• Al-waleed-bin-Talal


    Dissolvable Junk-Pic Messaging Service Piques Saudi Prince’s Interest

    Prince Alwaleed and his associates have taken a liking to SnapChat.

    / Mar 10, 2015 at 12:38 PM
  • gasparinomarathon8


    Call The (Twitter) Close (UPDATE)

    UPDATE: And the winner is guest @ 3:43PM, with a just-under-the-wire call of $44.87. Guest, please get in touch to claim your prize. Standard Price Is Right rules, closest without going over, guesses in by 3:45PM.

    / Nov 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM
  • stevecohensac


    Steve Cohen Will Not Have Animal Cruelty Added To His Rap Sheet (UPDATE!)

    Update (2:45PM, 06/27/13): A little birdy has informed us that there were far fewer avian invaders on site that previously claimed; additionally, they were confined to one employee’s walled office, and did not necessitate an early close of the trading floor. Regardless, Cohen’s love and respect of all God’s winged creatures still stands. ___________________________________________________ Say […]

    / Jun 27, 2013 at 2:22 PM
  • body paint birds Amanda Gordon Bloomberg


    Louis Bacon’s Animal Conservation Work Involves Stripping Models Down To Their ‘Bras And Undies,’ Painting Them To Look Like Birds

    “Frankly, my dear, you should give a damn,” Louis Bacon said last night, paraphrasing from what he called his holy book, “Gone With the Wind.” The Raleigh, North Carolina-born hedge-fund manager, who looks a bit like Rhett Butler (especially the hair), exhorted guests to protect nature as he accepted the National Audubon Society’s Audubon Medal…Five women […]

    / Jan 22, 2013 at 12:24 PM
  • News

    Hank Paulson Didn’t Want To Teach You About The 80 Different Types Of Manure Anyway

    As many of you know, to call Hank Paulson a fan of birds would not do justice to the special relationship between the former Treasury Secretary and his feathered friends. Birds get nine mentions in his memoir (verus Warren Buffett’s six), he was said to “freak out when [they’d] fly into the glass windows of […]

    / Dec 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM
  • News

    The Serious Question No One’s Asked About Those Birds Yet

    No, not talking about the possibility of blood clots or loud noises being the cause. Talking about something far more plausible.

    / Jan 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM
  • News

    CNBC’S “Meeting Of The Minds” May Actually Prove To Be Explosive Television

    On the whole, most people do not watch CNBC after leaving the office, as the nighttime programming leaves little opportunity to see a breast to pop out, Mark Haines awkwardly trying to do an Australian accent while co-hosting with Amanda Drury or a fight between anchors and/or guests. That’s very likely to change on tomorrow […]

    / Sep 7, 2010 at 1:03 PM
  • News

    Bank of America Will Steal Your Parrot And Then Make *You* Look Like The Crazy One

    In its storied history, Bank of America has accidentally foreclosed on a few houses it wasn’t supposed to. There are a lot of deadbeats out there and really no good centralized system for keeping track of whose homes are supposed to padlocked and whose aren’t. Whatever, it’s bound to happen. Not really something we can […]

    / Mar 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM
  • News

    Charlie Gasparino Isn’t Interested In Speaking With Hank Paulson, Or Anyone Else For That Matter, Off The Record

    Watch the latest business video at The University of Missouri journalism school held a talk at the Harvard Club last night, featuring bird watcher Hank Paulson. The invite specified that the event was off the record, which didn’t sit well with Missouri alum Charlie Gasparino. Chaz doesn’t do off the record, which is why […]

    / Mar 2, 2010 at 3:48 PM
  • News

    Regrets: Hank Paulson Wanted To Be A Forest Ranger

    Hank Paulson had a little chat last night at the 92Y with GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt. This must’ve been a tad on the uncomfortable side, since just last week, the two had a spat about the passage in Hank’s book mentioning the September 2008 convo regarding GE’s commercial paper woes they may or may not […]

    / Feb 19, 2010 at 1:05 PM
  • News

    Minneapolis Fed Chief: Look How Far We’ve Come

    Minneapolis Fed President is taking a stab at those would like to see the Fed stripped of its bank oversight powers, saying that while the Fed made “significant mistakes,” just go ahead with your plan, and it’ll be the Great Recession 2.0. Sure, they didn’t see the crisis coming, but hey, “the Romans used to […]

    / Feb 17, 2010 at 12:20 PM
  • News

    Two Fetishists, Havin’ A Chat: What Should Warren Buffett Pick Hank Paulson’s Mind About?

    [click to view] Obviously my pick is a question that merges both their favorite topics, birds for Paulson and huge cans for WB (“Have you ever found a titmouse in the brush, Hank? Would she have fit in on a Russ Meyer set?”) Update: Paulson: “[George] Bush was like a mother to me.” So there’s […]

    / Feb 9, 2010 at 1:40 PM
  • News

    Collapse Of Bear Stearns Took Away From Hank Paulson’s Bird Time

    As I said earlier, much more time will be devoted to Hank Paulson’s memoir, The Day I Threatened To Break Ken Lewis’s Legs, later (with the possibility of a book club). But just an FYI to Jimmy Cayne and everyone one else who contributed to the financial crisis? You’re on HP’s To Kill List. If […]

    / Feb 1, 2010 at 5:20 PM
  • News

    Swan Song

    As Tim Geithner embarks on his campaign for confidence in China, it seems not everybody is so sure that Timmy G and the boys back in Washington have this whole running up massive debt levels and record fiscal deficit thing quite under control. Former Chinese central bank advisor Yu Yongding wants to check Geithner’s homework […]

    / Jun 1, 2009 at 9:45 AM
  • News

    Fire Up Your TiVos: This Is The One We’ve Been Waiting For

    Holy fucking hell I can barely type this as I am shaking in excitement and definitely suffering from a decrease in oxygen to the brain as a result of hyperventilating-inducing euphoria. Tonight, at 10 PM, Dateline will be airing “The Mystery of the Missing Millionaire,” a special about SAM ISRAEL! I’m truly beside myself. As […]

    / Sep 5, 2008 at 10:57 AM
  • News

    Sam Israel About 70 Percent Sure Plan To Flee Will Go Off Without A Hitch This Time

    Listen, I know Federal District Court Judge Kenneth Karas *had* to inquire as to whether or not Sam Israel was sane enough to enter into a guilty plea for bail jumping in June because he didn’t want to go to prison but come on, buddy. WAKE UP. You are getting played by a man who […]

    / Aug 7, 2008 at 10:39 AM
  • News

    Sam Israel Pleads Guilty To Fleeing, Plans Escape No. 2?

    Former hedge fund manager-cum-performance artist Samuel Israel III who faked his own death this summer because he didn’t want to go to jail is set to plead guilty to bail-jumping this afternoon. The industry’s biggest M*A*S*H fan and only (known) egret lover waived an indictment on a charge of failure to surrender for his prison […]

    / Aug 6, 2008 at 12:32 PM
  • News

    Samuel Israel: *Victim* Of Fraud

    This is fantastically rich(er than the now destitute Bayou Group investors Sam Israel screwed back in the day): in 2004, desperate to raise money to save his fund, the industry’s biggest M*A*S*H fan turned to a man named Robert Booth Nichols for help in the dollars and cents department, and was himself conned out of […]

    / Jul 16, 2008 at 11:22 AM
  • News

    Caption Contest Thursday

    He grew the beard for the egret and the verdict? The egret likes. [NYT]

    / Jul 3, 2008 at 9:48 AM
  • News

    Sam Israel Surrenders

    CNBC reports that Sam Israel III, the convicted former hedge fund manager who no one believed committed suicide after he failed to show up to start serving a 20-year sentence for defrauding clients of a bunch o’ money, has been taken into custody in Southwick, Massachusetts. The industry’s biggest M*A*S*H fan apparently surrendered himself to […]

    / Jul 2, 2008 at 10:32 AM

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