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Fun on Friday: Super Bowl Silver or Olympic Gold?

You have a choice. Do you take an Olympic gold medal? Or the Lombardi Trophy?Don’t make a hasty decision that you might regret.Take out of the equation whether you would rather compete in the Olympics or the Super Bowl. Based purely on their value, which would you choose?My impulse would be to go for gold. After all, it’s gold. And gold is more valuable than silver, right?Not so fast.Yes. It currently takes about 78 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold. Gold is much more expensive....

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Fun on Friday: Messing With Your Christmas Memories

‘Tis the season for Christmas specials.I’m not going to lie – even as a grown man, I love watching Christmas specials. Snoopy decorating his dog house. The Grinch folding up the Christmas tree like an umbrella and stuffing it up the chimney. And Frosty the snowman melting in the greenhouse.A lot of great memories in those shows.And today, I’m going to mess with one of your Christmas special memories!My all-time favorite Christmas special is Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Ever since I was...

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Fun on Friday: Where NOT to Buy Gold

There are a lot of great places you can buy gold jewelry. And then there are some places you should absolutely not buy gold jewelry.If you’re in the market for nice gold jewelry, you can shop at a jewelry store. Most department stores also sell gold jewelry. You also can shop online. Mene’ is fantastic. They sell beautiful investment-grade gold and platinum jewelry. If you’re a little more daring, you can shop at a pawn shop. They’re hit to miss, but you may find a really good deal.But do...

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Fun on Friday: Why Is Black Friday Black?

So, did you hit the Black Friday sales Friday morning?That’s an emphatic “No!” for me. You’d have to just about give away stuff for free to lure me out on Black Friday. No thanks. Too peoplely!My Black Friday tradition is to ignore it completely.On top of my very strong desire to avoid crowds, you have to get up really early in order to join the Black Friday hordes. There isn’t a Walmart deal ever conceived that can entice me to go shopping at 5 a.m. I like to sleep more than I like...

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Fun on Friday: Silver Theft Buffoonery

A story I ran across a couple of weeks ago provides an opportunity to make fun of all kinds of people, from a silver thief, to a silver buyer, to a really bad writer who somehow managed to land a job writing web stories for a local TV station.Our saga comes to you from the thriving metropolis of Lake Mills, Iowa, and was reported by KIMT 3 out of the thriving metropolis of Mason City.The story is short, so I’m just going to copy-paste it here for your reading enjoyment.LAKE MILLS, Iowa –...

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Fun on Friday: The $1 Trillion Coin

Have you heard the latest news on the fake debt-ceiling fight?The Senate has approved a measure to kick the can down the road a couple of months. So, the “fight” will continue!The $480 billion increase raises the debt limit to $28.9 trillion, but that’s only going to last until Dec. 3. That means we have time for more political theater. Yippee!It’s so silly because there’s a 100% chance that the debt ceiling is going to be raised.Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wants to just...

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Fun on Friday: I Wish I Had This Superpower!

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just talk and your words would alter reality?It would elevate you to superhero status — or super-villain depending on your propensity to use your power for good or evil.You know, there’s a real-life person who at least appears to have this superpower.Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.Think about it. This dude gets up and makes a speech and the entire stock market moves. Bond markets respond. Gold sells off or takes off depending on the Fed chair’s...

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Fun on Friday: Treasure Hunt

When I walk the beach, I look for sharks’ teeth. Over the years, I’ve developed a pretty good eye for them. In fact, I’ve filled an entire lamp with sharks’ teeth.Not too long ago, I was walking the beach with my son and there were no sharks’ teeth to be found. Frustrated, I told Brendan that I was going to change my strategy. Instead of looking for sharks’ teeth, I’m going to look for gold coins.In his typical deadpan, Brendan said, “Good luck with that.”So far, I haven’t found any...

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Fun on Friday: Celebrating Work By Not Working

Labor day is a weird holiday. We celebrate working people by — not working.If labor is so great, shouldn’t we celebrate by doing more of it?I know — Labor Day isn’t really celebrating working. It’s to acknowledge the contribution of laborers to the economy.Not to be a killjoy, but I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of Labor Day.Don’t get me wrong — I like taking a day off as much as the next guy – and I willAlso, I’m a big fan of grilling meat.But the actual meaning behind Labor Day –...

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Fun on Friday: Politicians Lie

I have some sobering news for you.Politicians lie.No, no, not just the politicians you don’t like. I mean pretty much all of them – with a few rare exceptions. It’s like part of the political DNA.If you follow SchiffGold News, you know Sunday was the 50th anniversary of President Nixon closing the “gold window” and cutting the final tether between gold and the dollar.Nixon delivered a national TV address to announce the move. In the first 1:18, he told two big whoppers.First, Nixon...

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