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Did Warren Buffet Turn The Tables On CNBC And Attempt To Poison Them? No.

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Congratulations, CNBC (.com)! The network's website, which has heretofore only been recognized as a destination for Mark Haines fanboys interested in finding out what kind of sandwich** the anchor ate for lunch, has been nominated for a Webby. Hard core stalking of the Oracle of Omaha (which included an attempted burglary by Bob Pisani) apparently paid off-- the business channel is being recognized for its "Warren Buffet Watch" section, in the category of Celebrity/Fan coverage. Fellow nominees include sites dedicated to the activities of LeBron James, Matthew McConaughey, and Rachael Ray. While we couldn't be happier for the kids at Englewood Cliffs, we have to wonder-- where the hell is our nomination, for our obsessive chronicling of Charlie Gasparino? Did CNBC wait outside Buffet's gym every day for a month? No. Did CNBC bribe Buffet's butcher to find out the old guy's weekly order? No. Did CNBC cut all the sleeves off its sweatshirts in an effort to feel closer/inhabit the psyche of it object of its affection? No.
Anyway, if you feel they're deserving of the award, you can vote for CNBC on the Webby's site. Or, alternatively, you can do what you know is right, and write-in us and CG. Your call.
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This Is Warren Buffett Telling A CNBC Anchor How Difficult It's Been To Bang The Guy's Wife

As some of you may have noticed over the years, Warren Buffett has carved out a pretty unique niche for himself in using analogies about whorehouses, porn shops, one-night stands, taking Viagra, fondling inanimate objects (or simply laying the ground work to do so) when discussing business. Regardless of the topic, no matter the setting, he's prepared to go out of his way marry aberrant sex fetish with folksy business wisdom. So naturally, when asked by Andrew Ross Sorkin on Squawk Box this morning if a $22 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathway that didn't pan out earlier this year might happen at some point in the future, Buffett told the gang "It's always possible. When a girl hangs up on me, I try again," rather than "Sure," or "Yeah, anything can happen," or "Never say never, Andy." At this point, the anchors could have moved on but Joe Kernen saw an opening for a little repartee and went for it, not realizing that he was dealing with a professional. [8:45


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