Tags: Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett
Yet again, Warren Buffett has gone the fuck out of his way to awkwardly marry aberrant sex fetish with folksy business wisdom. In response to a question about what makes people want to sell their companies to him, Buffet said:
You can sell it to Berkshire, and we’ll put it in the Metropolitan Museum; it’ll have a wing all by itself; it’ll be there forever. Or you can sell it to some porn shop operator, and he’ll take the painting and he’ll make the boobs a little bigger and he’ll stick it up in the window, and some other guy will come along in a raincoat, and he’ll buy it.
Listen, we’re all for a. fucking and b. analogies but time and time again Buffett bends over backwards to just get the sex reference in without even really illuminating the actual point and the best part is he doesn’t give a rat’s ass. He might as well have answered, “You know, it would be like putting a huge pair of cans on a mouse in a lab. Sure, they’re fun to play with but at the end of the day, you’re still fucking a rodent.” But since he’s old, set in his ways, and not going to change any time soon, let’s place bets on when WB will drop the pretense and just start showing up to interviews with Becky Quick (but thinking about Liz Claman) in a bathrobe, answering questions with only one hand showing. We’re going to go with soon.
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Warren Buffett Says Sell to Me, Not `Porn Shop,’ as Growth Dips [Bloomberg]