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    January 24, 2013

    apple-earnings-charts-1q13

    so, apple reported its quarterly earnings yesterday and they were THE LARGEST CORPORATE EARNINGS IN THE HISTORY OF THE EARTH! so, obviously, their stock went down 10% as soon as it was announced… this is a company that just had a record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion as well as saw 67% growth in china. let that sink in as a disappointment. it’s almost as if financial analists are either morons or have something to gain from a dipping apple stock. either way, part of me is kinda glad the apple is broken line is back in full force because it makes us appreciators of well-made products nerds again, a status hard to reconcile with buying stuff from the most succesful company in history… all i have to say is, buy now.

    note: being a documented moron myself, let me disclose that this post is NOT meant as formal investment advice but rather mere opinion. as if.

    December 17, 2012

    oped-new7

    imagining the unimaginable as a parent is thinking about not having to get your child ready for school on a sleepy monday morning through no lazyness of your own but because their lives were snatched away by a madman. as scolded as my wife and i routinely get by our kids’ teachers for so rarely getting them to school on time, i have to admit that today, we feel little to no qualms about dressing, feeding and squeezing them slowly and for a bit longer, emailed late-note be damned. to think that 20 sets of parents have to break the routine of hurrying their children along as they brush their teeth, pick out outfits and serve bowls of cereals this morning… my heart breaks as my tears muddle my shirt imagining that which i cannot, going on living without which has giving meaning to my last 10 years on this earth.

    mourning is not enough, action must be taken to care about those for whom life feels too hard to bear before they snatch another life. i have nothing more profound to say on the matter, no prescription, no advice to soothe even my mind, so sad i feel… let’s find a way back this week, together please.

    November 16, 2012

    the otherworldly juxtaposition of bossanova and the “iron dome” missile interception system in this clip from an israeli wedding is blowing my mind. and that’s very close to not being a metaphor… it is friday, the day we’re supposed to thank a lord of some sort for having allowed us to “survive” a work week presumably filled with “torture” such as returning that phone call to management, dealing with ann or working the extra hours necessary to do the job reasonably well, you know, torture. i’m sure that’s how both sides of gaza are thinking about their friday right now, i’m sure. a spark has been stricken, let’s hope the wind, or prevailing minds, put it out.

    November 7, 2012

    not just for him but us too. it is time we came together as a country and stopped fucking talking about what we’re going to do, about what we might do, about what we can do… and fucking do it. let’s meet at lunch and check each other on progress shall we?…

    November 6, 2012


    voting in a place of worship makes me seriously question whether these people understand that bit about the separation of church and state…


    being myself still a french citizen (mostly for the cheese,) gina is the only voting adult in our family. i just go along to make her look good.


    voted for the only guy who will not fuck with my internet (see nilay.) also, healthcare. also, women’s rights. also, science.


    last but not least, could it have been a coincidence that somebody left “the impossible dream” sheet music wide open on the church piano in front of the voting booths? i think not…

    not stop reading and GO VOTE!

    November 2, 2012

    wow, i’m not feeling so tops today… maybe it’s because the kids haven’t had school all week and they have sapped my will to live or because i feel a little weird having electricity, internet and risotto while so many are hurting nearby. either way, maybe a little 90s-style joey bada$$ can help. maybe. doubt it though. please, all of you stay safe and a have a (re)constructive weekend.

    hope you are all safe and sound after the fury of hurricane sandy. actually, if you are, the best way to help the eastern united states right now, whether it is through donations or volunteering, is to tap the resources of the good people at the red cross and act on those good intentions. and for those still in her path, don’t forget to check the crisis map!