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Bullseye Contest!


"14 minutes and 57 seconds... 14 minutes and 58 seconds..."


As mentioned yesterday, tomorrow is the last day of CNBC's Bullseye. The demise of the show will also mark the end of my days as a bit-player on same, most often as part of the Bullseye Perspective bits (known internally as the Brady Bunch segment) where host Dylan Ratigan and a few guests share opinions on assorted market and non-market topics of the day.

"Semi-controlled outbursts of snarky opinion? It's the part I was born to play!"

The show was different and a little cynical and genuinely a blast to have been invited to do so regularly. I would imagine that what I'm feeling is roughly on par with what the guy who played "Carmine, The Big Ragoo" felt when Laverne and Shirley finally went off the air (right down to telling myself "ok, this is a setback but I'm *sure* I'll be a regular on something else real soon").

In any event, it seems like the topics for tomorrow's Bullseye should be somehow "meaningful", if only to a small subset of the public (read: me). That's where the Minyans come in. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with topic ideas for the last Bullseye Perspective and email them HERE.

The Rules are the same as the spur-of-the-moment version of this last week:

* Any topic, any subject will be considered and passed along to the show producers.

* Our winning contributions may or may not appear on the show (I've got about The Big Ragoo's level of influence on the scripts).

* While mine is not to censor, I still doubt that either "Dylan's thatch of manfully curly hair" or "Collins ill-fated icesculpture of Maya" will be given airtime...

*... without a vocal grass-roots movement, that is!

* To make it worth y'all's while, the winning contribution (as judged with seemingly cruel capriciousness by me alone) will win their choice of critterwear OR an 8x10 Glossy of CNBC's Dylan Ratigan signed "Collins, please stop sleeping in Maya's yard, Dylan" (autograph may vary).

At the very least it's a chance to be part of the last episode of a great show! Don't be afraid to stray into Non-Market areas and I'll keep y'all posted on the leaders via the Buzz tomorrow.

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