Wry & Dry


First Samuel client events' calendar

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)


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