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Author: emiller8988 Big red star, 1000 posts Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 46802  
Subject: the most unbelievabe day! Date: 4/2/2005 9:03 AM
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hello from New York!!

I'm truely astounded at the "award" I've been given, really honored... esp when I see the contributions made by some of the other nominees. Every post I've made has been completely selfish. Items like the cholesterol posts were nothing more than my putting the pieces of my own thoughts together... for me. Honestly, I was really flattered at Cameron's nomination and had hoped I wouldn't get the nod. The selection entails some vague sense of responsibility to say useful things. I think about Philip. What a wonderful thing, to have turned your avocation into your occupation. To have done so via kindness, a helpful attitude, and never every anything but kind words for all comers... really a fine gentleman.

Well, I'm reminded of the Wizard of Oz... the wizard couldn't give the straw man a brain... but, he could do this... he said Why, anybody can have a brain. That's a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven't got: a diploma.

well, I guess I can't be made into a great investor... by, by damn, I've got as plaque!!! an award... a diploma of a sort

I can't get over the lack of anonymity at this point. So many of the stories could be taken as a form of self-promotion... but when given by the anonymous hand, they're nothing but stories. They were learning times for me, many were turning points in my life. In that light I'll tell why I'm in New York as apparently I'll be a very UN-anonymous person shortly. I was invited to New York by Mr Whitney Tilson. For the last several weeks, we've had an e-mail correspondence. I'm extremely flattered to report that some of my posts caught his eye. Yesterday morning I got up to see my name "up in lights" at the Motley Fool but did not have time to respond as I was on my way to a meeting with Mr Tilson and Mr Geoff Colvin who is an editorial director for Fortune magazine and anchor of the PBS show... Wall Street Week

We meet for three hours. The meeting began with an offer from Mr Tilson to pen a column in his monthy value newletter explaining concepts of value investing to "the average investor". To my utter astonishment, by the end of the meeting I'd been offered the chance to do a 5-8 minute commentary at the end of each Wall Street Week show ... a la a sort of investor's "Andy Rooney".

This has been a stunning and life changing day for me. First and best! Te Feste Award... but now I've been offered a life changing new path. The money being offered is more than enough to help me achieve my childhood dreams. Even more than medicine, there's somethng I've always aspired to and now I am financially able to achieve it. I have purchased and will start running my very own adult book and video store in Tmie Square, NY NY. WOW!! dream come true!!!

did I remember to say.... Happy April Fool's Day :)

ed

ps... we are in New York. We'll confine ourselves to resturants, deli's, the wonderful Asian exibits, and plays. I think I'll just keep the old day job and continue posting to "The Fool". It's been a rewarding experience.

all my best...


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Author: TMFKitKat Big gold star, 5000 posts Top Favorite Fools Top Recommended Fools Feste Award Nominee! Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Global Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 37700 of 46802
Subject: Re: the most unbelievabe day! Date: 4/2/2005 10:47 AM
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Your writing is so good I did believe it until the last sentence.
Could happen!

Got me :)

>^..^<

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Author: NorthCarolinaKen Big red star, 1000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 37702 of 46802
Subject: Re: the most unbelievabe day! Date: 4/2/2005 11:12 AM
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Ed,

We are all extremely pleased. Congratulations! You are my favorite Fool poster. In addition to investing insights and a lot on cardio vascular drug opportunities, there is a lot of good health information in your posts. Glad you aren't giving up your practice for a porno shop on Times Square, inspite of the money and side benefits. We need you here!

Ken

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Author: Delwin Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 37708 of 46802
Subject: Re: the most unbelievabe day! Date: 4/2/2005 6:43 PM
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What a relief! I was afraid we had lost another FC great poster until I got to the last paragraph. He got me too, Mz Kit.

Delwin

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Author: TMFKitKat Big gold star, 5000 posts Top Favorite Fools Top Recommended Fools Feste Award Nominee! Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Global Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 37709 of 46802
Subject: Re: the most unbelievabe day! Date: 4/2/2005 7:31 PM
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What a relief! I was afraid we had lost another FC great poster until I got to the last paragraph. He got me too, Mz Kit.


Tilson's loss is our gain.

>^..^<


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Author: Gugglhupf One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 37710 of 46802
Subject: Re: the most unbelievabe day! Date: 4/2/2005 9:20 PM
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See if you can get tickets for "Gem of the Ocean" if it's still playing.

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Author: ikedim Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 37712 of 46802
Subject: Re: the most unbelievabe day! Date: 4/2/2005 11:42 PM
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Congrats again! I've enjoyed and been educated by your messages over the past year.

You're a little out of date though - in a Giuliani-era rezoning, all the adult bookstores were relocated to Madison Avenue. Just go up to Madison and 80'th and ask around ...

Can't resist giving a couple of neighborhood restaurant recs:

Market, 9th St between 1st & 2nd, north side - great little "romantic" place, great food, crowded weekends but you can usually get a table on weekdays

O.G.'s, 6th St. between A&B - new-wave Chinese, very good

Hearth, 12th St. and 1st - expensive but worth it


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Author: RaptorD Big gold star, 5000 posts Top Favorite Fools Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 37829 of 46802
Subject: Re: the most unbelievabe day! Date: 4/9/2005 6:01 PM
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Doc, now we know the real impetus behind your anatomical interests. If your bookstore goes public right away, can I get in on the IPO? I suppose the opening price will be pretty pricey and it won't be a value play though . . .

Congratulations, sir. Salute!

Dan
Is it true that you have eyebrows just like Andy Rooney?

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