Monday, June 09, 2008


"B-E-R-S-E-R-K". What a funny word! It encapsulates vibrations that captures its underlying meaning. Webster defines it as "...destructively or frenetically violent; Mentally or emotionally upset; Deranged...".

And do not forget the Berserkers, from who the word derives its descriptiveness: " of a band of ancient Norse warriors, legendary for the savagery and reckless frenzy in battle..."

Friday the Thirteenth approaches.


Adrem said...

In my Oxford just above Berserkers there is "bersaglieri" which means crack Italian riflemen. I guess that would be M.Trichet.

etc said...

Beserkers and Jason of Friday the 13th (in seriatim posts). Maybe I'm nuts but I take comfort in Marty Whitman's oft saying that safe and cheap value investors ought to do okay long term as long as there exists political stability and an absence of violence in the streets.

I persist in thinking that there will be a nasty recession like in 1980, but no worse, due to government programs like social security, medicare, medicaid, school lunch programs, agriculture subsidies, as well as energy resources in the form of coal, shale, uranium, and oil of the coastal US and in Alaska.