I thought I’d have a little fun today and go with some humor. It seems appropriate since I missed posting this on the weekend. It’s not always my strong suit (which is why I don’t write a comedy blog), but every now and then, you have to do something a little different. Hopefully, it will cheer up your Monday.
One of my favorite quotes of the past week comes from former Red Sox relief pitcher Julian Tavarez. This is the guy who had one of the most jaw-dropping moments of sports history when Fox mic’d him up on July 22, 2006. He was talking with Jonathan Papelbon about his horses and how they had “sexy lips” like himself. Unfortunately this great moment is well documented on the Internet, but I can find the video or transcript anywhere. I put it up there with the Joe Namath, “I wanna kiss you” interview with Suzy Kolber and the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction in the top 3 most outrageous sports moments I’ve seen live. I literally fell out of my seat laughing at all of them. I think this quote tops them all…
“Why did I sign with the [Washington] Nationals?” Julian Tavarez said on Sunday. “When you go to a club at 4 in the morning, and you’re just waiting, waiting, a 600-pounder looks like J-Lo. And to me this is Jennifer Lopez right here. It’s 4 in the morning. Too much to drink. So, Nationals: Jennifer Lopez to me.”
I watched Bill Cosby Himself last night (thanks Comcast OnDemand). It was (and maybe still is) one of my mom’s favorite comedic performances. It’s amazing to me that it’s 25 years old… and it still timeless. Well timeless except for the bit about the “beatings.” I think Jillian Michaels the only person on television who can still policatically correctly administer beatings? (As for the performance itself, I still use the “uphill, both ways” in everyday conversation.)
I’d still give Steven Wright the title as my favorite comic (narrowly edging out George Carlin). I have his HBO special from 1985 (or so) on DVD. Like Bill Cosby, it’s pretty timeless as well except for the bit about his learning to speak Spanish and his record skipped – so he can only stutter in Spanish. Jokes I still use too much in everyday life include:
- “my typewriter types in pencil”
- “I made a few mistakes” (when asked if he slept well)
- “I couldn’t find my socks, so I called information” – I actually did this when I was little. I asked for the score of the Celtics’ game… They gave it to me.
Okay, enough of the fun, let’s go back to boring financial topics (cue the big groan):
- Brip Blap posts about preparing for snap decisions.
- Frugal Dad presents seven ways to fund college without a college savings fund.
- Generation X Finance puts forward 20 free online finance courses – take money classes from the comfort of your home.
- Ever wonder how how Capital Cost Allowance works (CCA)? Find out at Million Dollar Journey.
- Get the best home loan rates with these tips by Digerati Life.
- Money Smart Life writes first time home buyer tax credit.
- My Dollar Plan asks would you quit your job for a whole new career?
- The Sun’s Financial Diary wonders can you get a better rate at MoneyAisle?
More Financial Posts:
- Ever have an epic grocery shopping fail? No Credit Needed knows your pain.
- Free Money Finance teaches how to get $100 worth of groceries for 25 cents.
- Consumerism Commentary asks can an emergency fund be too big?
I owe some apologies to Trevor from Financial Nut. He tagged me to write about myself. I have done this numerous times in the past and still provide a bit of that once a week in this links post. I just think the tagging of people gets old after a few years… especially when it’s the format of “X things you didn’t about me” which I think I’ve done before.