What do AOL executives do all day? MSNBC's financial correspondent points out that they deals AOL came up with have effectively doubled the companies risks from the fledgling partners.

Maybe they're thinking up new ways to find "profits" in their accounting department. Even when positive news came out of AOL's quarterly report, their stock still plummetted -- apparently because the SEC had some lingering questions about the way AOL arrived at high positive figures for their yearly earnings...

In fact, this appears to be a standard practice for AOL. One observer points out that AOL's "new subscriber" figures include vast numbers of free-trial accounts -- and a technology correspondent at Ziff-Davis News concluded AOL may represent only the world's largest pyramid scheme!