Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bsi 1,436.76 +17.56 +1.22%

The Market ends on an up-tick pushed by the jobs report (the NFL is back, baby) and the end of our week-long national nightmare (the Republican National Convention).


Black Barbers (BBAR) 21.64 +13.47 +135.13%

High top fade. It's back. Graphics in the fade. Yep, that too.

The high-top fade is back! Yeah, I'm looking at you.
As the intricate cuts make their way back into the mainstream expect barbers to once again be able to charge top dollar.

Time to break out the chart again.

Analysts are bullish, to say the least.


Black Republicans (BGOP) .42 -.26 -38.24%

God knows black folk are conservative. And smaller government, balanced budgets, fiscal and personal responsibility are all valid arguments. Then why is it analysts here are so uncomfortable with Republicans?

Oh... that's why.

Analysts see that there's just too much irony and pandering involved to have confidence in this holding. It's as though Black Republicans have to be EXTRA Republican to be invited to the party. The Market has always taken kindly to individuality and places a premium on independent thinkers -- however, some associations just don't add up.

Little primer on country music: if they wear a cowboy hat, they probably suck.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bsi 1,419.20 +22.36 +1.58%

The Index usually reacts poorly to any news about Kwame Kilpatrick. However, today's word that the embattled Detroit mayor will step down ends up giving the Index an unexpected shot in the arm.
Actually, we all lost.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wednesday, September 3. 2008

Bsi 1,396.84 -7.14 -.51%

The Republicans dominate the news cycle, consigning Barack Obama to the margins and sending the Index toward a day of losses despite the historic nature of the Obama campaign.

Portrayal Of Obama As Elitist Hailed As Step Forward For African Americans

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bsi 1,403.98 +14.52 +1.03%

The new, more inclusive, face of teenage pregnancy sends the Market to another day of gains.

No, not her...


Trouble the Water

More compelling personal drama than disaster documentary, this picture tells the rather complicated stories of two people who decided to ride out Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.


Tyler Perry As An Artist

No one over here has ever been bullish on Perry, but it's clear he has an audience.  What he isn't is someone who has ANY idea of what happens in the professional landscape on which he exists, but won't hesitate to complain about not getting respect in Hollywood.  If the results of his hurried projects aren't enough proof, there's also this quote from a recent interview about his upcoming role in J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek" movie.

It was when Abrams personally called and admitted to being a fan that Perry did some resarch, because he honestly didn't know who the "Lost" creator was.

"When I found out the things he had done and had a conversation with him and saw him work I knew right away he was a kindred soul.  I think he's the Jewish version of me...
Then, for the Trekkies, there's this,
Perry, who is rumored to play the head of Starfleet Academy, admits, "I've never been a fan of 'Star Tred.' I don't know anything about it.  Just remember someone saying, 'Beam me up,' while I was walking through the den and looking at the television going, 'What the hell is that?'"

"Say what?!?"

Monday, September 1, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Market will re-open Tuesday, September 2, 2008.

That's Espanol and shit.