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10 things less anticlimactic than the Facebook IPO

Well, this is how the whirl ends. Not with a bang but a whimper. Well, $0.23 worth of whimper, that is. Facebook stock opened at $38 — prompting this humorous list — and closed at, yup, $38.23.

What’s the point? Is this it? Is this all there is?

Here are 10 things, off the top of my head, less anticlimactic than that intensely watched, much-ballyhooed day of trading.

10. This cat.

9. End of “Waiting for Godot.”

8. That time Barack Obama’s girlfriend told him “I love you” and he responded, “Thank you."

7. End of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

6. Logging on to dial-up Internet

5. Lady Chatterley’s husband

4. Someone tells you “We need to talk,” but it turns out he just felt as though you hadn’t talked in a while and you have a nice chat about globalization or something.

3. “I Would Do Anything For Love” by Meatloaf

2. World War I

1. Y2K

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day. She is the author of "A Field Guide to Awkward Silences".


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