On the Rise of Fake News

Major social media companies from Facebook, to Alphabet (Google, YouTube), through Twitter have come out saying they are going to take measures to prevent the spread of “Fake News”. This of course prompted some wags to marvel at at their bold move to ban major media outlets. Besides the inevitable inaccurate news coverage and commentary…

The Wolf of Wall Street (Review)

I just finished watching The Wolf of Wall Street -well, not “just” because there was something of an adventure with the car key. But I had a pretty good time watching the movie, being both an equities trader and something of a movie buff. Don’t worry, I’m not going to be pedantic and start criticizing…

Battleship: What Went Wrong?

Normally I write about finance-related subjects, but even bankers go home at the end of the day and do something fun.  And the movie Battleship has been irritating me for a while. I actually liked the movie -unlike, apparently, a lot of people. So I’m not completely off the financial topic, I’ll say that it was…

A Twilight Dance

The violin bow played its merry jig over her wrists, as the pain slowly oozed from her body. She lay in a cold tub, with the twilight breeze from the open window ravaging her exposed form. A smile rested on her paling lips as the concerto soothed her into sleep, and she slowly slipped down…

The Problem with Fan Fiction

I’ve read some fan fiction. I mean, you have to; in the literary world, you have to actually read something to know about it. You can’t say, “I know about Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment” without having read it, in the way that you can say you know about cars without actually having built one. Although, I’m…