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Monday, September 24, 2007

What Do You Do For A Living Allan?

The title of this post is the question I get asked all the time when go to political or social gatherings. I am a commodity/futures broker. I buy and sell commodity/futures contracts all day long for different clients all over the country. The best analogy I've ever come up with is to ask people if they've seen the famous 1983 comedy movie "Trading Places" with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. I don't actually work as a floor broker in the pit because you would have to live in Chicago or New York for that. I work out of my office here in Huntington Beach, California taking orders & placing trades for people. Here is a clip from the last few minutes of the movie for your enjoyment.


  • At 11:07 PM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    In other words Allan, you sell pork bellies... Huh?


  • At 6:45 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    Yes exactly Stan. I don't deal with physical commodoities though, just the futures contracts.

  • At 9:24 AM, Anonymous sephy said…

    Extra primo good, haha. Last minute of that movie is golden.

    OptionsTrader on RP forums shorted 2000 shares of CCL today, and if he gets the $1 swing he's gonna throw it all to Ron. It's a somewhat safe bet, for now :)

  • At 11:37 AM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    Don't know about anyone else, but I'm mortified by this story; see a picture of their home.

    Allan, Did you sold future contract on this HOA DISABLED COUPLE?...

    Do you think that Ron Paul cares?... and if he does why is he not talk about that.

    Not even Czechoslovakian communist would do that. I know I lived there for 22 years.

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    Email: BrianCollister@woai.com
    Last Update: 11:29 am

    Does your neighborhood have a homeowners association? Did you know your HOA can take your home away from you? News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooter Brian Collister is investigating the case of one family who's being evicted by their HOA.

    A disabled couple in a San Antonio neighborhood is losing their home. Why? It was sold by their homeowners association because they did not pay $380 in HOA dues.

    "There's no way in hell... this association should do this," says Dan, the homeowner.

    Hear from the HOA and see Brian Collister's full investigation, Tuesday night at 10pm on News 4 WOAI.

  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    You're incoherent Stan. I think I get your point...HOAs are evil, again, I know. Thanks for repeating it for the umteenth time.

  • At 8:05 PM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    Allan, the only incoherent to you must be my statement:

    "Allan, Did you sold future contract on this HOA DISABLED COUPLE?..."

    That was a sarcasm! In my writings, I never qualify my sarcastic remarks by any quotes. I leave that on a reader to figure out what is real and what is sarcasm. Qualified sarcasm is not sarcasm and such sarcastic statement would be intellectually meaningless.

    However, I have noticed that Americans are unable to figure out sarcasm and do label a writer crazy... i.e. your prior coblogger Lee Lemke was a firs class American prone intellectual midget same lake Claudio from OJ is.

    So let me qualify the above statement for you; I have intentionally used word "ON"... "Did you sold future contract on"... to make it look like if the mafia pouts the contract on a person. Got it? That was a joke build on the foregoing profession in which you are engaging.

    So next time Allan, when you are reading something, from any writer, which appears incoherent to you, try to apply sarcastic interpretation to see if it makes any sense and then fill the rest with your fantasy.

    Like old movies use to do; A couple start kissing and then camera moved and zoomed on the bedroom lamp, soft music start playing louder and it was up to your fantasy to figure out what they are doing.

    So if you were stupid like Lee or Claudio you wold think that they are working on the election campaign.

    Allan, there is somewhere embedded a sarcasm in the above statement so try to figure it out.

    Got it?


  • At 8:24 PM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    "I think I get your point...HOAs are evil, again, I know."

    You may think so, Alan!

    But if you would relay know that HOAs are evil you would do something about it... NO?

    Same as if you would relay knew that Catholic teacher priests in your Mater Dei High School raping boys you would report them.... NO?


  • At 5:59 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    I'll let you handle it Stan. You seem to be on top of everything HOA related.

  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    "I'll let you handle it Stan. You seem to be on top of everything HOA related."

    You see Allan, I had to apply only minor reassure so you would confess that you do not give a shit.

    Why don't we give the property rights to Mexico?.... rather than to HOA.



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