serious question of the day

  • 03 Jan 2012 at 5:59 PM

Bonus Watch ’11: How Much Do You Want It?

It would probably be safe to say that many of you came back to work today with one thought on your mind: this year’s bonus for last year’s work and, to that end, the hope that it would include at least 6 zeros. Here’s the rub: your firm may or may not have made any money last year. What’s a financial services employee expecting zilch to do? If you’ve ruled out resigning yourself to taking up the tailpipe or missed your chance to rob a Wells Fargo practically begging for it, the question you need ask yourself is, which is more important to you– money in the bank, or Mr. Fluffernuterbojangles Jr, who you’ve had since college? Read more »

Yankees star Derek Jeter, one of New York’s most eligible hunks since his split with longtime gal pal Minka Kelly, is bedding a bevy of beauties in his Trump World Tower bachelor pad — and then coldly sending them home alone with gift baskets of autographed memorabilia…“Derek has girls stay with him at his apartment in New York, and then he gets them a car to take them home the next day. Waiting in his car is a gift basket containing signed Jeter memorabilia, usually a signed baseball,” a friend dished…And while the parting gift may seem cold, signed Jeter memorabilia sell like hotcakes on the Internet, with an autographed baseball fetching hundreds and even thousands of dollars. [NYP]

  • 02 Dec 2011 at 4:19 PM

A Serious Question

Why does Southern Connecticut get everything? Why does it get to lay claim to all that is great in this world? A short-list includes Steve Cohen’s Cummings Point Pleasure Dome, a guy who’ll park his car on your roof, a group of asset managers who will be more than happy to do whatever you ask, be it bury a hooker you killed or claim your lotto winnings, Cliff Asness’s doll collection, The Largest Trading Floor In The WorldTM, the No. 1 Candy Theft Prevention Team in the U.S., the Great Toilet War of ’08, Paul Tudor Jones’ Christmas Spectacular, Heights and Lights (“a 20-year Stamford tradition that features an acrobatic Santa Claus rappelling down the side of of a building on his way to a local tree lighting”) and now this? Read more »

Strauss-Kahn, who resigned in May, “has indicated that, on a personal visit to the Fund later today, he would like to have the opportunity to say goodbye to staff,” according to an e- mail sent to employees and obtained by Bloomberg. “All staff who would like to do so can meet with him this afternoon.” The e-mail, which wasn’t signed, indicated that the meeting would take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. [Bloomberg]

Serious question- has James Dimon, he of JPMorgan, come out looking better than some other Wall Street CEO’s because of a nice face, “fluffy white, unbankerish hair” and an ass you could bounce a quarter off of? Alternatively, has Dick Fuld become something of a villain not because of that business with Lehman Brothers’ balance sheet, per se, but because he’s got a mug that will haunt your dreams? Both are theories currently being floated. Read more »

  • 16 Jun 2010 at 4:11 PM

Serious Question Of The Day

“Is Greenwich ready for bestiality?” Read more »