Archive for the ‘Business’ category

Dirty Assets

January 8, 2009

Now its the porn industry’s turn to ask for a bailout! Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis recently said they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.

Unlike the ‘dirty assets’ (read mortgage backed securities) that sank the finance industry, the ‘dirty assets’ of the porn industry might just help it to stay afloat.

It remains to be seen if Larry Flynt and Joe Francis will be successful even if they carpool to Washington in a hybrid! My only advice to them is to take some of their ‘dirty assets’ along!!!

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Sleepless in Santa Cruz?

November 26, 2008

Recently I came across a phenomenally innovative and extremely cool business – Nite Owl Cookies. The three young founders made a business out of delivering warm freshly baked cookies and cold milk at night – from 9 pm to 1:30 am. Their clientele is mostly young UC Santa Cruz students who are up at night doing things that young students generally do – of course studying!!

Nite Owl Cookies is co-owned by Gray Graziani, Neil Cohen and Henry Colton– friends since high school. Their website says,

We don’t use preservatives or additives because we aren’t sure how to do that. We just bake cookies that we love, and keep things simple and delicious.

That is what their patrons love too!!