Obviously Goldman Sachs is behind this, somehow, but why? Above, the "Love Story" of Sergey and Elina, a video that's been available since 2007, and was up until some point last night. Now, alarmingly, the audio's been stripped, supposedly over copyright infringement, though we have it on good authority there's more to this than meets the Blankfein. Is this some sort of coded message via LB? The WSJsuggested earlier that Serge and the wife should be embarrassed about the video, which tells how workaholic Aleynikov found love via a genie in a lamp, and would perhaps want to bury evidence of its existence. With all due respect, the Journal clearly has no idea what it's talking about-- this is nothing to be embarrassed over. It's the sort of thing you shout loud and proud.
Sergey Aleynikov Is Dancing Again
One thing that I may have mentioned here is that, before I was lured to the blogging industry by the outrageous lucre on offer, I worked at this little establishment called Goldman Sachs. One thing that I probably haven't told you, but that I've mentioned to a few friends and co-workers, is that due to some frankly inexplicable confusion, the time between my telling people "I am leaving to go work for Dealbreaker" and my being escorted out of the building by active-duty Navy SEALS was somewhat longer than you might expect (viz. several nanoseconds). One thing that I've never told anybody, so let's keep it between us, is that I made good use of the delay to download certain files to a flash drive. I won't discuss all the details, since I'm using some of those files to set up my own high-frequency insider trading fund, but I will mention that with the right codes the voice recorders in the GS elevators can be accessed remotely.* One reason I never told anyone about this before is that Goldman takes it badly when people take stuff with them on the way out, and has a tendency to react by having them imprisoned for the better part of a decade. After today, though, it looks like I'm good to go:
Goldman Sachs Finds New And Inventive Way To Continue Ruining Sergey Aleynikov's Life
And hurt 15,000 VPs' feelings in the process!
When The History Books On Sergey Aleynikov Are Written, They May Include Transcripts Of A Heated Debate About An Avocado And A Sandwich
"Hey, what the hell are you doing with that avocado?!" "I KNOW you didn't just put a piece of lettuce on my sandwich??" [A struggle over deli meat ensues]
Sergey Aleynikov Would Like Compensation For Having His Life Ruined
Which seems, y'know, reasonable.