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    Area Billionaire Tells Employees To Gather ‘Round And Watch Him Murder His Pecs

    Jim Thompson, the founder and chairman of logistics giant Crown Worldwide, celebrated his 75th birthday this year by doing 75 pushups in just 47 seconds, according to The Jersey Journal. The feat was accomplished in front of Thompson’s cheering employees at the company’s headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday. “It’s become a tradition and creates […]

    / Jan 16, 2015 at 4:38 PM
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    A Lot Of People Owe Ray Dalio An Apology

    Last Friday was the Bridgwater founder’s birthday– did you wish him a happy or even pause to commemorate the moment he came into this world? Or did it go by unnoticed, unremarked? Start thinking now about how you’re going to do better next year. At three-days out, we’ve already missed the window for coming in […]

    / Aug 4, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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    Do You Know The Significance Of This Day In History?

    No? Then educate thyself: 1509: Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon. 1919: A horse named Sir Barton becomes the first of his kind to win the Triple Crown. 1947: The US ends WWII sugar rationing. 1948: Nat King Cole’s “Nature Boy” spends its 7th week at number one. 1956: A star is born.

    / Jun 11, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    Cigars ‘n’ Such: The Secrets To Charlie Gasparino’s Success

    Some people are such founts of generosity that on their birthday, they think not of themselves and what they will receive, but rather of how they can brighten the days of others. Charles Gasparino is one such selfless, gallant human being. On this special day, January 28th, the 50th anniversary of his entrance into the world, Mr. Gasparino has chosen to present us with a priceless gift: the secrets of his success. Print them out, mark them up, use them to advance your own cause, or simply give thanks to the god of journalism for his magnanimous spirit.

    / Jan 28, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    UBS Not Done Showering People With Gifts

    Yesterday afternoon we noted that in commemoration of its 150th anniversary, UBS had given out special edition watches to all of its employees. We’re not sure where the bank came up with the money to do so but it was a nice gesture nevertheless. Now we’ve been informed that free boat rides are also for […]

    / Jun 26, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    “Another Guy In A Chicken Suit Spotted At RBS”

    Why have there been multiple instances of guys dressed up as chickens descending on RBS’s Stamford trading floor, the most recent one being this past Friday?

    / Feb 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Blow One Out For Warren Tonight

    The Oracle turned 81 today and it’s possible that he won’t have enough DQ milkmaids on hand to get out all the candles. Unlikely, but possible.

    / Aug 30, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Howard Stern Has A Dream That Involves Leon Black Asking Him Why, If He Hasn’t Been Drinking, Does His Breath Smell Like Beer?

    “Leon throws some good parties, because Leon’s worth like twenty gazillion, like twenty billion or something crazy, and for him, you know, a billion dollars is like ten dollars to us,” Mr. Stern said on his Monday show on SiriusXM Radio, following Black’s 60th birthday party in Southampton. Mr. Black sits on the company’s board…Mr. […]

    / Aug 19, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Confidential To The Treasury: You Can Still Turn This Day Around

    As we mentioned two seconds ago, today is Tim Geithner’s birthday, and a big one at that. The Treasury Secretary turns 50, and on a day when he’s away from his family, being held against his will, watching the market drive off a cliff, a drop for which he’ll probably be blamed, this is what […]

    / Aug 18, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Happy Birthday, Tim Geithner!

    That’s right, ladies, today we celebrate the moment Timothy Franz Geithner entered this world. And it’s not just any old birthday but the big 5-0, meaning we need to do something to make it special.

    / Aug 18, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Happy (Almost) Birthday, George Soros!

    Just a quick programming note for those of you who failed to mark it down on your calendars: please be advised that tomorrow is George Soros’ birthday (his 81st to be exact).

    / Aug 11, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Here Are Some Things You May Not Have Known About Dick “Smooth Operator” Parsons

    As the Chairman of Citigroup, a position he’s held since February 2009, Dick Parsons sticks out a bit by comparison. Whereas Citi has at times been the world’s largest bloated, lumbering, diversified cathouse where, for a good while, nothing could go right, a highly flammable entity prone to one chaotic moment of shit hitting the […]

    / Mar 25, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    Maria Bartiromo Reflects

    This week marks the 15th anniversary of Maria Bartiromo’s first broadcast live from the New York Stock Exchange. To commemorate the event, CNBC had MB ring the opening bell, join Mark Haines and Erin Burnett on floor during Squawk on the Street, and– I’m assuming though it’s not yet been confirmed– be launched out of […]

    / Aug 4, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    Does Anyone Know The Significance Of Today?

    I’m not talking about the start of the World Cup, though this is as big if not bigger. Give up? You get one free pass for your ignorance but just one. You’d better whip open your Outlook and make sure to mark this a recurring event, ’cause this time next year there will be no […]

    / Jun 11, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Serena Williams Of P.E. World Rings In 63rd Birthday On The Court

    In 2007, birthday boy Stephen Schwarzman celebrated with a party that cost $1 trillion and included John Thain, Maria Bartiromo, Vernon Jordan, Bill Clinton, Rod Stewart and Patti LaBelle singing “Happy B’Day.” He’s scaled it back in the years since, preferring the simplicity of quiet celebrations at home, just him, wife Christine and the crabs. […]

    / Feb 23, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Paging Eliot Spitzer

    High-class brothel Mayflower Hotel is celebrating its 85th birthday. And what better way to honor the occasion than by giving the girl what she wants– another sex scandal! Eliot Spitzer- if you’re listening, and have time on your hands:

    / Feb 22, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    Happy Birthday, Charlie Gasparino

    On this most significant day in history, Charles Gasparino has has gifted us all with an overflowing bounty of mirth.

    / Jan 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Happy Birthday, Vikram Pandit!

    That’s right ladies, on this day, fifty-three years ago, a little Pandito entered the world. Obviously, Uncle Vik’s been gearing up for this thing since New Year’s (Citi spokesmen won’t say anything, but it’s the reason Vickles was conspicuously absent from yesterday’s panel, not wanting anything to upset him during “birthday week”), and in light […]

    / Jan 14, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    Happy Birthday Dan Loeb!

    The b-day boy turns 48 today. If you haven’t done so already, I suggest you send over a nice note to the Third Point offices ASAP.

    / Dec 18, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    Happy Birthday, Meredith Whitney!

    The Dollar Dominatrix turns the big 4-0 today. Apparently there’s going to be a big bash at the MDubs Advisory Group later today set to include—spoiler alert– a Vikram-shaped piñata. In the meantime, let’s put our heads together and come up with a gift from DB. What do you get for the Dom who has […]

    / Nov 20, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    Happy Birthday, Hank Greenberg!

    He’s probably just going to enjoy a quiet evening at home with Snowflake, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help the li’l fella ring in his 84th by starting a letter writing campaign to your congressmen and local media outlets encouraging them to get the word out via megaphone that none of this AIG shit […]

    / May 4, 2009 at 12:35 PM

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