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#5491 Wilfrid

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:42 AM

Oops.

We did it again.

The Pig is back: Months of eating, starting in Austin, Texas: Bufalina, Micklethwait's, Lonesome Dove

At the Sign of the Pink Pig


#5492 hollywood

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:07 AM

How much money have you guys got to spend on this team?


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#5493 Lex

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 03:12 PM

How much money have you guys got to spend on this team?

 

Here's the difference between George Steinbrenner and his son Hal.

 

Both will spend like drunken sailors but Hal gets buyer's remorse if the players don't perform.  George just spent some more.


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"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:31 PM

Is Miami a farm team for the Yankees?  I recall when the Bombers had a favorable relationship with the As.  Where's Finley when Miami needs him?


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#5495 Lex

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:30 PM

John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman are going to be calling Yankee games for another year.  Their contract was just renewed.  The worst announcers in New York inexplicably retain their jobs.

 

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"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#5496 Lex

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:44 PM

"I've still got a job ?!?!?!"

 

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"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#5497 Wilfrid

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:05 AM

If only life was long enough to listen. You did prove to me that they're hilarious.

Meanwhile, all the Mikes are running out on us sports fans (Greenberg, Francesca).

The Pig is back: Months of eating, starting in Austin, Texas: Bufalina, Micklethwait's, Lonesome Dove

At the Sign of the Pink Pig


#5498 Steve R.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:11 AM

Sabathia is coming back for another year.  Good.


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:22 PM

If only life was long enough to listen. You did prove to me that they're hilarious.


Unless you're driving and it's either Sterling/Waldman or nothing I can't think of a good reason to listen.

But I can think of a snarky reason. Watch a game in a favorite bar with people who might think Sterling was funny. Get the bar to turn down the TV sound and put on the radio.  You'll be in the mood to laugh because they're serving drinks.  Other Yankee fans will laugh too. 

 

It will get old after 15 minutes but people will get a kick out of it.


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 01:56 PM

I happened to be in the car running errands the past couple of days. When I'm alone, I generally listen to WFAN, or blast The Clash, etc. Brings me back to my Silicon Valley days, pre cell phone, on the morning or evening commutes, when it was sports talk radio or loud music (and with a nod to Sneakeater - as if anyone cares).

 

Anyway, the 10 A.M. - 1 P.M. slot was being covered by John Sterling, as the usual hosts for that slot were covering the Francesca afternoon slot.  The number of calls extolling Sterlings' virtues was astounding. Plenty of calls suggesting home run calls for Stanton. Etc. Etc.

 

And strangely enough, Sterling wasn't half-bad doing talk radio.  And I had no idea, but he was at the forefront of the genre here in NYC - he started doing sports radio talk on WMCA in 1972! Go figure.



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:18 PM

I am stunned.  Who knew?

 

Then I realized that this is yet another example of the Peter Principle in action.

 

Observation that in an hierarchy people tend to rise to "their level of incompetence." Thus, as people are promoted, they become progressively less-effective because good performance in one job does not guarantee similar performance in another. Named after the Canadian researcher Dr. Laurence J. Peter (1910-90) who popularized this observation in his 1969 book 'The Peter Principle.'

 


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#5502 joethefoodie

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:47 PM

I learned all about the Peter Principle in Silicon Valley. 

 

First, in business school at San Jose State, and then in real life, at AMD, Novell, Data East, and various other companies long since gone or absorbed.



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:28 PM

I learned all about the Peter Principle in Silicon Valley. 

 

First, in business school at San Jose State, and then in real life, at AMD, Novell, Data East, and various other companies long since gone or absorbed.

 

I first read the Peter Principle in college.  It rang true to me but I didn't have the life experience to appreciate just how accurate it was.  I re-read it about 20 years later and realized just how great the book was.

 

Years later I was working at the United Nations, the definition of a giant bureaucracy.  It worked reasonably well but it had it's dead spots where ideas went to die.  One day I was killing time before a meeting started by telling my boss, a really smart person who was a 20 year UN veteran, all about the Peter Principle.  She thought it was great and I promised to give her my dog eared copy of the book

 

I couldn't find it and she wound up buying her own copy because she couldn't wait.  A week later we had a 30 minute conversation about it.  She had about 20 examples of the Principle in action.  She loved it.


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China