What will the current shareowners do with all their money? Will the taxes on it save the state of California? Most of the shareowners are in California. Will the proceeds from the sale save retailers and Silicon Valley real estate agencies?
It’s a Pop culture event, too. The topic is trending on both Yahoo and Google. Finally, after a series of delays, it happened. But what a letdown… the shares closed a few cents higher than the $38 suggested and actual opening price after a little pop. Guess the hype scared a lot of people away.
The people’s financial advisors, Dave Ramsey and Clark Howard, were urging caution, so that kept most of the little guys out.
But the news cycle must move on. Now, we’re all atwitter, if you’ll pardon the expression, about Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding to his Chinese girlfriend of nine years, who just graduated from med school. You realize, of course, that their children will be gorgeous and brilliant.
However, our own biggest gripe about this is the intense hatred and jealousy directed at Mark Zuckerberg. Why?
Has success become so hurtful to the slackers out there that they are driven to hate anyone who does well in the world? Does this explain the same venom directed toward Israel? What has happened to our pop culture? It used to be so much fun.
And what about Jeff, better known as Sorkh Razil, the Red Rascal, of Doonesbury fame?
Have you seen the reader comments about him as his successful novel has taken off and he has just bought a huge mansion? The commenters are begging for a nasty fall for him.
We fervently hope that we return soon to a world where productivity and success are admired and aspired to. This nastiness is bad for the haters’ health.