Thursday, March 6, 2014

It might be true, the guy is smart

I know a bit about the press, enough to know that when the crows circle, always hitch a ride with Associated Press. They've got an expense account and can spring for a proper lunch. Huff Post and LA Times will only take you to Starbucks -- or worse, their own cafeteria.

He Knows

I kind of hope this gentleman is not the real deal after all, and gets to cash in on lots of high-end sushi and cocktails.

34 comments:

  1. This isn't too too far from where I live. I haven't visited - yet.

    Satoshi Forest:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seans-Outpost/380918045363634

    Be sure and check out his Bitcoin Across America tour.

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  2. I think Eugene Levy for the lead, and now I'm leaning towards Bob Balaban or Jane Lynch for AP. Christopher Guest as a neighbor. Jennifer Coolidge as the mother.

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  3. I would have to pick Harry Shearer as an editor making grossly inappropriate editorial decisons. And then there's Catherine O'Hara and John Michael Higgins as a couple who invested heavily.

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  4. We're so on. Ed Begley Jr. as the officer who tries to clear the streets and send the neighbors back home.

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  5. Excellent casting choices -- Although we need a part for Michael McKean....

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  6. Excellent casting choices -- Although we need a part for Michael McKean....

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  8. Go for it, Ms M. I think Parker Posie is his character witness and dental hygienist.

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  9. "After 20 years in this trade, if there's one thing I've learned, it's that gums never lie."

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  10. Our mutual friend weighs in and it's funny:
    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-06/bitcoin-founder-is-my-neighbor

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  11. Who's going to play neighbors Karin and Steve?

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  12. Oops, excuse me, it's Karen not Karin. By the way, this smart guy is going to milk the rumors for all they're worth. I can't imagine he's the inventor. Sushi? Is that all he wanted to eat?

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  13. If there's ever a Karin Bugge who has amassed a half-billion dollar fortune and they think I am she, I'm going for oysters on the half shell and champagne.

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  14. Kind of love the description of following the two on the trip to lunch and then AP as a "car chase."

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  15. Well the guy's got moxie, I'll give 'em that much. I'm doomed to dining out at mediocre establishments. No one will find me out here on the Canadian prairies.

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  16. A guy like this living in . . . Temple City????

    What next? The Federal Reserve in El Monte?

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  17. Well, Jean, after dropping the Temple City bomb, some color was required.

    Carolynn, nothing against TC, but I think I'd choose the Canadian prairie.

    John, according to PA, there has been a sighting in Highland Park. Though I put my bitcoin money on Sylmar.

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  18. My son Ryan mined a fraction of a bitcoin. And yet, AP isn't here staking out the place. Thank God and Greyhound. I like your casting choices.

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  19. Is this because of Autumn (last name? ) exec of Bitcom and former Apple---suicide a few days ago? I can't read.

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  20. The LA Times reported that Dorian is a model train buff. They even interviewed Fred, owner of the Whistle Stop in Pasadena about him. Fred said he's a very smart guy and his been a customer at least since 1976.

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  21. You have sketched a screenplay in 15 comments. Quick, get this registered with the Screenwriters Guild before someone steals it.

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  22. If it's you, Karin, you'll have to tell the reporter, "I need something to eat, but the place I had in mind doesn't open till 6:00, so let's drive around for 6 hours. Oh, and you'll need to put on a coat and tie."

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  23. Wait!
    NEWSFLASH!
    I heard there was no such thing as a free lunch in these times.
    Video at 11 PM.

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  24. To Dianne's point, did you know that in addition to Bitcoin CEO Autumn Ratke leaping to her death this year, so too did two JP Morgan financiers.

    Marjie, I hope he bought low and sold high.

    Mr Earl, no, I'd say, "We've got six hours to kill, let's start with cocktails at the Ritz." (Apparently he's been collecting since the '70s, and has quite the set-up at home.)

    Susan, you're a screenwriter, do you have Chris Guest's phone number?

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  25. Sorry... I'm not familiar with the issue bitcoin... Anyway I will follow the links.

    Have a good weekend.

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  26. My paper reported that this guy said "I got nothing to do with it." So, maybe he's a genius, but an illiterate genius?

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  27. I was crushed when I first heard the news. I've already started the paperwork to file Bit-ruptcy.

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  28. Bitruptsy -- did you just coin that?

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  29. That I did...
    You may feel free to use it as you please.

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  30. The mystery deepens.

    What's your take on the missing Malaysian airline Karin?

    I am for the hijacked and flown to remote island theory...

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  31. I know, it's beyond imagination. My initial beyond imagination thought was North Korea.

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  32. I thought North Korea, too, but Ken's remote island theory is not too far fetched, especially now that they're looking on the other side of Malaysia today.

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  33. "...LA Times will only take you to Starbucks -- or worse, their own cafeteria."

    "Or worse - yep, I 2nd your restaurant review from a not so old memory!! Well, at least it looked good and I didn't have to wait in line, but, well that story for a future blog post - sooner or later.

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