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odonnellm66 434 posts  |  Last Activity: 14 hours ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
  • It's nostalgia night on PBS. I just love the music of that era, pledge drive interruptions notwithstanding.

  • The title of the melody is West End Girls. I really don't get it. Is Legend a West End Girl or is he a Pet Shop boy? Things can be so confusing with a cross dresser, and I'm at a total loss. This is worse than the Lady Boys in Thailand. It's all so amorphous. Please help me decipher the lyrics. Your assistance is appreciated, as I'm completely ignorant about electronic music and alternative lifestyles. Here's the first stanza.

    Sometimes you're better off dead
    There's a gun in your hand and it's pointed at your head
    You think you're mad, too unstable
    Kicking in chairs and knocking down tables
    In a restaurant in a West End town
    Call the police, there's a madman around
    Running down undergound to a dive bar
    In a West End town.

    Summary: I'm starting to think Legend is long, not short, ZNGA common shares. That would indeed explain the tone of desperation. Maybe it's time for him to lay off the bottle, even if it is Pinot Noir.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Aug 30, 2014 11:27 AM Flag

    Any acutely aware person goes through periods of darkness. When the condition persists for long periods--weeks and months-- and you are treating it with substances, distractions of all sorts-- sex included-- and heaven forbid, Farmville, Version 2, then we are talking about a medical condition, a chemical imbalance in the brain. I am fully aware of the difference. A person who feels strongly is one I am attracted to, and his character generally reflects an odd combination of the good, the bad, and the ugly. A person who does not feel, and feel strongly, holds no interest for me. I don't give a damn if he has money or not. You can have all the sheep cruising the shopping malls glued to their touchscreen phones. In my opinion, that is he real illness, and it is now pervasive in our society. I reject that mentality out of hand. My particular predicament, as I am a left handed Leo, is that I am extremely light sensitive, so as the days become shorter in the fall months, I must be aware. Ideally I spend the spring, summer, and early fall in the northern hemisphere, and our winter in the tropics or the southern hemisphere. That's exactly what I intend to do, and I am very fortunate to be in a position to do so. Things are on the up and up presently--nothing but blue skies, but I am ever watchful for the signs of the deep abyss. I have enormous empathy for those who suffer from depression. The general rule is to treat it with an assortment of drugs, and I have never utilized that option, unless you include Pabst Blue Ribbon, and I am off of that elixir some 17 days now.

  • I stumbled upon it by simple chance, and the song immediately had a profound effect on me. I am quite partial to guitars. I wrote this man in a small city in Sardinia--I had no address so I just used his name and the city name--and three months later I receive a reply, all written in Italian, as he speaks no English. There are some very great artists in our midst, and the vast majority are unrecognized. I will meet this man, Marino de Rosas, at some point in the future.

    Give it a listen. There is a deep melancholic quality about the meldoy while at the same time expressing joy. It seems to sum up the human condition. We trudge through life with momentary glimpses of complete peace of mind, only to fade away, with or without a holding in ZNGA common shares. That's my read on this song. Give it a listen.
    Marino de Rosas--song title--Isole (island in Italian)

  • I do notice the persistent drooling of the delusional ZNGA longs while their panties are dripping wet in fervent anticipation of the coming moon launch. Yes, any day now, ZNGA will be once again a $6- stock, and meanwhile they await the next arrival of Haley's comet, because that is an omen of $10 bulldog. However, what these sheep ignored is that ZNGA's dire fate is already written in the stars, because you reap that which you sow, and it ain't pretty. The hand of God and Karma Yoga is at work on this rubbish, and it cannot be defied over the long haul, not even by the Kosher Nostra. If the sheep focused on value instead of the price of everything, they would immediately grasp that the ZNGA Brain Trust has no intrinsic worth. It is just a long string of zeroes and ones, mostly zeroes, as anyone holding this stock sees from their dwindling brokerage account balances.

    But let us discuss the sport of fishing, a pastime near and dear to me. I grew up like Huckleberry Finn on the banks of a mighty river, and I was already addicted to a rod and reel by the age of seven. Subsequently, I accumulated a vast amount of fishing equipment to appease my OCD nature. I have the classic Fenwick rods from the 1970's, a big collection of Lamiglas poles, the highly collectible vintage Japanese bamboo rods, Penn reels, and so on, and so on. Then one day I picked up a Shakespeare Pro-Am rod at a garage sale for $1-. It was very basic--Target Store type merchandise--and the reel seat was broken. A week later I mounted a trusty Mitchell 300c reel on this $1- rod with a pair of automotive hose clamps since reel seat was gone, just to check the tip action. On the very first cast with a Rattling Rogue medium surface lure, bam, big fish on. After 20 minutes, I brought to shore a 19 pound Striper, and it was a tagged fish. That $1- rod went on to be the luckiest rod I ever owned. Somehow it just couldn't help but catch fish. I never did fix that rod
    seat.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I suspected that the major averages would survive this month unscathed, though August wasn't so kind to ZNGA. I suggest to you that the blow off top in the indexes is now running on fumes and we will enter a seasonal period of extreme excitement (volatility) for the months of September and October. ZNGA shareholders can look forward to more devastating losses to be posted in October, the exact time when all the averages will be under selling pressure. It won't be pretty. The downside action will shock all but a few. Watch the SPY volume carefully over the coming weeks. It is a key indicator.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It doesn't help matters that ZNGA has been stuck in neutral and treading water of late, that is, until the death spiral resumes next week. I'm completely bored with the stock action and I caught myself doing a Google search on pink Spandex and Gold's gym, Castro District. As the barley induced fog lifts, I am concerned that my latent self might be revealed on this message board, and I'm a bit frantic. I would get an immediate appointment with my psychiatrist, Dr. JR Silverstein, but he is attending an electro shock therapy conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Yes, I did send an email message to sflegend because I know he has some experience in this area, and I'm awaiting his reply.

    I wish to have some feedback from this citadel of knowledge. I already tried three Our Fathers and four Hail Marys all to no avail. Is it time for me to abandon ZNGA and seek out another scam stock to short, or just await patiently until ZNGA breaks through $2- and formally enters Dante's Inferno. I'll listen to all your counsel, gay, straight, or asexual. Thanks.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • To derive the full sense of this truism, you really have to substitute the word gay with that Q word, but the censors at Yahoo Finance apparently find that particular nominal adjective one those sensitive terms not allowed for the callow ears of this audience. This is a family friendly site. Suffice to say, a Q Irishman is one who prefers his wife over whiskey. This is a rather pertinent subject at the moment, as I have been running dry some 16 days now--not a single drop of booze, though my cigarette consumption has accelerated, as is always the case when I stop drinking. Some might suggest that I have simply switched deck chairs on the Titanic, but that remains to be seen. I did quit smoking and drinking once simultaneously, but that was when I was incarcerated in the county jail for 134 days, and the element of choice was instantly eliminated. I say one addiction at a time.

    Summary: You ask, "What method is there in the madness of this half-baked wing nut?" This is what I am warning all the delusional ZNGA longs right now. My stock market perceptions on scam stocks become extremely acute--razor sharp-- when I stop drinking, and I am no longer detoxing. Unless you have a short position in ZNGA, I highly recommend you take cover now. Remember, we have one more in a long string of lack of earnings reports pending this October. The carnage will be horrific, and you will wish you were dead, and that's before the wife even files for divorce. When I say $1.99 ZNGA you can bet your sweet bippy on it.

    This commercial message was brought to you by the prophet, odonnellm66.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Aug 28, 2014 8:31 PM Flag

    I am rather self-indulgent, so please excuse my incessant rants and raves. I'll make a conscious effort to improve my numerous shortcomings. I am a work in progress.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That's why I'm most curious as to why the ZNGA longs persist in living in a virtual world. Please explain also virtual investing. Is this when you toss good money at a hype fad (fraud?) and watch as the chart take this absolute rubbish from $15- to $2.88? You must admit, the only people (other than the ZNGA Brain Trust insiders, $13- dumpers, most prominently Mr. Pinus), who have celebrated Farmville 1 or 2 have been the shorts, and they laughed all the way to the bank while you sat on virtual losses in real time. 95% of all ZNGA common share holders are under water on this virtual mierda, which is great if your tax account needs a capital loss. Do you think for a moment a real man would be caught dead or alive wasting his time playing some infantile pursuit or following the latest tidbits on Kim Khardashian? Are you out of your mind? Hell no! A real man is running the rapids of the South Fork of the American River, drinking Catholic whiskey in "relative" moderation, and being serviced on a regular basis at the Asian health spa on Larkin Street. Life is way too short to be consumed with this garbage. Games are fine, and I am a fanatic about a few of them--Chess, Backgammon, Go, Monopoly, War, and most definitely Poker. These are really instructional aids which improve your knowledge of mathematical probability, an indispensable skill for a stock trader. Let's get real boys and girls. Remove your blinders now and get off your touchscreen phone for five minutes.

    Summary: I'll see you at $1.99.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    My daily health regimen

    by odonne11m66 Aug 28, 2014 11:33 AM
    odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Aug 28, 2014 12:02 PM Flag

    You are absolutely correct. If you wish to humor me, a certain element of creativity is required.
    He can keep trying.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • All aboard!
    And $1.99 coming.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Honey, follow the big boys and their big money. The tribe is in a league of its own, and they dictate the rules of this card game. You are all very small fish in this shark tank, and you are about to be eaten alive. True, one might consider that Mark Pinus is also a member of the tribe, though not a made man, but there is no loyalty among thieves, and the Kosher Nostra doesn't give a damn about the fate of his sinking ship. It's all about quick profits plain and simple. Just reflect on the very nasty divorce between Mr. P and Boy Zuckie, both tribe members. Oh to have been a fly on the wall during that contentious and heated debate. Also do not forget that Bernie Madoff's prime "victims" were the well money tribe members of Palm Beach. I don't really consider them victims because they became a bit greedy with little regard for the possibility that Bernie was running a ponzi scam. They then cried, "Poor me!"

    Summary: I'll see you at $1.99 on this garbage stock.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Aug 28, 2014 9:53 AM Flag

    A 1960 Schwinn Varsity is somewhat collectible. The rest are good for a ride to fetch a six pack of beer at the convenience store, and not much more. That applies to the Schwinn Continental as well, a supposedly updated version of the Varsity. They were all tanks with heavy steel lugless frames and came with French Huret derailleurs which never shifted properly. The Peugeots of that era were miles ahead of Schwinn are many are desirable, especially those with the English tubing, Reynolds 531. I just sold a 1968 Schwinn Racer, and there's decent demand for that model.

  • I unfortunately come from those kind of people. My 84 year old mother still clips coupons while she has millions of dollars sitting in a bank account.. She would drive a couple extra miles because gas was 4 cents cheaper. Heaven forbid, don't run the air conditioning in the house too much. True, that's how these kind of people become wealthy over the long run, but at the age if 84, don't you want to practice the spiritual concept of non-attachment, because you sure as hell aren't bring much with you when you depart this world.

    Here's a little anecdote to illustrate my point. If there's one thing I know it's the price of fine bicycles, the vintage machines from the 60's and 70's in particular. In January of 1979, I pedaled San Diego to La Paz, Mexico, essentially the entire length of the Baja peninsula. I went with two college chums, and of our group two of us had the finest bicycles money could buy, and I was one of those persons. The third joined us on a last minute whim, and all he had was a $79- JC Penney bike, what the purists would call junk. It had steel wheels, all steel components, those cheap black tires, and everything one would consider of inferior quality. When we rode up to La Paz two week later, that JC Penney bike was the only one not to experience any mechanical problems or a single flat tire. We had troubles and many flats on our pricey bicycles. Moral of the story: All the money in the world doesn't buy you jack. It's much better to know the value of a bicycle than the price.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Wait until we have another 70 million share session. We will then see the price really accelerate downward.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Any ZNGA shareholder with a loss carry forward on ZNGA common--which obviously includes most of you--is welcome to attend free of charge. The location is easy to find in that self-enlightened hippy hamlet. Just proceed down Brighton Avenue past the tennis courts where the dreadlock crowd loiters. Suggested attire: Birkenstocks, a tied dyed Jerry Garcia t-shirt, and Bermuda shorts of a suitable hemp fabric. You must bring your own smokeable reality, as it is not provided at this ZNGA fest.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Mike: Since we are true contrarians out here in the Midwest wheat fields, we would really like to see your ignore ratings boosted on the message board. We are a bit nervous, because you have developed a loyal following as the ZNGA messiah of gloom and doom. Post more ad hominem attacks against the delusional ZNGA longs and make full use of adjectives of three syllables or more, preferably Latin based. That will serve to confuse the sheep, and they will begin to question their purchase of ZNGA common stock while they lie awake in bed at 2 AM. In other words, we want you to stir the pot, and you are fully capable of that task. We want you to also suggest that ZNGA is one grand Zionist conspiracy intended to solely benefit the tribe. That statement alone ought to earn you at least 10 ignore points. You might include the fact that the former CEO is part of the Pincus Warburg clan.

    In closing, we are very happy to hear that you have resumed conjugal relations with China Girl. She's one wild cat. How are her breast implants holding up? One more thing. We want you to avoid the company of sflegend like the plague. This cross dresser is bad news and a loose canon on the deck. He wants to bring you and our little short syndicate down for the full count. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

    Yours,
    F. Scott O'Rothschild

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Again, I suggest you use the SPY volume as a key indicator. I watch it carefully and you should as well. This market implodes in the next 90 days, and the Federal Reserve will then be between a rock and a hard place. That's precisely when ZNGA approaches the bargain basement price of $1.99.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ......as an altruistic service to humanity, you are very likely sitting on substantial losses in light of the ongoing ZNGA death spiral. Many will say, "I have lost nothing on this scam stock, since I am keeping the blind faith and haven't yet sold since my purchase at $8-." Here's my question. Is a paper loss the same as the actual loss your tax accountant uses? I suggest it is, and you can attempt to rationalize the situation any way you like, as it is human nature to put lipstick on a greased pig when under fire. A student of economics would refer to this scenario as opportunity cost, and it has been a heavy one for anyone foolish enough to hold onto this rubbish. It's puzzling, but you may keep the faith all the way to $1.99.

    Other Notes: It's Well Hung Wednesday at The Stud Saloon, San Francisco's finest "alternative" South of Market watering hole. Well drinks are half off for the soon to be laid off ZNGA Brain Trust employees, and large pitchers of beer are $4-. This special is also available to all ZNGA shareholders. SFlegend will give a brief presentation on tulip mania at 6 PM, and a raffle will be held after his speech for a 1.99 share block of ZNGA common stock. Come smell the tulips!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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