Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

With the echo from the amplifiers ringing in your head

Yesterday the book closed on Ted’s Excellent Title Adventure.  The Evil Empire acquired Commonwealth and Lawyers Title at NASCAR Teddy’s fire sale.  The party’s over.  The City of Richmond understands what this means.  The big question is do they do what they did with Chicago and run a separate entity or do they roll it into the big show and use the unbranded title production centers?  Truthfully I don’t know how much the Evil Empire off shores.  I know that NASCAR Teddy spent a bunch of money stealing Bloodless Empire’s people in Bangalore and Mangalore.  Smart move Teddy.  Why do you still have a job?  And I know the Agents of Destruction from the Evil Empire have been skulking around NASCAR Teddy’s title operations ever since this saga began.  Enquiring minds want to know.  I presume The Burgermeister operates separate entities like he has all along.  His theory is “If I piss you off at Fidelity, no matter, there’s a good chance you’ll end up at Chicago and I’ll get your premium dollars anyway”.   Now he has three more ways to piss of the clientele.  Not counting Servicelink.  Check out this graphic from Inman:

I don’t need a calculator for this one.  If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…I’d like to buy a hotel on Marvin Gardens.

File this under “Don’t let this happen to you”.  And if you do, don’t let the Wine Dog pick it up on Google Alerts and draw attention to it.  Bad form over at Dinty Moore.

I went insane and let a buddy talk me into a trip to the snow…even though I live at the bottom of Mt. Diablo and it’s freaking snowing up there.  So PBE will be quiet for the next few days (the crowd noise is Parker Kennedy, Bill Foley and Ted Chandler erupting in spontaneous applause) while I reacquaint myself with a little thing I like to call roulette…and maybe some skis.  Also a form of roulette in my world.  And my good friends at Heineken.

I’d like the thank everyone who’s opted in on my LiveStrong ride.  The Lance Armstrong Foundation requires that you raise a certain amount to participate and I’ve hit that amount in two days.  I know it’s the holidays and it’s tough out there so I am truly humbled by your generosity.  For those who haven’t been here in a couple of days…click here and join me in the fight against cancer.

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