Larry Summers Will Not Apologize For Being A Dick To The Winklevoss Twins

Those of you who’ve seen The Social Network know there is a scene in which Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (AKA The Winklevi) go to Larry Summers, the then president of Harvard, to complain that Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook. In the movie, Summers is portrayed as a bit of a dick, essentially telling the Winks to fuck off and go waste someone else’s time. Was the portrayal accurate, Summers was asked this morning? Hell yeah it was. And you want to know another thing? Big Lar doesn’t regret for one second telling those little shits to get out of his office.

Edmund Conway reports:

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68 Responses to “Larry Summers Will Not Apologize For Being A Dick To The Winklevoss Twins”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I wasn’t like every other rich kid, you know, who dreams about being a professional polo player, I was always more interested in claiming full rights to ideas that are not actually mine. Steve Jobs is a real hero of mine. Larry Ellison. Larry Ellsion would be another person who’s a hero. The company he’s created over the years, I don’t really know anything about it, but the fact that he’s making it, I respect that. I care desperately about what I do. Do I know how Zuckerberg snatched the idea from us? No. Do I know the complex algorithms that he used in development? No. Do I know what I’m doing today? No. But my dad got us in here, and I’m gonna give it my best shot.

  2. Gajonka says:

    Zuckerberg is the rat. What a loser… the un-coolest kind in the “wants it to be cool” we are all screwed.
    BAN Social Networks.

  3. Gajonka says:

    Should be “the un-coolest KID in the world”

  4. Spanishmoon says:

    “Using my advanced understanding of game theory, I quickly understood that Harvard could not lose – either way, we were going to get our donations. In fact, I quickly concluded that Zuckerberg, being massively obnoxious, would take heat off of me”. –

    Larry Summers, new head of the Zuckerberg Center for Women in Science and Mathematics

  5. Texashedge says:

    It’s ‘Winkelvae’, bud

    /guy who took too much Latin

  6. Savage Manatee says:

    They all suck.

  7. One would think that if the Winklevoss brothers had created Facebook, they would have… created Facebook.

  8. One would think that if the Winklevoss brothers had created Facebook, they would have… created Facebook.

  9. Guest says:

    Complaining to the University President appears at number 103 on my list of things to do in that situation.

  10. Guest says:

    Too bad for the Winkle-twins this didn’t happen at “The U”. I think Big Lar’s fellow Clinton Admin loser Donna Shalalalala would have been a lot more understanding and sympathetic.

  11. DinkleVase says:

    That little prick stole our idea of being original. We got this great idea of a social network that you needed an invite to join in on…you know like Friendster.

  12. Dead_Cat says:

    I thought Zuckerberg came out of the movie pretty well, compared to what everyone else says about him. Another case of billionaire entrepreneur is (shockingly) not necessarily a nice person. But at least in this case he’s portrayed as a genius, as opposed to most of the other internet yahoos that everyone assumes just got lucky. I can see MZ crying all the way back to his massive house full of every pleasure money can buy (which is all of them).

  13. Alex Presidio says:

    nothing better than whining recruits who can’t even deliver medals / titles.

  14. Dain bramaged says:

    How about getting Zuckerberg to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement or putting something in writing before giving your idea away to a total stranger who has his fun hacking into computers and mainframes? Smart kids my @ss!

    – Guy who doesn’t know what a mainframe is, but thinks it sounded right.

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