Wow! China Girl just received a New Years card from Warren Buffett.
I am reluctant to admit I am a bit jealous. Imagine, the master insider trader even included a nice note for my oriental blossom. I'll simply quote the Oracle from Omaha directly.
Dear China Girl: That was a fascinating interview with the Wall Street Journal last week. I really enjoyed reading how you enjoy the "Hanky Panky" in those rare spare moments. Everyone should have a hobby. Actually, I liked to rock out to "Crystal Blue Persuasion" out here in Nebraska, that is until one of my aids told me the song has a subliminal drug message, perhaps having to do with a white powder. No more of Tommy James after that.
I really want to commend you on the recommendation to short ZNGA at $14.19. I just pulled up the chart, and gosh, what a miserable death spiral! I'm just glad I had an insider tip on chocoIate covered cherries and I loaded up on See's Candies. I really want to know the techniques you use to identify scam stocks. I did meet Mark Pinus once at the annual meeting of the Billionaire Boys Club, and he urged me at the time to plow Berkshire funds into the bull dog. It's just that I don't trust the Harvard Business School types, especially in tee shirts. You were spot on correct that the secondary offering was a major red flag, even despite all the hoopla surrounding Farcebook. Mark was ousted several months ago from our exclusive club, as he no longer qualifies.
Let me get to the point. I want to offer you a job out here in Omaha. I've heard in certain circles that your partner Mike, as brilliant as he is, can get a bit sloppy when he gets into case number two of Banquet Beer. There is definitely a downside to the Rocky Mountain high, and you really don't have to put up with all the abuse. I'm offering you a way out. I don't care that he reportedly has stopped drinking for 61 days, as 99% always return to what they know best. These are not good stock market odds.
I think we would get along well. Rupert Murdoch has his Wendy, but I will one up him with China Girl. Yes, I'll take the pills, and I heard they can work up to four hours. I can't wait to learn all your Shanghai secrets. I could also use someone to assist me changing out my Huggies four times a day. I really look forward to your reply. Don't tell Mike about our correspondence.
Yours, Warren Buffett
p.s. That other W.B.--the pretty boy, Warren Beatty--ain't got nothing on me.