform in a car with a blue flashing light.

He was not only drunk and stoned.  But also shipping 12 kilos of cannabis.

(UK Standard)

Charge sheet too long to print.

Not yet ready for Prime Time

Jeremy Allen Watts, 30, and Jessica Faye Heady, 24, visited the Cash America Pawn shop on Riverside Drive, Nunnelly, Tennessee with several items to pawn.

The sad thing for Jeremy and Jessica was that the items they wished to pawn were stolen.  From the pawn shop owner's home.  

(The Leaf-Chronicle)


Have a wry and dry weekend