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by jginseattle
Mon May 25, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Hawaiishrimp wrote:"Margin Call" - great movie.


You may also enjoy director J.C. Chandor's latest movie A Most Violent Year.
by jginseattle
Sun May 24, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Howard Hawks' Twentieth Century (1934.) A classic screwball comedy. John Barrymore is hilarious.
by jginseattle
Sun May 17, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Here is a funny story about Wes Anderson screening his movie Rushmore for the great film critic Pauline Kael. She was not impressed.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/01/31/movie ... -kael.html
by jginseattle
Sun May 17, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Rushmore. This movie got quite a number of good reviews, including a nomination for Bill Murray as the best supporting actor. OK, I can see how BIll Murray got the supporting actor award, but I walked away from that movie with mixed feelings. This is one of those movies that critics love, yet may n...
by jginseattle
Sat May 16, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Richard Thaler coming to Town Hall in Seattle
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Richard Thaler coming to Town Hall in Seattle

Richard Thaler with Nathan Myhrvold.
Human Error, Redefining Behavioral Economics.
7:30PM, Thursday, May 28, 2015.
Great Hall.
$5
Doors open: 6:30pm.

Perhaps he will be visiting other cities as well.

See you there.
by jginseattle
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Documentaries to recommend?
Replies: 138
Views: 16975

Re: Documentaries to recommend?

Last night I watched HBO's fine documentary The Newburgh Sting.
by jginseattle
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

What We Do In Shadows. The best comedy I've seen in a long time. Consistently funny.
by jginseattle
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

nisiprius wrote:
Tycoon wrote:This Island Earth
Is that the one with the interrociter?


Yes.

This Island Earth (1955) was the featured movie on Svengoolie's show last night.
by jginseattle
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 942
Views: 191992

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

My dream watch is a Patek Philippe Calatrava.
by jginseattle
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 741
Views: 106904

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I am listening to an audiobook Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir by Gore Vidal. It's unexpectedly interesting. I've encountered Vidal's name before but did not pay attention. Now I will. Early in the book, I found an explanation of why he's not mentioned among great American authors. In the late ...
by jginseattle
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 741
Views: 106904

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just finished: The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor , by Mark Seal. Also, Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade , by Walter Kirn. Two books about the con man, kidnapper, and convicted murderer who pretende...
by jginseattle
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

An expertly crafted horror film: It Follows.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/13/movie ... nager.html
by jginseattle
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bernanke's Blog: why are interest rates so low?
Replies: 52
Views: 7171

Re: Bernanke's Blog: why are interest rates so low?

A good read. Thanks for posting.
by jginseattle
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: [Poll] Do you have an auto loan?
Replies: 72
Views: 4873

Re: [Poll] Do you have an auto loan?

I pay cash for cars. Or at least I did with the last two.
by jginseattle
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

From Argentina: Wild Tales. Highly entertaining.

A review...

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainme ... -delights/
by jginseattle
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I just rewatched "The Usual Suspects." The movie was written by Chris McQuarrie (who won the Oscar for it). Highly recommended if you haven't seen it. Interesting trivia fact: Chris was working in my copy room when he wrote the movie, and many of the characters in the movie are named afte...
by jginseattle
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Guitars
Replies: 29
Views: 1711

Re: Favorite Guitars

Favorites.

I have two Collings. An acoustic and an electric guitar.

I also own a very nice Suhr Strat copy.
by jginseattle
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Who buys short term CDs?
Replies: 15
Views: 1546

Re: Who buys short term CDs?

There's a story (which I think I picked up from somewhere on this discussion board) about a tour of the NY Stock Exchange being given to Groucho Marx. At one point the tour guide asked Groucho which stocks he owned. Groucho said he only bought US Treasuries. The guide replied that you can't make an...
by jginseattle
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Kingsmen. Don't waste your time on this one.

A review...

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/13/movie ... tered.html
by jginseattle
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 741
Views: 106904

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I'm on a Michael Connelly kick lately. The Brass Verdict was very entertaining. One of his best.
by jginseattle
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

An outstanding new film: A Most Violent Year.

Here's a good review...

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/12/dirty-oil
by jginseattle
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

American Sniper. Overrated.
by jginseattle
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Inherent Vice. A good movie about a bad trip. I would recommend it to the more adventurous moviegoers.
by jginseattle
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward to?
Replies: 237
Views: 20978

Re: WHY is retirement enjoyable / something to look forward

Because time is the most precious thing of all.
by jginseattle
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Selma. Arguably the best movie of 2014.

Here is a link to the review from the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/arts/ ... eroes.html
by jginseattle
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Bond King says cycle closing and Cash is King
Replies: 22
Views: 3828

Re: The Bond King says cycle closing and Cash is King

I believe that Jeffrey Gundlach is the current "Bond King".
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 741
Views: 106904

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation , by Edward Chancellor. A classic. He works for GMO Funds (Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo) now. As Jeremy Grantham is no spring chicken, it's probably a good place to be writing strategy pieces. Interesting. I didn't know he's now at GMO.
by jginseattle
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Foxcatcher. It's very good, but it may be too deliberately paced for some.
by jginseattle
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Retiree Poll:What is your current AA?
Replies: 85
Views: 7261

Re: Retiree Poll:What is your current AA?

I'm currently at 54/46.
by jginseattle
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 741
Views: 106904

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation, by Edward Chancellor.
by jginseattle
Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 942
Views: 191992

Re: I think I just got a $5,000 watch for Christmas

Nice! Enjoy.
by jginseattle
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I'm a bit horror film fan, but most are just not that good. I recentlys aw this gem. If you like the genre, this is a good one. The Babadook (2014) Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her 'out of control' 6 year-old, Samue...
by jginseattle
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is your opinion about "tilting?"
Replies: 116
Views: 9812

Re: What is your opinion about "tilting?"

I tilt, but I'm not sure that I will benefit from the strategy going forward.

I tilt to small value. Value seems to work well with just about everything. Also, I've been slowly increasing International exposure due to relative valuations.
by jginseattle
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: You folks think [a market crash] is coming?
Replies: 64
Views: 6034

Re: You folks think the big one is coming?

Michael_Fisher1 wrote:
jginseattle wrote:Here in Seattle "the big one" means someting entirely different.



ooo tell me please :)



Earthquake!
by jginseattle
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: You folks think [a market crash] is coming?
Replies: 64
Views: 6034

Re: You folks think the big one is coming?

Here in Seattle "the big one" means someting entirely different.
by jginseattle
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Does Total Int'l include emerging markets?
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Does Total Int'l include emerging markets?

Vanguard's Total International includes Emerging Markets.
by jginseattle
Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Documentaries to recommend?
Replies: 138
Views: 16975

Re: Documentaries to recommend?

by jginseattle
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Movie dialog, "The Social Network." Hard to hear?
Replies: 15
Views: 2751

Re: Movie dialog, "The Social Network." Hard to hear?

I saw it in a theater when it first came out and I don't recall having any difficulty understanding the dialog. Great movie.

Director David Fincher's other masterpiece is Zodiac. But that is a very unsettling film and certainly not for everybody.
by jginseattle
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: For the next year or so, why shouldn't we be in all-cash?
Replies: 54
Views: 7804

Re: For the next year or so, why shouldn't we be in all-cas

Bracket wrote:You lost me at "I have no doubt that interest rates will rise next year."


That's where I stopped reading.
by jginseattle
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Long-Term or Total Bond Index Fund
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Long-Term or Total Bond Index Fund

I would consider safe, long term bonds only if you have a very high stock allocation. Think 80%. In that case, equities will dictate portfolio performance, and long bonds should help in flight to safety crisis situations. Also, you need to keep in mind that we've been through a long period where the...
by jginseattle
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 849
Views: 119050

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Two that are currently in theaters: Birdman and Nightcrawler. Both are very good.
by jginseattle
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you regret buying your home?
Replies: 82
Views: 7678

Re: Do you regret buying your home?

No. I'm in Seattle where real estate is rapidly getting more and more expensive. I paid cash for my new place in 2008 (and sold the old place), and my housing expenses are quite low.
by jginseattle
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 741
Views: 106904

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, by Caroline Alexander.

A great adventure story. Well researched and well told.
by jginseattle
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thoughts on Paul Merriman's Portfolio
Replies: 38
Views: 3007

Re: Thoughts on Paul Merriman's Portfolio

I like Paul Merriman, but it seems like you would possibly have to hire him in order to manage those portfolios.
by jginseattle
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Livesoft - Thank you
Replies: 44
Views: 6073

Re: Livesoft - Thank you

I always enjoy livesoft's posts. And the best thing about them: They're succinct.

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