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Guest Blogger: Lars Ulrich - Manka Bros. Board of Directors - Khan Manka, Jr. - The Chairman's Blog

Guest Blogger: Lars Ulrich - Manka Bros. Board of Directors

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lars_ulrich_1.jpg"So wash your face away with dirt
It don't feel good until it hurts
So take this world and shake it
Come squeeze and suck the day
Come carpe diem, baby

Draw lead
Piss wine
Sink teeth
All mine"

Carpe Diem Baby (1997 Re-Load)

lars_ulrich_2.jpgGood morning.  Khan Manka, Jr. - Chairman & CEO - Manka Bros. Studios - The World's Largest Media Company - called me last night in the middle of Metallica's European tour to let me know that Manka Bros. is under siege by corporate raider Carl Icahn.  

As you all may know, nothing is more important to me than my corporate responsibilities.  After I got off the phone, I immediately canceled our tour date in Amsterdam and took another look at the Manka Bros. 2008 Year-End Results in order to get a better handle on what was happening to this great company.  After consulting with Herb Allen (of Herbert Allen & Co. - famous for his annual corporate retreat in Sun Valley, Idaho), I discovered some things that must of been overlooked by Mr. Icahn and Wall Street.  

If you watch Manka Bros.' President & COO Lloyd Grohl's presentation at the Merrill Lynch Mediatainment Conference, you would see that Manka Bros. is expecting unprecedented growth over the next several years (triple-digit growth!).  That sounds like a crazy statement from a crazy man.  But this is Lloyd Grohl talking - not some hack.  If he says something, no matter how insane, we must be believe it.  To succeed in life we have to take risks even if everyone else thinks it's stupid.  No company on the planet is taking risks like Manka Bros.  They are launching a Mumblecore Division.  They are building a billion dollar theme park in Yemen.  They spent $300 million for a Red Dot from Japan.  Un-fucking-believable!

lars_ulrich_3.jpgI agree with Mr. Icahn that it is the Board of Director's responsibility to remove CEO of a company if the CEO is not producing results.  And, yes, Manka Bros. results the past few quarters have been horrendous.  But based on the 2009 Manka Bros. Films slate and the remainder of the 2008/09 MBS Television season, the company's prospects look extremely solid to me.   I'm definitely looking forward to the MBS Upfront Presentation next month.  Too bad it's not on the international space station.

When I showed the recent results to Metallica guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield, he instantly put in an order for one million shares!  This is from a man that had the financial savvy to buy Google at $85 and Apple at $25

Look, I'm just a humble drummer of a heavy metal rock band (with minor in macro-economics from Harvard and am a fellow at the Brookings Institution) but Manka Bros. sounds like a horse you want to put all your money behind.  Even if that horse appears to have a broken leg.

What I'm insisting to my fellow Board Members and shareholders is this:  Roll the dice, bitches!

If it turns out that Lloyd Grohl was lying, then I think Khan Manka, Jr. should institute a massive company-wide cost cutting program and a complete executive review by McKinsey & Company in order to figure out how this once great asset became a pile of shit.

Yours,

lars1_small.gifLars Ulrich - Drummer - Metallica
and
Manka Bros. Board of Directors

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10 Comments

Fred said:

Fucking yeah, Lars! Stand up for the boys. Manka needs all the help they can get!

Jim from Portland said:

I'm in! Put me down for 6 shares!

Bristol Palin said:

Does this mean Metallica won't be coming to Anchorage?

Lars Ulrich said:

Sorry Bristol, we're not coming to Anchorage until 2010 (you'll be 19 then!). Be sure and get back into shape quick after the baby comes and we'll have a good time.

Jessica said:

Yo men! Real good stuff! Appreciate it men!

Adriana said:

All is good ;)

John Perry said:

Great stuff. Glad to see he's just not some celebrity board member taking up space. He's offering real value to the company. Thanks Mr. Ulrich!

John Perry - MBS Comedy Development

Oh. Hi! :o Mitchell Walters is engaged to be married, said Barry, watching him as he spoke. It should matter everything to you, Mr. his mother was very beautiful?.
Gonna be back soon :D

Wong Pee said:

This is my favored band, I just simply like almost everything they have made , but the earliest things is still some of the best songs in my opinion

Metallica is the best metal group ever!

About Khan Manka, Jr.

Khan Manka, Jr. - Chairman & CEO - Manka Bros. StudiosKhan Manka, Jr. assumed the title of Chairman of the Board of Manka Bros. Studios - The World's Largest Media Company - following his father Harry Manka's death in 1976. Before that he was the member of several Southern California rock bands.

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