Angry Birds Plush Doll

Real Life Angry Bird Is So Tempting …

Picture it: I had to do a favor for my brother.  Aaron goes with me.  We walk into Barnes & Noble after said favor is complete.  As I make my way through the aisles on the upper level, I approach a near empty table with an Angry Bird plush ceremoniously placed in the center.  Right over the opening to the lower floor.  It took every ounce of my not inconsiderable self-control not to pick it up, yell the Angry Birds sound, and hurl it over the abyss.

Irrational Idol

5 Reasons People Believe Crazy Things

Have you ever met someone, or seen someone on television, who has insane, completely irrational beliefs?  These beliefs could be scientific.  They could be religious.  They could be political.  They could be racial.  They could be philosophical.  The particular manifestation doesn’t matter.   An example would be the stoning to death of a woman accused…

Bank of America Lost $40 Billion

Bank of America Has Lost $40+ Billion Since Acquiring Countrywide for $2.5 Billion 4 Years Ago

It’s long been said that it is more important to avoid bad investments than it is to find good investments.  “A single bad deal can wipe out a lifetime of work,” or so the sentiment goes.  There is a great truth in that.  It was the first thing I thought of this morning when I read the Wall Street Journal coverage of the Bank of America / Countrywide Mortgage merger four years ago.