Wry & Dry


Last words...

"We are rooting for his success.''

-   Barack Obama, US President, to the American people, on congratulating Donald Trump on his election victory .

Expressing sentiments in a way that perhaps might not work in Australia.  

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.  We have already held events in Brisbane and Sydney; and four in Melbourne.

Waiting lists are now in place for all remaining events.


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

On the way to the police station in Youngstown, Ohio, on October 19th, after being arrested for, among other things, being a felon in possession of a gun, Raymond Brooks, 25, asked an officer (apparently in all seriousness) whether, after he got booked at the station, could he have his gun back.


(The Vindicator - Youngstown)


Chenzira Davis-Kahina, facing foreclosure of her home by her local bank, decided she was not really Chenzira Davis-Kahina but actually "Royal Daughter Sat Yah" of the "Natural Sovereign Indigenous Nation of . . . Smai Tawi Ta-Neter-Awe."

But wait, there's more!  She and her equally-befuddlingly-named husband have sued the bank for $190 million in federal court (and begun the flood of incomprehensible paperwork). The couple's law of "Maat" conveniently holds that attempts by federal marshals to seize their property would double the damages to $380 million.

(Virgin Islands Daily News)

Government in action

The recent 100th anniversary of America's National Park Service drew attention to a park in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  It's 10 feet by 10 feet, behind the post office and dating from the original Land Office on the spot in 1889.

In the mid 1800s, the city clerk, instead of asking the government for land "100 foot square (100 x 100)," mistakenly asked for "100 square feet." (10 x 10).

(KFOR-TV - Oklahoma City)


Have a wry and dry weekend