Verizon just made an informal offer to buy MCI. I heard a couple of weeks ago that this was a likely move so I went out in search of Web site names to buy. Someone far smarter than I had already purchased www.verizonmci.com, but the name www.mciverizon.com was still open. So for $4.98, I bought up the latter.

I’ll now await contact from the combined firm. I’m sure that I’ll be able to name my own price for the rights the site. Please let me know if you know of any islands for sale.