All the references, lovingly collated


Posts in 2/11: Golden Frog Time
They shoot Sonny on the causeway?... (3.20)

Bobby: Wow. You have something you really don't want to tell me about. What happened? They shoot Sonny on the causeway? Otherwise, spit it the fuck out.

Wags: Boyd was right. I just hung up with Patriot Bank. After a wet and hot road show, they are taking out the Ice Juice IPO. Press is getting loaded up with the story as we speak.

Bobby: Shit. They think it's a winner?

Wags: They do. There's more. Charles Rhoades Sr. did take an Uncle Miltie-sized position in the company.

Santino "Sonny" Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. He is the oldest son of the mafia don Vito Corleone and Carmela Corleone. He has two brothers, Fredo and Michael, and a sister, Connie. In the film, Sonny was portrayed by James Caan, who reprised his role for a flashback scene in The Godfather Part II. Director Francis Ford Coppola's son Roman Coppola played Sonny as a boy in the 1920s scene of The Godfather Part II. The Jones Beach Causeway is a tollbooth on Long Island, New York. It is notorious for being the spot where Sonny was murdered by assassins of the Barzini family.

Milton Berle (born Mendel Berlinger; July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. Berle's career as an entertainer spanned over 80 years, first in silent films and on stage as a child actor, then in radio, movies and television. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater (1948–55), he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during TV's golden age.

Berle was famous within show business for the rumoured size of his penis. Phil Silvers once told a story about standing next to Berle at a urinal, glancing down, and quipping, "You'd better feed that thing, or it's liable to turn on you!" In the short story 'A Beautiful Child', Truman Capote wrote Marilyn Monroe as saying: "Christ! Everybody says Milton Berle has the biggest schlong in Hollywood." In his autobiography, Berle tells of a man who accosted him in a steam bath and challenged him to compare sizes, leading a bystander to remark, "go ahead, Milton, just take out enough to win".

You know those poison-tip arrows...? (5.40)

Bobby: You know those poison-tip arrows that certain tribes use that go through one guy and kill another? This might be like that.

Wags: Yeah. Golden frog poison. Mm. I tried to smoke it once. Shaman jumped across the tent to stop me. 

Bobby: And glad I am that he did. Otherwise, I would have to enact this rich pageant without your good and wise counsel.

The golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis), also known as the golden frog, golden poison arrow frog, or golden dart frog, is a poison dart frog endemic to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of P. terribilis is the rainforest with high rain rates (5 m or more per year), altitudes between 100 and 200 m, temperatures of at least 26 °C, and relative humidity of 80–90%. In the wild, P. terribilis is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however, captive P. terribilis specimens can live in much larger groups. These frogs are often considered innocuous due to their small size and bright colours, but wild frogs are lethally toxic.

Some things are just actually wrong.... (6.23)

Charles Snr: Hey, Scotch this good, make a Mongoloid think like Einstein.

Chuck: Oh, God, no. Jesus, Dad!

Charles Snr: We're in my house, son. There will be no nod to this Billie Jean King PC bullshit.

Chuck: It's just wrong, you know? No. Some things are just actually wrong.

Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. King is bisexual, an advocate for gender equality and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice.

As sweet as the Mata Hari's armpits... (12.38)

Wags: And have fun! I remember the first time I shitcanned someone! It tasted as sweet as the Mata Hari's armpits.

Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod (née Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I and executed by firing squad in France.

Like Bill Rodgers in Boston... (23.35)

Chuck Snr: Stock's about to pop to 30. Double my position at the market.

Broker: That'll tap the account.

Chuck Snr: If I had more, I'd fucking buy more. This thing is running like Bill Rodgers in Boston, fast and long.

William Henry "Bill" Rodgers (born December 23, 1947) is an American runner and former American record holder in the marathon who is best known for his four victories in the Boston Marathon, including three straight 1978-1980 and the New York City Marathon between 1976 and 1980.

Place is the fucking Lollipop Guild... (23.54)

Mafee: Traderight's bidding for close to 700,000 shares on the name.

Wags: Traderight? Place is the fucking Lollipop Guild. Why is a tiny-ass retail brokerage looking to move that kind of weight? 

Bobby: 700,000 shares. That's a big print for a small place like that.

Mafee: I’m gonna find out what's up with it.

The Lollipop Guild was a group of Munchkins in the Munchkin Country, who welcomed Dorothy Gale to Oz with song and dance upon her arrival, in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Since then they have also appeared, and been referenced in other Oz-related sources.

Little dab'll do ya?... (25.53)

Man: How much do I use? 

Hall: Not much. Just trace amounts. That's all that's in there.

Man: It's like Brylcreem, then. Little dab'll do ya?

Hall: Just trace amounts on my signal.

‘A little dab’ll do ya’ was a famous 1950’s advertising slogan for Brylcreem, a British brand of hair styling products for men. The first Brylcreem product was a hair cream created in 1928, by County Chemicals at the Chemico Works in Bradford Street, Birmingham, England. The cream is an emulsion of water and mineral oil stabilised with beeswax.

This is spider eggs in bubblegum... (32.34)

Journalist: This is spider eggs in bubblegum. This is another Chipotle.

Dimonda: It's worse.

The spider eggs in bubblegum thing was a widespread urban myth as explained here.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is an American chain of fast casual restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France, specialising in tacos and Mission-style burritos. Its name derives from chipotle, the Nahuatl name for a smoked and dried jalapeño chili pepper. The Chipotle thing is a reference to an infamous outbreak of E-Coli in 2015 that caused the company to close 43 outlets as a precautionary measure and was no doubt a massive PR disaster for them.

I love that they call me Rudy... (33.56)

Taylor: Rudy, I've brought you in last because when I look at this on a purely results-based model, that's where you stand, last.

Peter: Last? Really? I'm really last.

Taylor: By the numbers, yes, dead last.

My… my name isn't Rudy. It's Peter.

Taylor: Oh. Do you prefer Peter?

No. And I love that they call me Rudy. You know why?

Taylor: No.

Taylor: It's because this place is like Notre Dame was for him. The real Rudy. I was a high-school fuck-up. But I impressed a teacher, got into Hofstra. I saw Axe speak there, and from that moment, this is all I dreamed about.

Being here at Axe Capital?


The next time Axe showed on campus, I asked him a smart question, one that I had thought about, planned out ahead of time, and he said to see him when I got out, he'd find a place for me. He did.

Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger (born August 23, 1948) is a motivational speaker who played college football at the University of Notre Dame. His early life and career at Notre Dame were the inspiration for the 1993 film Rudy.

The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame ) is a private, non-profit Catholic research university in the community of Notre Dame, Indiana near the city of South Bend, in the United States. Notre Dame is consistently recognised as one of the top universities in the United States, in particular for its undergraduate education.

The university's athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division I and are known collectively as the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame is known for its football team, which contributed to its rise to prominence on the national stage in the early 20th century; the team an Independent with no conference affiliation, has accumulated eleven consensus national championships, seven Heisman Trophy winners, 62 members in the College Football Hall of Fame, and 13 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Care to watch the docking of the Hindenburg?... (37.30)

Wags: Trading on ICEJ resumed just in time for the closing bell. Care to watch the docking of The Hindenburg? Ding, ding, ding! Closing price, three, eighty-nine. Stillborn.

The Hindenburg disaster occurred on May 6, 1937, in Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States. The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst. On board were 97 people (36 passengers and 61 crewmen); there were 36 fatalities (13 passengers and 22 crewmen, 1 worker on the ground). The disaster was the subject of spectacular newsreel coverage, photographs, and Herbert Morrison's recorded radio eyewitness reports from the landing field, which were broadcast the next day. A variety of hypotheses have been put forward for both the cause of ignition and the initial fuel for the ensuing fire. The event shattered public confidence in the giant, passenger-carrying rigid airship and marked the abrupt end of the airship era.