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  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 5:26 PM ET

Why a Microsoft Logo Makes a Bad Tattoo

Posted ByCindy Perman
It’s generally a good rule of thumb to avoid tattoos of your company’s logo — especially in these hard economic times. For Microsoft solutions adviser Dan Woodman, that advice, unfortunately, came a little too late. »Read more
  Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

Welcome to Generation OMG! Now Lose the Flip-Flops

Posted ByCindy Perman

Every generation searches for an identity.

There were the Baby Boomers, the relief births that followed World War II.

Hooray, the war’s over!
Whoopsie, I’m pregnant.
Um … Hooray!

Then there were the slacker generations that followed, Gens. X and Y, who played their music loud, scoffed at how uncouth it was to reuse a tea bag, all the while scarfing down Ho Hos and collecting ninth-place ribbons for outstanding achievement in mediocrity.

Then, we hit the new millennium — omigosh, THE NEW MILLENNIUM! — and we were so excited at having arrived at THE FUTURE that we're completely at a loss for what to call this generation.

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  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 2:54 PM ET

CNBC Look-Alikes—From Rick Santelli to Erin Burnett

Posted ByCindy Perman
When stocks go down, we financial journalists get a lot of hate mail. People lose money, they get cranky and they want someone to blame. We understand. And, in that spirit, we're offering this hilarious list of CNBC "separated at birth" comparisons. Go ahead. Laugh with us. Laugh at us. We're here for you. »Read more
  Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 3:26 PM ET

Zen and the Art of the Credit Crisis

Posted ByCindy Perman
The credit crisis and downward spiral of the economy can be a drag. But put some pictures or music to it and it can be downright fun. Let’s turn that frown upside down! For your weekend viewing pleasure, a few artistic interpretations of the current hole we find ourselves in. »Read more
  Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 12:30 PM ET

Recession Foods: Partake Like It’s 1929

Posted ByCindy Perman
Long gone are the days of mindlessly spending $5 on a gourmet grapefruit. It's time to embrace three-for-a-dollar and rediscover Spam. Here to guide you through your culinary journey in time is Clara, a 93-year-old grandmother who demonstrates inexpensive Depression recipes on YouTube. »Read more
  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

It Takes a 'Macho Man' to Stimulate This Economy

Posted ByCindy Perman
Everybody's a critic when it comes to fixing this economy. But it takes a real "Macho Man" to get this economy humming again. Well, a "Macho Man" impersonator, anyway. »Read more
  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 1:57 PM ET

Even Caves Aren't Safe From Housing Crisis

Posted ByCindy Perman
If you've threatened to ride out the recession in a cave, you might want think again. One man in Missouri thought he was safe, buying a cave for his family to live in five years ago. Now, the recession is threatening to smoke him out of his cave and he's been forced to put it up for sale on eBay. »Read more
  Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

The Oscar Bailout: Jobs, Mortgages and the Golden Ultimatum

Posted ByCindy Perman
In a world where 5 million are unemployed, one man’s quest to make a difference leads to … The Golden Ultimatum. »Read more
  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 7:23 AM ET

Banks Got You Queasy? Just Stay in Bed.

Posted ByCindy Perman
If the freefall in shares of bank stocks is keeping you up at night, one company has a solution: Put your money in your mattress. Literally. »Read more
  Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 12:50 PM ET

Forgot to Buy Flowers? Just Drop the ‘R’ Bomb.

Posted ByCindy Perman
So, you forgot to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. Nice going, slick. Well, lucky for you there’s a recession going on, which is offering a convenient excuse for getting out of just about anything from marriage proposals to being cheap on Valentine’s Day. »Read more

About There Must Be A Pony In Here Somewhere

  • The news can get a little heavy sometimes, with debt crises, vicious markets and crappy earnings reports. So, we dispatched our crack reporter, Cindy Perman, to find some levity amid all this seriousness. Why a Pony? To be clear, there were no ponies harmed in the making of this blog. The blog’s name, “There Must Be a Pony In Here Somewhere,” comes from an old joke, a favorite of Ronald Reagan’s, that essentially means, with a pile of you-know-what this big, there MUST be a pony — a bright side — in here somewhere!

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