Wry & Dry

Miscellany

First Samuel client events' calendar

Date 
Event
Description
Venue
Wed-27- Jul Art Series Degas: A New Vision.  Reception and private viewing.  Invitations pending. National Gallery of Victoria
Tue-16-Aug Investment Forum & cocktail party Saul Eslake.  Presentation by leading economist and First Samuel client.  Invitations to come. 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.  Invitations to come. Various restaurants in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney

Last words...

With Clive Palmer, the well-upholstered leader of the Palmer United Party deciding not to re-contest his House seat of Fairfax or stand for election to the Senate, the Nation has lost an Inspirational Politician.  His high-brow and intellectual dissertations, and his consistently argued themes may have been lost on many, but not to W&D. 

W&D fondly remembers, over the next few weeks, some of Clive's best argued and consistent pronouncements.

"I will keep up the fight against Chinese mongrels.  I don't mind standing up against the Chinese bastards and stopping them from doing it.  I'm saying that because they're communists, because they shoot their own people, they haven't got a justice system and they want to take over this country."

  -  Clive Palmer  18th August 2014 (on ABC TV)

"I most sincerely apologise for any insult to Chinese people caused by any of the language I used during my appearance on the ABC television program Q&A."

  -  Clive Palmer 25th August 2014 (in letter to China's ambassador to Australia)

Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...

At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve

Timothy Trammell, 36, was arrested on several charges in Jonesville, South Carolina, in May after a sheriff’s deputy spotted him spray-painting a car that was not his.

According to the deputy’s report, Trammell had just finished angrily painting “C-h-e-e-t-e-r” [sic] on the car (belonging to a woman, identified later, not surprisingly, as his girlfriend)

(WSPA-TV)

Courtesy doesn't pay

Kayvon Mavaddat, 28, had been on the loose from three arrest warrants, when shopping at the local shopping mall he held open a door for a shopper.  

The shopper was a policeman.  Who recognised Mavaddat.  And arrested him.

(Metro West Daily, Framingham)

Continuing themes

A court in Modena, Italy, ordered a father to continue paying living expenses for his son, age 28, who had meandered through a degree in literature but now has decided to seek another, in experimental cinema.

(UK Telegraph)

Almost two-thirds of Italians aged 18-34 still live with their parents.

Have a wry and dry weekend

Anthony