On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 7:01 AM, VICTOR NIEDERHOFFER, the well-known trader, writer and blogger, published the following competition:
"The sage likes to compare the stimulus bill to taking 1/2 a tablet of viagra and then diluting it with candy. We need more he said. What are the natural reflections engendered by such an utterance? I'll give a prize at the annual spec party for the best such reflection. vic"Wow! Taking half tablet of Viagra! and the diluting it with candy! Unfortunately I have no idea what happens with half a Viagra. I have even less idea what happens if it is diluted with candy. Does candy reduce the potency of Viagra (I mean of the Viagra-taker)? Dilute is used for liquids, what is the Sage saying? Is he comparing the stimulus bill to a male organ used by Obama to fuck American public? And saying Obama needs more Viagra to do the job? Candy is dandy, but liquer is quicker? I need to reflect deeper.
PS (next day): What did Warren Buffet REALLY say? He called for a second stimulus continue.
"I think that a second one may well be called for," Warren Buffett said Thursday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America." "Our first stimulus bill... was sort of like taking half a tablet of Viagra and having also a bunch of candy mixed in," he said, "as if everybody was putting in enough for their own constituents." Indeed, the money from the $787 billion economic stimulus package is being doled out unevenly.He did not say that Viagra was being diluted with candy. He said that part of the stimulus money was being spread around as candies to Obama's friends and not fulfilling its goal of stimulating the economy. He meant that an entire tablet of Viagra applied only to the economic organism and not shared by Obama's friends, would have produced a fully powerful socio-economic erection. These reflections need to be refined if I want to participate in the competition. I hope it comes with air tickets.