Blockbuster’s blockbuster earnings call

Here’s a nice Friday time-waster for you, or you can call it
as investment research: go to the Blockbuster site for full audio of the
argument between Blockbuster CEO John Antioco and investor Carl Icahn on
Blockbuster’s first quarter earnings call. (You will have to register). Among
the highlights: the two sparring over the size of Antioco’s bonus and whether
the whole board should be up for referendum next year. The six-minute exchange—which
starts 45 minutes into the call—would have gone on longer. But Icahn appears to
be cut off as the chirpy conference call operator interjects. “This is not the appropriate
forum for that dialogue.”

 —Posted by Catharine P. Taylor