According to Dealbook, the big guy is merely “weighing” whether or not he wants to start one but it seems more than a little obvious this thing is happening. He’s got the office space, the passion, and the tattoo on his ass that reads “Each time a door closes, a bigger, more fucking awesome one opens.” Mornings at home with Maury followed by early afternoons with his Soaps were fun for a while but it’s not the life for him. He needs a desk and a purpose and that purpose is making you big money. All you have to give him is a little something called “2 and 20.” (3 and 50 if you really want to show your support.) Is that so much to ask? Hank Paulson, can he count on you for $100 million to start? Make it 250mm and the whole pushing him out of Goldman and driving a stake through his heart incident is forgotten. Get in on the ground floor.
The former Lehman Brothers chief operating officer and close personal friend of Dick Fuld has reportedly put his Lloyd Harbor. For $22 million you get a 15,000-square-foot main house, a 6,000-square-foot guest house, nine acres, 6 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, a 7 car garage, what appears to be a duplex apartment for shoes, and a little piece of history. Plus, you’d read be helping out the guy, who never collected his $230 million in deferred compensation. [Dealbook]
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curtains made out of...burlap?
In fairness, we don’t know that the American Psycho writer actually has plans to murder anyone for not renting out the place, but it seems logical he might, given that pictured above is the living room/kitchen/bedroom and interested parties may be tough to come by. [Curbed]
As those of you who took the week off to study are well-aware, Saturday is CFA exam day, for all levels. And while we have complete confidence in each and every one of your abilities, some people have expressed feeling a bit jittery about the test. For the vast majority, those fears, while normal, are unwarranted. You just need to talk it out and should consider this space a safe place to do so. For a smaller group of people, though, your fears are totally founded because, statistically speaking, you will fail. Having said that… Read more »
He calls himself the Weed Man, and he has become a familiar presence in Times Square, standing near Planet Hollywood and holding aloft a placard that stands out even in this part of the city. “Help!” the sign, in green letters, reads. “I Need Money for Weed!” The man, Joshua Long, has become a favorite of some tourists who pose for pictures with him and stuff dollar bills into his hand. But some police officers in Midtown have taken a dim view of his entrepreneurial spirit and, perhaps, the words that further it; they have arrested him several times while he was displaying his placard. Once, he said, officers told him he was not welcome on Broadway because they objected to his message. When he asked those officers to identify themselves, he said, they replied by arresting him. In July, Mr. Long sued the city and several police officers in Federal District Court in Manhattan, saying that he had been subject to illegal harassment and arrests “while lawfully begging and promoting marijuana tolerance.” On Monday, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin approved a stipulation in which the city agreed that the police would use their “best efforts” not to roust Mr. Long or arrest him without cause. The agreement does not end Mr. Long’s suit, in which he is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and lawyers’ fees. A spokesman for the Police Department did not respond to a request for comment. Mr. Long, 30, a Navy veteran from North Carolina, began displaying his weed sign last year, roving from 14th Street to Central Park, but soon settled upon Times Square as the most fertile ground. He has estimated that he could earn about $200 during a four- or five-hour shift. [NYT via Gawker]
The answer is yes and it’s this- the Paul Tudor Jones-approved KFC Bacon Bowl (Description: “There’s a reason our KFC Bowl is famous- okay, 5 reasons. Mashed potatoes, fried chicken, corn, gravy, cheese. Layered together for what might be the world’s best tasting full meal, how do we make that recipe even more famous? We put bacon on it. Wow. Another one for the Colonel. Everything’s better with bacon.”) But, obviously some details need to be ironed out. Read more »
We’ve long been of the opinion that what the Real Housewives series could really use is a hedge fund edition. Alex Cohen, Biff’s old lady, Eddie’s girl, Mrs. PTJ would all make for sensational television and I know I’m not alone in saying I would truly do unspeakable things to have Lisa Falcone and her piano-playing pig in my living room every Thursday night. Apparently producers are on the same page and are actively attempting to make our dream a reality. Read more »
To: [A bunch of hedge funds]
Subject: Arbitrage Investment
Greetings: I am professional sports arbitrageur. I am investigating the formation of my own offshore hedge fund that would fund my arbitrage activities, and I thought I would concurrently contact exisiting hedge funds to see if they would be interested in investing in this fantastic, risk free concept, saving me the time, effort and expense of establishing my own fund.
Apparently the vice-chairman is not retiring but “pursuing opportunities outside the firm,” though it’s unclear where. [BW]