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To: arno who wrote (6587)9/12/2000 10:55:44 AM
From: Yogizuna
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Yesterday Hanes was praising Barbara Streisand as the "greatest singer in the world"! What the hell does that have to do with the market Mark, other than the fact that when the internet stocks were rocketing upward, Streisand thought she was a stock market genius! (never ever confuse brains with a bull market folks) In any case, Annie Haslam of the old Renaissance is the greatest singer in the world! Yogi

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To: Gary M. Reed who wrote (6558)9/12/2000 3:46:41 PM
From: Martin Wormser
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ADS- Probably the most obnoxious are the Wall Street Journal ads. How to make your kids humble. What crap.

Vida is back with her DRIPS.
"Nobody has any vested interest in promoting them" She looks down at the word vested interest because she needed to see the words.

LOL

martin

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To: Martin Wormser who wrote (6591)9/12/2000 8:19:09 PM
From: Gary M. Reed
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You are right on about the obnoxious WSJ "Hup to it, time is my money" garble from the brat.

You'd think Vita would at least shoot a new commercial...even Faber and Kernan lampooned it while it was running before...have you ever seen a commercial so lame that even CNBC employees make fun of it? Although money might be pretty tight for Vita these days...with all the info available on the Internet, I can't imagine people running out to buy a newsletter on how to do dividend reinvestments. Especially with the notion of buying dividend-paying stocks being so out of vogue these days...let's face it, who needs dividend yield when all you have to do is chase the latest go-go investment fad.

Let me add another commercial to the "stupid" list...the one where the woman pulls her SUV out of the car wash, then gets it washed again by the high school band. As she pulls in, she has this smug "the world is a much better place because of me" look on her face, as if she'd just fed 10,000 hungry children in a 3rd-world nation. Then the caption on the screen says, "What will you do when you make your first million?" I guess the underlying message is, once you've made a million, you can just go out and blow it. What a crock.

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To: James F. Hopkins who wrote (6555)9/13/2000 6:23:00 PM
From: 10K a day
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Hey Captain! Does Bobby knight have a law degree?

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To: 10K a day who wrote (6593)9/14/2000 10:30:11 AM
From: sandintoes
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Did you hear them talking about Chelsea going to Australia? She is once again going on the tax payers dollars! I'm sick of paying for her world travels!

On CNBC, they said, "Taking a break from college, good for her!"

Like the American taxpayers haven't already picked up enough of Chelsea's around the world educational tour!

This time the Clinton's aren't trying to hide the fact, that Chelsea is on a boondoggle. Clinton isn't accompanying her, what is her role?!

I never voted for her, why should I have to pay for HER college break?? Let Daddy and Mommy pay for their own daughter...I'm sick of paying!

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To: sandintoes who wrote (6594)9/14/2000 11:34:01 AM
From: Gary M. Reed
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Doesn't surprise me in the least...the other night ago on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," they reported that Hillary had taken more trips overseas and spent more taxpayer $$$ going on these trips than Madeline Albright, the Secretary of State. All Chelsea's doing is taking a page out of Mom's "stick it to the taxpayers" playbook.

I agree with you 110% on not wanting to foot the bill for her college break.

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To: arno who wrote (6587)9/15/2000 10:22:25 AM
From: arno
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Another one for the suckiest commercial list:

Yaup, Yoop or whatever.....

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To: Ted David who wrote (6455)9/15/2000 1:27:56 PM
From: Wigglesworth
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CNBC newsreaders struggled with tonguetwisters!

This morning I was jerked awake by ConSwayLow's heavy French: FATE accompli!

A few weeks ago, when Serena Williams was at the NYSE, BarterRowMow asked her about WIMBELTON!

Shouldn't we all stick to Inglish? and local places such as Noo Jersey??

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To: Wigglesworth who wrote (6597)9/15/2000 1:33:32 PM
From: Martin Wormser
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Speaking about English. How about the My Discount Broker commercial? How clever???? Hate it.

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To: Martin Wormser who wrote (6591)9/16/2000 3:06:34 PM
From: capitalistbeatnik
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MUST READ: "The Fortune Tellers" by Howard Kurtz. Confirms my theory that Insana and Haines really know what they are doing and are the good guys. Lotsa good stuff about the beginnings of FNN and CNBC. Neat stuff about the Cramer WAVO blowout, the Acompora shenanigans and the Maria phenomenon.

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