Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Puppy Needing a Name!

Akubi and Tanuki met their aunt for the first time yesterday and Akubi was aloof, but Tanuki seemed to bond a bit with her as you can see in this photo (more to come).


Ogg the Caveman said...

I think you should call her Murst!

wagga said...

I'll second that.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...


My West Highland Terrier was Dover after the white cliffs, of course.

Valcore? (Neverending Story)

My 2 cents.

Now I have: Doodles (he is a brown doxie poo)and
Ms. Ed (from Cowboy Beboop, she is a white cha-doxie-poo, heh heh )


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FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Opps, above is pic of Valcore.
Thanks for letting non IT peeps play, Akubi.
I am not worthy.

Akubi said...

Those are cute names (particularly Dover), but my mom seems to want a French name since the puppy is a Bichon Frisé. Most of them seem rather pretentious to me though.

It looks like Tanuki (above) didn't get his day off on Saturday. Maybe next year.

wagga said...

Canadian coast remains unfathomable

Edgar Alpo said...

from wiki:

The name Hopi is a shortened form of what these Native American people call themselves, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu, "The Peaceful People" or "Peaceful Little Ones" [6]. The Catholic Encyclopedia lists the name Hopi as having been derived from "Hopita", meaning those who are "peaceful ones".

Squash Blossum?

NotAnOptimist said...

Is blogger still on daylight savings time?

French dog names:

Ogg the Caveman said...

@ Wagga:

I'm sure there's a joke about the metric system in there somewhere, but I don't have the energy to come up with anything good.

Ogg the Caveman said...

There is an 80% chance that my cat is trying to kill me.

Akubi said...

Wow, another foot was found!

Hopita is rather of cute.

I kind of like Angawazialp and Zhako

There’s an 85% chance my cat is trying to kill me.

OT, but this is a good read: The End
...His dinner companion in Las Vegas ran a fund of about $15 billion and managed C.D.O.’s backed by the BBB tranche of a mortgage bond, or as Eisman puts it, “the equivalent of three levels of dog shit lower than the original bonds.”

FrontPoint had spent a lot of time digging around in the dog shit and knew that the default rates were already sufficient to wipe out this guy’s entire portfolio. “God, you must be having a hard time,” Eisman told his dinner companion.

“No,” the guy said, “I’ve sold everything out.”

After taking a fee, he passed them on to other investors. His job was to be the C.D.O. “expert,” but he actually didn’t spend any time at all thinking about what was in the C.D.O.’s. “He managed the C.D.O.’s,” says Eisman, “but managed what? I was just appalled. People would pay up to have someone manage their C.D.O.’s—as if this moron was helping you. I thought, You prick, you don’t give a fuck about the investors in this thing.”

Whatever rising anger Eisman felt was offset by the man’s genial disposition. Not only did he not mind that Eisman took a dim view of his C.D.O.’s; he saw it as a basis for friendship. “Then he said something that blew my mind,” Eisman tells me. “He says, ‘I love guys like you who short my market. Without you, I don’t have anything to buy.’ ”

That’s when Eisman finally got it. Here he’d been making these side bets with Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank on the fate of the BBB tranche without fully understanding why those firms were so eager to make the bets. Now he saw. There weren’t enough Americans with shitty credit taking out loans to satisfy investors’ appetite for the end product. The firms used Eisman’s bet to synthesize more of them. Here, then, was the difference between fantasy finance and fantasy football: When a fantasy player drafts Peyton Manning, he doesn’t create a second Peyton Manning to inflate the league’s stats...

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Someone, a therapist I think, told me that most/many Stock Brokers were sociopaths that had assimilated to polite society, as opposed to sociopaths that were caught and imprisoned, for whatever reason. They said, "reference a serial killer doing time verses the blood lusting serial killer wanna be getting paid to execute people”.
He has assimilated.

wagga said...

@ Ogg:

A fathom is six feet, 7 feet is not an integer fathom value.

No metric measurements were hurt in the making of the comment.

Anonymous said...

Funny blog: My Mom is a Fob
Subject: About the dog

Dear beloved Susan, I told Grandmother that you are not happy, and depressed lately. This is strictly her opinion; You are attached your lovely dog instead of your lovely boy friend. This relationship is interfered by dog’s existence.

She suggested that you should sell the dog to other dog love person. You spend more attention to him to have more precious relationship always. It will help your personal relationship more closer. She really think Ryan is sweet, caring, patient and talented good man, you should respect and appreciate to take your meanness. At the same time, you should control your mental unstable, before you regret permanently.

I hope you find healthy solution! I am sorry to deliver unpleasant message, but Grandmother is old and she knows things that we did not think of. She also said, living with dog for a long time, is not healthy for human. There are something about within their hairy body contains.

I love you darling!