Sometimes the decision of what to write about in my column is a challenge because of the time delay between when I write it and when it is published. It is difficult to write about current events because when the column is read, they may no longer be current. However, I'm going to give it a try this month.

As I write this, the testimony in the Department of Justice's antitrust case seeking to block Oracle's acquisition of PeopleSoft is complete, and the case is now in the hands of the judge, with a ruling expected soon. I have been following the almost soap opera-like antics of Larry Ellison, Oracle's flamboyant CEO, starting with his original hostile takeover bid almost a year ago, all the way through his testimony at the trial. Ellison has said a lot of things in recent weeks, but I thought I would share some of the things Ellison probably did not say when asked about the bid for PeopleSoft. Here are the top 10, in true David Letterman format.

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