Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Answer to My Riddle, and the Invitation

In what game are the winners filled with regret, while the losers are filled with relief?
The answer: Virtual Stock Exchange. If you do really well playing with fake money, you wind up asking yourself, "Man, why didn't I do that with real money?" On the other hand, if you have a really lousy game and lose, you reassure yourself, "At least I wasn't doing that with the egg & butter money." You know, it seems like everybody runs some sort of game who has a blog. Wes Kenney did football picks. Kevin Bussey did some sort of blogger popularity game. So I thought to myself, what kind of game could I promote that would be fun for everyone involved, but would reinforce every stereotype about conservatives. Then it hit me: Greedy Capitalism! So, just click here to join our own little Baptist stock market game. I've named it the "Ledger A" Baptist Investment Club. The name comes from the life of the greatest Baptist capitalist of all times, John D. Rockefeller. At the Rockefeller Archive Center you can still see Rockefeller's "Ledger A"—his first personal accounting ledger that he started when he was just sixteen years old. Rockefeller was faithful to tithe from his humble beginnings and spent the last years of his life working full time trying to give his money away to charity. You'll need these details to join the game: Game ID: ledgeraclub Game Password: rockefeller The game will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2007 (Monday is a holiday) and will end on Friday, November 30, 2007. After the game starts, no new players wil be admitted (if the market crashes and we all go into the hole, it wouldn't be fair for someone to join in mid-stream at $0).

11 comments:

Wes Kenney said...

Monday is indeed a holiday. It is also September 3. Tuesday, September 4, perhaps?

Bart Barber said...

Doh!

Tim Rogers said...

I have just purchased a new motorhome and filed this game as my net worth for collateral.

:>)

Blessings,
Tim

Grosey's Messages said...

you bought a motor home? I could have loaned you my tent!!! I am so sorry to hear that you are on teh run again Tim. Did a funeral for a fella who moved every 6 months, and quipped.. "Oh that was when the cops caught up with him was it?" The daughter looked ashen faced and asked nervously "Oh you knew him did you?"

Tim Guthrie said...

Tried to sign up but was unable - does this mean that I have no financial standing even in a game? :)

Tim Rogers said...

Have you noticed that I am currently leading in this game?

Blessings,
Tim

joerstewart said...

I'm unable to sign up as well. Did you take our money and run?

Tim Guthrie said...

Is the answer in that it is an invitation also a another riddle? Or who did take our money before we even got started?

Grosey's Messages said...

Seems you and I are the only ones making any money on the virtual stock exchange... congrats Bart..
Steve

Grosey's Messages said...

Hope you guys aren't going out the back door deliberately to make an Aussie feel better about the US stock market?

Grosey's Messages said...

you gotta know when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em and when to walk away :)