Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Huffington Post Sold to AOL for $315MM

$315MM total, with $300MM in cash to Arianna and her investors (I'm not sure how many there are).  Nice number.  The Huff Post gets about 20 million visitors a month, and is full of both actual news and crazy conspiracy theories put forth by other bloggers.  

Here is my proposal; we need to get my beloved Stinkbug, which is at least the tenth most important thing I do every day, into the same strata. If we can, I promise to share the wealth with you, my loyal readers.**  Here is my idea; send this post to 1000 of your closest friends.  Tell them to do the same.  We will be in Huff Post territory in no time.  I have a friend that likes to say, "we'll be wiping our asses with $100's because we are out of $20's."  And so we shall.

To OUR Success,

Mr. French

** Unlikely.  You will most certainly get a piece of a convertible debt instrument that pays no interest and will most likely never convert into equity.  I will keep the cash, because I have both needs and a wealth of poop and vomit stories.  Sorry.

1 comment:

  1. sorta like 2 and 1/2 men last night. all great ponzis are built on 1,000 friends. or rich suckers.

    unfortunately, i have only 5 friends....and no money. damn.