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John Hjorth

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Re: I Need a Laugh. Tell me a Joke. Keep em PC.
« Reply #280 on: October 31, 2019, 12:56:14 PM »
-More goat talk :

CNN [October 31st 2019] : Fire crews, air drops and a herd of goats help save Reagan Presidential Library from wildfire.

I'm sure "a hungry herd of as many as 500 goats" can clear a lot of land!

Yes, the story is to me fascinating, because the approach to help solve the issue at hand is so simple! -And then there is also more to tuck for the goats when they "come home" after "task accomplished"!
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« Reply #281 on: October 31, 2019, 02:42:47 PM »
-More goat talk :

CNN [October 31st 2019] : Fire crews, air drops and a herd of goats help save Reagan Presidential Library from wildfire.

I'm sure "a hungry herd of as many as 500 goats" can clear a lot of land!

Yes, the story is to me fascinating, because the approach to help solve the issue at hand is so simple! -And then there is also more to tuck for the goats when they "come home" after "task accomplished"!
Please disregard unless the fascination is real.
I've been studying the California bush for a while and, in fact, {if I can eventually convince my wife} would love to move to California one day. A new argument now is that I could become a goat renter or herder in order to facilitate Mr. Buffett's acquisition related to the concept that Californians deserve a better electricity utility. But that's another story. :)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/using-goats-to-prevent-wildfires-51327045/
Laguna {cool place where Mr. Buffett used to have his second home}'s Mike Phillips said that just three things contribute to wildland fires. "Fuel loads, topography and weather." He paused, then smiled. "We can't change the topography, and we can't do anything about the weather{or human nature?}. The only variable to reduce is the fuel load. That's what goats do for us."
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/demand-for-grazing-goats-growing-wildfire
https://baynature.org/article/fire-goats/
Even my alma mater suggests to fight the fire by eating the fuel:
https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/did-you-know-environment/goats-might-be-secret-tool-weve-been-looking-prevent-wildfires

Obviously goats are only part of the multi-pronged answer but it's an example that helps to reconcile downside protection and optimism related to human ingenuity, all in harmony {at least to the extent possible} with nature.

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Re: I Need a Laugh. Tell me a Joke. Keep em PC.
« Reply #282 on: November 01, 2019, 01:28:40 AM »
Thank you for a hilarius post, Cigarbutt! [ : - D]

Personally I'm not sure goats would be a perfect fit for you to herd. Naturally they would be susceptible to your eternal patience with your surroundings, but would the goats exploit it? [ : - ) ] Furthermore, I don't think goats would respond to your expectations and standards with regard explanation and reason, semi-jerky as they are, according to rkbabang. [ : - ) ]

The last sentence in your post is definitely a keeper!
”In the race of excellence … there is no finish line.”
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« Reply #283 on: November 01, 2019, 05:14:19 AM »
Personally I'm not sure goats would be a perfect fit...
But isn't life a series of compromises?
Take for instance (there will be a link with goats and the environment :) ), Bernard Arnault. The products offered (and potential associated returns) make us dream...But isn't there a need to reconcile instinctual desires with down-to-earth realities?
Anyways, I thought you'd appreciate the following link, which you may have missed and which explores some of the subtle intricacies of the wolf in the cashmere coat's personality.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2019/10/31/the-100-billion-man-how-bernard-arnault-stitched-together-the-worlds-third-biggest-fortune-with-louis-vuitton-dior-and-77-other-brandsand-why-hes-not-done-yet/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email#7a5eff834efb
"Arnault and ten LVMH brand chiefs took turns on a brightly lit stage reciting their commitments to environmental stewardship, their presentations interspersed with slickly produced videos of models strutting down catwalks and cashmere goats frolicking on the Mongolian steppes." (my bold)

To keep a reasonable balance between pleasure and guilt and because of recent concerns raised on this Board which may have been hurt by videos showing models frolicking, I include here a link describing an uncomfortable environmental side effect. :)
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/exploding-demand-cashmere-wool-ruining-mongolia-s-grasslands

Apparently some people have difficulty pronouncing the word "Vuitton". It sounds very bizarre at times especially in presidential mouths.

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Re: I Need a Laugh. Tell me a Joke. Keep em PC.
« Reply #284 on: November 01, 2019, 09:25:06 AM »
Personally I'm not sure goats would be a perfect fit...
But isn't life a series of compromises?
Take for instance (there will be a link with goats and the environment :) ), Bernard Arnault. The products offered (and potential associated returns) make us dream...But isn't there a need to reconcile instinctual desires with down-to-earth realities?
Anyways, I thought you'd appreciate the following link, which you may have missed and which explores some of the subtle intricacies of the wolf in the cashmere coat's personality.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2019/10/31/the-100-billion-man-how-bernard-arnault-stitched-together-the-worlds-third-biggest-fortune-with-louis-vuitton-dior-and-77-other-brandsand-why-hes-not-done-yet/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email#7a5eff834efb
"Arnault and ten LVMH brand chiefs took turns on a brightly lit stage reciting their commitments to environmental stewardship, their presentations interspersed with slickly produced videos of models strutting down catwalks and cashmere goats frolicking on the Mongolian steppes." (my bold)

To keep a reasonable balance between pleasure and guilt and because of recent concerns raised on this Board which may have been hurt by videos showing models frolicking, I include here a link describing an uncomfortable environmental side effect. :)
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/exploding-demand-cashmere-wool-ruining-mongolia-s-grasslands

Apparently some people have difficulty pronouncing the word "Vuitton". It sounds very bizarre at times especially in presidential mouths.

Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face
Stars fill my dream
I'm a traveler of both time and space
To be where I have been
Sit with elders of the gentle race
This world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait
All will be revealed

Talk in song in tongues of lilting grace
Sounds caress my ear
There are not a word I heard could I relate
Story was quite clear

All I see turns to brown
As the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand
As I scan this wasted land
Try to find, try to find what I feel

Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace
Like thoughts inside a dream
Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream
My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again
Sure as the dust that floats high in June, when movin' through Kashmir

Oh, father of the four winds, fill my sails, across the sea of years
With no provision but an open face, along the straits of fear.

(the song was not even written in or about Kashmir, but the lyrics kind of fit.)

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Interesting that Arnault wanted to be a concert pianist.
I watched his son play a Chopin concerto

https://youtu.be/R57MZf4B3-c
(skip to minute 3 if you want to get straight into the piano)

He definitely has the articulation down, but he's all forte & mezzo forte, and lacks the nuance of a player who has world class dynamic control, like the chick in the next link.

https://youtu.be/lBeIPp3F5d8

I say this as if I'd ever be able to play this piece even as well as Arnault (not.)

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Before proclaiming his vision for his conglomerate, he catches himself. “In a way, I should not say that, because you may think I am pretentious,” he says. But then he lets loose: “[LVMH] is a French monument. Because it represents France all over the world. People know better the name of Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Dom Pérignon, Cheval Blanc, than anything else. Maybe they know also Napoleon? General de Gaulle? We think it’s important that this group, for the long term, is controlled by a French family.”

[Jeez, pretentious much?]

[And out of the entire universe, he chose Trump to do ribbon cuttings on 2 new stores?]

[the king of garishness & heir apparent to the role of Louis XVI]

      :o

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Re: I Need a Laugh. Tell me a Joke. Keep em PC.
« Reply #286 on: November 07, 2019, 02:04:20 PM »
Earlier today longinvestor posted this :

I got ahead of myself by a year. My bad! To wash off the single year pendulum swing in 2010, the ten year clock ends 12/31/2020. Duh. ...

- - - o 0 o - - -

Earlier today I read this :

From : Wells Fargo Newsroom
E-mail topic title : "Last call for ordering of fresh ducks [ : - ) ]"

I thought : "What the ....?"

Next : Careful & in depth analysis of what I was actually reading : It turned out I wasn't reading totally horisontal on my e-mail monitor - the e-mail was not from Wells Fargo Newsroom, but from nemlig.com. [A Danish "Amazon" for food.]
Next : Careful & in depth analysis why I wasn't reading straight horisontal : I had forgotten in the morning to polish my glasses for "monitor work".

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Sh*te happens all the time ... - what really matters is if any harm is done!
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 02:06:13 PM by John Hjorth »
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Re: I Need a Laugh. Tell me a Joke. Keep em PC.
« Reply #287 on: November 08, 2019, 07:02:50 AM »
I am on my mobile phone and looking through to see if there is a WeWork thread but I found this one first...

https://fortune.com/2019/11/07/softbank-wework-earnings-deck/

Presentation on Softbank site
https://cdn.group.softbank/en/corp/set/data/irinfo/presentations/results/pdf/2019/softbank_presentation_2019_002.pdf
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« Reply #288 on: November 08, 2019, 08:34:14 AM »
I am on my mobile phone and looking through to see if there is a WeWork thread but I found this one first...

https://fortune.com/2019/11/07/softbank-wework-earnings-deck/

Presentation on Softbank site
https://cdn.group.softbank/en/corp/set/data/irinfo/presentations/results/pdf/2019/softbank_presentation_2019_002.pdf

Did Softbank hire someone from The Onion to produce their slides?   That was great.