One of these is NOT John Goodman
Why you need F-You Money was the fourth post I ever wrote and remains one of the most popular on the blog still today, coming in at #6.
This concept of F-You Money is in many ways one of the cornerstones of the blog and much of what we discuss here is how to acquire, build and grow yours.
So, not surprisingly, very shortly after the movie “The Gambler” came out folks began sending me links to this wonderful 1-minute clip:
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I’ve long been a John Goodman fan and this clip, with this subject and his flawless delivery, is far and away my all time favorite. The moment I saw it, I wanted to do a jlcollinsnh version. All I needed, and had no idea how to find, was a video team to film, edit and produce it.
Then, last Fall, I went to Ecuador for our annual Chautauqua.
Since our first in 2013, I’ve said the coolest thing about these events are the incredible people I get to meet and hang out with. 2015 was no exception and it was where I met Joan & Brian.
I knew almost immediately we were destined to become personal friends and the fact that they live just down the road a piece in Massachusetts made it even easier.
But I didn’t realize what talented film makers they are until they put up the three minute video on our adventure that you’ll find in my Chautauqua 2015 post.
The moment I saw it, I knew I’d found my team. Fortunately, they loved the idea and we made plans. I modified the script to more closely match the philosophy around here and started rehearsing. Then a couple of Sundays ago they trekked up to the New Hampshire jlcollinsnh.com international world headquarters deep in the active volcano that serves as my hidden lair.
It is an amazing and enjoyable experience to watch professionals go about their work. The smooth flow and seemingly effortless overcoming of obstacles was sheer poetry.
While Mr. Goodman certainly has no worries about competition from the likes of me, thanks to the magic of Joan & Brian I think the results are pretty bloody wonderful. Hope you agree!
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Directed, filmed and edited by:
Joan @ Meister’s Balogna
Brian @ Inner Parakeet
I categorically disavow the entirety of this post by Mr. 1500. It is absolutely scandalous. Not a shred of truth in it. Even now, my consigliere is sorting out an appropriate response.
(BTW, Mr. 1500, you don’t happen to own a prized horse by any chance do you?)
Further, rumors that we only chose Mark Wahlberg for that clip because MMM, JD Roth and The Mad Fientist refuse to associate with me are entirely unfounded.
The fact that MMM has built himself a fortress high in the Rocky Mountains, JD Roth is on the run in an RV somewhere on the country’s back roads and The Mad Fientist has fled the country entirely are mere coincidences.
If you’re curious, here are the top five posts:
- How I failed my daughter and a simple path to wealth
- Why your house is a terrible investment
- Stocks – Part VI: Portfolio ideas to help you build and keep your wealth
- Stocks – Part I: There’s a major market crash coming!!! and Dr. Lo can’t save you
- What we own and why we own it
Recently I was interviewed by Hahna Kane for the Master Your Money Summit. We had a blast! (Even without a single f-bomb 🙂 )
Unrelated, but what I’ve recently read and recommend:
One in a series of novels and short stories recounting the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his “gentleman’s gentleman” Jeeves. If you’ve not read Wodehouse, do yourself a favor.
Aging boomers are urged to kill themselves to save the government money. A humorous novel. Interestingly, it references Bertie Wooster.
Southern missionary packs up his family and heads to the Congo. It doesn’t go well. Narrated in rotating chapters by his wife and four daughters. Compelling tale very well told. Amazing as the style and tone shifts between her narrators.
True story of a Mexican fisherman blown out into the Pacific Ocean and his survival as he drifts across for, well, 438 days. Reads like the great adventure it is. Amazing to note: All of his supplies are lost in the storm but he comes across enough garbage floating in the ocean to replenish them.
Predicting the future is risky business, but Ross makes an interesting case for how markets are changing and what industries are driving the change. Given the current political debate here in the US, I especially enjoyed his section: The Geography of Future Markets.