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  • nsthil nsthil Sep 25, 2001 3:24 PM Flag


    you are still holding on for higher and better things after all this time?

    I just dont see it happening. You should take what money you have and run as ERTS' best days are behind it. They have had enough problems with online gaming even before temporary cancellation of Majestic. AOL is now indicating that their growth rate and ad revs will be weaker than expected. You have to figure ERTS should be disappointed in AOL overall growth and will probably be weak right along with it. SEGA will also start taking a bite out of ERTSs market share.

    ERTS is not a strong buy but a sell. Overvalued and limited growth.

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    • I have to preface that it is a 'bad' joke otherwise someone else on the board will do it for me. Based on the trying experiences from these past weeks, I notice that this board has a critical audience.

      Here is a possibly tasteless joke.

      Three men were standing in line to get into heaven one day. Apparently it had been a pretty busy day, though, so Peter had to tell the first one, "Heaven's getting pretty close to full today, and I've been asked to admit only people who have had particularly horrible deaths. So what's your story?" So the first man replies: "Well, for a while I've suspected my wife has been cheating on me, so today I came home early to try to catch her red-handed. As I came into my 25th floor apartment, I could tell something was wrong, but all my searching around didn't reveal where this other guy could have been hiding. Finally, I went out to the balcony, and sure enough, there was this man hanging off the railing, 25 floors above ground! By now I was really mad, so I started beating on him and kicking him, but wouldn't you know it, he wouldn't fall off. So finally I went back into my apartment and got a hammer and starting hammering on his fingers. Of course, he couldn't stand that for long, so he let go and fell � but even after 25 stories, he fell into the bushes, stunned but okay. I couldn't stand it anymore, so I ran into the kitchen, grabbed the fridge and threw it over the edge where it landed on him, killing him instantly. But all the stress and anger got to me, and I had a heart attack and died there on the balcony." "That sounds like a pretty bad day to me," said Peter, and let the man in. The second man comes up and Peter explains to him about heaven being full, and again asks for his story. "It's been a very strange day. You see, I live on the 26th floor of my apartment building, and every morning I do my exercises out on my balcony. Well, this morning I must have slipped or something, because I fell over the edge. But I got lucky, and caught the railing of the balcony on the floor below me. I knew I couldn't hang on for very long, when suddenly this man burst out onto the balcony. I thought for sure I was saved, when he started beating on me and kicking me. I held on the best I could until he ran into the apartment and grabbed a hammer and started pounding on my hands. Finally I just let go, but again I got lucky and fell into the bushes below, stunned but all right. Just when I was thinking I was going to be okay, this refrigerator comes falling out of the sky and crushes me instantly, and now I'm here." Once again, Peter had to concede that that sounded like a pretty horrible death. The third man came to the front of the line, and again Peter explained that heaven was full and asked for his story. "Picture this," says the third man, "I'm hiding naked inside a refrigerator. . ."

    • BTW, there is really no such thing as a bad joke. Some are just funnier than others!

      Joe and Wanda had a small apartment in the city and they decided that
      the only way to pull off an afternoon "quickie" with their 10-year-old
      son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony and order
      him to report on all the neighborhood activities. To a young boy, they
      thought, spying would be a lot of fun and would distract him for an hour
      or so.

      The boy began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation.

      "There's a car being towed from the parking lot," he said.

      "An ambulance just drove by..."

      A few moments passed.... "Looks like the Andersons have company,"
      he called out.

      "Matt's riding a new bike and the Coopers are having sex!!!"

      Mom and Dad shot up in bed. "How do you know that?" the
      startled father asked.

      "Their kid is standing on the balcony too!"

    • Okay, back to some bad joke?

      Man And His Dog

      A man has a dog that snores in his sleep. Annoyed, because she can't sleep, his wife goes to the vet to see if he can help. The vet tells the woman to tie a ribbon around the dog's testicles and he will stop snoring.

      A few hours after going to bed, the dog is snoring as usual. Finally, unable to sleep, she goes to the closet and grabs a piece of ribbon and ties it around the dog's testicles, sure enough, the dog stops snoring.

      The woman is amazed!

      Later that night, her husband returns home drunk from being out with his buddies. He climbs into bed, falls asleep, and begins snoring very loudly.

      The woman thinks maybe the ribbon will work on him. So she goes to the closet again, grabs a piece of ribbon, and ties it around her husband's testicles. Amazingly, it also works on him! The woman sleeps very soundly.

      The next morning, the husband wakes up very hung over. He tumbles into the bathroom to urinate. As he is standing in front of the toilet, he looks in the mirror and sees a blue ribbon attached to his privates. He is very confused, and, as he walks back into the bedroom, he notices a red ribbon attached to his dog's testicles.

      He shakes his head and looks at the dog and says: "Boy, I don't remember where we were or what we did, but, by God, we got first and second place!"

    • Don't look a gift horse in the mouth! I am buying more at this price.

      Their Q2 is in the bag. And they will beat.

      Sega still has ways to catch up with EA. And if and when they do, there will help influence more console buyers. And players will want to own different games. If people already spent $299 on a console, are they more likely to want to buy more video games? Sega, EA welcomes your competition.

      My question is how is HP coming along?

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      • "Sega still has ways to catch up with EA."

        In what sense? Earlier this calendar year, just about seven months ago if I remember correctly, EA was on record in an interview slagging off Sega and saying it it's not easy to create games multi-platform. Well guess what, Sega had a GameBoy Advance title out before EA. Oh, and they also had a GameCube title out before EA. Plus Virtua Fighter 4 will outsell any of EA's PS2 games.

        "How is HP coming along?"

        Who knows, but the only sure thing we know for sure is that the executive producer they hired for the job, Chris Gray, ran a software company into bankruptcy and hasn't made a hit game since 1984.

      • So, when you say Q2 is in the bag and they will 'beat'. Do you mean that they'll only lose $0.24 per share? Do you suppose people are going to go out and buy violent video games for their children at Christmas? Granted, some of the best EA sellers are sports games and they'll probably continue to be the leading titles but the economy just lost another 125,000 airline employees and that doesn't count people employed by the sectors serviced by the airlines (hotels, dining, conference, etc.)

        Time to wake up, people. Unemployment is going to go over 6% *this year*, the consumer is going to slam the brakes on frivolous spending (yes, that includes entertainment) and the market has a long way to go before it bottoms.

        Just the opinions of a South Dakota redneck

      • > Their Q2 is in the bag. And they will beat.

        Hope so, I was guessing a not-so-strong Q2 myself, but I hear the latest TRST numbers were actually okay so maybe we are okay, what have you seen/heard?

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