from Felix Salmon:

Barack Obama vs zombies

By Felix Salmon
October 16, 2013

There's a strain of triumphalism coursing through the blogosphere today, on the grounds that the bonkers wing of the Republican party is going to have achieved exactly none of its own goals, while inflicting upon itself a massive black eye. The markets are feeling vindicated too: over the past week of DC craziness, the stock market has risen, pretty steadily, a total of about 2.5%. As a trading strategy, "tune out all news from inside the Beltway" seems to have worked very well -- it's a complete vindication of the Nassim Taleb idea that investors shouldn't read the newspaper. On top of that, the potential debt default was by its nature almost impossible to trade: outside a few obscure instruments like US CDS, it's very difficult to make money from a trade betting that tails are going to get fatter, for a short while.

from Felix Salmon:

The zombie apocalypse has arrived

By Felix Salmon
October 1, 2013

Have you been involuntarily furloughed today? Are you looking for a good way to spend some of your newly freed-up time? And do you want to understand what's really going on in Washington? In that case, I can highly recommend that you read John Powers's brilliant article, The Political Economy of Zombies, over at The Airship.

from Unstructured Finance:

Wall Street goes to war with hackers in Quantum Dawn 2 simulation

June 13, 2013

Wall Street will have a simulated cyber war called Quantum Dawn 2 this month.

 

Quantum Dawn 2 is coming to Wall Street.

No, it’s not a video game or a bad zombie movie; it’s a simulated cyber attack to prepare banks, brokerages and exchanges for what has become an ever-bigger risk to their earnings and operations.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Stake Night on the Vampire Cruise?

September 6, 2011

Blog Guy, I know you're a travel expert, and I need some advice. I am a vampire. I would like to go someplace where I don't feel, you know, different.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Scottish zombies get silly in Philly?

August 26, 2011

Blog Guy, I saw a bunch of photos of a zombie movie being made, with Brad Pitt, and it looked like it was in Philadelphia.

from Photographers' Blog:

World War Z goes to Glasgow

August 25, 2011

By David Moir

The post-apocalyptic horror novel, ‘World War Z’, by Max Brooks, has been adapted into a film starring Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos and directed by Marc Forster. It has started filming in Scotland. The set is mainly on the streets in and around George Square in Glasgow, with its open space and architecture, substituting for Philadelphia.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Look, Honey, a free vacation cruise!

August 22, 2011

We may have hit the acme of absurdity. We should plant our flag and turn back.

Let me explain. I work at home, and I am interrupted daily by automated calls trying  to fool me in some way. I don't believe it should be legal to intrude on privacy like this, but I don't make the laws.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

The unpaid working for the undead?

June 25, 2011

Blog Guy, I really want to get into the movie business. Can you help me out?

I suppose I can pull a few strings and get you an unpaid production assistant job on "World War Z," that new zombie movie starring Brad Pitt.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Darn, I’d forget my blouse if it wasn’t…

April 6, 2011

preoccupied head 490

Lamar, did you manage to get us some more cut-rate models for the fashion show?  I know you've saved money in the past by using the criminally insane, the extremely sullen, zombies....

from Oddly Enough Blog:

A great year to be alive, or at least undead

December 15, 2010

FRANCE/

Blog Guy, is it just me, or did you write a lot more about zombies this year than you have in the past?