Monday, September 28, 2009

Thus IPOs doth make fools of us all


The astute among you will realize that the (fictional) IPO values the company at $3 billion, almost twice what I just said was waaaaay too much for a company that hasn't made a dime since the day it was created.  But you just KNOW that stock would go through the roof if they ever went public.  You'd think we would have learned from the dot-com bubble that a company that hasn't made money, isn't making money, and probably never will make money is not, in fact, a sound investment.  But... but... it's TWITTER!!!  TWITTER FOR EVERYONE!!!  COME AND GET YOUR TWITTER!!! STEP RIGHT UP, and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.  You know, the guy back there laughing maniacally about how much he loves being a stockbroker.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The hazards of family history....

Sometimes, you find things you don't want to know.  E.g.:

I, John Savage, was born in 1981.
Son of Albert Savage III (1947)
Son of Albert Savage Jr (1923)
Son of Albert Savage Sr (1889)
Son of George Savage (1851)
Son of Edwin Savage (1813)
Son of Seth Savage Jr. (1786)
Son of Seth Savage Sr. (1755)
Son of Elisha Savage (1728)
Son of William Savage Jr (1699)
Son of William Savage Sr (1668)
Son of John Savage, born 1630 in Cheshire, England, died 1684 Middlesex, Connecticut (my namesake)
Son of Thomas Savage (1611)
Son of Thomas Savage (1586)
Son of John Savage (1550)
Son of John Savage (1505)
Son of John Savage (sir knight!) (1493)
Son of John Savage (1478)
Son of John Savage (1450)
Son of John Savage born 1422, Clifton, Cheshire, England, Married Catherine Stanley

Wikipedia sez:

John Savage and Catherine Stanley had a daughter, Dulcia.
Dulcia Savage married Sir Henry Bold
Maud Bold married Thomas Gerard
Jennet Gerard married Richard Eltonhead
William Eltonhead married Anne Bowers
Richard Eltonhead married Anne Sutton
Martha Eltonhead (Died: abt. 1652) married Edwin Conway (immigrated to Virginia)
Eltonhead Conway married Henry Thacker
Martha Thacker married Thomas Hickman
Edwin Hickman married Eleanor Elliott
James Hickman (1723-1816) married Hannah Lewis
Susannah Hickman married James Browning
Annie Browning married Robert Overall
George Washington Overall (1820-1871) married Louisiana Duvall
Susan C Overall 1849 married Christopher Columbus Clark
Gabriella Clark 1877 married Henry Ellington Armour
Ruth Lucille Armour 1900-1926 married Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham
Stanley Armour Dunham 1918-1992 married Madelyn Lee Payne
Ann Dunham 1942-1995 married Barack Hussein Obama
Barack Obama 1961-