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You wouldn't know Pindar from Pantera... (2.07)

Todd Krakow: One of the nine poets, Pindar, said it best. Become who you are by learning who you are.

Bobby: You wouldn't know Pindar from Pantera, yet you act like you read the Harvard shelf with your morning oatmeal. Who wrote this shit for you?

Pindar (Latin: Pindarus; c. 522 – c. 443 BC) was an Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes. Of the canonical nine lyric poets of ancient Greece, his work is the best preserved. Quintilian wrote, "Of the nine lyric poets, Pindar is by far the greatest, in virtue of his inspired magnificence, the beauty of his thoughts and figures, the rich exuberance of his language and matter, and his rolling flood of eloquence, characteristics which, as Horace rightly held, make him inimitable." His poems can also, however, seem difficult and even peculiar. The Athenian comic playwright Eupolis once remarked that they "are already reduced to silence by the disinclination of the multitude for elegant learning". Some scholars in the modern age also found his poetry perplexing, at least until the 1896 discovery of some poems by his rival Bacchylides; comparisons of their work showed that many of Pindar's idiosyncrasies are typical of archaic genres rather than of only the poet himself. His poetry, while admired by critics, still challenges the casual reader and his work is largely unread among the general public.

Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas. The group was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers – drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell – along with lead vocalist Terry Glaze. Bassist Rex Brown joined the band the following year, replacing Tommy D. Bradford, who was the unofficial original. Having started as a glam metal band, Pantera released four albums during the 1980s. Looking for a new and heavier sound, Pantera replaced Glaze with Phil Anselmo in late 1986 and released Power Metal in 1988. With its fifth album, 1990's Cowboys from Hell, Pantera introduced a groove metal sound. Pantera's sixth album, 1992's Vulgar Display of Power, exhibited an even heavier sound. Far Beyond Driven (1994) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

Oh. You're killing me, man... (5.00)

Ira: Hey, Chuck.

Chuck: Come in.

Ira: I drove by Katz's on the way here.

Chuck: Oh. You're killing me, man.

Ira: No? Well, I'm going in.

Katz's Delicatessen, also known as Katz's of New York City, is a kosher-style delicatessen located at 205 East Houston Street, on the southwest corner of Houston and Ludlow Streets on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, New York City.

Since its founding in 1888, it has been popular among locals and tourists alike for its pastrami on rye, which is considered among New York's best. Each week, Katz's serves 15,000 lb (6,800 kg) of pastrami, 8,000 lb (3,600 kg) of corned beef, 2,000 lb (910 kg) of salami and 4,000 hot dogs. In 2016, Zagat gave Katz's a food rating of 4.5 out of 5, and ranked it as the number one deli in New York City. Website here.

That panel was Godzilla versus Mothra... (8.13)

Mafee: Hey, Axe, you know what today is? It's fuck Todd Krakow in the ear day.

Bobby: Why do you think I'd want to do that?

Mafee: That panel was Godzilla versus Mothra.

Bobby: Do you have a plan? Or are we just gonna jump him and break his kneecaps when he gets out of his McLaren?

Godzilla vs. Mothra (also known as Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth) is a 1992 Japanese science fantasy kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho. It is the 19th film in the Godzilla franchise and the fourth film in the Heisei series. The film is directed by Takao Okawara, written by Kazuki Ōmori and stars Tetsuya Bessho, Satomi Kobayashi, Takehiro Murata, Megumi Odaka, Shiori Yonezawa, Makoto Otake, Akiji Kobayashi, Koichi Ueda, Shinya Owada, Keiko Imamura, Sayaka Osawa, Saburo Shinoda and Akira Takarada. In Godzilla vs. Mothra, Battra and Mothra must stop Godzilla from attacking Yokohama.

Okay. My analyst caught it... (8.26)

Mafee: Okay, so Krakow's been running his mouth about China, right? I You can tell the way he talks.

Bobby: The way he talks?

Mafee: Yeah. Last year, he said, "watching factories grow. " It made me wonder, how's he seeing this?

Bobby: Really, Mafee? You expect me to believe you suddenly swapped Ali G reruns for videos of Todd Krakow's speeches on China?

Mafee: Okay. My analyst caught it.

Bobby: Yeah. Then get him in here.

Alistair Leslie Graham, better known as Ali G, is a satirical fictional character created and performed by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Originally appearing on Channel 4's The 11 O'Clock Show, and subsequently as the title character of Channel 4's Da Ali G Show in 2000 and on HBO in 2003–2004, he is also the title character of the film Ali G Indahouse. In December 2007, in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Baron Cohen announced that Ali G, along with Borat, had been retired. However, Ali G returned at the 2012 British Comedy Awards to accept Baron Cohen's Outstanding Achievement Award, causing controversy by making jokes about Kate Middleton and Jimmy Savile. Ali G returned to television with Ali G Rezurection in 2014. Rezurection features new introductions by Ali G to some old highlights of Da Ali G Show.

They're going full Iron Chef with that shit... ( 9.56)

Mafee: China's not just cooking the books, they're going full Iron Chef with that shit.

Bobby: Everyone knows that, Mafee.

Iron Chef America is an American cooking show based on Fuji Television's Iron Chef, and is the second American adaptation of the series, following the failed Iron Chef USA that aired in 2001. The show is produced by Food Network, which also carried a dubbed version of the original Iron Chef. Like the original Japanese program, the program is a culinary game show. In each episode, a new challenger chef competes against one of the resident "Iron Chefs" in a one-hour cooking competition based on a secret ingredient or ingredients, and sometimes theme.

You didn't come out to Brooklyn for cufflinks... (11.47)

Charles Snr: I was looking for some cufflinks I lent my son, but I couldn't find them in the bedroom.

Wendy: You were in my bedroom?

Charles Snr: And most of Chuck's suits seem to be gone from the closet.

Wendy: You didn't come out to Brooklyn for cufflinks.

Charles Snr: Is Chuck living at the Yale Club? Some gal in accounting messed up, sent me a charge for a breakfast on a day that I was not there. So I asked for the chits, and it was Chuck's signature on the line at 6:30 a.m.

Wendy: Yes, we've separated for now.

The Yale Club of New York City, commonly called The Yale Club, is a private club in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City, New York, United States. Its membership is restricted almost entirely to alumni and faculty of Yale University. With a clubhouse comprising 22 stories The Yale Club has a worldwide membership of over 11,000. Upon opening its doors in 1915, the building became the largest Clubhouse in the world and continues to be the largest college clubhouse in existence today. Website here.

Do you want to be a giant-killer, Ben? (21.50)

Dr. Gus: What I say is, we used to live in a world that rewarded those who were very good at their jobs. Do you know what you get now for being very good? You get keistered. Do you want to get keistered, Ben?

No. I almost said "sorry" again because I barely understand what you're

Dr. Gus: And we will work on that. Replace "sorry" with, "What the fuck are you trying to say?"

Yeah, I don't feel comfortable with that.

Dr. Gus: I'm not interested in your comfort. Axe Capital is not interested in your comfort. I am interested in you becoming a goddamn giant-killer. Do you want to be a giant-killer, Ben?


Dr. Gus: What the fuck are you trying to say?!

Yes. I want to kill giants.

Dr. Gus: There ya go! There you go.

It's in my purview… (29.45)

Stephanie Read: The Krakow play, your hostility toward him, what's really animating it? Is it coloring your strategy? Perhaps if you show restraint.

Wags: Restraint? Take a good look at the floor, because you don't know where the fuck you're standing right now.

Stephanie Read: It's in my purview…

Wags: You are here to keep the Visigoths outside of the city walls, not to impugn judgment of the Caesar.

Bobby: No, it's a smart question.

Between about 376 and 382 the Gothic War against the Eastern Roman Empire, and in particular the Battle of Adrianople, is commonly seen as a major turning point in the history of the Roman Empire, the first of a series of events over the next century that would see the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, although its ultimate importance to the Empire's eventual fall is still debated.

So what Chuck's looking for… (33.30)

Lonnie: Lawrence Boyd and the A.G. went to fucking Horace Mann together. So what Chuck's looking for…

Sacker: Is an enemy.

Horace Mann School (also known as Horace Mann or HM) is an independent college preparatory school in the Bronx, founded in 1887. Horace Mann is a member of the Ivy Preparatory School League, educating students from the New York metropolitan area from nursery school to the twelfth grade. The Upper, Middle, and Lower Divisions are located in Riverdale, a neighborhood of the Bronx, while the Nursery School is located in Manhattan. The John Dorr Nature Laboratory, a 275 acres campus in Washington Depot, Connecticut, serves as the school's outdoor and community education center. Tuition for the 2014–15 school year was $43,300 from nursery through twelfth grade, making it the second most expensive private school in New York City. Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve is $51,000. Niche, a website where students review their own schools, places Horace Mann at #4 in its list of 2018 Best Private High Schools in New York.

Guys like you and me, we're getting older... (35.56)

Gus: So when are you coming in for a session? You want to go now? 

Wags: I’m not under the same mandate as the other staff.

Gus: You sure? Lot of changes around here. More out there. It'll hit ya. Guys like you and me, we're getting older. We got to fight for every scrap of what used to be ours by right.

Wags: No.

Gus: Then let me buy you a steak.

Wags: Not necessary.

Gus: Omakase menu at Nakazowa.

Wags: You are good.

Omakase is a Japanese phrase that means "I'll leave it up to you" (from Japanese "to entrust".

The Japanese antonym for "omakase" is "okonomi," which means you are choosing what to order. The chef will generally present a series of plates, beginning with the lightest fare and proceeding to the heaviest dishes. The phrase is not exclusive to service of raw fish with rice, and can incorporate grilling, simmering, or other cooking techniques as well. In American English, the expression is used by patrons at sushi restaurants to leave the selection to the chef, as opposed to ordering à la carte.

Customers ordering omakase style expect the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes, and the meal can be likened to an artistic performance by the chef. Ordering omakase can be a gamble, but the customer typically receives the highest-quality fish available at a lower cost than if it had been ordered à la carte. 

Make it a million a year... (38.56)

Bobby: Seven fifty a year. That's double entry level for an analyst.

Taylor: I'm getting my MBA in Chicago under Eugene Fama, the Nobel Laureate.

Bobby: Come on. Fama's an egghead. Get an education right here. Make it a million a year.

Taylor: What? Three seventy-five or 750 or a million, it's all the same to you? It's an abstraction? I don't know if you can understand maybe me being the way I am, but just breathing the air here can be discomforting.

Eugene Francis "Gene" Fama (born February 14, 1939) is an American economist, best known for his empirical work on portfolio theory, asset pricing, and the efficient-market hypothesis. He is currently Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2013, he shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Robert Shiller and Lars Peter Hansen. The Research Papers in Economics project ranked him as the 11th-most influential economist of all-time based on his academic contributions.

You don't put ginger on the fish... (43.48)

Wags: You don't put ginger on the fish. It's to clear the palate between pieces, not drown it out. And it is already precisely sauced. Doesn't need a soy bath.

Heathen: Chill out, Mr. Miyagi.

Wags: No. I won't, you fucking heathens.

Mr. Miyagi is a fictional karate master played by Japanese American actor Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (franchise). Mr. Miyagi mentors the characters Daniel LaRusso and Julie Pierce in the films. Morita earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in The Karate Kid.