Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Drink your way to financial security

In these troubled economic times, are you looking for some investment advice that all Flintoids, current and former, can fully embrace? Here it is via How to Avoid the Bummer Life:

"If you had purchased $1,000 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago, you would have $49 left.

"With Fannie Mae, you would have $2.50 left of the original $1,000.

"With AIG, you would have less than $15 left.

"But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drunk all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have $214 cash.

"Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle..."

Thanks again to Michael G. for this investment advice.


  1. Yeah, but who drinks Mickey's outta cans? 40s and Big Mouths is where it's at. Strohs 30 packs would probably give you the most bang for your buck.

  2. God, good point. But maybe I could get a bailout from Treasury for getting drunk on the wrong booze!


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