We couldn’t help notice that some clueless shareholder had the audacity to ask John Mack at the Morgan Stanley annual meeting whether he really told Tim Geithner to go fuck himself in the midst of the financial crisis. Mack has admitted several times that Andrew Ross Sorkin’s account of him in the book “Too Big To Fail” was accurate. Mack’s actual words, according to the book, were, “tell him to get fucked,” or something along those lines. Read more »
Too Big To Fail
As previously mentioned, HBO has purchased the rights to Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big To Fail. John Mack has stated that his part should go to Bobby DeNiro and that of Lloyd Blankfein to Danny DeVito. Today the HuffPo has offered its picks for the other spots and while we’re in strong agreement with some (Stephen Colbert as carpet-lover John Thain, Lucille Bluth doing Nancy Pelosi), in others we beg to differ (there should be an open casting call for child actors to play Tim Geithner). Also, they don’t have any suggestions for Vikram Pandit or Jimmy Cayne. The former is a toughie, the latter Gary Busey, no questions asked (he’s got the blonde hair, huge teeth, love of drugs and looks good in a pair of Zubaz). And finally, no one’s figured out where we can find a place for Drew Carey, who’s apparently been lobbying hard for a role, as has Gary Coleman. Let’s do the producers a solid and take two today to finish this thing off right. You’re not doing anything anyway (except for watching this.)
As previously mentioned two seconds ago, HBO has bought the rights to Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big To Fail. Last night at a talk hosted by Stern, John Mack mentioned the flick, and asked Paulson who he thought should play him. Paulson said “a young Paul Newman,” which, actually, would’ve be perfect if the movie took place forty years ago.
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Also, in case it wasn’t clear to the cheapskates in the group, you still have to buy the book. ARS does not give it away for free.
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Hint: it’s the blush and lipstick. Then Jon Stewart refers to him as ‘Aaron Sorkin.’ Awkward! ARS also tells Stewart that banks need to have the crack pipe pried from their dead lifeless fingers.