The past few years have been an interesting time for Goldman Sachs. They've never lost "it" and in fact have only grown stronger, yet the public seems to have thought otherwise. It got to the point where GS employees were told point blank not to mention the firm's name in public, and you'd be hard pressed find someone using the phrase "I work at Goldman Sachs" as a means to impress people or get laid. It was like bizarro universe; what's up was down, what's down was up and it was a confusing, scary time. But today, we're happy to report that the universe once again make sense, according to Hollywood, which knows all.
It seems that the plot of Take Me Home Tonight, based on the above trailer, is that Topher Grace's character is a deadbeat who knows his job at the local video store won't impress the hottie of his desire, so instead tells her he works at Goldman Sachs and it works like a charm. Two years ago? The plot would've been a GS employee lying to girls and telling them he works at Blockbuster.
Update: Apparently this movie is set in the 80's, so perhaps the idea that GS will once again get you laid was our incurable optimism flaring up (/error in not checking the IMDB page). Having said that, we're actually willing to bet that, at this point, "I work at Goldman" is the same aphrodisiac it was circa 2006. At the very least, it's better than saying it circa 2008. So, let's do an experiment. Half of you use "I work at GS" on your targets and half use "I work at SunCoast Video" over the weekend, then report the results Monday AM.