"Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny"
- Bruce Springsteen
Hard to believe, but it's been five years since Casey originated the innovative "NO DEAL!" maneuver in contract negotiations.
Reading through that original post, we are struck with how empty it all seems now. At the time it was so bizarre that it had us laughing out loud at the office as we read through the post and the hundreds of comments that followed. Today, jaded by the five years of Casey's ongoing insanity, we still find it amusing, but it's hardly as funny.
Still, it's nice to read through and see comments by some of our old friends like Stephanie J, ratlab, Ogg the Caveman and others who made the blog so interesting way back when.
It's also been interesting to do some research into the whereabouts of the three parties to the NoDeal-dom:
Casey, of course, we know all too much about. He's hiding out, presumably at his parents' new shithole in Antelope, just outside Sacremento. He doesn't appear to have any internet access or at the very least has been maintaining a low profile. The other events of the past five years of his life have been thoroughly documented and we won't bother to list them here.
Joy O'Day pretty much disappeared. An online search suggests that she went back into the real estate biz. There is one YouTube video of a house that she was apparently trying to sell back in 2009 that lists her phone number. And if the music to go along with that video don't make you want to kill something, then you're a far better person than us.
We also turned up this wonder of a video, purporting to promote something called strengthengine.com, which is a website selling something related to fitness. It's not really clear what it's selling, but there is a one-week free trial if anybody wants to sign up and find out. We don't care to provide Joy and her associates with so much as a throwaway email address.
Also, Joy's personal website is nothing more than a generic Arizona MLS search page, with the addition of a picture of a really hot woman who is clearly not Joy. The LLC that did business with Casey -- Tao Realty -- no longer appears to exist.
Erin Morgan, aka "prlinkbiz" has also disappeared off the face of the earth. We wouldn't be shocked if she switched back to her maiden name, or maybe remarried just to get away from the name she had. Because the happy truth is that the name "Erin Morgan" is completely trashed. Virtually everything you can pull up about her in a search is Casey-related, including lots of embarrassing photos, critical Caseypedia articles, nasty comments on EN, etc.
The website she had managed for Robert Kiyosaki, WorkingForRichDad, went dormant some time back. The other website she managed for Kiyosucki's wife, RichWoman.com, has been folded into the greater Kiyosaki empire and no longer has unique content of its own. Erin's previous association with those sleazeballs presumably ended some time back.
There was a No Limits Ladies website for a while, run by the third NLL, Kimber Chin. It no longer exists and instead forwards to Chin's freephotooftheday website. It is unclear why this one exists at all. Chin, like Casey, has also tried her hand at writing really bad e-books, the design of which could be mistaken for Marty Stewart's handiwork. Some believe that Chin is the woman who was photographed in some rather compromising situations with Erin. We aren't sure, but are reproducing one of these photos here, just in case you haven't seen it. Because we like publishing photos of Erin acting stupid.
It is this third and usually unmentioned NLL, the one who was not part of the NO DEAL with Casey, who remains visible. Perhaps that's fitting, as everybody else who has ever had anything to do with Casey has either voluntarily or involuntarily removed themselves from the internet. (OK, except for Nigel.)
At this point, the NO DEAL is irrelevant. Whatever story Casey may have had to sell five years ago is no longer worth much to him or to anybody who may think they have a claim on it. If a movie were to be made or a book written, it could be done easily using the vast quantity of public information available and without involving Casey at all. Realistically, that's not going to happen. What appeared at the time to be a hysterically funny comedy of errors worthy of treatment, is more rightly seen today as the opening act to ongoing national tragedy. Someday we may look back on this and it may seem funny again, but that day is probably far, far off in the future.
The validity of the "No Deal!" legal maneuver has yet to be tested in any court.
And that's the way things are at the mobile FC headquarters, which is currently buried in the snow.