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Television Quote of the Day: “Television is an anesthetic for the pain of the modern world.” – Astrid Alauda

Did’ja Know… Prior to World War I the synthetic fibers in our currency were made of silk! When silk got too expensive we switched, and today our dollar bills are made up of 25% linen and 75% cotton paper (side note: this is why, to avoid shrinkage, you should wash your money in cold water only).

Wuss’up This Week: This week we see a lot of action as nine major reports get released, in addition to a few auctions. For the auctions (10-year notes today, 30-year bonds tomorrow) we need a strong foreign demand in order for rates to be pushed lower. What else can push rates lower? The PPI (Producer Price Index) and CPI (Consumer Price Index) come out Thursday and Friday – we need these guys to show that inflation is in check. Also on Friday we have the WSI (Waist Size Increase) reported on my annual physical, which could sway rates in either direction. As always, let your friends, family, and coworkers know that for any loan over 240k I will waive all lender fees.

Television Quote of the Day 2: “I am done with reality TV. I have no idea what I’m watching. Is this Jersey Shore or a really long Olive Garden commercial?” – Dave Attell (comedian)

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to all of you who guessed Dennis Quaid as last week’s answer. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a GE 60-watt light bulb? Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: ”Today I turn 41. I struck gold (or something closely related to gold) when I was cast for a sitcom that ran from ’82-’87. I was recently ranked #18 on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars – which is amazing, considering that the show (a cliché-ridden sitcom about a kid who shows up at the doorstep of the father who never met him) was almost canceled due to low ratings in its first year. In 2004, I wrote and directed Black Cloud, a drama about a Navajo boxer. Maybe I was inspired by the movie I made 25 years earlier with Jon Voight.”


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