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James Bond vs The Recession (Cassetteboy): A Video Study

THE recession has done for James Bond and his Dr Who-style franchise. Our pal Cassetteboy has this exclusive video insight into just what went wrong. Bond always was a City boy with an expenses account. In for a Moneypenny, in for a…

Posted: 29th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming To Blame For National Debt: Cold Counties Are Now Like The Hot Ones

AT 6 mins 30-ish in this tape, you can learn that it’s not only the hot countries in debt these days, yer Paraguary, yer Nigeria, yer Greeks and so on. It’s the cold ones too. Yer Icelands ans forth. Is global warming to blame for the national debt? Possibly…

Posted: 25th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Solves The National Debt In One Note

OK, Gordon. Time for Plan A:

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Posted: 24th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chris Shaw Is Worth $258.5 Million, And So Is His Tooth

lottery1 Chris Shaw Is Worth $258.5 Million, And So Is His ToothCHRIS Shaw, 29, won $258.5million on the US Lotto. He has British teeth. Which is just one of the millions of alluring features about him.

Wait in line…

Spotter

Posted: 23rd, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tim Bray Tells Us About Life In Google Ville

google products 13 Tim Bray Tells Us About Life In Google VilleEVER wondered what life is like working at Google? Software developer Tim Bray has a blog called My Life at Google. The temptation is to believe that Bray does not exist, a made up person to live the Google dream. But he is real.

And he is blogging on the Google web.

It’s easy to dismiss Google as a force for control. But they have done much that is terrific in organising the nebulous web. But like all big corporations they do homogenise what they touch – and they hire corporate types.

Bray is living on a Google campus in Mountain View. He’s in a Google Apartment. Google ville is twinned with Bournville:

The apartments are comfy but don’t have a lot of personality. Each has good WiFi, two bedrooms and two bathrooms; my flatmate was a taciturn Czech who worked on “data security”. Tim, curious: “What sort of data security work?” Heavy Czech accent: “Every sort of data security.” [Silence falls.]

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Posted: 14th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Hails TaxPayers’ Alliance’s Digital Debt Clock As A Triumph For The Google Generation

GOOD news is that the national debt is no so large that no-one understands the number. And as a bonus it’s too big to fit onto a cheque. Gordon Brown is said to be “delighted” and says it is “testament to the Google generation”. In other money news, the TaxPayers’ Alliance’s (TPA) digital Debt Clock, which counts up the national debt, passed the Houses of Parliament in central London during the launch of a national tour. After driving around London, the clock, which is believed to be the largest LED clock in the world, will be touring around 10 other cities in the UK including Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

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Posted: 12th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


KISS Lead Tongue Man Gene Simmons Is The Hair Of Springs Life Equity Strategy

HAVING cracked wigs, long tongues, sex tapes and KISS, Gene Simmons moves into the ultimate gig – flogging Life Assurance, becoming co-founder of both KISS and Cool Springs Life Equity Strategy? You can trust Gene. If you die, will wrap your loved ones in this hair and throw them a bone.

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Posted: 7th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Marckus The First Last Vegas Prosti-dude Hooker Blows His Bungalow

markus las vegas Marckus The First Last Vegas Prosti dude Hooker Blows His BungalowREADER Bat E Bird tells us, through sources on the Vegas package tour-arama, that The Shady Lady’s first male hooker has retired. Markus has gone back to the adult film bizznizz, and been replaced in the stocks by a male prostitute called “Y. Not”.

Says Shady Lady owner Bobbi Davis in reports:

“A new stud, Y. Not, was hired but his work has been suspended because of an electrical short in his bungalow. The first stud, Markus, made history in January when he became Nevada’s first licensed prostitute.”

His “bungalow” blew? Is he a robot as well?

He had about 10 customers. In fact, at least 10% of his customers were journalists at the New York Post:

One of those customers turned out to be an undercover reporter from the New York Post, who took pictures of Markus and wrote an unflattering, first-person account of her two hours with him.

Spot the hooker.

Posted: 27th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Taxpayers’ Alliance List Of Budget Cuts

JOHNATHAN Pearce watches the Budget chatter on Samizdata:

It was grimly amusing to watch as TV interviewers tried to get some straight answers out of the UK government and the Tory opposition about what items of public spending would and could be cut to get the finances under control. George Osborne, shadow Chancellor, was pretty evasive, as I have come to expect. Well, for those who want to see some sort of shopping list of cuts, the Taxpayers’ Alliance has come up with a handy list of items deserving of termination.

Posted: 25th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Budget: The Newspapers Decide

8561047 The Budget: The Newspapers DecideHELPING you to make sense of the Budget are the newspapers, which delivers the news without bias nor prejudice. Anorak rounds-up:

Daily Mirror (front page): “SAFE PAIR OF EYEBROWS”

To illustrate the fact that Chancellor Alistair Darling is “on a Budget winner”, the paper solicits the thoughts of “THE SINGLE MUM” on benefits, “THE PENSIONERS”, “THE UNEMPLOYED FAMILY” and “THE LOW EARNER”.

To even up the narrative the Mirror also hears from “THE AVERAGE EARNER”, who just so happens to be saving hard for a new home (Darling told of a Stamp Duty “holiday”) – and “THE SMALL BUSINESS” which can’t see how the Budget will “benefit”. But, then, there’s no word on how it can’t see how it might lose.

This insight is given the headline:

Budget 2010: Are our six Mirror readers better off or not? Click here to find out…

Six? Ooer! Unless the mighty half dozen can get the word out that Darling is good, the Government really is shafted.

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Posted: 25th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown’s 35 Days To Explain Why He Sold Country’s Gold At £7bn Loss

THE Telegraph have been fiddling with the lock on Pandora’s box again. AKA the Freedom of Information Act. Gordon has been given 35 days to come up with a reason for selling off the family jewels at a time when gold was at an all time low.

I bet you the explanation, if and when it comes, just in time for the election, doesn’t contain the word ‘prudent.

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Posted: 25th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures And Analysis: New Labour’s Last Ever Budget

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Posted: 24th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Beggars Caught In The Act

GOOD news for the Labour Party. With Geoff Hoon, Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt and Margaret Moran’s fundraising on a break, Anorak has spotted some new Labour stars at work in China. Enjoy the pictures of these beggars caught at it. If the investment in piracy doesn’t save the country, Gordon Brown can always try Plan B…

Posted: 23rd, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Finding A Hole Big Enough For The Landfill Tax

WHILE trying to find out whether Landfill Tax (a completely insane tax) is EU-imposed (which appears to be the case, but it’s not 100% conclusive) I stumbled across this nugget on the BBC:

Under new EU legislation the UK will have to ensure that less than a third of its waste is sent for burial in landfill sites… The figure at present is about 80%. Even then, there will still be large amounts of waste which can neither be recycled nor sent to landfills.

The Environment Agency says space for landfills in south-east England could run out within seven years.

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Posted: 19th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Airways 45 Minutes From Destroying Gordon Brown’s Parliament

gordon brown branson British Airways 45 Minutes From Destroying Gordon Browns ParliamentHAVING consulted with Gordon Brown’s holiday itinerary, Unite say their members workign as British Airways cabin crew are cleared to strike.

Mr Brown looked sombre and dark with foreboding as the strike plan was announced. He had earlier picked up a £1000 check for Unite for “campaign work” and  with it instructions to look dark and sombre.

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Posted: 19th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bernie Madoff Is Evidence Of Univeral Balance

Maodffx inset community Bernie Madoff Is Evidence Of Univeral Balance BERNIE Madoff – This may be proof the universe has to balance.

Accord weighed against discord.

Sinner V Saint.

Banker V Overcharged-Overdraft-Student

Bernard L. Madoff the jailed Wall Street super-swindler was was beaten up in jail over a money row, says The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal, which has three leads on the story, said the 71-year old Madoff was treated for a broken nose, fractured ribs and cuts to his head and face.

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Posted: 18th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Advertise On Anorei Collins’ 40NN Chest: In Pictures

ANOREI Collins has a 40NN chest. For a small fee Anroei Collins will walk around Los Angeles with your advert on her NNs. “Are you sick of handing out your business cards?” goes the blurb. “Then try two of ours.” And: “Don’t you want to see your company name splashed all over these? Well everyone else does.” For an additional fee, Anorei Collins will stand and point at your adverts. If you think your company name is suited to Anorei’s shirt, get in touch. Employees of Fnphughffnf, know who you are…

Posted: 11th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Workers At Octaveward Made Redundant Via Newspaper Comment Section?

BAT E Bird alerts us to the story of workers at Octaveward, in Darwen being made redundant via newspaper comment section”. Says she:

I’ve been following this story since Friday.

* Darwen firm sends workers home due to bank account problem

It would seem the workers have been left in the dark as to what was going on. The LT reported problems with the company’s bank account and no further update has been published so nothing official has been announced – apart from in the comment section.

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Posted: 1st, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Loyd Grossman’s Cut-Glass Gargle Sauces And Other Secrets

grossman Loyd Grossmans Cut Glass Gargle Sauces And Other Secrets THE secret of Loyd Grossman’s voice is hinted at as batches of TV’s extempore eater are recalled amid fears they contain glass.

Cut glass? The chef’s tomato and chilli pasta sauce jars are being recalled.

A Premier Foods spokesman says in crisp tones:

“Issues of this type are very rare. We acted immediately once we became aware of this risk. We apologise for any inconvenience this might have caused. No other Loyd Grossman Sauces, jar sizes or products are affected.”

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Posted: 27th, February 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lottery Winners Nigel Page And Justine Laycock Linked To John Terry

8371414 Lottery Winners Nigel Page And Justine Laycock Linked To John TerryNIGEL Page and Justine Laycock are celebrating their £56million Lottery win on the all the papers. Can they be linked by media to the big John Terry story?

The Star says the couple could buy a pair of space shuttles for £47million.

The Mail and Express say the couple celebrated with bacon sarnies. The Mail beign the trawl for dirt and ex-lovers by revealing that they’ve both been married before. We meet Mrs Laycock’s two children, Georgia and Jacob, and Mr Page’s daughter Ella, who they’ve “joked” about getting a Shetland pony for.

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Posted: 16th, February 2010 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Proper Wang Introduces Nominative Determinism

proper wang Proper Wang Introduces Nominative DeterminismFOR some time, Anorak has brought you the pick of nominative determinisms. And now we introduce the businessman with the name to end all names. We give you Proper Wang, Management Technology maestro of the Eunics Team in Beijing. Mr Wang, the floor and a small furrow in the carpet is yours…

And a job in the City among the Big Swining Dicks is yours whenever you want it.

Tiger Woods: After Jaimee Grubbs, Jamie Jungers, Rachel Uchitel, Holly Sampson And Josyln James Meet Dina Gravell-Parr

Posted: 11th, February 2010 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Avatar: Innocence Dished Up The Ruthless Money Machine

avatar money Avatar: Innocence Dished Up The Ruthless Money Machine AVATAR. The irony in the Edene-heavy, eco-message as the stars zoom about the globe to champion the electronic marvel is not all. Boris Johnson, London Mayor, notices:

“The final irony, of course, is that this entrancing vision of prelapsarian innocence is the product of the most ruthless and sophisticated money-machine the world has ever seen. With a budget of $237 million and with takings already at £1 billion, this exquisite capitalist guilt trip represents one of the great triumphs of capitalism.”

- Boris Johnson,

Posted: 25th, January 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Forged Art Show At The Victoria & Albert: Simon Cowell’s Covers Versions In Pictures

AT the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, you can see fake art works by ‘Lowry’ pastels, ‘Barbara Hepworth’ sculptures, paintings by Thomas Moran and graffiti artist Banksy, many by Shaun Greenhalgh from Bolton aka Vincent Van Greenhalgh. In 2007, Greenhalgh was jailed for four years and eight months on account of goings on in his garden shed. The work Amarna Princess, by Greenhalgh, sold for £440,000. so is it a fake. Or is it what Simon Cowell brand of artiste would call a “cover version”?

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A fake Lowry painting on display during the preview of a new exhibition on the 'Art of Crime' which includes famous forgeries, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Posted: 23rd, January 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Goldman Sachs Staff Paid In Baby Organs And Elements

needle camel Goldman Sachs Staff Paid In Baby Organs And ElementsNEWS that Goldman Sachs’ staff are to reach get a small island each and their own weight in newborn babies’ organs has angered many. Gordon Brown says he is determined that bankers be reigned in, although not those bankers already advising his Government. The other ones.

But how do you pay bankers the money they deserve when they already have it all? You need to give them something else, like babies’ organs, yet-to-be-discovered galaxies and some of the bigger elements. The chairman gets to own oxygen, his PA argon and so on down the chain of command.

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Posted: 22nd, January 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes On $110,000 A Week Pocket Money

ANORAK’S man in LA with his nose in an Italian newspaper, says Madonna’s kid Lourdes Leon, is minted, raking in $11k a week.

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THE daughter of Madonna and Carlos Leon, has a reputation for having her fingers on the fashion pulse of the tween set. And if an Italian newspaper is to be believed, we now know how she affords to be among the best dressed 13-year-olds in the world.

La Repubblica claims that Lourdes scores an $11,000 a week allowance from Mamadonna.

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Posted: 19th, January 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0