Archives for August 2008


Which Beer Will You Buy This Labor Day Weekend?

In the immortal words of those white guys from Brooklyn - "You've gotta fight!. . . for your right! . . . to drink liiiiight beer!" Or at least that's what the beer industry is hoping you'll do this weekend. Say what you want about Light Beer (it's just watered down regular beer, isn't it?), b ...


Erin Burnett: ‘Great Job With Those Olympics, Boss!’

This week in the Erin Burnett Gazette: The newly crowned ultimate money honey and dress stealer extraordinaire, walked the fine line between kissing her boss' ass and conducting a serious business interview. Of course, she looked amazing doing both. Jeff Zucker, the bald and beautiful Presiden ...


Presidential Money: Obamas Speech and McCain Choosing Palin

Obama gave a big time 'party nomination' acceptance speech last night at the Democratic National Convention. He talked tough on McCain and also pointed out the ways he's going to save us all some money. In spite of all that, it looks like McCain's ballsy and brilliant VP choice selection took ...


Wrapping Gifts With Dollar Bills

The new "most baller" way to give presents is to wrap them in sheets of real US currency. That's exactly what Edwina Rogers, wife of famed Washington lobbyist Ed Rogers, does for all her 'small thank you gifts'. I kid you not. The woman purchases sheets of 32 $1 bills for $55 from the U.S. ...


Bankers Vs. Consultants: The Showdown

Our man Amit, the author of Damn It Feels Good To Be A Banker and Leveraged Sell-Out, just unleashed the ultimate showdown between Bankers and Consultants. Wall Street's top dogs lay down the sickest rap battle on The Street. Here's a taste: “I might work a hundred-hour week, barely sleep, do ...


George Soros Is A Big Fan Of The Reefer

It's not every day that a famed 78-year-old financial speculator and stock investor single-handedly gets weed on the ballot for legalization. But that's exactly what George Soros accomplished in the state of Massachusetts yesterday. Soros sits on Forbes' list as the 97th richest man in the world ...


How To Avoid Overdraft Fees

Your bank charging an overdraft fee is similar to you getting punched in the stomach, then getting robbed. It's something you didn't really want to begin with, but afterwards you're even worse off. Everyone loves their debit cards, but if you're a broke college student or a dude living paycheck t ...


Gas Guzzlers Are Super Cheap These Days

If you're one of those guys who is sick of hearing about 'going green' and 'humans destroying the planet', this may be the perfect time for you to buy a brand new car! The automobile buying trend is clearly heading towards greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles. But for those stuck in the past who ...


Damn It Feels Good to Interview a Banker

Let's face it, you suck.  At least compared to Logan from Damn it Feels Good to Be a Banker.  His money, intelligence, and lifestyle is the dream we all have when we are washing our minivan and checking to see if Apple went up $3 in our 401K.  I had the pleasure of interviewing the author, Logan (ak ...


Living The Good Life While Unemployed

Both the economy and the general mood on Wall Street aren't providing the best working environment for bankers and analysts right now, but would everything be a whole lot better if you were laid off and straight chillin? Sounds like a few young, recently unemployed UBS dudes are having the time o ...


Your Ideas About Investing Personified As Midgets And Giants

This cryptic ad for Invesco's PowerShares alludes to the fact that inside every man lies one big idea. What we didn't know is that there also lies within us at least 100 midgets in little suits and ties running around screwing stuff up. Guesses as to what the "big idea about investing" was ...


Liz Clamans Fascination With Mutiny and Leopard Print

Liz Claman, 'The Red Fox' of the Fox Business Channel, is taking things to a whole new level. While reporting on all the news surrounding Lehman Brothers CEO, Dick Fuld's potential firing yesterday, Liz spiced up the coverage with two of our favorite things - Historical Naval Mutiny Analogies and ...


The 10 Highest Paid CEOs And Their Most Embarrassing Photos

These brave captains of industry were named by the Associated Press as the 10 highest paid CEOs of 2007 among the S&P 500's largest companies. Obviously, it's an enormous amount of responsibility and requires a tremendous amount of stress to run one of these large institutions, but that doesn't ...


Gas Prices Are Too High For Diddys Private Jet

In what must be the most outrageous and surprisingly event in the timeline of high-gas prices, Diddy has revealed in his most recent video blog that he is stuck riding the commercial airlines. Mr. Bad Boy Records himself can no longer afford to fly his own private jet from New York to LA more than t ...


CNBC Is Sorry About Those Porn Ads

"Find Hot Girls In Your Area Now!" "2.3 Miles From Your Town!" "You Click For Sexy Chick!" "No Credit Card Required!" Admit it. We've all seen ads like this scrolling across web pages begging for our attention. And if you haven't, you're probably not looking at the right websites. Or ...


7 Types Of NCAA Girls

There’s always a type, you know? Especially when it comes to sports or women. When you combine the two and mix in college, yo, the stereotypes ooze like drool from a sleeping homeless man’s mouth. Yes, the sports are limited when it comes to the fairer sex, but the sports we are exposed to produce a ...


Canadian Gangs Now Use Euros, Not Dollars

Who knew mobsters and drug dealers were so financially savvy? I suppose it doesn't take much to realize that the buying power of the Euro these days is a lot stronger than that of our poor greenback, but still, these thugs impress me. Apparently the Canadian government has been tracking 900 or ...


The Best Office Chairs Money Can Buy

The Xten office chair was designed by Pininfarina, the same people who thought up the ridiculous pants-creaming features outfitted on Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis the world over. The initial ergonomic design for this line of chairs was commissioned at a cost of $1.5 million dollars. And a ...


CNBCs Margaret Brennan Gets A Little Holiday

One of our favorite CNBC Biz Babes escaped from the Englewood Cliffs business dungeon/global HQ and hit up Turks and Caicos, all in the name of business reporting. Making the jump from retail correspondent to full-blown anchor is a big step and a proud achievement. And fortunately for Margaret Br ...


Creepy Calvin Klein Ads From The 90s

These Calvin Klein ads from the early 90s really creep me out. They have this strange 'porn star casting' vibe. It really doesn't surprise me that they were pulled from TV after people started complaining.Wouldn't you be pissed off too if these ads interrupted your Doogie Howser viewing party?The ...


Phelps: “An Old School Aston Martin Would Be Sick!”

Michael Phelps has ensured he'll never have to work again for the rest of his life. His sponsorship endorsements after winning all those gold medals at the Beijing games have basically guaranteed him a life of luxury. So what's the big-eared dolphin looking to spend some of it on? A James B ...


The Most Marketable Sports Names List: My Moment Of Glory

A few days ago everyone's favorite Sports Business reporter, Darren Rovell of CNBC, enlisted the help of the blog reading public to assist in deciding the most marketable sports names of all time. The debate was initially sparked over Usain 'Lightning' Bolt's incredibly awesome and real name. In ...


Wall Street Gets Pranked With Cockroaches

Those crazy Zoo York punks went all 'viral video' on Wall Street to show them . . . who really owns the walls and the streets or something? Wall Street Roaches Prank - Watch more free videos If Wall Street's resident hardass, Citi CEO Vikram Pandit, was around to see this nonsense he would have cert ...


Trying To Ditch These Damn Hummers

Is it time to say goodbye to America's finest civilian SUV/tank? The Hummer brand is in serious trouble. And its owners, GM (General Motors), are looking to sell the brand of big gas guzzlers to a foreign company. The top brass at GM have recently come out and said the sale isn't a done deal y ...


Erin Burnett Steals Dresses

Not sure if everyone saw this clip already, but I think it's entirely relevant as back up material for yesterday's debate between Erin and Maria. Would Maria Bartiromo have the BALLS to pull of a stunt like this? I think not. Erin Burnett was on Conan O'Brien back in January when she unveiled ...


I.O.U.S.A. : An Interesting Documentary About Debt?

A new documentary is asking a lot of big questions, but one of the craziest might be 'Will people actually watch a full-blown documentary about debt and money problems?' Not really on par with the excitement level of Crank, is it? But few people realize that things like the subprime crisis, high for ...


Liz Claman Picks Up Gates And Buffetts Scent

Everyone's favorite red-headed siren, Liz Claman, got quite the scoop yesterday on Bill and Warren's 'Excellent Adventure' in search of Canadian oil money. Here's an excerpt from Liz's blog post about their epic journey: hopped a plane to head north to an oilsands development in Alberta, Canada ...


Seinfeld Cant Make Microsoft Cool, But They’re Trying Really Hard

Looks like Microsoft is planning a big new ad campaign featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld joking around about how awesome Microsoft products are. Is that not the lamest thing you've ever heard? Don't get me wrong, I like Seinfeld and I even liked Bee Movie a lot. Everyone can agree he's a ge ...


What NOT To Do With A High-End Prostitute

Ever since the Eliot Spitzer scandal, the story of the high-end prostitute has been on the tip of everyone's tongue. I wouldn't be surprised if a major motion picture came out sometime in the next few years with a similar story. Actually, that should probably be a definite. Next month, Radar Maga ...


Does Erin Burnett Have The Staying Power?

In doing some important 'business news research' today, I came across a strange interview where the President of Fox News, Roger Ailes, went on what could best be described as a 'sexiness debate' over Erin Burnett (left) and Maria Bartiromo. As we all know, this is an age old debate that will soo ...

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