• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Coconut Telegraph,  Title Insurance

    Hands in their pockets feelin’ cheated

    Lagniappe Good thing the Evil Empire is keeping quality staff onboard. Not so much. Wonder if she’s still the Manager of the Bellevue, Washington office…And the creditors in the Ted’s Excellent Title Adventure bankruptcy case want to cut the attorney’s fees. I’m sure it’s a very complicated case that requires hours of really smart guys pouring over it but check it: The creditors question requests for more than $3.8 million in fees and expenses from four law firms and one financial advising company for work done from March 1 to May 31, according to court documents. Two of the firms — McGuireWoods and Tavenner & Beran — are from Richmond.…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers

    Hush hush keep it down now voices carry

    The feedbag is going to be fun today: Now Jerrold G. Hauptman, you signed documents saying to the best of your knowledge these are the 20 Largest Unsecured Creditors and you know this to be utter Bullshit!  You might want to rethink some things and redo your little list because I know what you know!!   The powers that be(government, judges, EBSA, Dept of Labor) are  gonna look at you and wonder if your not telling the truth about this little document what else have you not told the truth about and when they start digging all your gonna end up with is one deep, dark, black hole that hopefully Patty…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Coconut Telegraph,  Rant,  Title Insurance

    You can set my truck on fire, and roll it down a hill, But I still wouldn’t trade it for a Coupe DeVille

    I’m funny about my vehicles. I don’t like the little lights on the dash to be on. So when BMW did the oil service and forgot to reset the little green balls, it pissed me off. I took it to the SF BMW because I had something to do in San Francisco that night. So it spent the day at the shop and then went and parked wherever it was that I was supposed to be that night and then went home later. They forgot to turn off the little yellow and red balls and turn on the green ones. From my house, it costs $15 in gas and $4…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Title Insurance

    You’re just like crosstown traffic, So hard to get through to you

    You know I never mention North American Title. They’re owned by Lennar and they have their own share of issues. Today’s another day, and I’m thinking that this is going to leave a mark… These corporate raiding suits are going to reach critical mass soon and it will be interesting to see how it all shakes out. Which brings me to my next curiosity. NASCAR Teddy’s Excellent Title Adventure. The spike is obviously the lack of earnings announcement, but look how they’ve been climbing out of that. Every day I get an alert about how they’ve recovered X% since the announcement. Bizarre. Back over at Jerry and Patty’s debacle, this…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers,  Title Insurance

    The man who only lives for making money, lives a life that isn’t necessarily sunny

    I had a little down time today, so I started cleaning up my office. It is still not set up so that it works, but it’s getting there. Things I found, $45 claims settlement from a suit against Microsoft. Another claim involving someone named Doral, which quite honestly, I don’t know what that’s about, so I shredded it. I lost out on the Enron one because Morgan Stanley couldn’t pull their collective heads out of their collective asses long enough to look up the information for me, despite repeated phone calls. Thanks for nothing boys. Can’t wait for the next one of your boiler room boys to give me a…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers,  Photojournalism,  Rant,  Title Insurance,  Wine of the Day

    The sign says long haired freaky people need not apply

    For some reason, I’ve been noticing signs a lot lately. Signs of the apocalypse. Signs on buildings. Signs in general. Today’s curiosity was a Yogurt Shack. Signs said “Do not touch” on an award thingie by the door shaped like a guitar that, trust me, everyone wanted to touch. On the door said “No Restrooms”, “No Pets” read another sign and yet another one in the window said “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone”. Not one sign that said “Welcome”, “Open” or “Come on in”. I also went to the Contra Costa County Recorder’s office today. There wasn’t a single sign telling me that I had found…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Cycling,  Title Insurance

    I’m drunk and dirty, don’t you know

    Here’s a remarkably poorly written article. All of us title folks here know what really happens. There’s notice given at the Notice of Default. If you’re a renter, stop paying rent RIGHT THEN. You ain’t gonna see your deposit back and you’re going to have to move. Put yourself in the driver’s seat. The landlord will come and lie to you about how it’s all a big mistake blah blah blah and then do exactly what this woman did to this family. They lied to get the loan in the first place. They’re liars and they’re going to take the money and run. Landlord wants more rent? Make them show…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers,  Cycling,  Title Insurance

    Ships were made for sinking, whiskey made for drinking

    And now, for something competely different: [youtube KJzWGkgFcTU] Crossfit workout Yesterday I did the crossfit workout. It was 150 wall balls. OK, that was intense. I skipped Wednesday’s bike ride. Some critter bit my leg right where the calf attaches and then continued up my leg and bit me four more times. The one on my calf blew up about the size of a golf ball, like the bite I got last year right before I went to Hawaii. I couldn’t bench at all with the infection in my arm last year. The thought that riding in the heat with the same sort of infected bite was a bad idea.…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers,  Title Insurance

    Tell them that you like it this way

    My goodness, do I feel like an oaf. I’ve been blaming the Hauptmans all this time and it was really the fault of CoAmerica and First American Title that all the good title folks of California, Texas and Arizona lost their jobs last week. Wow! That’s embarrassing! It’s good to see that Jerry really cared about the employees. I sooo have to quote this part: After exploring and then concluding that an orderly shut down was not possible, mainly because we could not ask employees to work when we had no means to pay them, we immediately informed all relevant parties including employees, regulators and First American that 161 locations…