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The Big Short

The Big Short, based on the book by Michael Lewis, tells the story of the financial collapse that occurred in 2007-2008. This film sheds light on the 2005 American housing crisis, known to be a trigger for the 2007 collapse, through 3 separate sub-stories.

burryMichael Burry (Christian Bale), a socially awkward hedge fund manager, predicts that the housing market is extremely unstable because of subprime loans. In other words, people with loans that shouldn’t have them. Banks are comfortable giving these loans out because they are tied to a rocket-sized interest rate. Win-win, right?

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Force Friday, Take Our Money

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the horizon, it seems only appropriate that Disney and Lucasfilm create their very own holiday. How to celebrate? Empty your wallets.

As Mel Brooks is wont to remind us, it’s all about the merchandising. For the nerd in all of us, regardless of age or generation, no single property has generated more games, toys, and random bullshit than Star Wars. And of course, there’s an incredible amount of new crap to buy. In honor of Force Friday (as if we needed any more prompting to spend money in the name of The Force) all manner of new swag has obligingly awakened.

Assuming money were no object, we, Idlers, have compiled a list of our top-five must-haves from a galaxy far, far away. Shop wise, you must.

Han Cholo
Stormtrooper Ring
SS: I’d buy this if I wasn’t still planning on having sex in the future.

From the website: “Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, ‘Han Cholo’ designer Brandon Schoolhouse grew up immersed in the sub culture of Hollywood’s music and art scene… the line has become the “it” accessory among Hollywood fashionistas and celebrities alike.” Continue reading Force Friday, Take Our Money