Today I Am Thankful For

by Mr Juggles

Patrick Bryne
You have provided us with years of bizarre entertainment. You may have peaked with the Sith Lord episode and your campaign against naked short selling but you continue to amuse. Your 3Q earnings press release, in which you made various statements about your auditors’ alleged views on Overstock’s latest accounting mishap was excellent. Grant Thornton’s reply to the SEC, in which they basically accused you of lying, took this episode to the next level. But I am really thankful that you took it one step further and “corrected [their] mistatements“.

Steve Wynn & Sheldon Adelson
Wynn always provides great quotes on his conference calls. Whether he is telling investors that he will take advantage of their stupidity or directly confronting the administration for their suicidal policies. Thank you Steve.
And to Sheldon Adelson, thank you for all the amazing commentary you provide on your conference calls. Among the many quotes worth saving, my favorite was your joke that you may be cooking the books at your recently IPO’d Macau subsidiary.

Thank you for creating an information firehose that distracts me from work and play. If only I could post half as often as I tweet.

Thank you for loaning our country so much money. And thank you for being such a fascinating place, a parallel universe where collusion is OK and business operates on the businessman’s terms. I am hopeful you avoid the credit growth and over-investment fueled crash towards which I fear you are headed.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Please tell us what you are thankful for in the comments.

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  1. November 27th, 2009 | 3:13 pm

    Guess we’re not thankful for much. Tough year for the LoS readers.

  2. November 27th, 2009 | 6:06 pm

    I am thankful for LoS, despite the infrequent posting (who am I to criticize, after all?).

    There’s a few things I’m also thankful for (strippers, dive bars, hot wings, to name a few), but that’s for another post (that I probably will never actually publish).

  3. November 28th, 2009 | 7:32 am

    ability in trade

  4. To The Hilt
    November 30th, 2009 | 11:44 am

    I am thankful for LoS Capital. Keep up the good and hilarious work, guys.

    I am also thankful for “ability in trade,” whatever that is.

    Also I am thankful that Al Groh got fired.

    Hot wings too, those are good.

  5. american bandersnatch
    November 30th, 2009 | 12:35 pm

    Likewise, keep up the good, albeit sporadic, work.

  6. HF
    December 3rd, 2009 | 1:04 pm

    Twitter killed the LoS