Wry & Dry


Last words...

"A lot of people in the old days would call it magic. These days we call it 'mind over matter'."

-  Nevine Rottinger, psychic, in giving evidence to the NSW Supreme Court on the liquidation of failed stockbroker BBY.  She said the way to improve the share price of a stock was through visualisation and incantation. 

W&D used visualisation and incantation to help his football team.  But that didn't work, either.

First Samuel client events calendar

FY-17 CIO Investment Dinner Series

Dennison Hambling: "Investing for the next three years"

Following a strong FY-16, 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.

Invitations have been sent to clients.  We have been overwhelmed by the response from clients.  Waiting lists are now in place for all events, except Stillwater (Tue-18-Oct); Quaff (Wed-19-Oct) and Donovans (lunch: Tue-15-Nov).



Centenove, Kew



Donovans, St Kilda Beach



Stillwater, Dromana Estate Winery 



Quaff, Toorak



Donovans, St Kilda Beach (lunch)



Donovans, St Kilda Beach



Centenove, Kew














Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...

At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve

Boyd Wiley, 47, walked in to the Putnam County, Florida Sheriff's office and demanded that deputies return apparently stolen property.

The 'stolen' property was 91 marijuana plants they had unearthed from a vacant lot in the town of Interlachen several days earlier.  Until that moment, deputies did not know whose plants they were.

Wiley was arrested.


Guess the outcome

A high school girl had twice been rejected from the Leon High School (Tallahassee, Florida) cheerleader squad.  Did she:

a.  Congratulate the girl who took her place;

b.  Suck it up and decide to try out for a third time;

c.  Move to another school and try out there; or

d.  Lawyer up?

Close.  But no cigar.  She lawyer-ed up.  And will sue the school district.

Election classic (from 2012 elections)

Former Arkansas state legislator Charlie Fuqua is running again after a 14-year absence from elective office.

In the interim, reported the Arkansas Times, he wrote a book, "God’s Law: The Only Political Solution,” reminding Christians that they could put their rebellious children to death as long as proper procedure (from Deuteronomy 21:18-21) was followed.

“Even though this [procedure] would rarely be used,” Fuqua wrote, “if it were the law of the land . . . it would be a tremendous incentive for children to give proper respect to their parents.”

(Arkansas Times)

Fuqua failed.  


Have a wry and dry weekend