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Brothels on the bourses

Today, it is May 1, the day when we celebrate the greatest thing to benefit the living standards, opportunities and happiness of ordinary working people – capitalism.

I could wax lyrical, cite lots of clever books and such like, but I thought this item, via Reuters, surely says it all.

Shares of the bordello enterprise, which hired Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss to spice up its stock listing and touts itself as a recession-proof, five-star hotel, doubled on their first day of trading on Thursday.

About 1.4 million shares of the company — called The Daily Planet — changed hands.

“Obviously the price is going to go up. It’s sex…and everyone knows sex is a smart investment,” Fleiss told reporters just before the shares started trading.

God bless capitalism!

8 comments to Brothels on the bourses

  • Johan

    MmmmMay Day. It’s raining here. Some local marches by the “opressed” workingclass (which is just plain bs) was cancelled. Hooraay.

    Speaking about stock markets… This dude has it aaaall set. Go read :-)

  • Johan, that is an astonishing story!

  • Johan, that is an astonishing story!

  • Johan

    Indeed! This makes it even more creepy;

    “…SEC source admits, “No one can find any record of any Andrew Carlssin existing anywhere before December 2002.”

    a well planned bogus if he doesn’t even exist, before now that is :)

  • Stephen Hodgson

    I remember reading not long ago that the time-traveller insider-trading story is in fact a hoax which was picked up by a few news agencies. I tried Google but I haven’t been able to find a webpage which confirms that this story is a hoax but I think that more careful investigation will reveal that it most certainly is. Some sort of early April Fool’s Day thing it would appear.

  • zack mollusc

    Here is whate snopes has to say regarding the time travel dude.

  • The Daily Planet? Isn’t that the newspaper that Superman works for? :-)

  • Andy

    HAHAHAHAHA. Yahoo carried a story Weekly World News. HAHAHAHAH. They’re a tabloid known for such hard-hitting news as “Satan Escapes from Hell” and “Half-Man Half-Alligator”. HAHAHAHA.
    WWN