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by bearish
Yesterday, 4:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90105

Re: Stupid question of the day

How come “moo” means pork in Thai? That is very confusing!
by bearish
Yesterday, 4:18 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 496
Views: 10301

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

Without words. Leave English style.
“Hangin’ on in quiet desperation is the English way” —Gilmour & Wright
by bearish
Yesterday, 11:10 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 496
Views: 10301

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

I think the second season of Brexit is going to be a good one. The Boris character probably did well with the focus groups. Not sure Trump will go to a second season. What can they do? Dragons worked in GOT, which surprised me. So maybe an end-of-season cliffhanger around the Chinese New Year? I do...
by bearish
Yesterday, 11:05 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 496
Views: 10301

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

I’ll admit not having thought this fully through, but would it be easier if England just left the UK right away? I can see a problem with whether to call it Engxit, Eexit, or just plain Exit, but aside from that, it would seem the most direct path to the end state desired by those now picking the ne...
by bearish
Yesterday, 10:57 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2923
Views: 82389

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Slow would be nice. I’m afraid this is taking place on a rather accelerated pace.
by bearish
Yesterday, 10:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90105

Re: Stupid question of the day

It is not permitted to import potatoes to Norway without special permission. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y189/tundraclown/poteen_still.jpg While probably overkill, there is actually good reason behind this rule. Potatoes are quite susceptible to various communicable diseases, typically referre...
by bearish
Yesterday, 10:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90105

Re: Stupid question of the day

In the US it is not allowed to trade onion futures: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion_Futures_Act
by bearish
Yesterday, 3:03 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2923
Views: 82389

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

In a purely symbolic vote, the House today condemned every bone in the Trump body as being racist. Irrelevant? Sure, but then again, what else can be done at this stage?
by bearish
Yesterday, 1:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90105

Re: Stupid question of the day

What about VAT? Moonshine causes blindness. Up in Skeikampen a bottle of French plonk costs Euro 300 in the hotels. Iceland is worse.  You have moonshine confused with methanol. The head may contain a small amount of it (methanol, that is), but using modern equipment this does not constitute much o...
by bearish
July 16th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 496
Views: 10301

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

So I am playing around with the idea of putting on a PA trade that will pay out if Boris does his thing by Halloween (or even a bit later). Slightly OTM January puts on EWU (iShares ETF tracking the MSCI UK index) look favorable, with implied vols in the 10% range last I looked. As I understand it,...
by bearish
July 16th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90105

Re: Stupid question of the day

The video just proves my point. BTW, in London I have to buy opera tickets one year ahead to get decent seats. In Oslo it's about a month to the show and more than a half of tickets is still available (the whole first row in stalls is full though! why?! acoustics and vision are pretty bad so close ...
by bearish
July 16th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90105

Re: Stupid question of the day

In fact, given the choice between opera and pepper spray, you’d find a surprising number of Norwegians who’d prefer to be on the receiving end of the latter.
by bearish
July 16th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90105

Re: Stupid question of the day

The video just proves my point. BTW, in London I have to buy opera tickets one year ahead to get decent seats. In Oslo it's about a month to the show and more than a half of tickets is still available (the whole first row in stalls is full though! why?! acoustics and vision are pretty bad so close ...
by bearish
July 16th, 2019, 2:13 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 2923
Views: 82389

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

In case there was any doubt, at this point in time Republican = Racist. Not just in the traditional sense of trying to find a nice neighborhood and school district with suitable people to live in, but an outright "fuck the brown and black people and send them back to whatever shithole country they c...
by bearish
July 16th, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90105

Re: Stupid question of the day

I know nothing about opera in general and the Oslo venue in particular, but can contribute this classic tale in regards to bears and pepper spray (admittedly from Montana):  The National Park Rangers are advising hikers in Glacier National Park and other Rocky Mountain parks to be alert for bears a...
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