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Jay's Interest: October 2017

I really wanted this month’s newsletter to be light and fluffy. Just have some fun, make people laugh, and not worry about what my inbox was going to look like once everyone received their statements (it gets a little full sometimes—our customers have LOTS of differing viewpoints and have no problem sharing them with me ?) But I feel I’d be doing all of you a disservice if I didn’t give my two cents worth on the whole ‘kneeling during the national anthem’ situation. So I will just say this: We live in the greatest country in the world and dispar-aging our great flag is not acceptable in any situation. HOWEVER, it’s also not acceptable for the leader of the free world to call individuals SOB’s (that’s the G-rated version) for trying to raise awareness to the racial injustices in this country. My solution is exactly what the Dallas Cowboys did last week: Kneel before the anthem to bring awareness and then stand to pay tribute to our country once the anthem begins. I’m not a Cowboys fan, but I thought that was very tastefully done.
President Trump and Kim Jung Un are now playing a fun little game to see who can come up with the best nickname for the other. While Trump came up with Rocket Man (great Elton John song) I think I would have gone with Kim Jung UnHinged. And if I were the North Korean leader, instead of calling Trump a Dotard, I would have named him Donald J. Trumpsterfire.

The good news from all of this: we live nowhere close to a nuclear target. Whew! Wait, what?? Oh, never mind. Apparently we do live close to a nuclear target. I’m starting to think we may want to add a “no penalty for gettin’ blowed up” provision into our CD products.

I see that wrestler Bobby “the Brain” Heenen died recently at the age of 73. In an ironic twist, everyone at his funeral assumed he was faking his death and subsequently pummeled him with 47 metal chairs.

As a lifelong procrastinator, I was recently reading the New York Times and stumbled upon these helpful hints for anyone afflicted with this problem:

  1. Start every day with the phrase “I will feel great today if…..” Here’s hoping there aren’t two child-like world leaders who answer this “I blow the other one up”…..
  2. Follow the 7-minute rule, meaning if you can complete a task in under 7 minutes, do it. Good grief, I can’t go to the bathroom in under 7 minutes so this particular concept probably won’t work for me.
  3. Plan out the day in 25-minute intervals with 5-minute breaks. I actually tried this one with one minor tweak…I changed it to 5-minute intervals with 25-minute breaks. This one has potential.


And finally, I’m not a big moviegoer, but I recently read that clowns across the United States are boycotting the horror movie “IT” because apparently a child-eating clown doesn’t exactly paint a positive picture of the clown industry as a whole. I really don’t have an opinion on any of this...I thought the movie was about computers.

Until next time…enjoy my favorite month of the year….. Jay

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