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Warren Buffett Needs A Hug, Angel At ABC

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Gang, we're not going to mince words here- this has been the worst month of Warren Buffett's life. Anything that could have gone wrong did. The Sokol business, the Dilly Bar he dropped on his shirt before going into a big meeting, the Squawk Box redesign, the unwrapped Sees Candy Munger left on his dash in the hot sun. If all that wasn't enough, now comes word that in one fell swoop, his favorite show, the launchpad for his acting career, and his shot at a date with Susan Lucci are gone.

Because they don't care that the Oracle is in a very fragile state right now, executives at ABC have cancelled Buffett's beloved soap, All My Children, which he guest starred on several times in the hopes of transitioning careers. Now what's he supposed to do, huh? Show up to open casting calls? Take his clothes off for some director? Appear in a commercial for Valtrex? I think not. What does need to happen is that someone at ABC needs to fix this and fast. Until then, this will be watched on loop through a veil of tears.


Former Berkshire Hathaway Executive Has Only The Nicest Things To Say About Warren Buffett

On March 30, 2011, Warren Buffett penned an open letter expressing support for his former lieutenant, David Sokol, whose trading activities had been called into question. "Neither Dave nor I feel his Lubrizol purchases were in any way unlawful," Buffett wrote. Then, a month later, he told shareholders and reporters gathered at the BKR annual meeting in Omaha that, actually, Sokol was a degenerate bum; a piece of garbage that needed to be taken out, lest it stink up the place. (Actual words: "inexcusable," "inexplicable," in violation of "the company's insider-trading rules and code of ethics." Buffett added that Berkshire "had turned over some very damning evidence" re: Sokol to the Securities and Exchange Commission, to boot.) Though Sokol did not publicly respond to the comments at the time, they presumably stung quite a bit, since having your unassailable ex-boss basically call you a lowlife does not do wonders for the reputation. Now, a year later, after being informed that the SEC would not be taking action against him, is he in a Zen place about life in general and Buffett's words specifically? Are the two men cool? Could Sokol see them being friends again one day? At the very least, is he ready to laugh about them? Yes, yes he is.