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The Fool: What industry do you follow most closely and why?
Raggmopp: At the moment I'm a momentum trader so I'll buy anything that's on the move. When my proprietary indicators (The Vaticinating Goats, see below) tell me to move back into value I'll do that.
The Fool: Are we alone in the universe? If not, where is everybody?
Raggmopp: Well, "out there" of course. Looky here, if the odds on there being other life just like us in the universe are one in one billion there are gonna be something on the order of a million intelligent civilizations.
The Fool: Is there a public figure that inspires you?
Raggmopp: Michelle Obama, who seems to have this "First Lady" thing down pat.
The Fool: Would you rather be remembered as a person, a legend, or a myth?
Raggmopp: A myth of course. I'd kinda like to be a ROC, please. Yes indeedy a ROC would be nice.
The Fool: Tell us a joke (bear in mind this is a family site.)
Raggmopp: The Duck Joke.<BR>Ahem. A duck walks into a bar and asks if they have any duck food. "No" says the bartender "this is a bar, we serve liquor but no duck food." So the duck departs. The next night the duck goes into the bar again and asks if they have any duck food. "No, like I told you last night this is a bar, we serve liquor, no duck food." iterates the bartender. So the duck departs. The third night the duck comes in again and asks the bartender if they have any duck food. "Lookit, duck. No duck food" roars the bartender "you come in here lookin' for duck food any more and I'm gonna nail your foot to the floor and beat you with this baseball bat." And so the duck leaves. Two weeks go by, the duck comes into the bar and asks the bartender if he has a hammer and some nails. A bit taken aback the bartender replies: "No, no hammer or nails." <BR><BR>"Good" says the duck "got any duck food?"
The Fool: What technology do you wish the world had but doesn't yet?
Raggmopp: Well, since everybody is walking around with a "communicator" in their ear can phasers be far behind?
The Fool: What other financial products or services do you use?
Raggmopp: Well the Vaticinating Goats of course. What? You know, Vaticination, the art of divining the future by reading the entrails of sacred goats. Of course we don't cut 'em open any more as nanobots allow us to monitor their internal tummy rumblings and get stock selections that way. Easily as accurate as them other guys, y'know, guys claiming to be able to beat the market by selling snake oil.
The Fool: Describe the most embarrassing personal moment you'll admit to!
Raggmopp: Being asked this question.
The Fool: What product would you like to see us offer at FoolMart -- www.foolmart.com -- our online store?
Raggmopp: Really good caviar for canapes.
The Fool: What's your biggest pet peeve?
Raggmopp: Fido. He's a 32 pound peeve which I believe is the record.
The Fool: Share with us your best money-saving secret -- cutting coupons, sneaking candy into the movies, shopping on Wednesday and pretending you're over 65?
Raggmopp: Sure. Don't spend money you don't have. What'd I win?
The Fool: Make a confession.
Raggmopp: Ok. Me and some of the Vaticinating Goats once saved the entire Earth from certain destruction. Everybody "owes me one", everybody.
The Fool: What's one of your special talents?
Raggmopp: Doggerel poetry and song parodies. Calliope is my Muse, caffeine is her fuel. The combo produces some AMAZING stuff.
The Fool: If you had to pick an existing song title that best describes your life, what would it be?
Raggmopp: "The Elasmosaur's Song" I was the one who found ¡Ptoo [our elasmosaur] in the forbidden lake, cold, wet and hungry and...wait a minute, that's the way an Elasmosaur is supposed to be. Well anyway it was I who brought him into civilization and placed him in the moat at Hype & Hysteria Investment Advisors. I think that these subtleties are vividly portrayed in "The Elasmosaur's Song", especially the long version.
The Fool: What's your favorite Fool message board?
Raggmopp: I used to have a favorite but it died. Much like TMF itself.
The Fool: Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?
Raggmopp: Being born into wealth beyond the dreams of avarice would be a nice start. I mean even the Sultan of Brunei was once somebody's kid.
The Fool: What's the one thing you'd MOST like to see The Motley Fool add to our service or improve upon?
Raggmopp: Sell signals. Captial preservation, especially for newbies, should be high on your list of things to accomplish for the neophyte investor.
The Fool: What's the best advice you've ever received?
Raggmopp: "Don't do that." So I didn't and look how well things turned out.
The Fool: What, in your opinion, are some of life's big mysteries?
Raggmopp: Well, pretty clearly the thermos bottle. I mean it keeps hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold, right? How does it know?
The Fool: What's been your best investment to date, and how did you discover it?
Raggmopp: This here map to The Lost Dutchman Mine. Don't ask how I "discovered" it.
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