Charlie Gasparino And Andrew Ross Sorkin Make Nice, Charlie And Lloyd Blankfein Not So Much


So Charlie Gasparino and Ken Feinberg had a 20 martini dinner last night, which came after Chaz's keynote address at the Directorship 100. Gaspo told a captive audience that the Compensation Cop "has Wall Street by the stugats." Before all that, though, Gasparino had a run in with Andrew Ross Sorkin, who you may have noticed the Jabroni Pony's had some beef with of late. There's the fact that the two have competing financial crisis books out, but the thing that's mostly chapped CG's hide is the section of Too Big To Fail wherein Sorkin claims Lloyd Blankfein was fed up with Gasparino's alleged "rumor-mongering" last fall. Presumably trying to head off an awkward confrontation in the men's room and/or a crowbar beatin', ARS approached Chaz and told him, "I'm going to shake your hand." The sensitive side of Chazpo came out and he asked Sorkin, "How would you feel if I wrote that?" Times-boy told CG he was sorry, and sufficiently pleased with the contrition, we're told Gasparino, feeling particularly close to what he's affectionately dubbed "my own personal Hymen Roth," shared some thoughts on Blankfein: "A twerp with half a nut." (We called Rego Park's first son to confirm the description this morning-- he told us "I'll neither confirm nor deny" which CG will be the first to tell you is all the proof we need.) Anyway! Here's a clip of Charlie demonstrating how to grab someone by what GE has required he refers to as their "you know whats."

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Come Between Andrew Ross Sorkin And His Pita Chips, Take Your Life Into Your Own Hands

It's often been said, in profiles, conversations, and the like, that Andrew Ross Sorkin is the hardest working man in America, juggling several  jobs at any given time. Up until now, the ones we knew about were 1) Dealbook editor 2) Squawk Box host and 3) author. Today we've learned of yet another title he holds: (self-described) Human Garbage Disposal. "If food is in front of me, I have to eat it," Sorkin told Grub Street, while taking part in its "New York Diet" series, an accounting of one person's food intake over a given week. From March 2 to March 7 we get to see ARS's appetite in action, destroying everything in its wake. Yogurt (Fage peach), his children's chicken nuggets, Chinese food, coffee ice-cream, tomato soup, mushroom soup, peanut butter brownies, turkey sandwiches, margaritas, Red Bull, oysters, Muscle Milk, pretzels, steak, salmon, Chirpin' Chicken, sweet-potato fries. It's actually quite mesmerizing. And that's just what he consumes for sustenance. Here's what he goes weak in the knees for. Anything that came out of a deep-fryer: "...we ended up at Five Points where I had two spicy margaritas and ruined [my] workout within in twenty minutes. I also had a spinach salad, rockfish, and a chocolate brioche bread pudding and apple crisp to die for. Give me anything baked or fried and ... forget it. Donuts, Glazed: "All is well in the world, until someone brings Dunkin' Donuts to theTimes office. No will power around glazed doughnuts. I could eat a whole table of them. They're classic and timeless, without being too sugary and complicated." Bread pudding, which he'll eat off the plate of a source: "In between MSNBC and the Times, I went to lunch with two venture capitalists at Michael's. Their choice, not mine. I like it there because that's how people know you haven't died yet. Ate salmon with mustard and sorbet for dessert. Okay, the venture capitalists offered me some bread pudding, and I got all in on that, too." His Stacey's Pita Chips. Do not get him started.: "Now I really go off the rails at home. It starts with a glass of red wine and half a bag of Stacey Chips. Then I eat more, but with hummus. They're the greatest chips in the history of all chips. When I was writing my book three years ago, I'd go to a bodega at eleven o'clock at night for a liter of Diet Coke, a couple beers, and my Stacey Chips." Andrew Ross Sorkin Will Eat Anything You Feed Him, Especially If It Is Baked or Fried [Grub Street]