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12/11/08

It's mailbag and it's quiztime!

Aaah, nice to see this picture back

Loyal and loved IKN readers, today we're holding a special quiz. So fingers on the buzzers and get ready with your answers. But first (and totally unrelated), here's a little story about my mailbag this morning.

Today I got a mail from this guy who wanted to know my real identity. As mentioned before (in this post, in fact), I don't have any problem with that as long as the mailer doesn't come across as unhinged, so I told him. He then comes back to me asking questions about my nationality, the domicile of the company where I work and, most interestingly, whether I have legal counsel.

"Cool guy", thought I, "just the kinda dude who could make my day." So I wrote back a nice mail telling him that I'd be happy to supply further information as long as he tells me who he is and why he's interested. The dude decided not to tell me anything about himself but continued asking me about my personal details. "Hey", thought I, "that's a touch bogus. He's not playing fair." So I politely declined to tell him anything else until he comes up with his own goods. Y'know, quid pro quo and all that.

AND NOW FOR A TOTALLY DIFFERENT SUBJECT: HERE'S TODAY'S QUIZ.

Question (purely theoretical, and nothing at all to do with today's mailbag):

What company or person would be the most likely to have hired a secretive and evasive ambulance-chasing shark-like shyster to stop me relating some of the cruel realities of the stock market?
  • Novagold (NG) (home of Greg Johnson)
  • Crystallex (KRY) (a longtime fave)
  • Petaquilla Minerals (PTQ.to) (le plat du jour)
  • Colossus Minerals (CSI.to) (home of The Albatross)
  • Dorato Resources (DRI.v) (or perhaps "The Cardero Group")
  • Richard Fifer (of PTQ)
  • Eric Zaunscherb (of Aurelian coverage (in)fame when at Haywood, now at Can'o'Corn and only allowed to talk about miners operating in Canada until he learns a bit more Spanish)
  • Bloomberg Brazil or Venezuela
  • Simon Rosemary
  • Greg Johnson (the NG guy who sold half a million shares in daily lots in the month before the bad news hit)
  • Walter Molano (not used to people pointing out the problems with his misleading articles)
  • Hendrick Van Alphen (head honcho of Cardero)
  • Patrick Albatross Anderson (Aurelian shareholders knew what Colossus shareholders now know)
I'm sure there are others....there's a lot to remember! Obviously politicos aren't listed or otherwise this post would take far too long to write.

So, answers on a postcard please to...

otto.rock1 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

....and give yourself a chance of winning the big star prize, a night out with Jim Willie.

Toodle Pip!