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Motley Fool Gets $25M In Bailout Money -- April Fools'!

Those merry pranksters over at Alexandria's Motley Fool played a little foolishness on fans today, joking on their Web site that the stock-advice firm has taken $25 million in government bailout money.

The Fools dutifully reported how they "spent" $24 million of the money, highlights of which include:

-- Purchase Mangunca Island in Brazil for all our members to have exclusive access: $3,000,000.00.

-- Interior cubicle upgrades for company executives: $360,000.00.

-- A mint-condition corporate jet, purchased from a public company facing media scrutiny for its many corporate jets: $2,500,000.00.

-- Fool employee “Noontime Appreciation” happy hour: $11,000.00.

-- Bottles of aspirin for all Fools after Noontime Appreciation happy hour: $598.00.

-- 1 Illinois Senate seat: $50,000.00.

The Fools are asking for suggestions on how to spend the remaining $1 million.

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  April 1, 2009; 4:47 PM ET
Categories:  The Ticker  | Tags: April Fool's, Motley Fool, bailout  
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