Derivatives, Virtue, & a Rocking Electric Banjo



Best Experienced With:           Maylene and The Sons of Disaster:    Step Up, I’m on It

(Please right click on the link below to open the suggested background music to this morning’s examination of derivatives and the slightly veiled announcement of MullyOpes Aid (Joeapalooza) 2010….all proceeds to benefit Street of Dreams in San Diego.  That is some bad ass banjo playing.  If this song does not give you goose bumps, you are a zombie.  No, you may not have a bite of my brains.)





Something possessing, or marked by a character not present in the ancestral form.


The derivative of a function represents an infinitesimal change in the function with respect to one of its variables.   


An asset that derives its value from another asset.  Call options, put options, convertible bonds, futures contracts, and convertible preferred stock are examples of derivatives.



Spike Milligan

  • Monty Python
  • Second City
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Fridays
  • Strangers With Candy
  • The Kids in the Hall
  • The Whitest Kids You Know


  • Blind Faith
  • Steve Winwood (solo)
  • Dave Mason
  • Joe Cocker (Feeling Alright)
  • Three Dog Night  (Feeling Alright)



  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Augustine of Hippo


Patti LaBelle

  • Christina
  • Pink
  • Lil’ Kim  (“why spend mine when I can spend yours?”)
  • Maya………………………..Rottweiler, baby
  • Moulin Rouge


SE Hinton

  • Brett Easton Ellis
  • Robert Cormier
  • 2009/2010 Vampire and Werewolf “novelists”




  • Judaism
  • Catholicism
  • Islam
  • Latter Day Saintism
  • Protestantism
  • Lutheranism
  • Druidism
  • Seventh Day Adventism
  • Not Pastafarianism


George Clinton and Parliament

  • Run DMC
  • Beastie Boys
  • 3rd Bass
  • Phish
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers


Idi Amin


  • Winnie Mandela           (South Africa)
  • Every Single War Lord  (Somalia)
  • Felix Doh                     (Ivory Coast)
  • Jean Kambanda            (Rwanda)
  • Charles Taylor              (Liberia)



  • Duck
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Beaver         


MullyOpes Aid

  • MullyOpes Aid (Joeapalooza) 2009          (April 4, 2009)
  • MullyOpes Aid (Joeapalooza) 2009.75     (December 11, 2009)
  • MullyOpes Aid (Joeapalooza) 2010          (October 23, 2010)




The Mind of Mully

It’s here and I can hear it
I can see it like a setting sun
This feeling I can take it
I take it in and then I move along





The precept of Zoroastrianism is to develop a good mind and back it up with solid, ethical choices minute by minute.  The bedrock of Zoroastrianism is good thought, good word, and good deed.  Michael Vick, Michael Jackson, anyone in a VP or C-level position at Enron, and Art Modell are/were not practitioners of Zoroastrianism.

“Listen to the best things with your ears
Reflect upon them with clear thought.
And choose between the two ways of thinking.
At the world’s end
He, of holier spirit, that chooses the Right . . .
And shall inherit the Best existence.
He that follows the Lie and chooses the worst
Shall inherit the worst existence . . .
If you choose wrongly and rush to violence
You enfeeble the world of men.
If the right choice is made
Then, in the hereafter, all shall be well.”

                        (Songs of Zarathustra, section 3:2)






Saturday, October 23, 2010

San Diego, California

All proceeds to Street of Dreams….musicians for eduction

Stay tuned for more details

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