This is — by far — my favorite email of the week:
"Your blogs are both great.
I peddle porn on the internet (quite successfully, I might add) – and it’s a recent career shift from being a California real estate broker!
I can say that myself and other pornographers consider yours the #1 blog for financial advice and read it daily! I think you’ll even have a number of pornographers signing up for your research paysite!"
-Ray Hoffman, http://www.evulv.com/
There are two issues here: First, you just gotta respect someone who knows when to get out of the Real Estate market — and pretty close to the very top;
And 2nd, I may have to change my tagline to "The Big Picture: The leading choice of discriminating Pornographers everywhere!"
Thanks for the email, Ray — it made my day . . .
Makes you wonder what belong long OR short means in their world
Was it signed Jackie Trehorn, dude? The rug really tied the room together man.
Here’s a pitch for you Barry: A monthly trading publication for both retail and institutional investors, with hard-core porno spreads inside. FT research quality married with Penthouse sensibility has gotta be a surefire winner, and with all the new pornographers signing up to the pay-site, I’ll bet you can get some high quality ‘talent’ for a song.
Now all we need is a name. Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?
“Redefining the money shot”
How about just “The Money Shot”?
please also post your faves of the month, year, and all time…
Maybe you can get an endorsement from Tony Soprano too…
on Minyanville the headline reads:
Friday Roundup: The Geopolitical Situation Trumps Fundamentals
July 14, 2006 12:01 pm
I would add: …and the Fundamentals Suck
Now that’s a recession proof sector. But a lot of competition and no barriers to entry. I don’t get how people make money in it.
this market could be ” taking it up the A%^$%& ”
I suggest “The Big Picture: Size Matters”
Please tell my brother in California to please send me samples. I think he may have lost my address so please have him forward all DVD’s to you and I will discreetly get them from you.
Remember my wife and my brother don’t like each other so all correspondence will have to come to me in plain brown wrapping paper with the title “Economic and Market research for empirical data review.”
Thanks man, This goes alot to strengthing families.
If he acts like doesn’t know me then ohhh just have him send them to you and you can forward them on to me. Remember plain brown wrapping paper with the title “Economic and Market research for empirical data review.”
Sooner or later he will come around.
“Now that’s a recession proof sector. But a lot of competition and no barriers to entry. I don’t get how people make money in it.”
Because porn has no calories. You would be surprised at how much can be consumed without feeling sated.
Ohh, man — do I see this degenerating very quickly . . .
I guess it is a Friday, so keep the no calories / protein diet jokes coming
(I mean — you know what I mean)
(and I couldn’t get passed my own spam filter!)
As they say, porn is where the money is at…..
always a Bull market in that biz and there’s no need to worry about outsourcing or a brain drain
When I’m not surfing internet porn, i’m reading Barry Ritholtz’s Big Picture Blog….
You’ll be able to tell who is peddling the gay porn by who is asking your opinion of Johnson & Johnson.
Also, I would imagine they would all be active traders, considering how they like to get in and out… and back in… and out… and in again.
The Much Bigger Picture.
Need to rethink the whole whackage thang now.
That would also explain if you were to get tons of e-mails telling you that Chubb just came out of a double bottom.
So his name is Ray Hoffman. Must be related to Jack Hoffman.
“The Big Package”
If real estate investors are going into the porn industry, I’m shorting the porn industry. Let us know if you hear anything more.
P.S. The amount of Brians on your blog is getting out of hand. I’m already the 3rd Brian in this post. I hope the two people who go by “B” aren’t Brians too.
Maybe this pornographer could use Cody or Kudlow maybe even Cramer in one of his films!! BOOYAH
This was inevitable with all the whackage talk.
MASH, it could feature Cody making love to Kudlow in a bathtub full of MSFT stock certificates! haha
OK. I am re-christening myself ala “B”
27 posts and not a single “QQQQ” joke yet.
Just got a chance to scroll back through, and it looks like “The Big Package” and “The Money Shot” are the two best entries. I like those two a lot, but it seems like we haven’t heard the best yet.
Seriously, I know the publishing end of it if Barry can use his contacts to get good financial content. Sadly, I’m only half kidding about this idea.
Hung Like A Bear?!?
Big Bear Naked Picture.
Bear Naked Markets.
I think “The Money Shot” is actually very hard to beat; um, er, difficult to top,
er, unlikely to be exceeded………
The Full Barry,
Grin and Barry It,
Bear Assed Markets or BAM?
Looks like we started a trend:
“The Invisible Hand”
“Straddle” (The Option)
Thought of a few more while in the shower . . . uh, I mean while watching baseball:
“A Random Walk — With a Hooker”
For you technicians – “False Bottoms” or “False Tops”
“T&A – Tits and Alpha”
“Goldmansex” (that could be licensed from the already existing site)
Dear Mr. Sherman McCoy:
Thank you for your resume. Although we think that you are highly qualified for the advertised position, we were rather disturbed that a Google search disclosed that you have a blog at http://moneyshotblog.blogspot.com/ which implies a certain lack of moral recticude. We were even more disturbed that you link to http://sharemycock.com/ which is, quite frankly, a hotbed of acts that are outside of the limits of Goldman, Sachs’ Principles of Acknowledged Reality.
Therefore, we must decline to consider your application to replace Mr. Paulson although some may say that he is much more deeply compromised than yourself.
Thank you for your interest and good luck in the future.
Very truly yours,
This may just be the summer heat talking, but I think your idea is f-ing genius.
I know your pitch was directed to Barry, but I’ve been looking for a new project, and I want in. Seriously. If you make it a purely web-based publication for minimal startup costs at the outset, then I would volunteer to handle everything except the financial content (I’m not qualified.)
What I am over-qualified to do (mom would be so proud…) is run an adult website. My current gig involves managing several adult content sites for a big outfit in the valley. (for all you non-SoCal folks, that’s San Fernando valley, “The Real Silicon Valley” and world capital of Pr0n.)
Regarding naming, you also need something that you can tie to a unique domain for maximum effectiveness. Obviously moneyshot.com was already taken, so I did a little Colbert Report type word association… Real Money + Money Shot… and RealMoneyShot.com was born. Or registered anyway. Also .net and .org
Anyway – I’ll probably just make it a straight porn site if this discussion doesn’t turn into anything, but I do think it’s a killer idea. Let me know if you want a partner to run the web division.
It’s not that I’m not interested, it’s that getting good writers to contribute could be a full time job for six months even if you were well connected. The problem is finding the writers.
Fuck you, your site sucks!