SEC Wants to Blow Your Mind

by Johnny Debacle

And they have an idea on how to do it — a flash animation on their site that is certainly not suitable for epileptics. If you watch the flash animation you can see just how amazing IDEA will be, given that the intro takes more than 15 seconds to finish, features circa 1999 compression artifacts in the images and is an indecipherable stream of random images and numbers. This is going to be so much better than EDGAR!!!!!

Recommendation: We recommend more substance and less Flash.

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  1. Pleb
    August 21st, 2008 | 11:26 am

    C’mon Johnny. What is federal securities and corporate governance law, if not flashy and bafflingly indecipherable, yet still packed with outdated artifacts from the 90’s? See e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley.

    Are you sure you didn’t stumble onto the page for the IT section of the Department of Inept Management(DIM)? That agency is also in charge of government housing projects that will eliminate urban blight, and wealth transfer/welfare programs that stamp out poverty once and for all. I understand Congress is also considering putting them in charge of making sure the weather doesn’t change ever again. So you probably shouldn’t make fun of them.

  2. Oligarchette
    August 21st, 2008 | 1:32 pm

    you’re just jealous that you don’t have any moving, er, flashing pictures on your site. that is my IDEA.

  3. Straight Cash Homie
    August 21st, 2008 | 1:41 pm

    Here is some more that will blow you mind:
    Yep it is the Scatmanson Dance song, and it makes about as much sense as Sarbox, SIV’s, and inverse floater equity cdo traunches backed by AAA rated sub-prime rmbs from FL where alligators are currently swimming through the streets (

  4. Jock Phillips
    August 21st, 2008 | 3:29 pm

    That hand was typing so hard it almost broke it’s Macintosh II keyboard!

  5. August 21st, 2008 | 11:19 pm

    it appears the powers @ the SEC read LoSC, link no longer works, very nice work gents.

    (*golf clap*)

  6. Pasha
    August 22nd, 2008 | 9:52 am

    You gotta do one on their upcoming muni database, EMMA. I hope EMMA turns out to be some virtual babe who lives to please you…as long as all you’re looking for is information on the covenants of a New Jersey sewer bond.

  7. hoatzin
    August 24th, 2008 | 4:42 am

    It’s still there, the link above was missing the final L