The Guardian reports that the annual auctioning of lunch with Warren Buffett, with proceeds going to the Glide Foundation, may not fetch as much cash this time around. In previous years the thing went for $650,000 and over $2 million, took place on vintage a Russ Meyer set and included dessert (Oreo Blizzards) being served off a stripper's tits. Now that the Oracle of O has "failed to cover himself in glory" people may be less willing to shell out for three hours of aberrant sex fetish and folksy business wisdom, even if it does include O Cubed's personal collection of Becky Quick money shots. The auction kicked off last night with the current bid at just $31,000.
Don't Let Opportunity To Simulate Eating Dinner With Warren Buffett Pass You By
Adding yet another level to Buffett-mania, dinner at his childhood home will be auctioned off for charity starting at $6,000. The catch: Warren Buffett won’t actually be there. But he’ll tape a personal video for the dinner party, assuredly complete with plenty of Aw-Shucks memories of growing up in the very home! The guests will also get a personally autographed photo of Buffett in front of the home...As is customary for the hometown loving Buffett, the dinner, for up to 10 guests, will feature Nebraska pride, including Omaha Steaks filet mignons and wine from Spirit World...The bidding for the dinner-sans-Buffett will begin at 7 p.m. ET today. It will remain open until April 20. [WSJ]