Friday, October 10, 2008

I Am Investing in Diet Coke

If you had purchased $1,000.00 of AIG stock one year ago you would have $44.34 left.

With Wachovia, you would have had $54.74 left of the original $1,000.00.

With Lehman, you would have had $0.00 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago…drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have $214.00 cash. Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle. It's called the 401-keg.

It is unclear whether the beer math really works. It seems to assume beer is a lot cheaper than it actually is, not that I know what beer costs or can do math...

But since Diet Coke is cheaper than beer, one (and that one being me) would argue that it is an even better investment. (My father suggested diversifying with some Diet Pepsi.)

Excuse me while I go get caffeinated.

[I found the "401-keg" on a friend's away message. I can find it on a number of blogs but am not really sure where it originated.]


At 10/11/08, 6:23 PM, Anonymous Vora said...

It's about time my away messages made it on here ;-)

At 10/28/08, 3:26 PM, Anonymous M4thkid said...

the math is indeed wrong;

1000.00/(214/.05)=1000.00/(4280)= 0.23364486

a beer 23 cents? u wish...


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