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Stanford Then Wharton... (6.06)

Bobby: Who is this?

Danzig: My new analyst.

Bobby: Well, if we hired you, you must be a genius. Yale?

Ben Kim: Stanford, then Wharton.

Bobby: Okay, Stanford-Wharton...


Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University, colloquially the Farm) is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley, and places in the  as one of the world's top universities. World university ranking = 3rd.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; also known as The Wharton School or Wharton is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Established in 1881 through a donation from Joseph Wharton, the Wharton School is the world's oldest collegiate school of business. Wharton has an acceptance rate of less than 9%, and it only accepts fewer than 5 transfer students annually, making it one of the most selective schools in the world.

And he went to Hofstra... (7.11)

Bobby: Electric Sun is controlled by Kazawitz. He also owns 19.3% of Lumetherm backdoored through his stake in Southern Wind. You see that block trade last Thursday come out of Merrill?

Danzig: Yeah. That was Fortress cashing out their shorts before the merger. Wasn't it?

Bobby: Trade was at 12:52, when everyone was at lunch, which tells me they wanted it to be missed. You guys caught it, which is something, I guess. But you're looking at it backward. Electric Sun's offer was just a ploy to temporarily prop up Lumetherm. Typical Kazawitz play to bail on a loser. He's an animal. The block trade was Kazawitz getting out of Southern Wind, getting out of Lumetherm. He rode the story, now he's out, which means you need to be out. In fact, short. It'll slide to $32 and change after word breaks.

Danzig: Wow. That's a good catch, Axe.

Bobby: My cholesterol's high enough. Don't butter my ass, Danzig. Just get smarter. (To Ben) Your read was good with the information you had. You're new. You'll figure it out. Or you'll be gone.

Ben Kim: Jesus Christ.

Danzig: Yeah… And he went to Hofstra.


Hofstra University is a private, non-profit, nonsectarian university in Hempstead, New York. Long Island's largest private college, Hofstra originated in 1935 as an extension of New York University (NYU) under the name Nassau College – Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island. It became independent Hofstra College in 1939 and gained university status in 1963. World university ranking = 401st-500th.

May as well be that fraud... (44.08)

Bobby: Well, If it’s gonna be anyone it may as well be that fraud. We’re sharing the stage at the delivering Alpha Conference this week.


Annual U.S. finance world conference hosted by CNBC. A who’s who of the investor community with leading asset manager and institutional investors offering candid views along with illustrious political and economic commentators appearing in short segments moderated by CNBC talent and editors.

You’re from round here... (45.55)

Mike Dimonda: I only ever went egging once. Biggest house in the neighborhood and they never gave out any candy, so they deserved it. We destroyed that place.

Bobby: Once? You're an altar boy. That was every halloween for me. You’re from round here, right?

Mike Dimonda: yeah, Grand Concourse. Then White Plains

Bobby: Yeah me too. Well, Yonkers, but it wasn’t nice back then.


The Grand Concourse (originally known as the Grand Boulevard and Concourse) is a major thoroughfare in the borough of the Bronx in New York City. It was designed by Louis Aloys Risse, an immigrant from Saint-Avold, Lorraine who had previously worked for the New York Central Railroad and was later appointed chief topographical engineer for the New York City government.

White Plains is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is the county seat and commercial hub of Westchester, an affluent suburban county just north of New York City that is home to almost one million people. White Plains is located in south-central Westchester, with its downtown (Mamaroneck Avenue) 25 miles (40 km) north of Midtown Manhattan.

Yonkers is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. state of New York, behind New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester. The population of Yonkers was 195,976 as enumerated in the 2010 United States Census and is estimated to have increased by 2.5% to 200,807 in 2016. It is an inner suburb of New York City, directly to the north of the Bronx and approximately two miles (3 km) north of the northernmost point in Manhattan.

They looked like Dick Cheney... (5.22)

Lara: Just like smoking in the girls' bathroom at St. Mary's. You had to be quick, or you'd be over a nun's knee.

Bobby: That's a fun picture to have in my head. Mm. Yeah.

Lara: They weren’t that kind of nun. They looked like Dick Cheney.


Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheney was primarily raised in Sumner, Nebraska, and Casper, Wyoming.[2] He attended Yale and then the University of Wyoming, at the latter of which he earned a BA and an MA in Political Science. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger, eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations, where he later served as the White House Chief of Staff, from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, Cheney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wyoming's at-large congressional district from 1979 to 1989; he was reelected five times, briefly serving as House Minority Whip in 1989. Cheney was selected to be the Secretary of Defense during the Presidency of George H. W. Bush, holding the position for the majority of Bush's term from 1989 to 1993.[3] During his time in the Department of Defense, Cheney oversaw the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, among other actions. Out of office during the Clinton administration, Cheney was the Chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000...

Like an Almond Joy in the sun... (13.15)

Axe: The heat will melt us like an Almond Joy in the sun.


Almond Joy is a candy bar manufactured by Hershey's. It consists of a coconut-based center topped with one or two almonds, the combination enrobed in a layer of milk chocolate. Almond Joy is the sister product of Mounds, which is a similar confection but without the almond and coated instead with dark chocolate; it also features similar packaging and logo design, but in a red color scheme instead of Almond Joy's blue.

There Can Be Only One... (42.46)

Axe: It’s like Highlander. there can be only one.


Highlander is a 1986 British-American adventure action fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart. The film narrates the climax of an ages-old battle between immortal warriors, depicted through interwoven past and present-day storylines.

Christopher Lambert plays swordsman Connor MacLeod from the Scottish Highlands, known as the Highlander, one of a number of immortal warriors who can be killed only by decapitation. After initial training by another highly skilled immortal swordsman, Ramirez (Sean Connery), MacLeod lives on for several centuries, eventually settling in New York City, managing an antiques shop. In 1985, he falls in love with a police forensic scientist named Brenda. He also finds out that he must face his greatest enemy, Kurgan (Clancy Brown), who wishes to kill MacLeod and to obtain "the Prize" – a special ability which is given to the last living immortal warrior, vast knowledge and the ability to enslave the entire human race.

Highlander enjoyed little success on its initial theatrical release, grossing over $12 million worldwide against a production budget of $19 million, and received mixed reviews. Nevertheless, it became a cult film and inspired film sequels and television spin-offs. Its tagline, "There can be only one", has carried on, as have the songs provided for the film by the rock band Queen.

You're gonna be our Brian Doyle... (13.14)

Bobby: Get started with 200,000 shares of Rubinex.

Donnie: That's a big position. Are you sure?

Wags: We are not uncertain. 

Bobby: You're gonna be our Brian Doyle

Donnie: Who? 

Bobby: Brian Doyle. He was a utility player on the '78 Yankees. He's a lifetime .168 hitter. 

Wags: That's below the Mendoza

Bobby: But in the '78 World Series, Willie Randolph got hurt, Doyle stepped in, hit .438, played like an MVP. Legendary. You're gonna be Brian Doyle. 

Donnie: I'm gonna be Brian Doyle...


Brian Reed Doyle (born January 26, 1954 in Glasgow, Kentucky) is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for the New York Yankeesand Oakland A's. He played primarily as a second baseman. Although a reserve for most of his career, Doyle starred in the 1978 World Series for the World Champion Yankees that beat the Los Angeles Dodgers. Doyle was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1972 amateur draft. Before playing a game for the Rangers he was traded to the Yankees along with Greg Pryor in exchange for Sandy Alomar. Doyle joined the Yankees in 1978. He played parts of three seasons for the Yankees as a reserve infielder through 1980. However, when Willie Randolph was injured for the 1978 World Series, Doyle filled in as the Yankee second baseman. In six World Series games, he batted .438 with seven hits in 16 at bats, one double, four runs scored and two runs batted ins, leading the World Series in batting average while helping the Yankees to their second straight World Series victory.

 The Mendoza Line is an expression in baseball in the United States, deriving from the name of shortstop Mario Mendoza, whose poor batting average is taken to define the threshold of incompetent hitting. The cutoff point is most often said to be .200 (although Mendoza's career average was .215) and, when a position player's batting average falls below that level, the player is said to be "below the Mendoza Line". This is often thought of as the offensive threshold below which a player's presence on a Major League Baseball team cannot be justified, regardless of his defensive abilities. The term is used in other contexts when one is so incompetent in one key skill that other skills cannot compensate for that deficiency.

The Bailey family is YumTime... (17.09)

Bobby: And I've been made to understand that you're the reasonable board members who see how tenuous the future of YumTime is.

Jerry Purkheiser: We could be as reasonable as Phil Donahue, wouldn't change a thing. Hutch Bailey III is the CEO and will be until he decides otherwise. The Bailey family is YumTime. YumTime is the Bailey family.


Phillip John "Phil" Donahue (born December 21, 1935) is an American media personality, writer, film producer, and the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show. His television program, later known as Donahue, was the first talk show format that included audience participation. The show had a 29-year run on national television in America that began in Dayton, Ohio, and ended in New York City in 1996. His shows have often focused on issues that divide liberals and conservatives in the United States, such as abortion, consumer protection, civil rights and war issues. His most frequent guest was Ralph Nader, for whom Donahue campaigned in 2000. Donahue also briefly hosted a talk show on MSNBC from July 2002 to March 2003. In 1996, Donahue was ranked #42 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

I use the San Marzanos... (31.00)

Bobby: So?

Purkheiser: It's a good slice of pizza.

Bobby: Bruno.

Bruno: What is it, Bobby?

Bobby: Tell Mr. Purkheiser why I love your sauce.

Bruno: Uh, I use the San Marzanos.

Bobby: Tomatoes.

Bruno: Yeah, yeah, tomatoes. You make 'em without 'em, it wouldn't taste right.

Bobby: Right. More expensive?

Bruno: Oh, yeah, yeah. But like I say, it wouldn't taste right.

Bobby: Wouldn't be verace.

Purkheiser: Verace?

Bobby: The true way you make a pizza Napoletana. This place is the pizza of my youth. He's been making it just like this since I was a kid...


San Marzano tomato is a variety of plum tomato. Compared to the Roma tomato, San Marzano tomatoes are thinner and more pointed. The flesh is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter and less acidic…

Flying around in a G6... (32.39)
Pic credit:  Charly W. Karl

Pic credit: Charly W. Karl

Bobby: Bruno never let me down. YumTime let me down.

Jerry Purkheiser: Public company now. Gotta boost profits for the shareholders. Synthetic ingredients are cheaper, margins are better. Hutch III is playing a quarterly game. It's just a different world.

Bobby: Well, Hutch III is flying around that different world in a G6. I'm guessing Hutches I and II flew coach.


Bobby is talking about a Gulfstream G650 private jet, which at $65 million, is the biggest, fastest, and overall best private jet money can buy, apparently.

What's Ebinger's?... (33.02)

Bobby: It's classic, time immemorial. Hutch I starts it, Hutch II grows it, Hutch III blows it. Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations. Come on, Purk. You have to see that. If you don't throw in with me or someone like me, YumTime goes the same way as Ebinger's.

Jerry Purkheiser: What's Ebinger's?... That's exactly what you wanted me to ask, isn't it? 


Ebinger's was a legendary family-run Brooklyn bakery founded in 1898. It went bust in 1972, closing all 54 of its branches on the same day.


That Dolores Umbridge sure is a bitch... (48.53)

Lara: Boys asleep?

Bobby: Just about. Read a couple of chapters. We're at a good part. Fun. That Dolores Umbridge sure is a bitch.


Anyone familiar with the Harry Potter books or films will know that Dolores Umbridge is a half-blood witch who is a sinister Ministry bureaucrat and one-time Hogwarts teacher. As Bobby rightly points out, she is a total bitch. In fact, she's a cruel psycho bitch from hell.

Couldn't be more psyched... (9.53)

I couldn't be more psyched if you told me Jillian Barberie was gonna ride my face like American Pharoah.

Bobby: That's beautiful. I want that on my tombstone.

All yours.



Jillian Marie Barberie (née Warry; born September 26, 1966) is a Canadian-born American actress, television hostess, sportscaster, and radio personality who currently co-hosts The Drive Home on 790 KABC in Los Angeles. From 1995 to 2012, she was a co-host on the popular Los Angeles television morning show Good Day L.A.. Concurrently, from 2000 to 2005, she appeared on Fox Sports as the weatherperson for Fox NFL Sunday. From 2006 to 2013, she was known as Jillian Reynolds by marriage.

American Pharoah (foaled February 2, 2012) is an American retired Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup Classic in 2015. In winning all four races, he became the first horse to win the Grand Slam of Thoroughbred racing.[a] He won the 2015 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and 2015 Champion three-year-old. He was bred and owned throughout his racing career by Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trained by Bob Baffert, and ridden in most of his races by Victor Espinoza. He now stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. American Pharoah is descended from Secretariat, Count Fleet, War Admiral, and Gallant Fox, all of whom also won the American Triple Crown.

I'm here for the band... (24.10)

Elise: How you doing? You're not going hunting? No.

Bobby: No, I'm here for the band.

Elise: I'm here for the band, too. You want to pass me a water? I practically wore out my Ride the Lightning CD by the time I was 12, so this is basically my childhood dream come true. I can die after tonight.

Bobby: I wore that album out, too.

Elise: Yeah, okay. Best song?

Bobby:  Fade to Black.

Elise: Wrong. Creeping Death. But yours is respectable. Classic.

Bobby: Well, you can't beat a classic…


This is a couple of Metallica geeks disagreeing whilst simultaneously bonding.

You want to stay, stay... (34.13)

Bobby: Your granddaddy made a fortune in bourbon. Did he fold up shop when they passed the Volstead Act? How the fuck do you think you got to where you are today? You think you got a suite in Churchill Downs because of your winning goddamn personality? If you want to stay, stay. You want to pull, then tell me in the morning, but either way, get off my dick.

The National Prohibition Act, known informally as the Volstead Act, was enacted to carry out the intent of the 18th Amendment (ratified January 1919), which established prohibition in the United States. The Anti-Saloon League's Wayne Wheeler conceived and drafted the bill, which was named for Andrew Volstead, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who managed the legislation.

Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in south Louisville, Kentucky, United States, is a Thoroughbred racetrack most famous for annually hosting the Kentucky Derby. It officially opened in 1875, and held the first Kentucky Derby and the first Kentucky Oaks in the same year. Churchill Downs has also hosted the renowned Breeders' Cup on nine occasions, most recently on November 2 and 3, 2018. Churchill Downs Incorporated owns and operates the racetrack. With the infield open for the Kentucky Derby, the capacity of Churchill Downs is roughly 170,000.



You know, I've never seen it... (36.24)

Elise: Well, this is getting tragic again. Don't go all Charles Foster Kane on me.

Bobby: You know, I've never seen it. Seen Rocky seven times. But never Kane.

Elise: If you, of all people, have never seen Citizen Kane, you have to, immediately, projected on a big screen, on film. That's doctor's orders. Promise me.

Bobby: I promise.

Charles Foster Kane is a fictional character and the subject of Orson Welles' 1941 film Citizen Kane. The character is widely believed to be based on publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Welles played Kane (receiving an Oscar nomination), with Buddy Swan playing Kane as a child. Welles also produced, co-wrote and directed the film.

You’e like Paulie Pennino... (42.32)

Freddie: I fucked up.

Bobby: Yeah? Fucked up how?

Freddie: Um I heard your Cross-Co. play on the runway, and I-I-I jumped on it.

Bobby: You rode along on my intel?

Freddie: I piggybacked because I figured you always know.

Bobby: You stole my fucking idea. You're like Paulie Pennino.

Freddie: Who?

Bobby: Paulie, Adrian's brother, putting the Shamrock Meats logo on Rocky's robe. You should've asked, man, like any friend would.

Paul "Paulie" Pennino is a fictional character in the Rocky film series, played by Burt Young, who, along with co-star Burgess Meredith, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the first film

Paulie is Adrian's older brother and Rocky Balboa's best friend/brother-in-law. He is a former United States Navy man and an alcoholic and is not afraid to lose his temper when the opportunity arises. Most of the time he does that out of jealousy towards his friends and family, and he feels like they owe him for their success. Despite this, he cares about his friends and family, and he will stand up for Rocky if someone insults him. Despite being friends with Apollo Creed and Tony "Duke" Evers, Paulie is shown to be racist, as seen in Rocky III when he openly stated that he did not like any of the black boxers in the gym where Creed once trained, though that could just be out of nervousness. He says in Rocky Balboa that "Italian food cooked up by a bunch of Mexicans ain't so special." He's also known for his catchphrase "I don't sweat you" in response to a fight. Paulie, while a loyal friend to Rocky, causes the premature birth of Balboa's son by shouting at his wife during her pregnancy, creates the brawls that draws Rocky into a street fight against Tommy Gunn, and establishes a quasi-marital relationship with Sico - a robot given to Paulie by Rocky as a birthday present in Rocky IV.