Mark McHugh

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I’m Ready to Leave Now….

In Open Thread on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm


Image stolen from Metstradamus

Last Sunday Night at 11:30 PM (EST) , the television series LOST came to an end (and don’t believe anything the wife says about me crying when Sawyer reunited with Juliet).   I loved that show almost as much as I have loved watching the Phillies since they hired Charlie Manuel in September 2004 (the same month the series debut).  The last six years have been magic.  I found myself wildly entertained on Wednesday nights and more importantly, the Phillies routinely beat the Mets in heart-stopping, dramatic fashion (Game ending unassisted Triple Play? You gotta be fucking kidding me!).

That Universe imploded Sunday night.

Obviously, we have been “flashed sideways” to some parallel Universe where Chris Dodd is hailed as a champion of financial reform and the Phillies really, really suck.  We’re talking “not a single fucking run in three fucking games” suck.  Biblical scale suckiness.  But the most horrible part is that these humiliations were suffered at the hands of the Mets and their fans (read Smoke-monster).

“We have to go back”

This Universe sucks, and we all know it.  Sure the Mets and their fans are lovin’ this…now.  But how long before watching my beloved Phils get pounded like red-headed step children gets boring?  Would it help if I said I’m sorry for taking so much delight in the Mets down-the-stretch meltdowns?

I was totally against this idea, until yesterday.  But now I realize that the only chance we’ve got to get back to the lives we’re supposed to have is do the unthinkable (i.e. detonate a nuclear weapon).  That’s right, I believe the oil leak in the Gulf has somehow made the Mets invincible and dropping a nuke into the ocean floor may act like  reset button.  It’s worth a shot anyway, and who knows, it may have the added benefit of stopping the leak.  I guess it might trigger a Tsunami, but that’s a chance I’m willing to take.

Get me outta here!

Update 5/29/2010:  The Fightins are still struggling at the plate, but I JUST WITNESSED ROY HALLADAY THROW A PERFECT GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!


Image: Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay, Carlos Ruiz


Maybe I can hang out here for a little while…

I can’t Believe it’s not Capitalism!

In Open Thread on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12:49 am

The Anonymous Monetarist has a keen sense humor  and inspired this graphic.  He has latched on to a phrase coined by Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer when charged with the task of explaining to America why we were giving Hank Paulson a blank check in 2008:

We decided that if a catchphrase must be deployed, surely we could come up with something better than a tongue twister with the acronym III. We started out with dark humor: the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Capitalism” Plan; the MARX Plan.

~ Matt Latimer

I know I should be reading up on the Financial Reform Bill that passed the Senate yesterday, to figure out whether they struck out or hit into a double play, but I found this distraction irresistable.

For the record, anyone is welcome to use the graphics on this site.  Recognition is nice, but not necessary.  This graphic in particular lends itself to all kinds of creative uses, so I dabbled a little……

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How to Prevent another “Flash Crash”

In Open Thread on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Tax trading.


The End.



Wall Street’s next Runaway Best-Seller!

In Open Thread on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 10:29 am

Sheer Genius from William Banzai!

Rumor has it a second edition is already in the works with an expanded section on how to deal with a Senate investigation.

William’s blog is loaded with a whole lot more hysterical graphics and great commentary.  Check it out!