• 01 Dec 2011 at 12:28 PM

A Modest Proposal

A reader/FEC enthusiast asks: “Today’s Living Social deal for five Big Macs and five large fries BEGS for a New Normal eating challenge. Someone has to have a hungry analyst, right?”

In our professional opinion, this would constitute a worthy challenge if there are two people going head to head, winner is the first to finish in however long it takes or you do it man vs. food, and food must be completed and kept down in 30 minutes. If you’re up to it, do let us know.

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  1. Posted by Pedo Bear | December 1, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    What about hungry MD's? You hurt me, Bess.

    - UBS MD

  2. Posted by Abe_Froman_ | December 1, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    She prob just assumed you couldn’t afford it

  3. Posted by Bernie M. | December 1, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Tempting, but I can't eat McDonalds anymore… it just shoots right out.

  4. Posted by pazzo83 | December 1, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Please, this is my usual mid-morning snack.

    - M Moore

  5. Posted by pazzo83 | December 1, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    We know you've been struggling after they shut down Zuccotti.

  6. Posted by Put_Option | December 1, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    I can't wait to purge this meal later

    - N. Richie

  7. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    You have your own "hungry analyst," Bess.

    The Commentariat would love to see Matt test his brawn against all that McDonald's and Groupon have to offer.

  8. Posted by CarriedInterest | December 1, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Time to update the ole' bucket list….

    -R. Rajaratnam

  9. Posted by Guy Without ADD | December 1, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Living Social

  10. Posted by HungryIntern | December 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    This sounds like a great idea. I love stuffing my mouth with meat.

    ~Bawney Fwank

  11. Posted by guest | December 1, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    4-20 challenge.

  12. Posted by mike jones | December 1, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    trader at weisel did 5 big macs in 10 min back in 2000. huge bets were placed, all trading floors were video conferenced in

  13. Posted by Kramerica | December 1, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    cool story bro

  14. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Challenge accepted.

    -Barney S.

  15. Posted by Tank the Frank | December 1, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Everyone always says that's a modest proposal when I remove my trousers.

    -Matt L.

  16. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    They are being generous.

    - Former GF

  17. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Food eating challenge… thanks for clarifying that

    - L. Tilton

  18. Posted by deal_mkr | December 1, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    With two weeks shipping should arrive just in time for Christmas! Perfect gift idea for my subordinates and clients.

    - UBS MD

  19. Posted by Merchant Refugee | December 1, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    There's a certain gas trader at JPM who would gladly take this on. No tsure this can top his 6 sticks of butter he put down a while back.

  20. Posted by Ruth | December 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    This is way too short to be a real Matt post. Imposter!

  21. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    There is a feast or famine joke in here about todays content somewhere, but I just can't find it. . .

  22. Posted by Kanye Kouwe | December 1, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Fish sticks.

  23. Posted by Non-profit Investor | December 1, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Six sticks of butter should give the term "gas trader" a whole new meaning.

  24. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    I thought you liked candy

  25. Posted by HAM05 | December 1, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    totally thought this was a baby-eating challenge :(

  26. Posted by Drano | December 2, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Trying to get this going, but the mark will only do it if the Notoriously Cheap Guy on the desk buys the food at full price. So now we gotta go after him.

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