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odonnellm66 413 posts  |  Last Activity: 9 hours ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
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    ZNGA's Headquarters Is Humongous

    by sfjlegends Jun 4, 2014 4:11 PM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jun 4, 2014 4:29 PM Flag

    Mr. Pinus spent over $250 million on the makeover of that building. Insanity.

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    A Merrill Q&A session with Dr. Don Mattrick:

    by odonnellm66 Jun 4, 2014 12:15 PM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jun 4, 2014 2:26 PM Flag

    She actually knows a thing or two about cooking and I like to cook. I enjoy her warped sense of humor. Her milk glands are a bit excessive though. I tried that once in Germany years ago. Unrestrained, the twin globes just fell all over the place like overly inflated water balloons. More than a handful is just a waste.

  • I had vainly hoped that Don would announce to the world that he had finally found Jesus, but alas, this has not come to pass, though he, like all the shareholders, still needs to be saved. No, Don will announce one more insidious market ploy to retain the ZNGA users which are currently dropping like dead flies. Don is about to expand the company's balance sheet with this blockbuster:
    Webcamdeville--A Philippine Country Escape
    The user screen will be adorned with virtual nubile flesh in real time, and should you answer little Lolita's questions correctly, you reach a higher playing level where the pink sparkling panties become optional. Similar to Jeopardy, the user must always answer within the format of "who is" or "what is." Knowledge of Tagalog or Cebuano is most helpful.
    This looks like the long sought after solution to ZNGA's bloated and idle work force, currently numbering in excess of 2000. Most of the salaries are now outsourced to Manila, where wages average about $7- per day. There are certain moral and ethical implications to this shift in strategy, but what the hell, sex sells.
    I rate ZNGA as a screaming buy.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Q. Don, why does ZNGA list its P/E ratio as not available?
    A. It's been missing since the IPO. We are now looking in the lost and found department.
    Q. Describe in two words the personal dynamics between yourself and the former CEO, Mark Pinus.
    A. Not good.
    Q. How are your ZNGA stock options performing?
    A. Horrible, but I still have the $5 million cash signing bonus.
    Q. Is it rue you were fired from Microsoft for myopic vision?
    A. It's just a rumor, and my vision is fine. I was granted a permanent leave of absence.
    Q. How do you explain the revolving door of Chief Financial Officers at the ZNGA Brain Trust?
    A. If they can't handle New Math, they have to go elsewhere. We need creativity.
    Q. The ZNGA death spiral has resumed from $5.89 just months ago. Why?
    A. Wall Street has a current obsession with numbers. The New Economy is all about momentum.
    Q. Will Mark Pinus ever return to the ZNGA Brain Trust?
    A. No, I believe he now speculates in Israeli War Bonds and bulldozers.
    Q. Does the new head chef, the Asian sensation Tifa, wear a bra at work?
    A. Thankfully not. She's exempt from the company dress code.
    Q. Describe your typical work day at the ZNGA Brain Trust.
    A. I play a few hours of Candy Crush, get an in house massage, visit Tifa, and it's then cocktail hour.
    Q. ZNGA is described as a dog friendly environment, but unfriendly to shareholders. Why?
    A. A dog is man's best friend. Shareholders ask unpleasant questions.

    Thanks Don for your time.

  • Check out her substantial assets. She's already a youtube sensation.
    Tifa--Hot to Cook
    I just tried her Asian chicken breasts in a white creme sauce.

    Summary: I'm already long ZNGA common at $3.33. This pending news is good for a 5% to 10% bounce.
    Trust me. I have the inside track on ZNGA. You'd be a fool not to jump aboard this freight train.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jun 3, 2014 5:42 PM Flag

    I grasp the utility of Google, but I fail to understand that aspect of FB.
    It simply accumulates information on our likes/dislikes/acquaintances etc.
    Likely, I don't fully understand their business. I din't like FB at even $30, and I am lucky to never have had a position in the stock. I still believe the decline in volume is a source of concern, and in terms of the big picture, I mean this for the markets as a whole. A summer crash would be most unusual, but that doesn't mean it can't occur.

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jun 3, 2014 5:03 PM Flag

    Meet me at The Stud this evening after you give the keynote address at the Apple Conference.
    I'll be in black spandex with red suspenders.
    Gray hair, not quite fully bald, and you can't miss my beer belly.
    Bring your credit cards.

  • As goes Farcebook, so goes social byte.
    Volume is the Holy Grail. I don't argue with it.
    ZNGA's umbilical cord is yet tied to FB.
    The nasty divorce was never entirely finalized.
    FB volume has fallen off a cliff.
    It's getting a bit scary.
    ZNGA's volume was strong out the gate this morning and faded late in the session.
    It's an unsettling picture.
    I'm banking on Dr. Don pulling something out of his bag of tricks.
    Or dump tomorrow for a short term loss.
    Is mobile revenue a pipe dream?

  • Let's see if we get a further boost in volume during the last 30 minutes of the session.
    That would be a big positive for another ZNGA roadkill bounce.
    Since the fundamentals for this stock are horrid, ZNGA is only a trading vehicle.
    Buy and hold at your own peril.
    Vulture Capital is long again at $3.33.
    333 is half of 666, so numerology is at play.
    And Venus is presently in the 7'th house of Jupiter, of critical importance.
    It is like all ZNGA trades, meaning very dangerous.
    Tight mental stops are necessary, never fearing to take a short term loss.
    Let the market dictate; you cannot.
    If we had 24 hour trading, it would eliminate much of the price manipulation.
    I'm referring to the robots in Hal's clan.

  • Is it time for me to apply for a management position at the ZNGA Brain Trust?
    I need to get my creative juices flowing again.
    It gets tiresome to post on this board each and every day.
    I was always destined for a much higher calling.
    But through the slings and arrows of numerous misfortunes.
    This became my lowly station in life.
    Who said life or the stock market is fair.

  • From glen to glen and down the mountainside
    The summer's gone and all the roses fallin'
    It's you, it's you, must go and I must bide.

    But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
    Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
    I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
    Oh Donny boy, oh,Donny boy, I love you so.

  • It appears the cynics like myself are out in full force, though there is some distortion from kevinb21, who's incessant banter is similar to my own. Normally, the cheerleading ratio is a key indicator, but because of certain distortions, I rate it as neutral. It is troubling that the ZNGA frat boys are either hung over in bed or consulting divorce attorneys, but out of empathy, I feel for their pain.

    Of greater concern is the big boost in volume from yesterday's anemic pace, and it's with minimal price movement to the downside. That's a big short term plus for ZNGA common. Someone is snapping up the shares, likely the speculators and relations of Hal.

    Summary: Vulture Capital Management has already covered at $3.34, even though $3.28 was the initial price target.
    We now contemplate another ZNGA roadkill bounce based on Dr. Don and the Traveling Wilburys.
    Is it time for another 48 hour trade?

  • Dr. Don and the Traveling Wilburys are scheduled to close out the show with their massive hit,
    "End of the ZNGA Line."
    Let's take a guess at possible encores.
    1. Runaway (Stock)
    2. Handle (This Stock) With Care
    3. Inside Out (Margin Call)
    4. Dirty (Farmville) World
    5. Congratulations (You Lost)

    This is one show you don't want to miss.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • They were a bit bulldog peeved at leaving 10 cents on the table from the latest run of delusion, but I explained that no one can have impeccable timing in marriage, the stock market, or life in general. Their current target price to cover is $3.28, but with this patent medicine conference pending--Dr. Don and the Traveling Wilburys--I cannot guarantee that they will not pull the trigger prematurely. I am now required to post the following disclaimer:

    Vulture Capital Management is a diversified hedge fund In Minnewaukan, North Dakota specializing in pink sheet issues, mass hysteria, and other assorted caviar wet dreams. Our employee, the prophet odonnellm66, has been instructed to post regular ZNGA updates on the message board, and he is adequately compensated to do so. We do this out of a sense of altruism, as the founders of our firm are a group of humanist Norwegians. The prophet odonnellm66's missives are not to be construed as a recommendation to buy, hold, short, imbibe in alcohol, or bogart on the peace pipe any tuft of herbal remedy known as Humboldt County green bud. We hold no responsibility over Mike's actions, especially after the second 20 ounce Pabst Blue Ribbon. odonnellm66 should be regarded like a grain of salt, though Vulture Capital has profited handsomely from his metaphysical vision.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Observe the atrocious volume across the board.
    ZNGA --19.5 million shares
    Farcebook--50% of normal daily volume.
    More ominously, the SPY at 65 million shares.
    Pure technicians don't like this kind of decline in volume.
    Because volume precedes price more often than not.
    The utter tedium only provides a false sense of security.
    The subdued volume is merely the calm before the typhoon.
    We will be shaken from this lethargy by a black snake event.
    China has its shadow banking system on the edge of a precipice.
    Japan has the highest debt to GDP ratio in the world while they madly print the yen..
    There are many possible catalysts, but it is likely something not anticipated.
    I expect big excitement in the currency markets.
    Meanwhile, Dr. Don and his traveling medicine show will paint the Farmville pig
    With a new working girl hue of pink lipstick.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    Dr. Don-- Right Place Wrong Time

    by odonnellm66 May 30, 2014 10:31 AM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 30, 2014 2:15 PM Flag

    Dr. Don: Are you sure it isn't this song? --Wrong Pace Wrong Time

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • There was nothing hidden in the chronicles of this pathetic company for me. I've been negative on this hype since $14.19. If you enjoyed Edward Gibbon's masterpiece of history, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, go back in the annals of time and check my initial posts.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It has everything to do with the boys in the option pits, particularly on the third Friday of each month, Triple Witching Day. The use of derivitives has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade. Keep in mind that options now expire on a weekly basis, each Friday, and that wasn't the case years ago. On a short term basis, of course on a Friday, options are the tail which wags the bulldog. You reply that the market must then be rigged. Of course it is, but only over the short run. Truth is always revealed over a larger time frame, and that ought to concern those long ZNGA common shares. The truth ain't pretty. For now ZNGA is a pig adorned with lipstick.
    My last point is that the price movement on an options Friday unwinds in the opposite direction on the following Monday with high probability. I said probability, not certainty. Thus if ZNGA rises at today's close, there's a very good chance it will be lower on Monday. If ZNGA closes lower at today's close, there's a very good chance it will rally come next Monday. The logic at work is that the options contracts have a tendency to unwind the underlying stock after expiration.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 May 30, 2014 1:16 PM Flag

    The serious ZNGA dope fiends, that small 5% foolish enough to fork over their credit card numbers for the likes of a country escape to Farmville, are the addicts. Addiction is key to ZNGA's very survival. The essential problem is that there are host of drugs available, and more come online each and every day. Competition will continue to grow at a furious pace because the barriers of entry to this field are minimal at best. The games are not language dependent, so they can be created anywhere in the world--India, Bangladesh, and China. All you need is a row of computers and some geeks who can code. Plenty of people have those skills and they can work out of a garage or an apartment. This is already occurring in that gaming mecca, Santa Cruz. While there is apparent loyalty to World of Warcraft, this is by no means true across the board. Gaming addicts are a fickle bunch. Here today, gone tomorrow. Look no further than Mr. Pinus' ill advised $160 million acquisition, Drop Something. Exactly as the purchase was finalized, the fad sagged in popularity was written off as a complete loss. By the way, that $160 million was shareholder money.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It is easily found on a google search. World of Warcraft (WOW) was Elliot Rodger's particular obsession. His parents gladly paid for this pursuit, and it doesn't come cheap. They never gave it a single thought because it's easier to buy these programs than to have genuine interaction with your child. All of this mindless rubbish, including ZNGA's menu of ennui, is fully dependent on addiction, exactly like the manufacturers of tobacco products. For the record, I do smoke, so I'm not some saint. I am fully addicted to cigarettes. The health effects of smoking are clear and obvious. My motto is always, "I'll quit tomorrow." Computer games are much more insidious, but the mental damage is slowly being revealed. I don't want my own son hooked on this garbage. I don't want him smoking either. Thankfully, smoking is no longer socially acceptable in so many circles. Unhip. I hope the same attitude evolves toward computer gaming. I'm sick to death of these zombies glued to their touch screen devices.

    Summary: For a company like ZNGA, no addiction means no revenue. Do you think for a moment that Mark Pinus allows his own kids to become hooked on this rubbish. I seriously doubt it. I'll at least give him that credit.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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