Wry & Dry


Last words...

W&D continues with The Best of Clive, fondly remembering some of Clive Palmer's best argued and consistent pronouncements.

"Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng is a Chinese spy, and that's been right across the world.  She's been spying on Rupert for years, giving money back to Chinese intelligence.  Read the truth about it."

  -  Clive Palmer  5 September 2013

First Samuel client events calendar

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


Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...

At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve

David Shepard, 21, had had a few beers when he and a friend broke into the Roosevelt Park Zoo, late one night, in Minton North Dakota.  At the bear cage, Shepard thought he'd tempt the bear into coming closer, by putting his hand though the bars and waving.

No prizes for guessing the outcome.  Shepard lived to tell the tale, minus that much of his right hand that was protruding through the bars.


The bear weighed 400 kilograms.

"Would you believe... beer battered fish?"

John Przybyla, 76, of Friendship, Wisconsin, was pulled over for having a broken tail light.  The deputy smelled alcohol on Przybyla’s breath.  When asked about his alcohol intake, Przybyla reportedly said the smell was due to the beer-battered fish he had recently eaten.

Przybyla blew into the bag and blew 0.062.  Somewhat above the limit for someone with three or more DUI convictions.  

(WCVB (Boston)

No mercy was shown.  The 76 year old was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Unclear on the concept

West Point is the famous US military academy.  And it recently had its graduation ceremony, an important and proud event, when the graduating cadets do their best to display military order and discipline. 

Except for one young lady, who proved that, unlike men, women can do more than one thing at once: march and text on her smart phone.

West Point

(Daily Caller)


Have a wry and dry weekend