Made it thirty minutes in before I quit ... promising start with some funny bits but then the meanness of the humor and the wacky weird vibe started to grate ... probably appeals to the same crowd that liked the dreadful Donnie Darko ... not my bag.
Another Romanian New Wave movie, like The Death of Mr Lazarescu (my favorite movie in whatever year it came out) and 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days ... these movies make you want to slit your wrists because the depth of awfulness of life in Romania is revealed ... the corruption, the injustice, the indignities ... but they're really skillfully made ... recommended for adult viewers with above average intelligence only -- not something you watch with popcorn to cheer yourself up.
Enjoyed this one ... thanks to Twitter buddy @chijs for hipping me to it ... discovery is such an interesting thing, if I hadn't caught that tweet I probably wouldn't have found out about this show until three or four years later ... anyway, attractive articulate white people in a beautiful setting (the Florida Keys) ... proud WASP family with a painful past, a prodigal son, a mean Dad, lies begetting lies, violence begetting violence, lots of elements that appeal to me, that I can semi-identify with ... runs 13 one hour episodes, see it if you get a chance.
Quit watching this after three or four episodes ... didn't find any of the characters attractive, everyone's a low-life ... story wasn't interesting to me, it's probably a semi-accurate reflection of the life of a Hollywood fixer, but I don't want to watch that. Biggest problem was Liev Schreiber playing a tough Irish Catholic from Boston when he's clearly a nice Jewish boy from Long Island.
Watched this HBO special from when? several years ago? ... Sarah talks about, among other things, the happy childhood memory of showering with her Mom, the water sprinkling off her "giant 70s Jew bush" onto young Sarah. I like most of her bits, not all of them, but I can identify with this X'er from New Hampshire -- she definitely doesn't fly in flyover country.
Amazon reported earnings on Thursday afternoon. Price initially popped to $420, then over the next ten minutes it fell all the way to $371 and change, but then over then next hour it went back up to $420 -- obviously brutal action. On Friday the stock opened at $439 and change and closed at $445. To the average observer, it closed at $390 and opened the next day at $439 ... they'd be oblivious to the drama.
Reversed the yen short ... 20%+ gains in a currency few and far between ...
Reversing the long-held crude short ... big winnah.
Reversing the emerging markets short for a healthy loss.
Switch to short the Dow and Financials ...
Would have lost money here for sure ... the later in the day, the less I like these.
UPDATE: I was at a Bloomberg conference this afternoon so I looked up OCR on the terminal ($1,800 a month versus the $9.99 I pay for my datafeed) and that entire move took exactly two seconds (the stock was halted in the third second) inside the 15:25 minute, so you need pretty quick reflexes to catch these. ;-)
I usually don't write about earnings pops and drops since they're so common ... this is a 2 min chart of FTNT, my $9.99 data feed can't give me enough 1 min bars to build a chart ... big swinging dick, indeed. Filing Date 2015-04-20 Accepted 2015-04-20 16:22:32 ... maybe the bots got a jump on things, maybe it was just "an old school point and click prop trader who had always been good with reflexes and doing things quick" (inside joke), can't really see without one of Nanex's millisecond charts ... anyway, risk reward doesn't look wonderful carried into end of day ... not a loser anyway.
Enjoyed this one, very promising, but only one season since some horses died on set and the PETA Nazis had HBO shut it all down. Dustin Hoffman plays a great Jewish mobster. Santa Anita is a beautiful track (as backdrop). Several interesting storylines created by Milch. See the show if you get a chance. My selected screenshots:
Steven Seagal's daughter, Ayako.
Weird one, the COO resigned on Friday, but there was next to no after-hours activity, then it blew up at the regular hours open? Impossible to borrow? Would have been a home run assuming you could locate the shares. Always like to talk with a human who played this in the heat of battle.
Five minute overlay (in gray) not accurately aligned due to missing data from $9.99 data feed.
Lots of recommendations for this one, which may have been the problem ("expectations"), but I was not thrilled with this. Stars the same kid who played a teenage alcoholic (which I appreciated) in something else I recently watched (forgot the title) ... "a less Jewish Zuckerberg."
Anyway, it's about a music student and his sadistic drill instructor, er teacher ... it was around 100 minutes which was its saving grace ... I didn't fast forward so it gets a yellow rating, but I definitely would not recommend it. From 2014 I can still recommend only The Lunchbox and Nightcrawler, nothing else.
Didn't know anything about Sarah Silverman, but really enjoyed the episode she did for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which led me to her TV show. First season is only six episodes ... around 20 minutes each ... very funny, very offensive, nothing is sacred, no one is spared ... she's smart and pretty (in a Jewy way, as she would say), almost exactly my age, and clearly smokes a lot of pot, god bless her. She probably evokes strong emotions (love or hate) in people. Looking forward to season two.