Monday, March 05, 2007



Wow, I mean just wow. This is a screen shot of the now blog famous implode-o-meter but it also just flashed across the screen of the Financial Entertainment Network CNBC.

18 comments:

Stephanie J. said...

I'm such a beyotch.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

I saw that. MSM is finally catching up with the bubble bloggers.

Rob Dawg said...

@ Steph;
I know, I get the boot of certitude for this this but I just knew eventually we'd each be our firsts.

@ all;
Seriously, when CNBC flashes the impode-o-meter things have got to be bad. Hopefully all you ubernerds and technogeeks are linking to bigpicture and calculatedrisk where the serious discussions are going on. [Blog note. We don't do the stuff that attracts national media attention here. I know the costs of headlines and trust me it consumes.]

The revolution is proceeding apace; some bits slower, some faster but all forward.

The Original Kevin said...

I have NO idead what this is all about....

Anonymous said...

Dear ORIG KEV,

http://ml-implode.com/

was shown on CNBC today re sub prime markets crashing.

Rob Dawg said...

O_Kev,
Arre you familiar with the physical behavior of icebergs? As they drift, they calve off small bergs that give hints. Then as they drift into the travelled corridors they melt on top and less underneath. eventually so much calving and melting occurs the entire thing violently overturns and often breaks up.

We see the calves and are watching for the overturn...

Does that help?

Backstage said...

Rob Dawg,

Is this calf turning over anything like cow tipping?

The Original Kevin said...

Dawg - your pic was cut off, so I had no idea what the subject matter was other than something imploding.

But the Anonymous person provided the link, so now I can relate, mahhhn....

Rob Dawg said...

Backstage,
At the risk of my marriage, yes, like cow tipping. For the first quarter century of my eventual lifelong relationship I was left trying to convince my SoCal babe of a wife that we Yankee migrants actually did stuff like cow tipping and getting our toungues stuck to street poes and well use your imagination. It has to do with how things play out.

Tipper Gore said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_tipping

Backstage said...

Did I miss it, or has the decision been made not to comment on Nigel's latest two posts?

How could you guys let me miss the fact that 'Flake, his investor/partner-in-crime buddy, and Nigel actually went to the Macaroni Grill for lunch?

Did you guys bash Nigel for being the winner of the 'Carnival of Real Estate' (clown division, I'm assuming).

Rob Dawg, point me in the right direction for this. Or should we just ignore Nigel?

Ogg the Caveman said...

Maybe we can convince Snowflake that he can make lots of dirty pennies tipping bulls.

Now that would be a sweet flip.

Ogg the Caveman said...

I see that a couple of the top 25 subprime lenders are banks. How worried should their depositors be?

Stephanie J. said...

Oh, Rob! ::Said like Mary Tyler Moore::

Rob Dawg said...

Street poles, not street poes I swear to gawd.

Damn Steph, you are tagging both of us as to ancient decrepitude with "Oh, Rob!" Stop it, stop it now or "to the moon Alice!"

Agent #777 said...

Backstage, I did not let it pass here, but I thought it would be rude of me to say it as my first post ever at Nigel's site. :)

Scott said...

Rob, what are we going to have to do in order to get you to start using hyperlinks in your blog entries?

The whole concept behind the World Wide Web was having interconnected web pages that were connected via hyperlinks. Every time you omit links when you're clearly talking about another web page, you make Tim Berners-Lee cry a little.

ratlab said...

As expected, some bounce to the lenders and HBs stocks today (Tues). I really can't see how some of these sub-prime firms will stay solvent, specifically NEW. NOVA and LEND are not far behind, but it seems they have a little more cash to work with.