What brought me back to ET? In the mid 80s I stumbled across an am radio station on the extreme left hand of the dial. If I remember correctly it was 570 WPLP. If the name of the station was important, I would look it up. It is not. However, there was a show that was very important to me. A radio dj by the name of Bob Lassiter who also happened to be an alumni of the ET Hall of Fame. Bob Lassiter trolled the entire city of Tampa on the radio every evening. Sandee, my common law wife at the time, hated the fact that I listened. She hated Bob and his show. I honestly cannot say that I agreed with much of what he said at the time. I may have looked like a hippie, but I voted for Reagan. Although now I woild be inclined to vote for Bernie. Lassiter was trolling his radio fans before trolling was cool. So it came as quite a shock to see that Bob had one of the most popular threads on ET. On Lassiter's wikipedia page they linked to Tampa's Short Skirt trades. On the first page Bob laid out the rules to his system. A few pages later and Bob was on to something else. Forever losing, constantly changing strategies. On his radio show Lassiter would say that there was one setup that he could count on to put a few shekels in his pocket every time it showed up. I was hoping to see what it was. Imagine my surprise when it was a system promoted by the revered LBR. I paid $90 bucks for a book she wrote and I can only say the three systems Tyro backtested did not work, Tyro lied to me, or maybe it was a coding error. I am guessing coding error was not the culprit. Let me cut to the chase. It took me quite a few pages to realize, holy shit, this is the written version of that very same show. In Tampa he would get the blue hairs riled up. He would slam everything sacred to a conservative, military town who loved a losing football team. I loved the show. Then it dawned on me. Bob is having his way with ET. Once I realized I know longer felt sorry for his abhorrent trading skills, and I surely did not feel sorry for the ET reader, I enjoyed the show. The ET reader was getting exactly what they signed up for. Many traders followed Tampa's thread to give him some much needed advice. When he took it, they stuck around. Others stuck around too to tell him how much he sucked. They were angry. Why wouldn't Tampa just stop trading? Quite a few would stop by on multiple occasions to demand that the thread be moved to chit chat where it belonged. They could not quit Bob. They were eating out of the palm of his hand. Even though I was a fan. Even though I had been directed via Lassiter's wikipedia page, I could not figure out what his angle was. My eyes welled up with tears when I found out. I won't spoil the fun, but it was not just to roast a few sacred cows. Nor was it a warning to the newbie, because Bob felt no pity for the newbie or struggling trader. Bob did what he always did. He built an audience. Quite a few people were in on the joke, and for those he simply entertained. In my estimation that thread was better than the airstream call. A call I heard live, but it didn't even compare to any number of the football/God calls that were aired. That is what brought me back. A weird nudge from fate. But unlike Bob I am not trying to build an audience. ET has a business model that will keep these threads alive for quite some time. Blogs disappear, just as edges might. This thread is for the newbie. This thread is to provide hope. Because once I make my financial comeback I will have left far more than inspiration. Do I have an edge? Will that edge disappear? The first question is debatable. The second is not! For now I don't have much to offer, except, maybe, to chum the waters of ET. Although that is not my intention. I will leave more than bread crumbs. I will leave behind "one" Pathway to Prolonged Profitability. Your welcome.