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  • I’m Such a Geek, Part 233,426

    Posted by Shannon Love on August 18th, 2009 (All posts by )

    So I read this post on Instapundit:

    THE S.E.C. spitting in the faces of fans. A roundup from Michael Silence.
    What are they thinking?

    You know what I first thought when I read that? I thought, “The Securities and Exchange Commission has fans?”

    I’ve got to get out more.


    10 Responses to “I’m Such a Geek, Part 233,426”

    1. veryretired Says:

      I confess—me too. Although, in my lame defense, where I live sports are under the Big 10. I can’t imagine getting that mixed up with some alphabet government agency, but as I slouch toward senility, I suppose anything’s possible.

    2. Anonymous Says:

      I had thought it an article about the reinstatement of the uptick rule. Surprised at click through.

    3. Dan from Madison Says:

      As an avid college football fan I automatically thought the football SEC when you mentioned it.

    4. Jay Manifold Says:

      Yep, I thought it was the Securities and Exchange Commission too.

    5. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Comment at Silence’s Blog August 18, 2009 2:18 PM:

      You are not talking about the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission are you? I must spend too much time reading the Wall Street Journal.

    6. Neil Says:

      I thought the same thing when I read your post and I live in Florida, home of a Southeastern Conference team that is the reigning National champion of college football.

    7. Knucklehead Says:

      I must confess. I clicked to the link wondering how the notion of “fans” would be applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Once there I felt foolish and slinked away.

    8. Tatyana Says:

      I thought nothing on reading it. Have no associations with abbreviation.

      However, when someone once mentioned Boca in football-themed conversation, I thought it weird of him to bring in National Building Code (or, rather, “Building Officials and Code Administrators International”).

    9. Thomas Hazlewood Says:

      My reaction to ‘SEC’ was the same. I just had to read the article then, to see what could be considered a fan of the Securities Exchange Commission.

    10. onparkstreet Says:

      Haha, I’m a nerd, or geek, too, I thought the same thing. But, then, I never watch sports. Don’t really care about any of that.