From the mouth of...
"The thing about volatility, it will go up and it will go down.”
- Jim Morrison, Federal Treasurer, with his explanation about what was going on in the share market.
And he clearly nailed it.
Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...
At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve
Mary Lambright, 23, tried to drive her semi-trailer load (weight: 35 tons) of bottled water over an historic bridge in Paoli, Kentucky, on Christmas day. Sadly, the bridge had a clearly marked weight limit of 6 tons.
As she looked down upon the totaled bridge and semi, Mary told police she saw the 6-ton sign but did not know how that “translated” to pounds.
Not ready for prime time
Albert Luna, 19, was arrested in Coachella, California in December and charged with swiping the keys while a Federal Express driver was unloading a package. The driver reported that Luna later walked away when he could not figure out how to drive the truck.
Bonus: During the entire episode, Luna was naked.
(The Smoking Gun)
Things to worry about
Factory worker Thanakorn Siripaiboon was arrested in December in a Bangkok suburb after he wrote a “sarcastic” comment on social media about the dog that belongs to Thailand’s king.
For the crime of “insulting the monarch,” Thanakorn faces 37 years in prison.
(New York Times)
Have a wry and dry weekend