Saturday, January 21, 2006

History of the day for January 21

In 1919, Carlo Ponzi invents the "Ponzi scheme" in order to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a millionaire. This scam involves hitting people over the head with a blunt object and taking their money while they lay unconscious, however when Ponzi learns it already has the name "mugging" he comes up with the second and much more famous "Ponzi scheme" of setting up an pyramid scam where old investors are paid dividends from new investors' payments.

13 comments:

pestle said...

Why do birds
Suddenly appear
every time you are near?
Just like me
they long to be
close to you.

Calzone said...

ponzi was a genius

jiggs said...

pestle: You make me feel inadequate

calzone: I also heard that he inspired fonzi, so that's something too

Jasmine said...

Jiggs, why do you feel inadequate? I could help you out of that ...

::wink::

Jasmine

Monkey said...

How do mermaids have sex? I've often wondered this?

Do they swim upstream to spawn?

scumbag said...

ya know monkey, i don't swim in the ocean b/c i'm pretty sure mermaids fuck in it.

miss kendra said...

did he also invent timeshares?

pestle said...

mermaids are whores.

SignGurl said...

Whassup with you and the mermaid?

I'm a nosey bitch as well as a --->

jiggs said...

jasmine: You haven't been around long enough to know about my tiny little penis. And that pestle is not tiny nor little.

monkey: you're a scientist!

capn: I hear that. That's why I don't shower in lockerrooms.

miss kendra: Yes. They used to be called ponzi shares.

pestle: Is there tension between you and jasmine?

commentwhore: I'm a nosey too.

Spinning Girl said...

I happen to know pestle's exact dimensions, and he's much less of a man than you.

Unlike pestle, I love mermaids. All mermaids. I love whores too. I love everybody.

jiggs said...

spinner: I doubt pestle is as small as my wang, otherwise pestle might get lost in the worst of places.

Nick said...

Also known as "the best of places" to boys who don't like other boys.