Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Climateer Line of the Day: MarketBeat does Bulwer-Lytton Edition (ACN)

MarketBeat's Matt Phillips has a walk-off home run. Game over.
From their post "Accenture for a Penny: MarketBeat’s Investigation Continues!":
Like a rottweiler on a slightly undercooked leg of lamb, MarketBeat refuses to let go of its probe of the depths of Thursday’s Flash Crash, particularly the momentary trades that priced ostensibly healthy companies such as Accenture at one cent....
That makes "It was a dark and stormy night" read like Blake in comparison:

Auguries of Innocence
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
Not bad for 1803 eh?
Here are some of the Bulwer-Lytton contest winners from last year:
The wind dry-shaved the cracked earth like a dull razor--the double edge kind from the plastic bag that you shouldn't use more than twice, but you do; but Trevor Earp had to face it as he started the second morning of his hopeless search for Drover, the Irish Wolfhound he had found as a pup near death from a fight with a prairie dog and nursed back to health, stolen by a traveling circus so that the monkey would have something to ride.
Runner-up: Adventure-
In a flurry of flame and fur, fangs and wicker, thus ended the world's first and only hot air baboon ride
You see the greatness of Phillips?