Write-Offs: 04.16.12

$$$ Argentina to Seize Control of Oil Firm [WSJ]

$$$ World Bank picks Kim as next head [FT]

$$$ Coty Tries to Rally Support for Avon Bid Amid Skepticism [DealBook]

$$$ Brazil Cannibal Empanadas: Brazilian Women Murdered, Eaten And Made Into Human Pastries [HuffPo, congrats on the Pulitzer]

$$$ PIMCO is looking to fill tax manager positions – in regulated and private funds – in Newport Beach [DBCC]

$$$ New York Jets All-Pro D’Brickashaw Ferguson, will be on Wall Street (Exchange Place and Broad Street) at 3:45pm tomorrow as part of The Decathlon 2012. Ferguson will be demonstrating how The Decathlon uses performance-based donating (‘charitybets’) to raise money to support Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He’ll be charitybetting on any Wall Streeter to come out and participate in a Vertical Jump contest. Ferguson will have a Vertec (devise used at the NFL Combine to test vertical leaping) and a few thousand dollars – CASH – to donate to MSKCC. Jump 24-inches, Ferguson donates $100. Jump $26-inches, Ferguson donates $200. And so on and so forth. Registration for The Decathlon 2012 opens Tuesday, April 17th. The event is on Sunday, July 29th at Columbia University’s Wien Stadium.

$$$ For Two Economists, the Buffett Rule Is Just a Start [NYT]

$$$ Following Other People’s Stock Picks Just Got Easier but why? [Bloomberg]

$$$ What is Carney talking about? [Reuters / Ben Walsh]

$$$ ECB staff demand inflation protection [Money Supply]

$$$ Rock Out With Your Cock Out: Penis Warmers Are Now a Thing [Fashionista]

$$$ Breasts lead to arrest of Anonymous hacker [CNET]

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    Really? Kim has left her TV reality show to become head of the World Bank? I never used to care about the World Bank but I'm going to open an account there now. Do I get a free movie with my new checking account?*

    *minimum size may apply. You know after the Ray J and Kanye thing she doesn't take just any size deposit.

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    I pick Kim for head. Or doggie. Or reverse cowgirl. Or anything else we think of.

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