Today marks Day Three of the Raj Rajaratnam trial and surely you’re so excited you could hardly sleep las night. Opening statements were heard yesterday and the first witnesses are set to take the stand later this morning. Beyond his seven (7) lawyers, the people in the room most important to the Galleon founder are probably the 12 men and women (plus six alternates) who comprise the jury and will determine his guilt or innocence. Among them, they include a drummer in a band and a fan of “Two and a Half Men.” Read more »

Are you sick of the relentless pussification of Wall Street? Does it just burn you up inside that the majority of your co-workers consider eating 8 items from the vending machine over the course of 12 hours a challenge, which most of them would fail miserably and not be put in a burlap sack and beaten? Do you want harken back to a time when instead of being asked to participate in some dinky little JPMorgan 5k “challenge” or harangued into taking a Pilates class with one of your colleagues and getting your nails done after, you were going around the office signing people up for a feat of strength involving rolling around in the dirt, being lit on fire, and possibly dying? You’re not alone. Read more »

First off, this is not some absurd idea we came up with on our own. At an event in London this afternoon, Fiona Laffan, Goldman Sach’s head of media relations in Europe said that the bank is tossing around the idea of 1) advertising on TV and 2) Blankfein appearing on Oprah’s couch. Read more »