Every Second Of Jefferies CEO’s Ice Bucket Challenge Is Better Than The Last

Like all amazing movies, miniseries, other works of art, the clip of Richard Handler accepting and taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a slow burn to an amazing finish. Oh, to be sure, it starts out leaps and bounds ahead of any other videos of its kind: that is, in Handler’s penthouse bathroom, in front of his jacuzzi. It’s just that at every turn, it gets exponentially better, in ways you can’t imagine, ’til you’re at the end and saying to yourself, “This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.” Obviously, this must be watched in full, many times over the course of the day and possibly on loop and in place of whatever your firm is showing in TVs throughout the building. But, if we might, here are our favorite moments:

:01: We’re in Richard Handler’s bathroom. Why is that? Most of the head honchos taking part in this challenge (Marissa Mayer, senior execs at JP Morgan, etc) take the plunge on the street in front of their company or in someone’s backyard. No matter, here we are, in Richard Handler’s bathroom.

:05: Handler is narrating this video in his boxers and an old tee-shirt.

:12: He lays out the rules, we’re still in his bathroom.

:56: He nominates Carl Icahn to take the challenge, and Icahn’s wife to dump the ice (Icahn later takes to Twitter to say he’s too god damn busy.)

1:15: He starts ripping open plastic bags of ice and dumping them into the tub. It takes a while, because, again, he’s doing the challenge 1) in a jacuzzi and 2) in a jacuzzi that looks like it can seat 7. “It’s a lotta ice,” he tells the camera.

2:02: Even though he just dumped 8 or 9 bags of ice into the tub, he dumps a hotel-style wicker ice bucket into the bath, just for good measure.

2:10: He takes his shirt off in preparation to jump in the tub. Again, if you’ve watched these before, most people just let the ice bucket soak whatever they’re wearing that day.

2:12: He tests the water temperature with his fingers.

2:16: He jumps in, lets out a shriek, and then almost immediately and frantically looks to jump out, for some reason declining to leave from the side he jumped in and scurrying over to the other.

2:24: Hops out and proclaims “DONE,” like he just successfully swam the length of the English Channel.

Richard Handler, CEO of Jefferies, Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [YouTube]

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37 Responses to “Every Second Of Jefferies CEO’s Ice Bucket Challenge Is Better Than The Last”

  1. merkin_capital says:

    Like a frightened turtle!

  2. guest says:

    fucking amazing

  3. guest says:

    absolutely mesmerizing

  4. guest says:

    if that tub could talk…

  5. guest says:

    What a dick….handler

  6. Bejujular says:

    Do CEOs know about shrinkage?

  7. guest says:

    That does it! Someone get me a camera man– I'm taking my top off and doing this!
    -l. tilton

  8. guest says:

    cannot stop watching

  9. Flint says:

    Carl, please nominate Joe Jamail even if he says he's preoccupied.

  10. Manhattanite says:

    The saddest part is that he's in New Jersey.

  11. Sad but true says:

    2:16 sums up every deal ive ever worked on with Jefferies.

  12. Frank Rumham says:

    Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, on overnight flights to Frankfurt I cook ham in my armpits.

  13. CEO ego says:

    Did you see my bathroom? the view? my pecs? how about my vineyard vine shorts?

  14. Guest says:

    This spontaneous, clever, fundraising event has officially jumped the shark with this display of self involved pussiness.

  15. Guest says:

    Handler and Wollensky

  16. bpf says:

    FOUL!! He turns off both the hot and cold water! He is dumping ice into warmish water?

  17. Guest says:

    That's nothing. I have to keep tampons in the freezer so that the fillies can walk again in the morning.

  18. Guest says:

    Is this the trailer for the new season of Jersey shore?

  19. John Winger says:

    When you opened each bag of ice one at a time and dumped them in the giant jacuzzzi?? I wanna party with you cowboy…..If the two of us get together, forget it.

  20. Chazzy G says:

    While trying to get an extra juicy scoop I was once sucked off by a pool skimmer in the back of Minetta's.

  21. randal b says:

    Nice how the hot water was on while he was filling the Jacuzzi with ice…

  22. The Good Old Days says:

    Can't we just go back to vending machine challenges?

  23. Guest says:

    This narcissistic douche probably mans scaped and worked out with his personal trainer before the big shoot.

  24. Overcompensating says:

    This guy definitely has a small penis.

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