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November 29, 2010 – Comments (161)

The recipient will be Thurgood Marshall Academy.  Read the link below to read about the details:

http://www.fool.com/foolanthropy/2010/11/29/the-motley-fool-chooses-thurgood-marshall-academy-.aspx?source=ihpsitth0000001

Any action online will trigger a $0.10 donation: article comments, blog posts and comments, and discussion board posts. 

Go nuts, Fools!

Paul

161 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 29, 2010 at 1:06 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

I'll start things off: Chipotle is delicious.

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#2) On November 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

Alex Trebek: This color ends in "urple."  [Swank buzzes in.] Hilary Swank.

Hilary Swank: What is light urple?

Alex Trebek: [shakes head] Wow.  [Reeves buzzes in.] Keanu Reeves.

Keanu Reeves: I will venture a guess.  Who is Jaleel White?

Alex Trebek: What?

Keanu Reeves: Is that not the gentleman who played Urple, the humorous fellow with the glasses who loves cheese?

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#3) On November 29, 2010 at 1:15 PM, brickcityman (< 20) wrote:

Dude, what is the fascination with Chipotle?  Sure if all you have to compare it to is Chi Chis or Taco Bell maybe...  But live a little...  Try ordering lunch in a place where there is a bit of a language barrier...  Then maybe you'll find some decent mexican food.

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#4) On November 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

I've had real Mexican (not often enough) and it was good, but I love the exact combination of salsas and such that go into the Chipotle burrito just the way I like it - it matches my palette perfectly.  Quite sadly, I prefer Chipotle to the food served at a $50-a-head restaurant.  It doesn't really make sense, but that's the strange truth.

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#5) On November 29, 2010 at 1:32 PM, brickcityman (< 20) wrote:

That's not strange at all TMFBabo... Having spent some time working in establishments like that (and even more exclusive still) I can tell you there is nothing magical about a 75$ steak.  The ingredients might vary a little, but the ultimate goal (pleasing the senses) exists at all price-points.

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#6) On November 29, 2010 at 1:52 PM, rd80 (98.69) wrote:

+1 dime

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#7) On November 29, 2010 at 1:56 PM, TMFJake (72.89) wrote:

Yum.

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#8) On November 29, 2010 at 2:05 PM, EnigmaDude (98.01) wrote:

Babo - you watch too much TV!  And I still like Hilary Swank.

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#9) On November 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM, EnigmaDude (98.01) wrote:

Here's one for you:  On what TV game show was this famous answer uttered (and what was the question)?

"That'd be the butt, Bob"

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#10) On November 29, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

Oh, Dude, you didn't  = 0

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#11) On November 29, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

FWIW - and just in case this starts into LOOONG lines of text, The easy way to get to the end of the comments is 'CTRL' and 'END'

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#12) On November 29, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

Okay, trivia fiend - What do I get if I give you the answer to #9?

As in the correct answer

And as in how much are you donating to the Thurgood Marshall Academy if I tell the answer?

Because otherwise, I am not putting it up here (Hint:  I am a reference librarian and I found it under "Sex and Scandals!")

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#13) On November 29, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

While I wait - for the kids @ 10 cents each -

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#14) On November 29, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#25) On November 29, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#28) On November 29, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#29) On November 29, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#30) On November 29, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#31) On November 29, 2010 at 2:38 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

"I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me."

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#32) On November 29, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#33) On November 29, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#34) On November 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#35) On November 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#36) On November 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.

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#37) On November 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#38) On November 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#39) On November 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.

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#40) On November 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#41) On November 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

Y - Y?  Because you knew someone would do this sooner or later!

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#42) On November 29, 2010 at 2:41 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

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#43) On November 29, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

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#44) On November 29, 2010 at 2:42 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

There was once a cross-eyed teacher who couldn't control his pupils.

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#45) On November 29, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

Outoffocus - Nice!

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#46) On November 29, 2010 at 2:45 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

What's the definition of a will? (It's a dead giveaway).

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#47) On November 29, 2010 at 2:46 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

Have you heard about that online origami store? It folded.

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#48) On November 29, 2010 at 2:47 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

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#49) On November 29, 2010 at 2:49 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

Experts say the cost of funerals have risen by 50%, they blame it on the cost of living.

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#50) On November 29, 2010 at 2:53 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

I used to be a tap dancer until I fell in the sink.

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#51) On November 29, 2010 at 2:54 PM, eldemonio (98.70) wrote:

Where do they get the seeds to plant seedless watermelons?

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#52) On November 29, 2010 at 2:59 PM, goalie37 (94.39) wrote:

+1

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#53) On November 29, 2010 at 3:02 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

@outoffocus: I LOL'd at a few of those.

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#54) On November 29, 2010 at 3:06 PM, whereaminow (46.24) wrote:

What the heck is going on around here?

 

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#55) On November 29, 2010 at 3:09 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure...

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#56) On November 29, 2010 at 3:11 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

I knew someone once who was a monorail enthusiast. He had a one track mind.

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#57) On November 29, 2010 at 3:17 PM, Option1307 (29.97) wrote:

I'm glad to see that this up and running again after last years huge success, hopefully this year is even bigger.

+1 to TMF!

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#58) On November 29, 2010 at 3:21 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says "dam"

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#59) On November 29, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

David,

Each comment adds 10 cents to the Thurgood Marshall Academy.  Just like last year's Foolanthropy campaign, it doesn't have to be a GOOD comment

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#60) On November 29, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

or even a long comment, and it doesn't even need to make sense.  So have some fun with it!

Fool on, 

Mary

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#61) On November 29, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

Enigma, without an extra pledge to Thurgood Marshall Academy,  I am not putting the answer to your trivia question here (#9), but the answer can be found by googling the quote that you posted.  It is under Urban Legends, Sex and Scandals.  And I really hope it was an urban legend.

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#63) On November 29, 2010 at 3:48 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

Wow. Even the spammers care. lol

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#64) On November 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM, TMFGuardian (99.50) wrote:

Foolanthropy is one the coolest things that we do here at the Motley Fool.  Way to get into the spirit Paul!

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#65) On November 29, 2010 at 4:08 PM, ContraryDude (36.00) wrote:

Mary, I can still remember watching the actual episode when that line (see comment #9) was delivered!  It is not an urban legend and it had to be one of the most hilarious, un-censored moments on TV.  Well, at least until Leslie Nielsen came along (may God rest his soul)....

"I picked a lousy day to quit sniffing glue!"

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#66) On November 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM, jgknot (30.90) wrote:

Way to go, TMF

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#67) On November 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Eudemonic (69.18) wrote:

Newest crime wave in NYC: Drive-by viola recitals.

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#68) On November 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Eudemonic (69.18) wrote:

Two tuba players walked past a bar..

Well it could happen..

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#69) On November 29, 2010 at 4:34 PM, TMFHousel (94.18) wrote:

Old man is going to sleep. Hears a knock at his door. 

He's tired and cranky, pulls himself out of bed, and answers the door. 

It's a snail. The snail says, "Hello sir, would you like to sign up for a newspaper subscription?"

The man is infuriated. He kicks the snail as hard as it can, all the way across his lawn, slams the door, and goes back to sleep.  

Two years later, the man hears a knock on his door.

He answers. It's the snail, who says, "Now seriously, what the hell was that about?" 

 

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#70) On November 29, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Pick1es (24.12) wrote:

It's business as usual for a bartender, and one day as he is cleaning his bar when an unusual customer walks in. The man is dressed in an expensive suit, has a beautiful supermodel hanging off each arm, and has a limo parked outside. Furthermore, the man has an orange for a head.

The customer sits down at the bar and orders everyone a drink. He pays for it from a roll of hundreds and manages to get the attention of every woman in the joint, despite having an orange for a head.

The bartender is not a man to pry, but he feels compelled to ask about this man's life.

"Excuse me," says the bartender, "I can't help but notice that you're obviously fabulously wealthy and irresistable to women, but you have an orange for a head. How did that happen?"

So the man told his story.

"A while back, when I was penniless, I was walking along the beach and saw an old lamp, half buried in the sand. I picked it up and gave it a clean, and POOF! out popped a genie. The genie explained that he had been trapped in that lamp for two hundred years, and that he was so grateful to me for freeing him that he would give me three wishes.

"For my first wish I asked for an unlimited fortune. The genie said 'It is done!' and from then on, whenever I needed money, it was there.

"For my second wish I asked for the attention of all the most beautiful women in the world. The genie said it was done, and since then I have been able to get any woman I wanted.

"For my third wish -- and, this is the bit where I kinda f--ked up -- I asked for an orange for a head."

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#71) On November 29, 2010 at 5:02 PM, outoffocus (23.66) wrote:

I dont get it...

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#72) On November 29, 2010 at 5:53 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

$0.10

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#73) On November 29, 2010 at 5:55 PM, PainterPoker (20.91) wrote:

How is OfficeMax still in business?

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#74) On November 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM, PainterPoker (20.91) wrote:

And Staples?  These stores are always empty.

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#75) On November 29, 2010 at 7:37 PM, ChrisGraley (30.30) wrote:

This just in...

A height challenged psychic has just escaped from prison.

 

Be on the look out for a small medium at large.

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#76) On November 29, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Raambo20 (< 20) wrote:

Ten Cents

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#77) On November 29, 2010 at 9:45 PM, 100ozRound (29.72) wrote:

let's see if we can beat Sinch's blog from last year

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#78) On November 29, 2010 at 9:56 PM, goalie37 (94.39) wrote:

+.10

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#79) On November 29, 2010 at 10:16 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.74) wrote:

Women goes to the vet with her pet Schnauzer.

Coplains that he can't hear.

Vet tells her put a little bit of nare in his ears, that should clear the problem right up.

Goes to the Pharmacist tell's him what she needs.

Pharmacist- Oh, If your using it on your underarms, don't use deoderent for two weeks.

Woman- I'm not using it for my underarms.

Pharmacist- OK if your using it for your legs, don't wear pantyhose for two weeks.

Woman- If you must know I'm using it for my Schnauzer.

Pharmacist- Oh, in that case don't ride a bicycle for two weeks.

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#80) On November 29, 2010 at 10:41 PM, Momentum21 (96.83) wrote:

all glory to the hypno toad

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#81) On November 29, 2010 at 10:45 PM, Momentum21 (96.83) wrote:

buy my handbags, see my short setups for tomorrow, longs for show and options for dough... 

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#82) On November 29, 2010 at 11:15 PM, jatt22 (53.91) wrote:

sleepy

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#83) On November 29, 2010 at 11:18 PM, SweetMircha (90.62) wrote:

I'll put my $.10 on Bombardier- trains & planes.

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#84) On November 29, 2010 at 11:23 PM, dollarvaluemenu (46.27) wrote:

" I once shook Pat Boone's hand and my whole right side sobered up." - Dean Martin

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#85) On November 29, 2010 at 11:23 PM, SweetMircha (90.62) wrote:

Another $.10 bet on ORA- Ormat Technology- Geo-thermal

Green renewable energy from down towards the earth's core (slightly exaggerated).

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#86) On November 29, 2010 at 11:32 PM, SweetMircha (90.62) wrote:

The way to avoid inflation on funerals is to pre-arrage and pre-pay for it now before inflation goes up again by the time you need to have it fulfilled in the future. I pre-paid my own funeral back in September.

I also bought a special government issued briefcase so that I could keep it filled with all of my money & financial valuables, to take with me when that time arrives for my eternal investment collection, in heaven I hope.

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#87) On November 30, 2010 at 12:10 AM, SweetMircha (90.62) wrote:

Nice orange star charm you have worth another $.10 .

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#88) On November 30, 2010 at 9:03 AM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Glad that you picked Thurgood Marshall again:)

Did you know that organic gardeners will sometimes use hot pepper as a natural pesticide? A friend of mine sadly said that it didn't work to keep the squirrels away from her garden. The squirrels developed a taste for the hot pepper. 

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#89) On November 30, 2010 at 12:39 PM, SweetMircha (90.62) wrote:

I wonder how many of us Fools have read any of these 10 inputs on this blog. I've enjoyed the humour of outoffucus & ChrisGraley to mention a couple.

I tried to instill Dry Humour into my #86 2nd paragraph, but I guess few are reading them like I have.

I expected to get some coment on my input but I guess it wasn't strange enough. It's ok. Just testing who reads some of the outrageous stuff on here.

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#90) On November 30, 2010 at 12:40 PM, JakilaTheHun (99.94) wrote:

Hey BullishBabo,

Just wanted to stop by to say congratulations on the TMF gig. 

Also, YOUR MOM!

 

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#91) On November 30, 2010 at 12:42 PM, SweetMircha (90.62) wrote:

correction. typo. It was meant to be outoffocus re: his humour. I enjoy it.

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#92) On November 30, 2010 at 1:56 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

Was I just burned? I think I was.

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#93) On November 30, 2010 at 2:11 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

SweetMircha, since my folks took advantage of a tombstone sale last year I guess I didn't think buying a burial plot in advance was that much of a joke!

 

 

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#94) On November 30, 2010 at 2:18 PM, Rehydrogenated (32.55) wrote:

thanks for all your hard work!

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#95) On November 30, 2010 at 2:57 PM, Turfscape (41.08) wrote:

What if there were no rhetorical questions?

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#96) On November 30, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Turfscape (41.08) wrote:

A priest, a rabbi and a punk rocker walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, "what is this, some kind of joke"?

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#97) On November 30, 2010 at 3:08 PM, dollarvaluemenu (46.27) wrote:

So I was standing in my hotel room naked and the maid walks in.......finally

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#98) On November 30, 2010 at 3:16 PM, akaprimo (82.76) wrote:

Mary (#61).

There was a bloopers show on TV about 10 years ago where they showed that clip, among others.

 

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#99) On November 30, 2010 at 3:18 PM, akaprimo (82.76) wrote:

Mary (#61).

Or did somebody already respond? 

 

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#100) On November 30, 2010 at 3:19 PM, akaprimo (82.76) wrote:

It is too bad that there is no way to imbed a goto clause.

 Just in case: goto #1.

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#101) On November 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM, SweetMircha (90.62) wrote:

Lemon, the joke wasn't about pre-purchasing the funeral. That's serious personal business as I was following my own Mother's method (whom passed on this past January). It's an intelligent practice, a future money saver. I too bought my urn plot directly below my Mom's along with all other arrangements completed in advance. It's serious,nervous but gratifying all at the same time for me.

The joke was about the briefcase only. It's for people who figure they can take all their money with them to god's land.

I'm glad to see some of us read these blogs sometimes.

Mary.

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#102) On November 30, 2010 at 8:01 PM, blesto (31.55) wrote:

You can pick your friends

and you can pick your teeth,

but you can't pick your friends' teeth.

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#103) On November 30, 2010 at 10:34 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

akaprimo - No, nobody ever did answer and I didn't quite have the nerve to post it.  It would have been a shame if it didn't pass the censorship test and got the blog pulled - btw, you got the 100th comment (confetti flying)

Mary, I am reading the comments but only a few at a time.  As to your preplanning idea, my husband and I got plots in the cemetery we plan to use when we first moved here 3 decades ago.  $350 for one and the promotion was buy one, get one free.  Same place, 30 years later, no BOGO promotion and the plots are $7000 each.  I wish all my investments could grow like that - but then, I plan to be using this one for a long time.  (and as a genealogist, I have spent enough time finding 300 year old family plots based on old records to realize that  this is probably the best investment I will make - at least based on years of use.)

To any who actually get this far, the easy way to get to the bottom of the comments is still Ctrl End.

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#104) On November 30, 2010 at 10:35 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

akaprimo - No, nobody ever did answer and I didn't quite have the nerve to post it.  It would have been a shame if it didn't pass the censorship test and got the blog pulled - btw, you got the 100th comment (confetti flying)

Mary, I am reading the comments but only a few at a time.  As to your preplanning idea, my husband and I got plots in the cemetery we plan to use when we first moved here 3 decades ago.  $350 for one and the promotion was buy one, get one free.  Same place, 30 years later, no BOGO promotion and the plots are $7000 each.  I wish all my investments could grow like that - but then, I plan to be using this one for a long time.  (and as a genealogist, I have spent enough time finding 300 year old family plots based on old records to realize that  this is probably the best investment I will make - at least based on years of use.)

To any who actually get this far, the easy way to get to the bottom of the comments is still Ctrl End.

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#105) On November 30, 2010 at 10:37 PM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

I think I just figured out something important but will save it for a different blog.

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#106) On December 01, 2010 at 12:21 AM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

I have found a trick to add lots of comments very fast.  I tried it out on a blog that is marked as Ignore this Blog.  Up to 200+ comments very quickly.  The secret of how is there.

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#107) On December 01, 2010 at 2:01 AM, scruffy4life (77.18) wrote:

I'm Scruffy... the Janitor

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#108) On December 01, 2010 at 2:05 AM, scruffy4life (77.18) wrote:

Hermes: I don't even know who this guy is!

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#109) On December 01, 2010 at 2:10 AM, scruffy4life (77.18) wrote:

Boy, I've never seen him so down. Or ever before.

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#110) On December 01, 2010 at 2:19 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

Boy, I've never seen him so down. Or ever before.

I love that one.

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#111) On December 01, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Option1307 (29.97) wrote:

+0.10

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#112) On December 01, 2010 at 6:50 PM, PIGMA (28.28) wrote:

+.10

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#113) On December 01, 2010 at 10:20 PM, scruffy4life (77.18) wrote:

Somebody called "the robotdevil" is here to see somebody called "Fry"

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#114) On December 02, 2010 at 11:22 AM, darroj (33.15) wrote:

+.10 for TMF tax write off!

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#115) On December 02, 2010 at 3:40 PM, shijie123 wrote:

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#116) On December 02, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Schneezy (28.51) wrote:

^ hahaha a spam add that actually goes down as .10 for charity! I think Foolanthropy is the only time of year where something like this actually serves a worthy purpose.

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#117) On December 02, 2010 at 7:50 PM, vchelimella (26.40) wrote:

Heyy buddy whats your take on IRE will this be nationalized or will this be future BAC

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#118) On December 02, 2010 at 11:32 PM, APJ4RealHoldings (29.57) wrote:

kudos to the $0.10

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#119) On December 03, 2010 at 6:41 PM, dwot (97.28) wrote:

Looking at comment 115 --> How can someone report one spam in the presence of many?

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#120) On December 04, 2010 at 2:14 AM, scruffy4life (77.18) wrote:

Life goes on, but I believe we'll forever carry the pain on the inside.

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#121) On December 04, 2010 at 7:45 AM, hanginout (76.05) wrote:

Hey Paul/Babo, I NEED HELP!

I cannot log into my blogging account.  I am having to use my paper trading account (the one I normally wouldn't blog from)  Was it something I said?

Mary953

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#122) On December 04, 2010 at 12:13 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

Mary, I'm sorry to hear that.  Did you try using the "contact us" tab to report the problem? That's the best way to get in contact with the team that fixes CAPS and Fool.com stuff. 

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#123) On December 04, 2010 at 12:30 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

@vchelimella: It's a massive gamble.  Shares outstanding went from about 1 billion to over 5 billion just from Q1 to Q2.  It became 5 times more expensive in just those 3 months! I don't know what other dilution there's been since then, either.  Most of the bank's important metrics, such as non-performing loans, have been going the wrong way. 

I haven't taken a look at the bank's bond holdings, either.  If it holds extensive debt from the PIIGS countries, that's another huge risk.  

I did pick IRE/NBG/STD in CAPS a few weeks back, but it was a very speculative basket.  I believe STD is the best of the bunch, but I no longer have an interest in owning European banks at this time (I used to very recently).  I'd rather put my money elsewhere into higher conviction holdings.

I'll also note that prices from a few years ago were prices from a massive bubble (not normal).  To expect those prices again is unwise, in my opinion.  IRE hasn't even stopped getting worse yet: NPLs (loans where there hasn't been a payment in 90+ days) keep going up and that's a sign that things are getting worse before they get better. 

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#124) On December 04, 2010 at 12:33 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

@hanginout/Mary953: Sorry if that answer seems insincere, but it's really the best way to get in touch with that team.  Let me know if you do that and it doesn't work.  You may have to wait till Monday for a reply, though.

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#125) On December 04, 2010 at 1:06 PM, hanginout (76.05) wrote:

Thanks for the tip Paul.  I sent an email to the address that popped up on the sign-in screen, but it didn't occur to me that since I can get into this area through the other id, I could get to the Contact link.  If I had thought of it on Friday at 8 am, I would still have a quiet paper trading id and a totally-tanked but talkative account under Mary.  LOL

And it is never insincere or out of place to help someone else, even though not everyone accepts the help in the intended spirit.  Thank you.  M

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#126) On December 04, 2010 at 1:24 PM, 100ozRound (29.72) wrote:

Mary - I wonder if it has anything to do with your barrage posting.  It may have sent some spam filters active.

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#127) On December 04, 2010 at 1:27 PM, soycapital (< 20) wrote:

An orange for a head? I don't get it?

+.10

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#128) On December 07, 2010 at 12:14 PM, darroj (33.15) wrote:

how about a pitch for CPSL for another $0.10? :)

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#129) On December 07, 2010 at 8:46 PM, chiggerfarmer (72.63) wrote:

+.10

 

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#130) On December 07, 2010 at 8:56 PM, chiggerfarms (74.11) wrote:

+.10

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#131) On December 07, 2010 at 10:05 PM, ihrleben (< 20) wrote:

You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that need altering.

? Doctor Who ?

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#132) On December 07, 2010 at 11:19 PM, Option1307 (29.97) wrote:

+0.10 for charity! Go team go!!

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#133) On December 08, 2010 at 12:04 AM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

Hi Paul,

I was up and running within an hour of TMF getting started on Monday.  I think 100oz guessed it right.  The computer thought I was spamming because after a bit I stopped waiting for the comments to register and just started hitting post over and over and ,,,,,, it shut me down.

As Hanginout, I got to add blogs on some fun Christmas Carols (hymns, Muppets, California Raisins, someone even added Snoopy and the Red Baron) and one with some ideas for Christmas.  There are a few gift ideas there as well.  At the moment, I am ready to clobber any legislator that cannot find a way to understand that revenue = taxes = Our money, not theirs.

 

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#134) On December 08, 2010 at 12:05 AM, Mary953 (62.05) wrote:

Theirs = The IRS

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#135) On December 09, 2010 at 1:09 PM, vchelimella (26.40) wrote:

Hi Babo iam holding NIV,CTIB and GCA whats your take on them any price targets you can think of them in the near future

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#136) On December 09, 2010 at 3:22 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

@darroj: I picked CPSL because from that price, I think I can grab some points in the short-term.  If steel demand continues to pick up in China, I guess it might do well longer-term.  This pick is purely based on the financial statements (screener pick). 

The initial screening was done a while back and this is a reload from an earlier, successful point banking instance.  I haven't even looked to see if this company focuses more on automotive (consumer), construction (infrastructure), or other types like appliances and such. 

@vchelimella: I only had an opinion on IRE because I took a look at NBG, IRE, and STD a little while back.  As far as NIV, CTIB, and GCA go, I can't really offer more than a short opinion based on a very quick look at financial statements (I'm talking 5-10 minutes). 

I know I've picked NIV on CAPS, but some of my picks (such as this one) are picked through screening or quick looks at financial statements - I hope you don't think I research every CAPS pick for hours because that's far from the case.

I think it's irresponsible to give you price targets on companies on which I haven't done proper due diligence. 

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#137) On December 09, 2010 at 3:55 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

@ #131 rec for the Dr. Who reference. My husband has undertaken to enrich my knowlege of sci-fi.

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#138) On December 09, 2010 at 4:37 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

He introduced me to Dr. Who. One of my favorites is The Robot. With a sweet natured mad scientist, a powerful misguided robot, a curious reporter, and a secret society conspiring to take over the world what more could you ask for?

A mysterious metal virus?

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#139) On December 09, 2010 at 4:39 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Just imagine what would happen to our world if all the sudden any metal you can name started rusting rapidly.

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#140) On December 09, 2010 at 4:42 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Are there any laboratory conditions under which gold could corrode?

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#141) On December 09, 2010 at 4:43 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

I know that iron rusts.

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#142) On December 09, 2010 at 4:46 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Silver and copper tarnish;

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#143) On December 09, 2010 at 4:48 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Silver turns a dull black; but copper turns a lovely green.

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#144) On December 09, 2010 at 4:51 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Does Platinum corrode? Or is it as good as gold?

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#145) On December 09, 2010 at 4:52 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

These are metal questions that bug me.

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#146) On December 09, 2010 at 4:56 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Also why is silver a supplement found in a health food store? Do we eat wealth for better health?

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#147) On December 09, 2010 at 5:00 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Many fools have gold.

But is fool's gold--pyrite good for more than practical jokes and grade school mineral collections?

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#148) On December 09, 2010 at 5:01 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Does anybody know?

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#149) On December 09, 2010 at 5:03 PM, lemoneater (79.26) wrote:

Have a good night. Hopefully these burning questions will not keep me awake.

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#150) On December 10, 2010 at 4:23 PM, PainterPoker (20.91) wrote:

Hello?

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#151) On December 10, 2010 at 4:50 PM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

Hello.

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#152) On December 12, 2010 at 6:01 AM, JimBobbly (< 20) wrote:

What do you call a horse without a home?

 

 

 

 

....unstable

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#153) On December 12, 2010 at 8:02 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.74) wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeMwHZrUbVA

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#154) On December 15, 2010 at 2:18 AM, DConn2 (< 20) wrote:

Go Phils, lets see what Lee and Halladay can do! 

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#155) On December 16, 2010 at 9:24 PM, RTTF (42.10) wrote:

as a new member, i hope i'm not too late. yep, i'd say go phils, too. amazing what 4 first line pitchers can do--i remember the baltimore staff that had 4 20 game winners, and good hitters. very hard to beat them. i'm guessing the giants' will have to do a lot to keep up..

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#156) On December 16, 2010 at 9:24 PM, RTTF (42.10) wrote:

as a new member, i hope i'm not too late. yep, i'd say go phils, too. amazing what 4 first line pitchers can do--i remember the baltimore staff that had 4 20 game winners, and good hitters. very hard to beat them. i'm guessing the giants' will have to do a lot to keep up..

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#157) On December 18, 2010 at 5:04 PM, wcmMFool (< 20) wrote:

A bank robber walked in the bank and said, "Everyone get down on the floor." Then he added, "The first person that looks up at my face is in trouble."

 One man raised his hand as he stared at the floor and piped up, " I didn't look at your face, but my wife did."

 Oh you fools... have a giggle and get those Holiday presents early, time is running out!

 

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#158) On December 24, 2010 at 12:41 AM, egobasher (31.04) wrote:

ob and pk make it easy to short (FOOL short), yet who can REALLY short them in REAL life. Only connected pros.

Let us play the real, live investments.

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#159) On December 24, 2010 at 5:21 AM, facingwinter (42.24) wrote:

It's about that time in Chicago. Well, maybe just a bit past that time. 

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#160) On December 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM, Option1307 (29.97) wrote:

Still going strong, nice work Fools!

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#161) On December 28, 2010 at 2:37 AM, TMFDanDzombak (89.38) wrote:

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