Oh didja now big boy? So you’re saying you were happy to leave after they fired you in February 2008, for failing to make it rain like you used to? You didn’t shout “sexist pigs!” as you were escorted from the building? You didn’t even think it? While you marinade on that, let me just say this: it doesn’t matter. What matters is that the Maestro of the Whiteboard Marker is speaking. Finally, we can point a voice to the phrase “you’re going to have to give me a blow job if you want to make that trade.” While this clip doesn’t touch on Mr. J’s “trading philosophy” but as it seems like he’s actively getting out there and making the rounds in an effort to promote his new fund and raise a little capital, a gripping first person account can’t be too far behind. (Perhaps as part of some sort of Sex and the City-like bus tour, for those ponying up 100 million or more? Just a suggestion.) Also, while the interviewer seemingly avoids bringing up the issue we’d all like to discuss, please note the placement of the marker just over PJ’s shoulder. That was no accident. Well-played, ladies.
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Lehman Brothers likes to say it is “building vision.” We decided to give them a hand and design an advertising campaign for them.
Earlier: “Citi Never Sleeps” ad campaign.
When we learned this morning that Citi CEO Vikram Pandit had announced at 5:03 this morning that the financial giant was adopting “Citi Never Sleeps” as its new company motto, we immediately began anticipating the new advertising campaign that Citi will doubtlessly unveil.
And then we decided we couldn’t wait for Citi. Pandit’s got a lot on his mind, and the bank is strapped for capital. Why not devise an advertisement for the bank? You know, just to help out. Of course, we may understand the concept of eternal insomnia slightly different from Citi, which imagines that ‘Citi Never Sleeps’ conveys the image of a bank with “boundless energy to serve customers.”
Our Citi ad after the jump.
This terrible video just about proves that business school makes comedy impossible.
Buy low, sell high, of course. Sadly, this “Schoolhouse Rock” lesson comes too late for owners of Bear Stearns. (via Mises.org)
Just something to pass the time while everyone waits for the Fed announcement.
It’s no surprise that this song was written by an American living in Paris, since the deterioration of the dollar often shows up first and most obviously in foreign exchanges. Well, the Dollar Got the Blues again so we thought we’d put this up as our third video this morning.
Hat tip: Mises.org.
It’s the return of Merle Hazard. Last time we heard from this ersatz country music singer, he was lamenting the demise of his hedge fund. This time around he’s meeting with Art Laffer, singing about the Federal Reserve and the plight of mortgage bond traders.
The lads and lasses at College Humor imagine what it would be like if people reacted behaved in business meeting like they do on website comment boards.
Internet Commenter Business Meeting [YouTube.com]
One of the gripes against Yahoo CEO Jerry Wang is that he’s a socially inept nerd who seems completely unable to talk to investors, Wall Street or, we’re guessing, the ladies. So, in advance of today’s earnings news, we hereby nominate Gabe and Max to run Yahoo. We know it’s a bold call but, well, it’s got to start somewhere. Why not here? Why not now?
(Editor’s note: We’re a bit worried about this. If these guys will sell the secrets of the internet to anyone who calls them, pretty soon everyone will be on the internet. And then what will happen?)
Gabe and Max’s Internet Thing [Max Silverstri Wants This Inside You via Gawker]