Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A shy come back, after 25 days of (trading) inactivity, vacations and good time, fires and anxiety. Passed 20 days on a small place by the sea, whithout internet connection or trading, otherwise my dear wife would have killed me. I feel a little rusty now..
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
2. Kazuo Ishiguro, Nocturnes. Fine short stories from a Japanese-English master.
3. William Gibson, Pattern recognition. That's all about! (but nothing to do with trading). By the Neuromancer's author.
4. Thomas Bulkowski, Trading classic chart patterns. A visual library to keep you in shape.
Superb short stories by Bernhard Schlink, to read one every day. Among them, The circumcision, a little jewel, the best short story I have read in the last years. A young German studying in New York falls in love with a young Jewish woman living there. The deepest and most accurate portrait of newer generations in today's Germany.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
This is a summer film, nothing more, but very well done, a superb comedy with perfect gags. Four male friends travel to Las Vegas for a mad bachelors' party. They wake up next morning in their suite with a terrible hangover, they can't remember anything from the previous night, a tiger is in the bathroom, a baby in the closet and one of the friends is missing... The fun(?) just starts..
There is a three-words proverb in ancient greek : Ανήρ αεί παίς - the male is always a child. The male (not the female) can do stupid things, he loves to do stupidities. For one simple reason : he is not absolutely necessary in the reproduction conspiracy. He can take his life lightly, he can risk, he can waste or lose his life for nothing : just think about the men/women ratio among fast drivers, extreme sports gamers, war photographers, drug addicts, gamblers, traders, religion fanatics and so on. More than 8 to 1... Taking the life lightly is a meditation on futility..Only the male has the luxury of futility... That's why he is funny..
Don't miss the film..