The markets are as squishy as one can imagine.
Non-dollar, non-yen cash (my SOV of choice) is looking just fine.
So rather than rant I will share this amusing article from today's "Daily Yomiuri".
ASAHORYU SCORES OWN GOAL - GETS 2 RED CARDS
The Yomiuri Shimbun
The Japan Sumo Association suspended yokozuna Asashoryu for two tournaments and docked his pay by 30 percent for four months Wednesday after he was seen running around a soccer pitch while on sick leave. It is the first time a yokozuna has been suspended from a tournament.
The saga began when the yokozuna handed in a sick note excusing him from this month's tour of Tohoku and Hokkaido on the grounds he had a stress fracture to his lower back and niggling elbow injuries. He then flew to Mongolia--reportedly for treatment--and was shown on Japanese TV playing in a charity soccer match supported by the Mongolian government. Although the yokozuna scored, his antics did not impress the sumo association, which immediately condemned his behavior and demanded an explanation.
An apology to association Chairman Kitanoumi on July 30 was deemed insufficient, and Asashoryu's punishment was agreed on at a special board meeting Wednesday.
As well as the suspension and pay cut, Asashoryu has been grounded--he is not to go anywhere except his home, Takasago stable or the hospital where he is receiving treatment until the final day of November's Kyushu Grand Tournament.
His stablemaster, Takasago, also received a 30-percent pay cut over four months.
(Aug. 2, 2007)