Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Have Met the Enemy and He is...

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Early this week I met with my “financial guy”. Running through the various ponzi schemes that may or not save me from eating Alpo at an advanced age (given the collapse of the U.S. defined-benefit pension system), he suddenly exclaims: “oh, here's one you'll like. You are now a proud owner of [X number] shares of the gaming company, Hasbro. They pay great dividends.”

Careful readers will note a change in the editorial policy and content of this blog in the coming months...

19 comments:

  1. Does this mean you will be doing a post on Tieflings next???

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  2. There's an idea. How about we get several thousand OSR guys to pool their 401K investments to take over Hasbro?

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  3. Yes - I'm sure that the 'bro will be watching... better tow the line!

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  4. Ha well, I own their asses. Get me Mearl on the phone.

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  5. I do wonder if a collective 'offer' couldn't be put on the table directly to Hasbro to negotiate use of licensed IP or brand names, working around Wizards of the Coast.

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  6. My retirement plan currently consists of a revolver and a single bullet.

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  7. Ha, don't mock the 'bro it might come round.

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  8. @Scottsz
    That's actually not a bad serious idea. Better living through shareholder activism.

    Completely and utterly off-topic but if people missed Scott's recent "cold-text" article about Tamoachan they should see it here: http://lordofthegreendragons.blogspot.com/

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  9. Dear ckutalik,

    I would like to complain about the length and complexity of combat in your latest version of 'The Worlds Most Popular Roleplaying Game.' I liked Advanced Heroquest as much as the next guy, but c'mon.

    Sincerely,
    migellito - disgruntled ex-customer

    ;)

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  10. Dear Valued Customer,

    Suck it.

    WOTC Chairman-in-Waiting,
    Chris Kutalik

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  11. So you'll be covering more of their money-making games - like Hungry Hungry Hippos - rather than their money-losing ones? Fine by me.

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  12. Thanks Roger, now I'm going to have that damn Hungry Hungry Hippos jingle stuck in my head all day.

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  13. For the rest of you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HPI_HT6yjo

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  14. Actually Hasbro is one of the best companies out there to invest in. I did my business thesis on it in college. Great stuff really. If I had money, I would be putting money in it too. Remember, they also do all the movies connected to marvel.... so.... every time a new Iron Man, or Avengers movie comes out, your stock price is going up... god i wish i had more cash.

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  15. "My retirement plan currently consists of a revolver and a single bullet."

    At my job we call it the [insert business name here] Early Retirement Program.

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  16. "My retirement plan currently consists of a revolver and a single bullet."

    I don't think trying to win money at Russian Roulette is a good plan.

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  17. I think this is what is called "gallows humor".

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  18. Nah, that's an entirely different method of suicide.

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