Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of Enron's bankruptcy filing. How do you plan on celebrating?
You could run up huge charges on your credit card, act like you're rich and then keep making the minimum monthly payments with new credit cards until the whole scam falls apart. Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling ... More >>
Investors held on too long.Beginning with LaSalle, the French explorer who survived shipwrecks and cannibal Karankawa Indian attacks only to perish at the hands of his own men near Navasota, some people in Texas have had some pretty damned hard luck.
You might lay some or all of the blame at ... More >>
Houston billionaires haven't joined Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge. Yet. One of the big stories this week is Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge, where the super-billionaires have promised to donate half their money to charity. Even better, they've convinced 38 other ri ... More >>
Jeff Skilling, Andy Fastow, a character based on Sherron Watkins, and Ken Lay, as portrayed on BroadwayEnron, the semi-musical that became a hit in London but opened to not much acclaim on Broadway, is closing.The show's Facebook page announced the last performance will be this Sunday.The show op ... More >>
Photo courtesy EnronThey sing, they dance, they rip off your 401(k): What a night at the theater!Houston has inspired many Broadway plays, if you count Marvin Zindler in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and define "many" as "one."But now it's two!!! Enron, a semi-musical, opened on the Great White ... More >>
Photo by alex-sOne of our favorite episodes out of the whole Enron mess -- we mean, besides Lou Pai sprinkling gas on himself so his wife wouldn't smell stripper skank -- was "Grandma Millie."Those mischievous imps at the Enron energy-trading desk were famously caught on tape laughing their asses of ... More >>
As everyone knows, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Enron's Jeff Skilling this week, although it overturned his sentence in a move that might slightly reduce it.Skilling's most passionate local supporter in the blogworld, attorney Tom Kirkendall of Houston's Clear Thinkers, ... More >>