Wry & Dry


Last words...

"You don't need to pass a law every week for the economy to function."

-  Federico Steinberg, an economist at Real Institute Elcano, a Spanish think-tank, commenting on why the Spanish economy is doing so well although it has been without a government for 8 months. 

Perhaps Australia should try to operate without a government.  It couldn't be any worse. 

First Samuel client events calendar

Oct & Nov  FY-17 CIO Investment Dinner Series

Dennison Hambling

"Investing for the next three years"

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

Various restaurants in Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula. Invitations have been sent.

Some lightly salted absurdities from all over ...

At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve

In July, Joshua Jacobs, 30, accidentally knocked down a traffic sign at 12:45 a.m. in Vero Beach, Florida, and, spotting a sheriff's deputy, sped away.

Not surprisingly, the deputy gave chase.  And found a boot full of heroin and cannabis in the car.  Jacobs was arrested.


If only Jacobs had played it cool.

Hoist with its own petard

The Borough Council of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey created, with great fanfare, a new dog park in an area of Hershfield Park.

But the council were surprised to learn that, because of an existing local ordinance, dogs were not permitted in the park. 

(The Record - Hackensack)


Investigators revealed in July that an off-duty Aurora, Colorado, sheriff's deputy had justifiably fired his gun to resist a parking-lot mugging.

Furthermore, one of the bullets from Deputy Jose Marquez's gun had gone straight into the barrel of one of the handguns pointed at him.

(Denver Post)

W&D is moved to ask if the Deputy's bullet had stopped a bullet that was just about to exit the perp's gun. 

Have a wry and dry weekend