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The day the laughter traded for below a dollar

I wouldn’t know if getting accused by the SEC for fraud is the newest gotta have it accessory for the season. You could ask Mark Cuban, or Daniel S. Laikin, the CEO of the National Lampoon brand. Yesterday, he was accused by the SEC by attempting to artificially inflate stock prices by paying people off to buy stock, which isn’t like the pump and dump scheme in Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, although I mostly just wanted to type out pump and dump.

The LA Times can probably say it better than I ever can, despite having experience watching Wall Street, Boiler Room, and the period in 2005 where I pretended to look like I was reading Fortune magazine on the train.

I’ll say this though you guys, laughter is dead. Unless we can spin this into some kind of meta, Arrested Development-esqe kind of docu-sitcom deal. It’ll tide us over until the will-they-or-won’t-they Arrested Development movie, I guess.


Comment from raine
Time: December 16, 2008, 9:03 pm

oh, that sucks. and national lampoon hasn’t sold out from their early beginnings or anything!