Dr. David Kass has posted an excellent transcript from the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.It includes a description of the one-hour humorous film that opened the meeting, continuing a long tradition of the super billionaire mocking himself for everyone’s entertainment.
The video sounds ridiculous:
A one hour humorous film was shown starring Warren Buffett’s secretary (Debbie Bosanek), who has been made famous by the “Buffett Rule” which is based on Bosanek paying a higher tax rate than Buffett. In the skit, Buffett is forced to take phone calls for Bosanek (including calls from Oprah Winfrey and President Obama), while Bosanek keeps talking on personal calls. The movie also featured an animated cartoon of the national championship football game between the University of Nebraska and the all-robot team from the University of Washington. The Nebraska team is coached by the legendary Tom Osborne, while the Washington team is coached by Herman Cain (who has strong ties to Omaha’s Godfather’s Pizza Chain). The game is being broadcast by Marv Albert. At half time, with Nebraska trailing 7-0, and many Nebraska players having been injured during the first half, Buffett prevails on Coach Osborne to put him in at quarterback. Buffett argues: “I have some good ideas”. In the final play, Buffett throws a long pass to his vice chairman, Charlie Munger, who tips the ball to the Geico gecko in the end zone to win the game.
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