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TTFN and a bleg

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 6:03 pm

I’m off for an extended weekend trip and I don’t know if I’ll be able to post while I’m away (if you want to know, I’m off on a cruise, and I don’t know if I’m going to want to pay the big bucks they charge for Internet access). So this may be it for me… perhaps by the time I come back late Monday, Patterico will be back and have pulled my access. So I’d like to say goodbye, I’ve enjoyed posting in his absence. I hope it hasn’t been too bad for you, his regular readers. And I wouldn’t mind if some of you might even stop by my blog after he returns.

I would like to make a parting request: since I don’t think I’ll be watching tomorrow night’s debate, but would very much like to get the wrap-ups, would some of you be kind enough to post your comments and impressions on this post as a comment? They’ll get through to me as email, which I am pretty sure I am set up to get.

And, in one final cheap attempt to boost the hometown traffic, I offer up proof of my hypothesis that, while Kerry claims that he would use pre-emptive military force, the record shows that he would not…. at, where else, but thoughtsonline

Thanks again.

3 Responses to “TTFN and a bleg”

  1. A couple of years ago, CNBC did an on-air interview with a commodities trader who works on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The interview took place in an office above the trading floor, and viewers could see the frenzied activity of traders on the floor by looking through the glass window behind the guy being interviewed. The purpose of the interview was to let CNBC viewers know what was going on in trading that day (it was a day of release of some sort of significant statistics about the economy). About mid-way through the interview, the trader responded to a question about how traders could profit that day by saying something like this: “Well, if I could get back to the trading floor, I wouldn’t be missing the big move that’s going on right now …” (That’s not a direct quote, but that’s the gist of it.)

    The CNBC interviewer, taken aback, said to the trader that he should by all means end the interview and get back to the trading floor. As the interviewer said that, the guy was unclipping his microphone from his lapel and getting ready to take off. To my knowledge, that trader was never again asked by CNBC to do an on-air interview.

    Moral of the story? If you are asked, and you agree, to share your special knowledge and insight in an unaccustomed venue, thus assisting those who lack the access that you have, have the courtesy and good sense to do it well. Put aside for just a few minutes your pre-occupation with your own self and your own self-enrichment.

    Ann_Observer (489982)

  2. Every time I have gone on a cruise, the prices have dropped on Net access. I’d be curious about what you pay.

    Justene (bd68c4)

  3. It’s running 50 cents a minute. Not as bad as it used to be.

    steve (3651e0)

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