Monday, 20 August 2018

What should Elon Musk do now?

Okay, okay ... / Well, he's been having a meltdown, our Elon, over the last week (or two). He needs to get a grip, and fast! So, at the very least, he should get a chief operating officer for Tesla, someone he can trust, like Gwynne Shotwell at SpaceX. That would take a lot of pressure off him. Personally, though - and this is the nuclear option - I think he should consider selling all his Tesla stock (20 per cent) and then invest that money in SpaceX. 'What, boss?!' Yes, Voice. 'Why?!' And he needs to forget about saving the human race. 'What?!?!' Because it can't be saved, man. 'Oh.' We will destroy ourselves sooner or later, either on earth or on Mars. 'So there's no point in going to Mars then?!' Well ... Elon should still do it, but for himself, you dig? Putting human beings on Mars would be the greatest achievement in human history, and it would be his achievement. He needs to think of himself now. Julius Caesar only thought of himself. I'm only thinking of myself. [Elon, mate, be selfish! Look after number one!] Elon's too nice. That's his problem. 'Are you sure about this, boss?' Christ! Elon needs to get to Mars before someone else does. Before NASA, maybe. [Do it! Do it now!] 'Yeah. Or Jeff Bezos.' Ha, ha, ha! For fuck's sake, Voice! You crack me up. What have I told you about Jeff? 'Er ...' Listen, he ain't going to no freakin' Mars, son. He ain't capable.

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Anyway ... uh, our Elon will be all right (if he can stay healthy). He's got the billionaire mindset. If Tesla and SpaceX collapsed today, and Elon found himself living on the street, I know what he would do. 'What?' He would go around collecting old bottles and cans. 'Er ... why would he do that, boss?!' BECAUSE(!!!) ... he could sell them, man, for recycling. 'Oh.' And after a month he would have enough money to rent an office. 'Okay. That's clever.' Then he would set up a new business and live in that office. 'Brilliant!' Within ten years, Elon would be a billionaire again. 'Wow!' Yeah. Big time.

It's all about having the right mindset, dear reader(s), you dig? And taking massive action, obviously. / I've been thinking this weekend that I've never heard other people - strangers to me, I mean - discuss the concept of massive action. Despite all the books, and seminars, and internet articles hardly anyone knows about it. And of the few people who do know about it ... how many actually follow through and live the lifestyle? 'I don't know, boss.' Well, I wouldn't be surprised if it were only 1 per cent. It gives you a MASSIVE unfair advantage in the world if you know about it and do it. / By the way, it's not quite the same thing as hard work, in my opinion. A lot of people work hard, for a while. Then they play hard, and goof off. 'Ha!' Forget about playing, man. Be serious, dear reader(s)!!!

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Edward Bramson wants to pick the next chairman of Barclays

[Update, Monday 13th: I'm taking a week off, dear reader(s). I'm not going anywhere, just staying in London, but I need a break from this awful blogging, you dig? See you next week!]

Or, uh ... he wants a say in whom the next chairman will be, anyway. 'Why, boss? Why?!' Ha! It's just Eddie's style, Voice. He buys a small percentage in a company, and then he thinks he can run it. 'Oh. How much of Barclays does he own?' 5.4 per cent. Which isn't bad, I suppose. / By the way, he tried to buy a stake in this blog. 'Really?' He wanted 2 per cent of it. 'Oh.' Yeah, but I was worried he would kick me out and put you in charge, Voice. 'Ha! Ha, ha, ha! This is a joke, right? I mean, it's fake news, right?' Yes, of course. It's a joke. Who would give you a position of responsibility? 'Well ...' It's just harmless fun. Don't get upset.

So, uh ... I haven't written about Mr Bramson for years. This is from 2011 -

Who do we want? Who do we want? Who do we want? 'For what, Mikey?' I hear you crying out all over the world. FOR WHAT? Who do we love? Who do we want to be the chairman of F&C Asset Management? Do we want the current chairman, Nick MacAndrew, who may be a wonderful guy, but who has never been burned, NOT ONCE IN HIS LIFE? Or do we want the great Edward Bramson of Sherborne Investors fame, who is not only a veteran of the astral plane, but who was once a close personal friend of the money god Big Herb when he was alive on this cold earth of ours?

You see? 'No wonder he wanted me to take over.' Ha! He didn't want you, idiot! I made it up! Christ!

Right. Well, okay ... now Eddie's going after John McFarlane (Barclays). What do these chairmen do to upset our Eddie so much? 'Crazy! He needs help.' Who, John? 'No, Eddie.' Yes. Maybe.

Never mind, eh?

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Anything else? Er, not much. It's the last post of the week, and I'm knackered. I think it's those conceptual posts of mine. I really should cut down to one a week.

Brexit? Uh, okay. Bloody hell! No one wants it any more. It's basically a dead parrot. And yet the government and the opposition (such as it is) are still going full steam ahead for the iceberg. 'Jesus H. - !!!' / Dear reader(s), have you ever seen a dead parrot smash into an iceberg? It's not a pretty sight.

Music? My music? Oh, I don't want to record my songs yet. It's not just that I'm waiting for colder weather, man. I get this anxiety, you dig? It's hard to explain.

Never mind, eh? Laters!

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Tesla might go private

Yeah, it might. 'It might?!' It might. 'I think Tesla better go private, boss.' Oh, of course, Voice. Otherwise Elon Musk could find himself in trouble for stock manipulation. The shares went up over 10 per cent yesterday. I doubt he's too worried though. He's got a rocket. 'What does that mean?' I mean, man, if the SEC come after him, he can just fly away to Mars, and wave at them from the window: "See you later, losers! I'm out of here!" No problem. 'The SEC might go after him in a NASA rocket, boss.' Ha! What NASA rocket, Voice?! Don't worry about it. Seriously. 'Maybe the SEC will hire a rocket from Jeff Bezos.' Christ! Listen, son, all Jeff is good for is delivering parcels. If I want some new guitar strings by tomorrow morning, Jeff will be sure to get them to me, but forget about rockets. He hasn't got a clue.

[By the way, I hope Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund doesn't try and take over Tesla. That could be the end for Elon at the firm. But it would be a massive mistake getting rid of him. His name alone must count for half of the market cap. / Maybe Elon should concentrate on SpaceX. This world is nearly finished, man. We've got hothouse climate change, and pollution which is giving people heart disease. It's so depressing.]

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Right. Okay, okay. Uh. Anything else? I'm worn out, actually. I need a holiday, dear reader(s). I'm not sure about Cornwall. I could just stay at home with a week off blogging. However, I wouldn't mind going to Looe. I haven't been there since 2012. (St Ives is my favourite location, as you know.) It was one of my best holidays. 'Oh, except for the wasps, Mikey, trying to run you off that cliff.' Yes, except for the wasps, Voice. I've written about this before. Regular readers will know. It was like a hardcore version of the Tony Robbins fire walk hot coals thing. I'm the sort of guy who doesn't like one fly in his house, so to be surrounded by thousands of wasps on a narrow coastal path was a bit of a nightmare. 'But you survived, man!' Yes. It's amazing what you can cope with when you have no choice. The worst bit was when I got myself into the "safety" of a field only to find even more thousands of wasps sitting on the bloody grass! It took me two minutes to get out of that situation. 'Unbelievable!' Yeah. Also, on that same holiday, I walked through about twenty cows that were blocking a gate. I thought nothing of it at the time, but apparently people get killed or badly injured by stampeding cows on a regular basis. I had no idea. It was the bulls I was worried about. Maybe I should stay in London.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

[No. 634] Letting off steam

Are you angry? COME ON!!!

And how do YOU(!) feel ... ?[1], and look at your place in the cosmos, man / and is it EVERYTHING you wanted for yourself?[1], and how do YOU(!) feel ... ?[2], and be honest, please, ha![1], and look at your place in the cosmos, man / and is it EVERYTHING you wanted for yourself?[2], and I know you're disappointed ... / and the great power(?) never promised you a rose garden ... ?[1], and be honest, please, ha![2], and this makes sense, to me[1], and I know you're disappointed ... / and the great power(?) never promised you a rose garden ... ?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now ... / ... and leave the squares behind, yes[1], and this makes sense, to me[2], and at night, kook(s), look up ... to the stars![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now ... / ... and leave the squares behind, yes[2], and believe ... or not[1], and at night, kook(s), look up ... to the stars![2], and either change things ... or, uh ... go somewhere else, another planet with a better view[1], and believe ... or not[2], and you'll make yourself ill ...[1], and either change things ... or, uh ... go somewhere else, another planet with a better view[2], and, listen to me ... man up! / and, or ... woman up! YES![1], and you'll make yourself ill ...[2], and Jesus H. - !!! ... won't save us, seriously[1], and, listen to me ... man up! / and, or ... woman up! YES![2], and we've got to save ourselves, you dig?[1], and Jesus H. - !!! ... won't save us, seriously[2], and tell everyone you know to get with the programme / and time is passing ...[1], and we've got to save ourselves, you dig?[2], and the best of us will always have time, for eternity[1], and tell everyone you know to get with the programme / and time is passing ...[2], and, oh ... when we approach the THREE - !!! / and it's magical, ain't it?[1], and the best of us will always have time, for eternity[2], and we tremble, uh, a bit[1], and, oh ... when we approach the THREE - !!! / and it's magical, ain't it?[2], and, Christ! ... the COLD WORLD stinks of rotting brains / and we must spin away, beyond, yes, yes, YES![1], and we tremble, uh, a bit[2], and it passes, back to one, two ... so sad[1], and, Christ! ... the COLD WORLD stinks of rotting brains / and we must spin away, beyond, yes, yes, YES![2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... it comes again, our golden chance(s), we're so lucky to have so many[1], and it passes, back to one, two ... so sad[2], and at least we have this ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... it comes again, our golden chance(s), we're so lucky to have so many[2], and I'm staying positive, me[1], and at least we have this ...[2], and a-ROUND here ... you can be free, you can be true to yourself, you can be happy[1], and I'm staying positive, me[2], and ... there's more, more to come![1], and a-ROUND here ... you can be free, you can be true to yourself, you can be happy[2], and how do YOU(!) feel ... ?[3], and ... there's more, more to come![2], and look at your place in the cosmos, man / and is it EVERYTHING you wanted for yourself?[3], and be honest, please, ha![3], and I know you're disappointed ... / and the great power(?) never promised you a rose garden ... ?[3], and this makes sense, to me[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now ... / ... and leave the squares behind, yes[3], and at night, kook(s), look up ... to the stars![3], and believe ... or not[3], and either change things ... or, uh ... go somewhere else, another planet with a better view[3], and you'll make yourself ill ...[3], and, listen to me ... man up! / and, or ... woman up! YES![3], and Jesus H. - !!! ... won't save us, seriously[3], and we've got to save ourselves, you dig?[3], and tell everyone you know to get with the programme / and time is passing ...[3], and the best of us will always have time, for eternity[3], and, oh ... when we approach the THREE - !!! / and it's magical, ain't it?[3], and we tremble, uh, a bit[3], and, Christ! ... the COLD WORLD stinks of rotting brains / and we must spin away, beyond, yes, yes, YES![3], and it passes, back to one, two ... so sad[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... it comes again, our golden chance(s), we're so lucky to have so many[3], and at least we have this ...[3], and I'm staying positive, me[3], and a-ROUND here ... you can be free, you can be true to yourself, you can be happy[3], and ... there's more, more to come![3], and

And how do YOU(!) feel ... ?[1], and look at your place in the cosmos, man / and is it EVERYTHING you wanted for yourself?[1], and how do YOU(!) feel ... ?[2], and be honest, please, ha![1], and look at your place in the cosmos, man / and is it EVERYTHING you wanted for yourself?[2], and I know you're disappointed ... / and the great power(?) never promised you a rose garden ... ?[1], and be honest, please, ha![2], and this makes sense, to me[1], and I know you're disappointed ... / and the great power(?) never promised you a rose garden ... ?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now ... / ... and leave the squares behind, yes[1], and this makes sense, to me[2], and at night, kook(s), look up ... to the stars![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now ... / ... and leave the squares behind, yes[2], and believe ... or not[1], and at night, kook(s), look up ... to the stars![2], and either change things ... or, uh ... go somewhere else, another planet with a better view[1], and believe ... or not[2], and you'll make yourself ill ...[1], and either change things ... or, uh ... go somewhere else, another planet with a better view[2], and, listen to me ... man up! / and, or ... woman up! YES![1], and you'll make yourself ill ...[2], and Jesus H. - !!! ... won't save us, seriously[1], and, listen to me ... man up! / and, or ... woman up! YES![2], and we've got to save ourselves, you dig?[1], and Jesus H. - !!! ... won't save us, seriously[2], and tell everyone you know to get with the programme / and time is passing ...[1], and we've got to save ourselves, you dig?[2], and the best of us will always have time, for eternity[1], and tell everyone you know to get with the programme / and time is passing ...[2], and, oh ... when we approach the THREE - !!! / and it's magical, ain't it?[1], and the best of us will always have time, for eternity[2], and we tremble, uh, a bit[1], and, oh ... when we approach the THREE - !!! / and it's magical, ain't it?[2], and, Christ! ... the COLD WORLD stinks of rotting brains / and we must spin away, beyond, yes, yes, YES![1], and we tremble, uh, a bit[2], and it passes, back to one, two ... so sad[1], and, Christ! ... the COLD WORLD stinks of rotting brains / and we must spin away, beyond, yes, yes, YES![2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... it comes again, our golden chance(s), we're so lucky to have so many[1], and it passes, back to one, two ... so sad[2], and at least we have this ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... it comes again, our golden chance(s), we're so lucky to have so many[2], and I'm staying positive, me[1], and at least we have this ...[2], and a-ROUND here ... you can be free, you can be true to yourself, you can be happy[1], and I'm staying positive, me[2], and ... there's more, more to come![1], and a-ROUND here ... you can be free, you can be true to yourself, you can be happy[2], and how do YOU(!) feel ... ?[3], and ... there's more, more to come![2], and look at your place in the cosmos, man / and is it EVERYTHING you wanted for yourself?[3], and be honest, please, ha![3], and I know you're disappointed ... / and the great power(?) never promised you a rose garden ... ?[3], and this makes sense, to me[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now ... / ... and leave the squares behind, yes[3], and at night, kook(s), look up ... to the stars![3], and believe ... or not[3], and either change things ... or, uh ... go somewhere else, another planet with a better view[3], and you'll make yourself ill ...[3], and, listen to me ... man up! / and, or ... woman up! YES![3], and Jesus H. - !!! ... won't save us, seriously[3], and we've got to save ourselves, you dig?[3], and tell everyone you know to get with the programme / and time is passing ...[3], and the best of us will always have time, for eternity[3], and, oh ... when we approach the THREE - !!! / and it's magical, ain't it?[3], and we tremble, uh, a bit[3], and, Christ! ... the COLD WORLD stinks of rotting brains / and we must spin away, beyond, yes, yes, YES![3], and it passes, back to one, two ... so sad[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... it comes again, our golden chance(s), we're so lucky to have so many[3], and at least we have this ...[3], and I'm staying positive, me[3], and a-ROUND here ... you can be free, you can be true to yourself, you can be happy[3], and ... there's more, more to come![3], and

And how do YOU(!) feel ... ?[1], and look at your place in the cosmos, man / and is it EVERYTHING you wanted for yourself?[1], and how do YOU(!) feel ... ?[2], and be honest, please, ha![1], and look at your place in the cosmos, man / and is it EVERYTHING you wanted for yourself?[2], and I know you're disappointed ... / and the great power(?) never promised you a rose garden ... ?[1], and be honest, please, ha![2], and this makes sense, to me[1], and I know you're disappointed ... / and the great power(?) never promised you a rose garden ... ?[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now ... / ... and leave the squares behind, yes[1], and this makes sense, to me[2], and at night, kook(s), look up ... to the stars![1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now ... / ... and leave the squares behind, yes[2], and believe ... or not[1], and at night, kook(s), look up ... to the stars![2], and either change things ... or, uh ... go somewhere else, another planet with a better view[1], and believe ... or not[2], and you'll make yourself ill ...[1], and either change things ... or, uh ... go somewhere else, another planet with a better view[2], and, listen to me ... man up! / and, or ... woman up! YES![1], and you'll make yourself ill ...[2], and Jesus H. - !!! ... won't save us, seriously[1], and, listen to me ... man up! / and, or ... woman up! YES![2], and we've got to save ourselves, you dig?[1], and Jesus H. - !!! ... won't save us, seriously[2], and tell everyone you know to get with the programme / and time is passing ...[1], and we've got to save ourselves, you dig?[2], and the best of us will always have time, for eternity[1], and tell everyone you know to get with the programme / and time is passing ...[2], and, oh ... when we approach the THREE - !!! / and it's magical, ain't it?[1], and the best of us will always have time, for eternity[2], and we tremble, uh, a bit[1], and, oh ... when we approach the THREE - !!! / and it's magical, ain't it?[2], and, Christ! ... the COLD WORLD stinks of rotting brains / and we must spin away, beyond, yes, yes, YES![1], and we tremble, uh, a bit[2], and it passes, back to one, two ... so sad[1], and, Christ! ... the COLD WORLD stinks of rotting brains / and we must spin away, beyond, yes, yes, YES![2], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... it comes again, our golden chance(s), we're so lucky to have so many[1], and it passes, back to one, two ... so sad[2], and at least we have this ...[1], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... it comes again, our golden chance(s), we're so lucky to have so many[2], and I'm staying positive, me[1], and at least we have this ...[2], and a-ROUND here ... you can be free, you can be true to yourself, you can be happy[1], and I'm staying positive, me[2], and ... there's more, more to come![1], and a-ROUND here ... you can be free, you can be true to yourself, you can be happy[2], and how do YOU(!) feel ... ?[3], and ... there's more, more to come![2], and look at your place in the cosmos, man / and is it EVERYTHING you wanted for yourself?[3], and be honest, please, ha![3], and I know you're disappointed ... / and the great power(?) never promised you a rose garden ... ?[3], and this makes sense, to me[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND now ... / ... and leave the squares behind, yes[3], and at night, kook(s), look up ... to the stars![3], and believe ... or not[3], and either change things ... or, uh ... go somewhere else, another planet with a better view[3], and you'll make yourself ill ...[3], and, listen to me ... man up! / and, or ... woman up! YES![3], and Jesus H. - !!! ... won't save us, seriously[3], and we've got to save ourselves, you dig?[3], and tell everyone you know to get with the programme / and time is passing ...[3], and the best of us will always have time, for eternity[3], and, oh ... when we approach the THREE - !!! / and it's magical, ain't it?[3], and we tremble, uh, a bit[3], and, Christ! ... the COLD WORLD stinks of rotting brains / and we must spin away, beyond, yes, yes, YES![3], and it passes, back to one, two ... so sad[3], and, but, but, BUT(!) ... it comes again, our golden chance(s), we're so lucky to have so many[3], and at least we have this ...[3], and I'm staying positive, me[3], and a-ROUND here ... you can be free, you can be true to yourself, you can be happy[3], and ... there's more, more to come![3], and

Diarmuid Ryan is the global head

Okay, okay ... / Yes, he's, uh ... the global head. 'Of what, boss?' Er ... what, Voice? 'Eh?' What? 'Of what?' What?! 'Christ! Of what is he the head?' Who? 'Christ!' Christ?! 'No, not Christ.' Who then? 'What?' Who are you talking about? 'Jesus H. - !!!' Yeah, the same person. 'Who is?' What? 'Who's the same person? Who are you talking about, boss?' Diarmuid Ryan. But he's not Jesus. 'I never said he was! So, what is he the global head of?' Diarmuid? 'Yes!' Our Diarmuid is the global head of hedge fund services. 'Where?' Ireland. 'I mean, which company?' Well, why didn't you ask that then? 'I just did!' Okay. Okay. Uh. Okay.

Well, well ... / Never mind, dear reader(s). I'm actually exhausted now, dealing with this idiot. I can't get the staff, you know. / Anyway, from their website - 'Whose website?!' Just read it, man!

Ryan joins BNP Paribas from State Street Alternative Investment Solutions where he held several senior executive positions in New York and Ireland over the past 10 years. In this newly created role, Ryan will focus on deepening relationships with new and existing clients across the US, EMEA and APAC, and delivering strategic end-to-end solutions, including digital services, tailored to their requirements. Ryan will be based in Dublin, reporting into BNP Paribas Securities Services' Global Head of Alternatives, Ian Lynch.

I hope that explains everything. 'It does, boss. Thank you.' I wasn't talking to you, Voice. 'Oh. Lovely!' Shut up!

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Right. Anything else? Okay. Some thoughts ... on art and life, and my music. / Listen, Beethoven's music ain't some great gift to humanity, man. He's not soft and poetic like Mozart. He's very aggressive. His Ninth symphony is the apex of his aggression. [Karajan, 1977.] It's as if he's saying to the listener: You think you're like me? You ain't nothing like me, muthafucka! That's the quality I've gone for in my three best songs - with the music and the words. It's a natural reaction to the universe being the way it is. I mean, we've been dumped here on earth ... maybe by God, or maybe by aliens. Or maybe we just crawled out of the fucking sea for no particular reason. You dig? But none of it makes any sense. Existence doesn't make any sense. There's no reason for it. So you get a guy like Beethoven, and he naturally wants to let off a bit of steam. Well, that's what I'm doing, too.

[By the way, if people aren't interested in a rocket trip to Mars, Elon Musk should just say to them, "See you around! I'm off!"]

Okay. Laters.

Monday, 6 August 2018

[No. 633] Today, I wanted Shandy Bass ...

But the supermarket gave me their own brand bitter shandy ...

And always ask for the BEST!!![1], and, obviously, real kids drink Shandy Bass, straight, no, no, no water[1], and always ask for the BEST!!![2], and it's all right, but no sugar ... bitter[1], and, obviously, real kids drink Shandy Bass, straight, no, no, no water[2], and yesterday, ah ...[1], and it's all right, but no sugar ... bitter[2], and if you don't ask, you don't get / and sometimes even if you do ask, you get NOTHING!!![1], and yesterday, ah ...[2], and it's summer, man![1], and if you don't ask, you don't get / and sometimes even if you do ask, you get NOTHING!!![2], and, of course, in the old days, Top Deck was the main drink to have, alas, no longer with us ...[1], and it's summer, man![2], and, yes, yes, YES(!)[1], and, of course, in the old days, Top Deck was the main drink to have, alas, no longer with us ...[2], and three ... cider, beer, with lime, too![1], and, yes, yes, YES(!)[2], and, listen ... have some cheeky Space Dust on the side ... / and I won't tell anyone, kook(s)[1], and three ... cider, beer, with lime, too![2], and back then ...[1], and, listen ... have some cheeky Space Dust on the side ... / and I won't tell anyone, kook(s)[2], and in a caravan, man![1], and back then ...[2], and you'd fly that kite, so high ... to the freakin' moon![1], and in a caravan, man![2], and ... Saturday Night Fever[1], and you'd fly that kite, so high ... to the freakin' moon![2], and the dog would stick his head out of the car window ...[1], and ... Saturday Night Fever[2], and this is ...[1], and the dog would stick his head out of the car window ...[2], and in the Embassy Club ...[1], and this is ...[2], and the fruit machine was broken ... / ... and you could put a penny in and get two out, every time![1], and in the Embassy Club ...[2], and I say it's ...[1], and the fruit machine was broken ... / ... and you could put a penny in and get two out, every time![2], and, hokey, hokey ... cokey[1], and I say it's ...[2], and our endless summer is ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here - ha![1], and, hokey, hokey ... cokey[2], and spin back in time, yes![1], and our endless summer is ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here - ha![2], and, oh, YOU(!) ... don't need to go too far, no / and come on, with me, uh, NOW ...  - !!![1], and spin back in time, yes![2], and look, look, look ... at the windmill - !!![1], and, oh, YOU(!) ... don't need to go too far, no / and come on, with me, uh, NOW ...  - !!![2], and I'm not saying that it's beyond the THREE, no, no, no, but, but, BUT(!) ... oh, whatever, you dig?[1], and look, look, look ... at the windmill - !!![2], and ... 'What are you on, Mikey?!'[1], and I'm not saying that it's beyond the THREE, no, no, no, but, but, BUT(!) ... oh, whatever, you dig?[2], and, ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'What are you on, Mikey?!'[2], and always ask for the BEST!!![3], and, ha, ha, ha![2], and, obviously, real kids drink Shandy Bass, straight, no, no, no water[3], and it's all right, but no sugar ... bitter[3], and yesterday, ah ...[3], and if you don't ask, you don't get / and sometimes even if you do ask, you get NOTHING!!![3], and it's summer, man![3], and, of course, in the old days, Top Deck was the main drink to have, alas, no longer with us ...[3], and, yes, yes, YES(!)[3], and three ... cider, beer, with lime, too![3], and, listen ... have some cheeky Space Dust on the side ... / and I won't tell anyone, kook(s)[3], and back then ...[3], and in a caravan, man![3], and you'd fly that kite, so high ... to the freakin' moon![3], and ... Saturday Night Fever[3], and the dog would stick his head out of the car window ...[3], and this is ...[3], and in the Embassy Club ...[3], and the fruit machine was broken ... / ... and you could put a penny in and get two out, every time![3], and I say it's ...[3], and, hokey, hokey ... cokey[3], and our endless summer is ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here - ha![3], and spin back in time, yes![3], and, oh, YOU(!) ... don't need to go too far, no / and come on, with me, uh, NOW ...  - !!![3], and look, look, look ... at the windmill - !!![3], and I'm not saying that it's beyond the THREE, no, no, no, but, but, BUT(!) ... oh, whatever, you dig?[3], and ... 'What are you on, Mikey?!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha![3], and

And always ask for the BEST!!![1], and, obviously, real kids drink Shandy Bass, straight, no, no, no water[1], and always ask for the BEST!!![2], and it's all right, but no sugar ... bitter[1], and, obviously, real kids drink Shandy Bass, straight, no, no, no water[2], and yesterday, ah ...[1], and it's all right, but no sugar ... bitter[2], and if you don't ask, you don't get / and sometimes even if you do ask, you get NOTHING!!![1], and yesterday, ah ...[2], and it's summer, man![1], and if you don't ask, you don't get / and sometimes even if you do ask, you get NOTHING!!![2], and, of course, in the old days, Top Deck was the main drink to have, alas, no longer with us ...[1], and it's summer, man![2], and, yes, yes, YES(!)[1], and, of course, in the old days, Top Deck was the main drink to have, alas, no longer with us ...[2], and three ... cider, beer, with lime, too![1], and, yes, yes, YES(!)[2], and, listen ... have some cheeky Space Dust on the side ... / and I won't tell anyone, kook(s)[1], and three ... cider, beer, with lime, too![2], and back then ...[1], and, listen ... have some cheeky Space Dust on the side ... / and I won't tell anyone, kook(s)[2], and in a caravan, man![1], and back then ...[2], and you'd fly that kite, so high ... to the freakin' moon![1], and in a caravan, man![2], and ... Saturday Night Fever[1], and you'd fly that kite, so high ... to the freakin' moon![2], and the dog would stick his head out of the car window ...[1], and ... Saturday Night Fever[2], and this is ...[1], and the dog would stick his head out of the car window ...[2], and in the Embassy Club ...[1], and this is ...[2], and the fruit machine was broken ... / ... and you could put a penny in and get two out, every time![1], and in the Embassy Club ...[2], and I say it's ...[1], and the fruit machine was broken ... / ... and you could put a penny in and get two out, every time![2], and, hokey, hokey ... cokey[1], and I say it's ...[2], and our endless summer is ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here - ha![1], and, hokey, hokey ... cokey[2], and spin back in time, yes![1], and our endless summer is ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here - ha![2], and, oh, YOU(!) ... don't need to go too far, no / and come on, with me, uh, NOW ...  - !!![1], and spin back in time, yes![2], and look, look, look ... at the windmill - !!![1], and, oh, YOU(!) ... don't need to go too far, no / and come on, with me, uh, NOW ...  - !!![2], and I'm not saying that it's beyond the THREE, no, no, no, but, but, BUT(!) ... oh, whatever, you dig?[1], and look, look, look ... at the windmill - !!![2], and ... 'What are you on, Mikey?!'[1], and I'm not saying that it's beyond the THREE, no, no, no, but, but, BUT(!) ... oh, whatever, you dig?[2], and, ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'What are you on, Mikey?!'[2], and always ask for the BEST!!![3], and, ha, ha, ha![2], and, obviously, real kids drink Shandy Bass, straight, no, no, no water[3], and it's all right, but no sugar ... bitter[3], and yesterday, ah ...[3], and if you don't ask, you don't get / and sometimes even if you do ask, you get NOTHING!!![3], and it's summer, man![3], and, of course, in the old days, Top Deck was the main drink to have, alas, no longer with us ...[3], and, yes, yes, YES(!)[3], and three ... cider, beer, with lime, too![3], and, listen ... have some cheeky Space Dust on the side ... / and I won't tell anyone, kook(s)[3], and back then ...[3], and in a caravan, man![3], and you'd fly that kite, so high ... to the freakin' moon![3], and ... Saturday Night Fever[3], and the dog would stick his head out of the car window ...[3], and this is ...[3], and in the Embassy Club ...[3], and the fruit machine was broken ... / ... and you could put a penny in and get two out, every time![3], and I say it's ...[3], and, hokey, hokey ... cokey[3], and our endless summer is ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here - ha![3], and spin back in time, yes![3], and, oh, YOU(!) ... don't need to go too far, no / and come on, with me, uh, NOW ...  - !!![3], and look, look, look ... at the windmill - !!![3], and I'm not saying that it's beyond the THREE, no, no, no, but, but, BUT(!) ... oh, whatever, you dig?[3], and ... 'What are you on, Mikey?!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha![3], and

And always ask for the BEST!!![1], and, obviously, real kids drink Shandy Bass, straight, no, no, no water[1], and always ask for the BEST!!![2], and it's all right, but no sugar ... bitter[1], and, obviously, real kids drink Shandy Bass, straight, no, no, no water[2], and yesterday, ah ...[1], and it's all right, but no sugar ... bitter[2], and if you don't ask, you don't get / and sometimes even if you do ask, you get NOTHING!!![1], and yesterday, ah ...[2], and it's summer, man![1], and if you don't ask, you don't get / and sometimes even if you do ask, you get NOTHING!!![2], and, of course, in the old days, Top Deck was the main drink to have, alas, no longer with us ...[1], and it's summer, man![2], and, yes, yes, YES(!)[1], and, of course, in the old days, Top Deck was the main drink to have, alas, no longer with us ...[2], and three ... cider, beer, with lime, too![1], and, yes, yes, YES(!)[2], and, listen ... have some cheeky Space Dust on the side ... / and I won't tell anyone, kook(s)[1], and three ... cider, beer, with lime, too![2], and back then ...[1], and, listen ... have some cheeky Space Dust on the side ... / and I won't tell anyone, kook(s)[2], and in a caravan, man![1], and back then ...[2], and you'd fly that kite, so high ... to the freakin' moon![1], and in a caravan, man![2], and ... Saturday Night Fever[1], and you'd fly that kite, so high ... to the freakin' moon![2], and the dog would stick his head out of the car window ...[1], and ... Saturday Night Fever[2], and this is ...[1], and the dog would stick his head out of the car window ...[2], and in the Embassy Club ...[1], and this is ...[2], and the fruit machine was broken ... / ... and you could put a penny in and get two out, every time![1], and in the Embassy Club ...[2], and I say it's ...[1], and the fruit machine was broken ... / ... and you could put a penny in and get two out, every time![2], and, hokey, hokey ... cokey[1], and I say it's ...[2], and our endless summer is ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here - ha![1], and, hokey, hokey ... cokey[2], and spin back in time, yes![1], and our endless summer is ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here - ha![2], and, oh, YOU(!) ... don't need to go too far, no / and come on, with me, uh, NOW ...  - !!![1], and spin back in time, yes![2], and look, look, look ... at the windmill - !!![1], and, oh, YOU(!) ... don't need to go too far, no / and come on, with me, uh, NOW ...  - !!![2], and I'm not saying that it's beyond the THREE, no, no, no, but, but, BUT(!) ... oh, whatever, you dig?[1], and look, look, look ... at the windmill - !!![2], and ... 'What are you on, Mikey?!'[1], and I'm not saying that it's beyond the THREE, no, no, no, but, but, BUT(!) ... oh, whatever, you dig?[2], and, ha, ha, ha![1], and ... 'What are you on, Mikey?!'[2], and always ask for the BEST!!![3], and, ha, ha, ha![2], and, obviously, real kids drink Shandy Bass, straight, no, no, no water[3], and it's all right, but no sugar ... bitter[3], and yesterday, ah ...[3], and if you don't ask, you don't get / and sometimes even if you do ask, you get NOTHING!!![3], and it's summer, man![3], and, of course, in the old days, Top Deck was the main drink to have, alas, no longer with us ...[3], and, yes, yes, YES(!)[3], and three ... cider, beer, with lime, too![3], and, listen ... have some cheeky Space Dust on the side ... / and I won't tell anyone, kook(s)[3], and back then ...[3], and in a caravan, man![3], and you'd fly that kite, so high ... to the freakin' moon![3], and ... Saturday Night Fever[3], and the dog would stick his head out of the car window ...[3], and this is ...[3], and in the Embassy Club ...[3], and the fruit machine was broken ... / ... and you could put a penny in and get two out, every time![3], and I say it's ...[3], and, hokey, hokey ... cokey[3], and our endless summer is ... a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND here - ha![3], and spin back in time, yes![3], and, oh, YOU(!) ... don't need to go too far, no / and come on, with me, uh, NOW ...  - !!![3], and look, look, look ... at the windmill - !!![3], and I'm not saying that it's beyond the THREE, no, no, no, but, but, BUT(!) ... oh, whatever, you dig?[3], and ... 'What are you on, Mikey?!'[3], and, ha, ha, ha![3], and

Pamplona Capital has sold BBB Industries!

Yeah, that's the news. It's nice to have some news for a change. Now I can go back to sleep. 'Back to sleep, boss?!' I had a rough night, Voice. It's this heat. Hopefully, it'll be gone soon and we can get back to a normal English summer of cold and rain. / No, I'm not going to sleep again, dear reader(s). I've got work to do. Starting with this PR email -

London / New York - Pamplona Capital Management, LLP ("Pamplona") is pleased to announce the sale of BBB Industries, LLC ("BBB Industries" or the "Company") to Genstar Capital.

BBB supplies non-discretionary replacement parts in the North American automotive aftermarket, primarily focused on the do-it-for-me light vehicle aftermarket and serves vehicle owners, professional technicians and franchised dealers. BBB Industries has a broad product offering, including starters, alternators, hydraulic steering, brake calipers, electric power assisted steering and turbochargers. Its 30,000+ SKUs are sold through warehouse distributors, retail outlets, and OEM service organizations. Founded in 1987, the Company is based in Daphne, AL.


Well, that's all right, ain't it? ("All right"). / Marty has something he wants to say about it, of course. 'Who's Marty?!' He's a partner at Pamplona, man. 'Oh.' Yeah. Big time.

Commenting on the transaction, Martin Schwab, Partner at Pamplona, said: "We are delighted with the growth BBB Industries has achieved under Pamplona's ownership. We accomplished our plan of investing in the Company's talent pool, diversifying the Company's customer base and expanding into new product groups, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. We wish the Company and its management team continued success and growth with its new partner."

You see? Marty is delighted. But, uh ... does he get any thanks? No. And does Pamplona get any thanks? No. 'Christ!' You would think that someone from BBB Industries would come on here, to this blog, large as life, and say a few words. Just to show their gratitude, you dig? 'Hang on, boss.' But no, no, no ... no one can be bothered. That's the world we're living in today, dear reader(s). Everyone is so wrapped up in themselves, not giving a damn. It's a disgrace! I reckon - 'Boss!' What, Voice? 'I've got Duncan for you.' Who?! 'Duncan, man. Duncan Gillis from BBB Industries. I dragged him out of bed - by his soul!' By his soul? Oh, okay. Let's hear what he's got to say then ...

Duncan Gillis, CEO of BBB Industries, says, at long last: "I would like to thank Pamplona for all their support over the last few years. They have been a hugely valuable shareholder and partner for our management team."

Well, okay, okay ... better late than never. Thanks, Duncan! / How did you do it, Voice? 'Well, I dragged him, and just said: Get your shit together, man. Show a bit of class.' Good!

ENDS

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Anything else? No, not at the moment. Oh! Actually, my local Tesco garage shop have upped their game. 'How?' They've brought back the luxury cheese and pickle sandwich. 'Yippee!' So I'll be having that for lunch.

Laters!

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Massive action for the middle-aged

Okay, okay. Listen to me. / The concept of massive action makes more sense for middle-aged people than it does for young people. That's just my opinion, man. The harsh truth is, once you hit fifty ... you haven't got much to look forward to in life. So that's when you should go against the "normal" thing in society and just 10X everything. / When you're in your twenties and thirties you should be enjoying yourself. Forget about a career at that age. Only squares would be in the office on a sunny day when there's ice cream to eat in the park. You dig?

However, if you're middle-aged, like me ... the best way to avoid thoughts of death is to work all the time. / Look at Prabhupada! Oh, you don't know him, dear reader(s)? He was the founder of Krishna Consciousness. He was more or less a regular guy until the age of seventy when his wife sold his religious books to buy some fucking biscuits. Well, he went APESHIT!!! Prabhupada left his wife and family in India and bought a one-way ticket to America. He had seven dollars in his pocket. He actually had two heart attacks on the boat going over there. He just didn't care. And did he know anyone in America? Ha! No, not a soul. The guy didn't give a toss, man. / So what happened to him? Well, within twelve years (before he died) he opened 108 temples around the world, he started an incense business, he started the world's first chain of vegetarian restaurants, he recorded twenty albums of devotional music, he published a magazine that sold over a million copies an issue, he opened some primary schools, and he wrote roughly seventy books. Oh, he slept two or three hours a night. And all because his missus wanted a packet of biscuits.

So, over the next twenty years - which will take me to the age that Prabhupada was when he began the massive action lifestyle - I will become the greatest rock star and songwriter ever. Don't tell me it's impossible, dear reader(s). Like Elon Musk, I couldn't give two shits what is impossible. Believe me. / So, if you're young ... it's a lovely day today. The sun is shining. You can tell your boss to stuff his ridiculous job. Or her job. Right? Enjoy yourself! / But if you're old, if your best days are behind you ... then NOW(!!!) is the time for you to go absolutely nuts and just do the most outlandish shit you can think of. Be ambitious! Are you digging me on this? Because make no mistake, the Grim Reaper has got his eye on you.

Anyway, enjoy your weekend. Laters!

People are investing in wonky fruit and veg now

For some reason. I don't know what's going on. I'm a vegetarian, but I like normal fruit and veg, you dig? Not wonky. Christ! Never mind. It's a funny old world ... 'Are you making this up, boss?' Oh, hello! No, I'm not, Voice. It's a PR email. Look! -

London, United Kingdom - Oddbox, London's biggest independent wonky fruit and veg box scheme, reached its crowdfunding target in record time to enable it to expand its unique service to even more customers. It initially hoped to raise £350,000 but investors saw the huge potential offered by the business and it over-funded to a tune of £520,000.

You see, Voice, reader(s)? 'Strange.' Yeah. Bendy bananas. It's the will of the people, son. 'Is it?!' Bendy bananas are worth destroying a nation for, believe me.

The purpose-driven business has captured people's imagination by offering a quality, sustainably-sourced product which is conveniently delivered to your door at a great price. Oddbox's weekly boxes are filled with delicious wonky and surplus fruit and veg that have been rescued from farms and would otherwise have been wasted. It pays farmers a fair price for their produce and donates up to 10% to tackle food poverty by partnering with charities like City Harvest.

Well, okay. I suppose it makes sense in these austere times. Actually, after Brexit, I imagine everyone will be eating wonky food. 'Chickens from America, boss, washed in lovely chlorine!' Ha! Well, I won't be touching those, man! FFS!

Anyway, let's hear from our Emilie ...

Emilie Vanpoperinghe, Oddbox co-founder explains: "We are incredibly humbled to have exceeded our investment target in such a short space of time. The support we have had from customers and investors has been phenomenal and we can't thank them enough. We believe wholeheartedly in our wonky fruit and veg scheme and we're looking forward to bringing it to more people. We won't stop there though, our mission is to fundamentally shift food standards and eventually, normalize wonky produce and we need everyone to get involved. Come and join the wonky veg revolution with us!"


Ha! Well, I'm not sure I want to join them in their revolution, really. I'm, uh ... rather busy, at the moment, like. However, I wish them the best of luck with it.

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Anything else, dear pop fan(s)? Music? Right. I'm confident my debut album will be the greatest album ever recorded. The greatest of all times!!! I've convinced myself, man. That should mean I'll be able to get up to arena status pretty quickly when touring. I'm thinking though, five such albums within ten years could get me up to stadium status - which has got to be my ultimate goal. I mean, I don't want to be some middle-aged guy going up and down the motorway in a van two hundred times a year playing small gigs in pubs and clubs. I'm sorry, but I couldn't cope with the heartache of it all. Do you know what I mean?

Laters.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

[No. 632] Invest in Mikeycoin

There's no such thing, but who cares, these days?

And, yes, yes, do it![1], and yes, little coins with my face on, uh, painted just for YOU(!) ... with Microsoft Paint, ha![1], and, yes, yes, do it![2], and you might get RICH - !!! / and, or ... I might[1], and yes, little coins with my face on, uh, painted just for YOU(!) ... with Microsoft Paint, ha![2], and I can email them to you / and that's how technological I am, man[1], and you might get RICH - !!! / and, or ... I might[2], and Mikeycoin is the future![1], and I can email them to you / and that's how technological I am, man[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and don't think too hard, please![1], and Mikeycoin is the future![2], and I suggest you use your emotions ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and don't think too hard, please![2], and YOU(!) ... are almost great ... but you need my coins, son/daughter, yes![1], and I suggest you use your emotions ...[2], and I love you, a lot[1], and YOU(!) ... are almost great ... but you need my coins, son/daughter, yes![2], and I don't want to you to feel manipulated ... even though I'm manipulating you, obviously[1], and I love you, a lot[2], and you're here NOW(!) ... so do it![1], and I don't want to you to feel manipulated ... even though I'm manipulating you, obviously[2], and what are you scared of? / and, Jesus! ... you're barely alive without lots of lovely Mikeycoins[1], and you're here NOW(!) ... so do it![2], and you're so brave, a-ROUND, yes[1], and what are you scared of? / and, Jesus! ... you're barely alive without lots of lovely Mikeycoins[2], and, listen ... it's really simple ... give me your money, man, and I'll give you mine[1], and you're so brave, a-ROUND, yes[2], and you trust people, a-ROUND, yes[1], and, listen ... it's really simple ... give me your money, man, and I'll give you mine[2], and, listen ... cash is very nice for me / and I like it for sentimental reasons ...[1], and you trust people, a-ROUND, yes[2], and you enjoy taking risks, a-ROUND, yes[1], and, listen ... cash is very nice for me / and I like it for sentimental reasons ...[2], and I know you want to be truly alive ... / ... and it's something I can help you with[1], and you enjoy taking risks, a-ROUND, yes[2], and tell me ... what do you deserve?[1], and I know you want to be truly alive ... / ... and it's something I can help you with[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and this is the best thing that's ever happened to you[1], and tell me ... what do you deserve?[2], and what will I buy, once I've made it? / and maybe your soul, fool ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and this is the best thing that's ever happened to you[2], and do, do, do ... it!!![1], and what will I buy, once I've made it? / and maybe your soul, fool ...[2], and, yes, yes, do it![3], and do, do, do ... it!!![2], and yes, little coins with my face on, uh, painted just for YOU(!) ... with Microsoft Paint, ha![3], and you might get RICH - !!! / and, or ... I might[3], and I can email them to you / and that's how technological I am, man[3], and Mikeycoin is the future![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and don't think too hard, please![3], and I suggest you use your emotions ...[3], and YOU(!) ... are almost great ... but you need my coins, son/daughter, yes![3], and I love you, a lot[3], and I don't want to you to feel manipulated ... even though I'm manipulating you, obviously[3], and you're here NOW(!) ... so do it![3], and what are you scared of? / and, Jesus! ... you're barely alive without lots of lovely Mikeycoins[3], and you're so brave, a-ROUND, yes[3], and, listen ... it's really simple ... give me your money, man, and I'll give you mine[3], and you trust people, a-ROUND, yes[3], and, listen ... cash is very nice for me / and I like it for sentimental reasons ...[3], and you enjoy taking risks, a-ROUND, yes[3], and I know you want to be truly alive ... / ... and it's something I can help you with[3], and tell me ... what do you deserve?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and this is the best thing that's ever happened to you[3], and what will I buy, once I've made it? / and maybe your soul, fool ...[3], and do, do, do ... it!!![3], and

And, yes, yes, do it![1], and yes, little coins with my face on, uh, painted just for YOU(!) ... with Microsoft Paint, ha![1], and, yes, yes, do it![2], and you might get RICH - !!! / and, or ... I might[1], and yes, little coins with my face on, uh, painted just for YOU(!) ... with Microsoft Paint, ha![2], and I can email them to you / and that's how technological I am, man[1], and you might get RICH - !!! / and, or ... I might[2], and Mikeycoin is the future![1], and I can email them to you / and that's how technological I am, man[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and don't think too hard, please![1], and Mikeycoin is the future![2], and I suggest you use your emotions ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and don't think too hard, please![2], and YOU(!) ... are almost great ... but you need my coins, son/daughter, yes![1], and I suggest you use your emotions ...[2], and I love you, a lot[1], and YOU(!) ... are almost great ... but you need my coins, son/daughter, yes![2], and I don't want to you to feel manipulated ... even though I'm manipulating you, obviously[1], and I love you, a lot[2], and you're here NOW(!) ... so do it![1], and I don't want to you to feel manipulated ... even though I'm manipulating you, obviously[2], and what are you scared of? / and, Jesus! ... you're barely alive without lots of lovely Mikeycoins[1], and you're here NOW(!) ... so do it![2], and you're so brave, a-ROUND, yes[1], and what are you scared of? / and, Jesus! ... you're barely alive without lots of lovely Mikeycoins[2], and, listen ... it's really simple ... give me your money, man, and I'll give you mine[1], and you're so brave, a-ROUND, yes[2], and you trust people, a-ROUND, yes[1], and, listen ... it's really simple ... give me your money, man, and I'll give you mine[2], and, listen ... cash is very nice for me / and I like it for sentimental reasons ...[1], and you trust people, a-ROUND, yes[2], and you enjoy taking risks, a-ROUND, yes[1], and, listen ... cash is very nice for me / and I like it for sentimental reasons ...[2], and I know you want to be truly alive ... / ... and it's something I can help you with[1], and you enjoy taking risks, a-ROUND, yes[2], and tell me ... what do you deserve?[1], and I know you want to be truly alive ... / ... and it's something I can help you with[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and this is the best thing that's ever happened to you[1], and tell me ... what do you deserve?[2], and what will I buy, once I've made it? / and maybe your soul, fool ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and this is the best thing that's ever happened to you[2], and do, do, do ... it!!![1], and what will I buy, once I've made it? / and maybe your soul, fool ...[2], and, yes, yes, do it![3], and do, do, do ... it!!![2], and yes, little coins with my face on, uh, painted just for YOU(!) ... with Microsoft Paint, ha![3], and you might get RICH - !!! / and, or ... I might[3], and I can email them to you / and that's how technological I am, man[3], and Mikeycoin is the future![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and don't think too hard, please![3], and I suggest you use your emotions ...[3], and YOU(!) ... are almost great ... but you need my coins, son/daughter, yes![3], and I love you, a lot[3], and I don't want to you to feel manipulated ... even though I'm manipulating you, obviously[3], and you're here NOW(!) ... so do it![3], and what are you scared of? / and, Jesus! ... you're barely alive without lots of lovely Mikeycoins[3], and you're so brave, a-ROUND, yes[3], and, listen ... it's really simple ... give me your money, man, and I'll give you mine[3], and you trust people, a-ROUND, yes[3], and, listen ... cash is very nice for me / and I like it for sentimental reasons ...[3], and you enjoy taking risks, a-ROUND, yes[3], and I know you want to be truly alive ... / ... and it's something I can help you with[3], and tell me ... what do you deserve?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and this is the best thing that's ever happened to you[3], and what will I buy, once I've made it? / and maybe your soul, fool ...[3], and do, do, do ... it!!![3], and

And, yes, yes, do it![1], and yes, little coins with my face on, uh, painted just for YOU(!) ... with Microsoft Paint, ha![1], and, yes, yes, do it![2], and you might get RICH - !!! / and, or ... I might[1], and yes, little coins with my face on, uh, painted just for YOU(!) ... with Microsoft Paint, ha![2], and I can email them to you / and that's how technological I am, man[1], and you might get RICH - !!! / and, or ... I might[2], and Mikeycoin is the future![1], and I can email them to you / and that's how technological I am, man[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and don't think too hard, please![1], and Mikeycoin is the future![2], and I suggest you use your emotions ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and don't think too hard, please![2], and YOU(!) ... are almost great ... but you need my coins, son/daughter, yes![1], and I suggest you use your emotions ...[2], and I love you, a lot[1], and YOU(!) ... are almost great ... but you need my coins, son/daughter, yes![2], and I don't want to you to feel manipulated ... even though I'm manipulating you, obviously[1], and I love you, a lot[2], and you're here NOW(!) ... so do it![1], and I don't want to you to feel manipulated ... even though I'm manipulating you, obviously[2], and what are you scared of? / and, Jesus! ... you're barely alive without lots of lovely Mikeycoins[1], and you're here NOW(!) ... so do it![2], and you're so brave, a-ROUND, yes[1], and what are you scared of? / and, Jesus! ... you're barely alive without lots of lovely Mikeycoins[2], and, listen ... it's really simple ... give me your money, man, and I'll give you mine[1], and you're so brave, a-ROUND, yes[2], and you trust people, a-ROUND, yes[1], and, listen ... it's really simple ... give me your money, man, and I'll give you mine[2], and, listen ... cash is very nice for me / and I like it for sentimental reasons ...[1], and you trust people, a-ROUND, yes[2], and you enjoy taking risks, a-ROUND, yes[1], and, listen ... cash is very nice for me / and I like it for sentimental reasons ...[2], and I know you want to be truly alive ... / ... and it's something I can help you with[1], and you enjoy taking risks, a-ROUND, yes[2], and tell me ... what do you deserve?[1], and I know you want to be truly alive ... / ... and it's something I can help you with[2], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and this is the best thing that's ever happened to you[1], and tell me ... what do you deserve?[2], and what will I buy, once I've made it? / and maybe your soul, fool ...[1], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and this is the best thing that's ever happened to you[2], and do, do, do ... it!!![1], and what will I buy, once I've made it? / and maybe your soul, fool ...[2], and, yes, yes, do it![3], and do, do, do ... it!!![2], and yes, little coins with my face on, uh, painted just for YOU(!) ... with Microsoft Paint, ha![3], and you might get RICH - !!! / and, or ... I might[3], and I can email them to you / and that's how technological I am, man[3], and Mikeycoin is the future![3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and don't think too hard, please![3], and I suggest you use your emotions ...[3], and YOU(!) ... are almost great ... but you need my coins, son/daughter, yes![3], and I love you, a lot[3], and I don't want to you to feel manipulated ... even though I'm manipulating you, obviously[3], and you're here NOW(!) ... so do it![3], and what are you scared of? / and, Jesus! ... you're barely alive without lots of lovely Mikeycoins[3], and you're so brave, a-ROUND, yes[3], and, listen ... it's really simple ... give me your money, man, and I'll give you mine[3], and you trust people, a-ROUND, yes[3], and, listen ... cash is very nice for me / and I like it for sentimental reasons ...[3], and you enjoy taking risks, a-ROUND, yes[3], and I know you want to be truly alive ... / ... and it's something I can help you with[3], and tell me ... what do you deserve?[3], and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND, and a-ROUND ... / ... and this is the best thing that's ever happened to you[3], and what will I buy, once I've made it? / and maybe your soul, fool ...[3], and do, do, do ... it!!![3], and