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That should get the rats scurrying... (13.36)

Bobby: Everyone here is on notice. Everything you do will be picked apart until I discover who is on the level and who's a fucking quisling!…

That should get the rat scurrying.

Mafee: What the fuck is a quisling?

Donnie: Turncoat.

Mafee: Shit! I knew it didn't sound good.

"Quisling" is a term originating in Norway, which is used in Scandinavian languages and in English for a person who collaborates with an enemy occupying force – or more generally as a synonym for traitor. The word originates from the surname of the Norwegian war-time leader Vidkun Quisling, who headed a domestic Nazi collaborationist regime during World War II.

Ruggie Wrap with Cones... (16.30)

Wendy: Lunch, is it?

Mafee: Yeah. Ruggie Wrap with Cones.

Wendy: Mm.

Mafee: I have an extra.

Wendy: Sure. I'll have half.

As explained on the Reddit Billions thread: “The Ruggie Wrap with cones is a BIG CT [Conneticut] shoutout. Cones are very much a Fairfield County thing. they are basically deep fried mashed potato balls. the Ruggie is from Chicken Joes. There are a handful of places in FC that do cones right and Chicken Joes is one of the OG's.”

I don't want this to turn into The Who in Cincinnati... (8.10)

Mafee: It's time, Wags.

Wags: Almost.

Mafee: I don't want this to turn into The Who in Cincinnati.

Bobby: Lead them in.

The Who concert disaster occurred on December 3, 1979 when British rock band the Who performed at Riverfront Coliseum (now known as U.S. Bank Arena) in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and a stampede of concert-goers outside the coliseum's entry doors resulted in the deaths of eleven people.

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.

The fuck's a Remington?... (10.40)

Everready: Town also has an original Remington. It's worth upwards of $900,000.

Dollar Bill: The fuck's a Remington?

Mafee: Frederic. American artist from the 19th century. He specialized in depictions of the Old West. I took Art History for the automatic A. Some of it stuck.

Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the American Old West, specifically concentrating on scenes from the last quarter of the 19th century in the Western United States and featuring images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U.S. Cavalry, among other figures from Western culture.

Oh, your meaning was clear!... (7.52)

Mafee: I thought we were loyal to Spartan-Ives.

Wags: We're loyal to the bottom line.

Mafee: If there's money to be made by switching Plus a night of hard-core partying in the name of business.

Wags:You're all over it? I bet my life you won't say that again.

Mafee: I didn't mean…

Wags: Oh, your meaning was clear! This was a compound fuck-up. First, you misplay the invitation. Then you treat me like I'm Courtney Love in '93. You think I can't handle myself in a simple fucking sell-side hug and tug?

Mafee: I, no, I…

Wags: Organize a car to pick me the fuck up later! 

Courtney Michelle Love (née Harrison; born July 9, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

Why ‘93? Not too sure.

You just called the Macho Man bullshit... (33.25)

Mafee: A Hell in a Cell poster? Autographed by Taker and Mankind?! - Ben, did you get me this? - What? I know it wasn't you.

Dollar Bill: Everything after Sammartino/Zbyszko is bullshit.

Mafee: Okay, you just called the Macho Man bullshit. What was Stan Stasiak and his heart punch? 

Taylor: Actually, I got it.

Mafee: Oh. Uh, thanks.

Hell in a Cell (2018) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event, produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brands. It took place on September 16, 2018, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.[3] It was the tenth event under the Hell in a Cell chronology. Eight matches were contested at the event, including one on the pre-show. The main event, which was a Universal Championship Hell in a Cell match between defending champion Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman with special guest referee Mick Foley, ended in a no-contest after previous champion Brock Lesnar appeared and attacked both men, rendering them unable to continue. This was also Strowman's Money in the Bank cash-in match. In the other Hell in a Cell match, which opened the main show, Randy Orton defeated Jeff Hardy. Other prominent matches included AJ Styles controversially retaining the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe, Becky Lynch defeated Charlotte Flair to win her second SmackDown Women's Championship, and Ronda Rousey retained the Raw Women's Championship against Alexa Bliss.

Hell in a Cell is a professional wrestling cage-based match which originated in 1997 in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). It features a large "cell" structure, a 5-sided cuboid made from open-weave steel mesh chain-link fencing which encloses the ring and ringside area. Unlike the steel cage match, only an in-ring pinfall or submission will ordinarily result in a win (though in Hell in a Cell at Judgment Day 2002 Triple H pinned Chris Jericho atop the cell to win the match), and there are no disqualifications. The original Cell was 16 ft (4.9 m) high and weighed over two tons but has since been replaced by a more robust version of 20 ft (6.1 m) and five tons. The first match took place at Badd Blood: In Your House in October 1997; a total of 40 Hell in a Cell matches have occurred. The match type spawned its own pay-per-view event in 2009, WWE Hell in a Cell, since which the event has been held annually in October and occasionally September. This event generally features one to three Hell in a Cell matches on the same card.

Turns out I'm an introvert... (14.15)

Ben: What do you get a billionaire?

Mafee: God, I wish I had the stones to skip it. I hate these things.

Taylor: You love parties.

Mafee: Well, I recently took the Myers-Briggs personality test, and it turns out I'm an introvert.

Taylor: I'm not sure that test is rock-solid.

Mafee: I thought I like parties, but I don't. On a deeper level, it disturbs my equilibrium.

Ben: Is that why you woke up the day after the Christmas party in a yellow snow drift behind the strip joint? 

Mafee: Exactly.

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. The MBTI was constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. It is based on the conceptual theory proposed by Carl Jung, who had speculated that humans experience the world using four principal psychological functions – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking – and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time. The MBTI was constructed for normal populations and emphasizes the value of naturally occurring differences. "The underlying assumption of the MBTI is that we all have specific preferences in the way we construe our experiences, and these preferences underlie our interests, needs, values, and motivation.”

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.

Brazil doesn't have tsunamis... (17.20)

Taylor: We're getting hit by a tsunami.

Rudy: Shit. Did the Fed hike?

Taylor: No. Actual tsunami. In Brazil.

Mafee: No way. Brazil doesn't have tsunamis. The worst they get is ressacas do mar. "Sea hangover.” Am I the only person here who's loved a Portuguese woman?

Taylor: Brazil does not normally have tsunamis. Black swan event.

Everready: How heavy are we in Brazil?

Wags: Jim Morrison at the end.

ressacas do mar. "Sea hangover”, according to Mafee. Literay translation is probably ‘back sweep.’ I have no idea what all this means, frankly.

The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. The term is based on an ancient saying that presumed black swans did not exist – a saying that became reinterpreted to teach a different lesson after black swans were discovered in the wild.

The theory was developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb to explain:

  1. The disproportionate role of high-profile, hard-to-predict, and rare events that are beyond the realm of normal expectations in history, science, finance, and technology.

  2. The non-computability of the probability of the consequential rare events using scientific methods (owing to the very nature of small probabilities).

  3. The psychological biases that blind people, both individually and collectively, to uncertainty and to a rare event's massive role in historical affairs.

Unlike the earlier and broader "black swan problem" in philosophy (i.e. the problem of induction), Taleb's "black swan theory" refers only to unexpected events of large magnitude and consequence and their dominant role in history. Such events, considered extreme outliers, collectively play vastly larger roles than regular occurrences.

James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, wild personality, performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music history. Since his death, his fame has endured as one of popular culture's most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing the generation gap and youth counterculture. Morrison co-founded the Doors during the summer of 1965 in Venice, California. The band spent two years in obscurity until shooting to prominence with their #1 single in the United States, "Light My Fire," taken from their self-titled debut album. Morrison recorded a total of six studio albums with the Doors, all of which sold well and received critical acclaim. Though the Doors recorded two more albums after Morrison died, his death severely affected the band's fortunes, and they split up in 1973.

In 1993, Jim Morrison, as a member of the Doors, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Morrison was also well known for improvising spoken word poetry passages while the band played live. Morrison was ranked #47 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," and number 22 on Classic Rock magazine's "50 Greatest Singers in Rock." Ray Manzarek, who co-founded the Doors with him, said Morrison "embodied hippie counterculture rebellion." Morrison developed an alcohol dependency during the 1960s, which at times affected his performances on stage. He died unexpectedly at the age of 27 in Paris. As no autopsy was performed, the cause of Morrison's death remains unknown.

Wags is obviously referring to the fact that by the time of his death, Jim Morrison had gotten fat. Not sure if that’s really the case though…

Just like in Tommyknockers... (10.26)

The robots have come.

Mafee: I got in this racket a generation too late, just like Tony Soprano. Yep, this is how it ends.

Ben Kim: Civilization? 

Mafee: Uh-huh. Just like in Tommyknockers. First it makes things better for you. Then it destroys you. This is how computers take over the world.

Rudy: Tommyknockers was aliens, not computers.

Anthony John Soprano (born 1959) is a fictional character and the protagonist in the HBO television drama series The Sopranos (1999–2007), portrayed by James Gandolfini. Usually referred to as Tony, the Italian-American character was conceived by Sopranos creator and showrunner David Chase, who was also largely responsible for the character's story arc throughout the show's six seasons. The character is loosely based on real-life New Jersey mobster Vincent "Vinny Ocean" Palermo, a former caporegime (capo) and de facto boss of the DeCavalcante crime family. Bobby Boriello and Mark Damiano II portrayed Soprano as a child in one episode each; Danny Petrillo played the character as a teenager in three episodes.

In the first season, Tony is a capo in the DiMeo crime family. Between the first and second seasons, he is promoted to street boss, a position he retains until the sixth season; his uncle Corrado "Junior" Soprano is the official boss up until early in the sixth season, but has little or no actual power. Throughout the series, Tony struggles to balance the conflicting needs of his actual family— wife Carmela, daughter Meadow, son A. J., and mother Livia—with those of the Mafia family he controls. He often displays behavior traits characteristic of a violent sociopath, but also struggles with depression and is prone to panic attacks. He seeks treatment from Dr. Jennifer Melfi in the first episode and remains in therapy on and off up until the penultimate episode of the series.

Both the Tony Soprano character and Gandolfini’s performance garnered widespread critical acclaim, with Soprano being often cited as one of the greatest and most influential characters in television history. Gandolfini, for his portrayal of the character, won three Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series, three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Male Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama as well as two additional SAG Awards for Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

The Tommyknockers is a 1987 science fiction novel by Stephen King. While maintaining a horror style, the novel is an excursion into the realm of science fiction for King, as the residents of the Maine town of Haven gradually fall under the influence of a mysterious object buried in the woods.

King would later look back on the novel unfavorably, describing it as "an awful book."

While walking in the woods near the small town of Haven, Maine, Roberta (Bobbi) Anderson, a writer of Wild West-themed fiction, stumbles upon a metal object that turns out to be a protrusion of a long-buried alien spacecraft. Once exposed, the spacecraft begins to release an invisible gas into the atmosphere that gradually transforms people into beings similar to the aliens who populated the ship. The transformation, or "becoming," provides them with a limited form of genius which makes them very inventive but does not provide any philosophical or ethical insight into their inventions. The spacecraft also prevents those affected by it from leaving town, provokes psychotic violence in some people, and causes the disappearance of a young boy, David Brown, whose older brother Hilly teleports him to the planet referred to as Altair 4 by the Havenites.

What if we kept things the same?... (27.50)

Mafee: The quants, why? Why now? What if we didn't? What if we kept things the same?

Taylor: Think of the Pulaski Academy Bruins, Mafee. You read me?

Mafee: The high school football team that never punts?

Taylor: Right. They were pretty solid before, so why'd they do that?

Mafee: Because the coach deduced that, statistically, they'd be better off using all four downs on offense and not giving the ball back.

Taylor: Yes. And because the coach wanted championships.

Mafee: So it's about edge.

Taylor: Always.

The Pulaski Academy is a school in Arkansas. The school's football team, which has won seven state championships since 2003, is coached by Kevin Kelley, who has gained notoriety for his strategies, which include the total rejection of punting and returning punts, as well as a reliance on the onside kick.

So you're not gonna hire a quant?... (44.54)

Mafee: So you're not gonna hire a quant?

Taylor: I am not going to hire a quant. That's become clear to me. And you're correct. Billy Beane never won a World Series. But Theo Epstein did, using all the same strategies Billy came up with first, and we will, too. I accept I can't go outside to find what we need, so we're going to build our own. I'm going to oversee it.

William Lamar Beane III (born March 29, 1962) is a former American professional baseball player and current front office executive. He is the executive vice president of baseball operations and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB); he is also minority owner of Barnsley FC of EFL League One. From 1984 to 1989 he played in MLB as an outfielder for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, and Oakland Athletics. He joined the Athletics' front office as a scout in 1990, was named general manager after the 1997 season, and was promoted to executive vice president after the 2015 season. A first-round pick in the MLB draft by the Mets, Beane failed to meet the expectations of scouts, who projected him as a star. In his front-office career, Beane has applied statistical analysis (known as sabermetrics) to baseball, which has led teams to reconsider how they evaluate players. He is the subject of Michael Lewis's 2003 book on baseball economics, Moneyball, which was made into a 2011 film starring Brad Pitt as Beane.

Theo Nathaniel Epstein (born December 29, 1973) is an American baseball executive serving as the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Epstein became the youngest general manager (GM) in the history of MLB, when the Boston Red Sox hired him at the age of 28 on November 25, 2002. In 2004, the Red Sox won their first World Series championship in 86 years and won another championship in 2007. On October 21, 2011, he resigned from his job in Boston to become President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs; in 2016, the Cubs won their first World Series championship in 108 years.

The papers want to know... (13.48)

Mafee: And the papers want to know whose shirts he wears. How did we ever think to short that smile?

Taylor: His charm is a liability. It means people believe whatever he tells them.

Mafee is quoting from Space Oddity by David Bowie, of course. "Space Oddity" is a song written and recorded by David Bowie. It was first released as a 7-inch single on 11 July 1969. It was also the opening track of his second studio album, David Bowie. It became one of Bowie's signature songs and one of four of his songs to be included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the song is about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut, and was released during a period of great interest in space flight. The United States' Apollo 11 mission would launch five days later and would become the first manned moon landing another five days after that. The lyrics have also been seen to lampoon the British space programme, which was and still is an unmanned project. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs "Ashes to Ashes", "Hallo Spaceboy" and possibly the music video for "Blackstar".

Vintage ref. Nice... (30.00)

Dollar Bill: Mafee! 

Mafee: What up, brawler? 

Dollar Bill: Got a trade I want you to execute.

Mafee: You want to go long on Mendham Pharmaceuticals? 

Dollar Bill: Like Staubach to Drew Pearson.

Mafee: Vintage ref. Nice.

This is a famous American football reference (a “vintage ref.” in Mafee’s terms) in relation the ‘Hail Mary pass’, also known as a shot play, is a very long forward pass in American football, made in desperation, with only a small chance of success and time running out on the clock. The term became widespread after a December 28, 1975 NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings, when Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (a Roman Catholic and fan of The Godfather Part II (1974), whose character Fredo had popularized the phrase) said about his game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson, "I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary."

No Fudgie?... (46.23)

Ben Kim: Do you know what this is about? 

Mafee: Somebody's birthday. We're all getting a Fudgie the Whale.

Ben Kim: I'm 99 percent sure you're lying. But the one percent is bursting with hope.

Wags: All right. In what I can only pray will not be a regular occurrence, Bill Stearn will take a page from the Otis Redding songbook and try a little tenderness.

Dollar Bill: Yeah, um okay. Compliance is to be complied with. Ari Spyros is a human man worthy of the respect due to any freeholder. And I apologize for the remarks I made to and about him. Oh, my god.

Ben: No Fudgie?

Fudgie the Whale.png

Fudgie The Whale is this cake.

Otis Ray Redding Jr. (September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. Redding's style of singing gained inspiration from the gospel music that preceded the genre. His singing style influenced many other soul artists of the 1960s. During his lifetime, his recordings were produced by Stax Records, based in Memphis, Tennessee.

"Try a Little Tenderness" is a song written by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, and Harry M. Woods. It was first recorded on December 8, 1932, by the Ray Noble Orchestra (with vocals by Val Rosing). Ted Lewis (Columbia 2748 D) and Ruth Etting (Melotone 12625) had hits with it in 1933. Bing Crosby also recorded it on January 9, 1933 for Brunswick Records. The song appears in Dr. Strangelove (1964) and Pretty in Pink (1986).

A popular version in an entirely new form was recorded by soul artist Otis Redding in 1966. Redding was backed on his version by Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and Stax staff producer Isaac Hayes worked on the arrangement. Redding's recording features a slow, soulful opening that eventually builds into a frenetic R&B conclusion, incorporating elements from the Duke Ellington–Lee Gaines song "Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)" as well as the words "sock it to me." It peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been named on a number of "best songs of all time" lists, including those from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is in the 204th position on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. A live version performed in 1967 at the Monterey International Pop Festival was also recorded.

Where's my fucking lucky dollar?... (8.19)

Dollar Bill: Where's my fucking lucky dollar? Unless you want to wheel through the rest of your lives like Teddy fucking Pendergrass, you will tell me where it is.

Ben: Where what is?

Dollar Bill: New Girl! This your idea of making a name for yourself?

Bonnie: My name is Bonnie

Dollar Bill: What the fuck does that have to do with my lucky dollar.

Bonnie: I've never seen it.

Mafee: I thought you saw everything.

Bonnie: I can't even lay eyes on his station from down here.

Dollar Bill: Oh, you've seen it. Everyone's seen it. And everyone knows I won a huge liar's poker game with it against Carl Icahn. It's brought me luck ever since.

Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) was an American singer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he initially rose to musical fame as the lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. After leaving the group over monetary disputes in 1976, Pendergrass launched a successful solo career under the Philadelphia International label, releasing five consecutive platinum albums, then a record for an African-American R&B artist. Pendergrass' career was suspended after a near-fatal car crash in March 1982 that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Pendergrass continued his successful solo career until announcing his retirement in 2007. Pendergrass died from colon cancer in January 2010.

Liar's poker is an American bar game that combines statistical reasoning with bluffing, and is played with the eight digits of the serial number on U.S. dollar bills. The digits are usually ranked with the 1 as "ace" as the highest value, followed by 0 as "10", down to 2 as the lowest. Each player holds one bill, unseen by the other players. The objective is to guess how often a particular digit appears among all the bills held by all the players. Each guess or bid must be higher in quantity, or equal in quantity but higher in value, than the previous bid. The round ends when all the other players challenge a bid.

Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and controlling shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City, formerly known as American Real Estate Partners. He is also Chairman of Federal-Mogul, an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products. In the 1980s Icahn developed a reputation as a "corporate raider" after profiting from the hostile takeover and asset stripping of the American airline TWA. According to Forbes magazine, Icahn had a net worth of $17 billion in 2019, making him the 26th-wealthiest person on the Forbes 400, and the 5th-wealthiest hedge fund manager. Icahn served as special economic adviser on financial regulation to US President Donald Trump briefly in 2017, leaving amid concerns of conflicts of interest.

Is that a Lisa Ann Fleshlight?... (9.10)

Mafee: Is that a Lisa Ann Fleshlight?

Rudy I don't know.

Dollar bill: Ew!

Rudy: Yes, they're gag gifts, I'm going to a bachelor party tonight.

Whoever took my dollar, give it the fuck back because I will find you!

Mafee: All right, Liam Neeson.

Lisa Ann (born May 9, 1972) is an American pornographic actress and radio personality. She has also worked as a director and talent agent. She has received mainstream notice for parodying former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in six adult films. She is a member of the AVN, XRCO, and Urban X Halls of Fame.

I can’t quite bring myself to explain the Fleshlight thing but click on the link. Official website here.

Liam John Neeson OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has been nominated for a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Empire magazine ranked Neeson among both the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History" and "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time". The reference here is to his role in the Taken movie franchise.