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16328 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Apr 2007 at 6:44 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2007-04-03 06:49:15 AM  
#1. When someone offers you money for an interview, even if your expertise on the subject amounts to:

"diversification is a good thing for a career", though he don't do it,
"the stock market is chancy'",
"If you had the hindsight, real estate would have been a really good investment",
and that race horses are an unreliable investment;

Take it.
2007-04-03 06:52:52 AM  
FTA: "If you're saving some more, you can treat yourself," he said. "If you're starting to save, treat yourself to a saving."

I treat myself every month which is why I have no savings. Solve that problem, Shatner.
2007-04-03 06:52:57 AM  
My portfolio contains alot of Gold-pressed Latinum

/dang hes 76?
//He aged well.
///Maybe its all the FTL travel.
2007-04-03 06:54:31 AM  
"Sell gold, buy toupee's"
2007-04-03 06:54:44 AM  
"Put......your big....atthetrack."
2007-04-03 07:02:45 AM  
Who'd have thought...

'The Shat', investment guru...
2007-04-03 07:04:41 AM  
Actually he made is fortune on alone. He was given tremendous amounts of priceline stock when he originally pitched for them before the dot com crash.
He was also given some very good advice to sell when they were at their peak. He owes his entire fortune to whomever that was.
2007-04-03 07:05:59 AM  
Unless he has Elton John hiding in his pants there is no way Shatner could spend the money he's making fast enough.

It's not like he has to save for retirement since he is apparently going to work until he drops dead shooting a Priceline commercial.
2007-04-03 07:08:15 AM  
Shatner was smart enough to accept stock for those ads he did... and smart enough to sell it before the market crashed, raking in ten$ of million$.
That alone makes him smart enough to take seriously.

/watching him chew the scenery in Airplane II: The Sequel as I write this
2007-04-03 07:09:36 AM  
Did we both hear Howard Stern discuss this with him?
2007-04-03 07:15:46 AM  
Also saves money by not buying meat.
2007-04-03 07:16:48 AM  
"101" trifecta in play?
2007-04-03 07:28:54 AM  
2007-04-03 07:29:15 AM  
Huh, the last line is actually pretty decent advice. Basically, the sooner you start saving, the more you will have later, due to the magic of compound interest.
2007-04-03 07:33:58 AM  
williehorton I actually saw an interview with him in 2003ish on CNBC about priceline, where they brought it up.

Shatner married his most recent wife, Elizabeth Martin, in the town I was living in at the time ( Lebanon, IN ). She was from there, I guess. Never had a chance to see about it in the paper the next day.

/ John Mellencamp filmed his video for the NCAA promo there too. Famous Gymnasium... where Hoosiers was filmed. Actually drove by and heard the music, but assumed it was some jackass playing really loud to be a jerk. ( there is a nursing home next to the gym, which is kind of funny when you think of it... )
2007-04-03 07:45:44 AM  
I would think the investment opportunity for the next 40 years or so is going to be in anything related to geriatrics. HMO's, pharmaceutical companies, retirement homes, etc.

All those Boomers are getting older, might as well make some money off them.
2007-04-03 07:59:24 AM  
Futureman told me the way to make money in the stock market:

"Buy old newspapers, read the stock market section. Travel back in time. Buy low, sell high."
2007-04-03 08:00:39 AM  
2007-04-03 08:03:23 AM  
when kirk squared off with gary seven in the past, why didnt he set up a trust with a diverse portfolio of companies that existed and thrived centuries later?
///deep thoughts
//insider info from a full time realtor in lex
2007-04-03 08:09:02 AM  
Hey, if Dave Barry can give investment advice why not Shatner? Oh, right, Daves was *intended* to be humor... Seriously enough of the celebrity "advice" stuff...stick to entertainment, leave politics, diplomacy, finance, medicine, etc. to people who know what they're talking about...

On a side note, from watching TOS, Samsonite, at least, will still be around in 300 years...
2007-04-03 08:14:49 AM  
Step 1. Kill wife.
Step 2. ?
Step 3. Profit!

/Still thinks there was something suspicious about her death.
2007-04-03 08:15:19 AM  
Shatner is one of the funniest men alive today. And I believe every word that man says, because it's exactly what I want to hear.
2007-04-03 08:22:41 AM  
His wife had it coming.

Seriously, she was a drunk. No shiat she died early. You try to swim with a .3 BAC and find out how it turns out.
2007-04-03 08:34:15 AM  

His wife had it coming.

Seriously, she was a drunk. No shiat she died early. You try to swim with a .3 BAC and find out how it turns out.

One of the tracks on Has Been is about this. It broke him up pretty bad.

/I've been swimming while shiatfaced, but I was 16, stupid as hell and a lifeguard. I doubt his wife had two of those going for her.
2007-04-03 08:42:15 AM  
Well.... I bet she wishes she had married me.

Wouldn't have been swimming drunk in the pool if she had, but she had to go marry shiatner :)
2007-04-03 09:08:22 AM  
Don't bother RTFA, I'll sum it up for you.

1. Star in a cheesy TV show, which becomes a cult phenomenon.
2. Whore your fame out to everyone you can.
2007-04-03 09:13:52 AM  
R2: you make it sound like Shatner's lack of shame is a bad thing.
2007-04-03 09:16:54 AM  

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2007-04-03 09:19:50 AM  
Selling autographed photos for $30? I should start doing that! That's a great way to make money.
2007-04-03 09:21:14 AM  
Mad-n-FL: Buy....Low....Sell....High
Actually, buy high and sell higher seems to work better for a lot of people.
2007-04-03 09:26:38 AM  
Raging Thespian I LOLd! :)
2007-04-03 09:29:17 AM  

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2007-04-03 09:32:15 AM  
how much did he make singing Rocket Man? [it's on You Tube]
2007-04-03 09:33:29 AM  
He should get together with "The Hoff" and do a musical about washed up has-beens.
2007-04-03 09:45:59 AM  
Smellvin, the action figures are $30. His autograph goes for $80. I guess all the world's problems have been solved if people can afford $80 for a signed picture of Captain Kirk.
2007-04-03 10:19:08 AM  
Uranium stock? He should have bought Di-lithium futures.
2007-04-03 10:23:57 AM  
Howard, Shatner will never be considered a washed up has-been, even if they stick him in a nursing home tomorrow and he lives another 30 years. In 2037, there would still be lines of people paying to come in and wipe the drool from his chin. They would dig through the trash for his Depends. He is a God.

/Capt. Kirk was my first crush--does it show?
2007-04-03 10:25:11 AM  
Howard Finkelstein
He should get together with "The Hoff" and do a musical about washed up has-beens.

Too late.

/better than a 'never was', in his words
//as a 'has been', has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe in recent years for his performance on Boston Legal
///Denny Crane!
2007-04-03 10:37:42 AM  
2007-04-03 09:16:54 AM Raging Thespian

i salute you sir, and shame on the rest of you slackers for not doin it sooner
2007-04-03 10:53:56 AM  
It's 1701, smitty!!!

Oh, wait!
2007-04-03 11:49:41 AM  
I remember back when Priceline stock dropped like a stone back in the dot com crash. It made the headline of CBS radio news at one point for how fast it fell. But i'll be damned if it didnt make a nice recovery!
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2007-04-03 11:52:29 AM  
Denny Crane....
2007-04-03 11:54:15 AM  
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Everyone knows Shatner keeps his money in Gold-pressed Quatloos!
2007-04-03 12:48:04 PM  
Shatner is one of the funniest men alive today. And I believe every word that man says, because it's exactly what I want to hear.

The Priceline ad where he tasers the guy gets me and my wife giggling every time.

"Did you just zap Daddy?"
"No, no, nnn.... I did zap your daddy."
2007-04-03 01:35:11 PM  
Step 1: Fall ass-backwards into money.
Step 2: Repeat Step 1
2007-04-03 02:55:18 PM  

2007-04-03 05:40:01 PM  
This washed up has been is going stronger than ever...
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