Today, we are issuing a SELL recommendation for Holtz Communication + Technology (HCT). We recommend that any stock in this company or companies it represents should be sold directly as materially negative total return is anticipated.
First, let me tell you up front, it just didn't work out. Okay? No hard feelings. I knew what I was getting in to and did it anyway. Whatever brief affair I had with Howard Kurtz is apparently over.
This is a story of total infatuation. It's a reiteration of what I have relearned a thousand times, "the flame that burns brightest; burns out quickest." And I always end up feeling burnt.
From the beginning: about three days ago, Tuesday, July 18, 2006 11:05 AM to be exact, a total stranger walked into my life and was to change it forever.
Howard Kurtz is the media reporter for The Washington Post and writes a regular column called Media Notes. He's the host of the weekly CNN program Reliable Sources. Marcy says that I am having a celebrity-induced hallucination but I think he's drop-dead gorgeous.
I am sitting at my desk and I get an email that says simply, "Hi, Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post here. Can we talk? Is there a number at which I can reach you? Thanks."
Of course, my heart skips about six beats. Nothing more sexy than a successful man who wants to know all about you. My knees shake. My palms get sweaty. Howard Kurtz! I imagine us on some deserted Polynesian island, a gaggle of kids, living on seafood bisque, wild rise and coconut. Life is carefree, filled with sun, sand, love and laughter.
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