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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.

Drop the weapon!... (1.58)

An early scene opens with a very drunk Mick Danzig - one of Axe’s portfolio managers - venturing into his garden in the middle of the night clutching a bottle of booze in one hand and an automatic weapon in the other. He sets the bottle down on the lawn and proceeds to fire indiscriminately in the direction of some deer who are feeding on his plants. The booze is Singani. And the brand - which happens to be owned and operated by film maker Steven Soderbergh - is this one.

 

Singani is distilled from white Muscat of Alexandria grapes. It is produced only in the Bolivian high valleys and is considered the national liquor of Bolivia and a cultural patrimony. Its character and production methods are closest to eau-de-vie but it is classified as a brandy for purposes of international trade. Singani has been declared a Domain of Origin (Denominación de Origen or DO) and a Geographical Indication (GI) by the Bolivian government. Singani has been produced since the 16th century shortly after the Spanish arrived in South America. It was first distilled by monastic orders who needing sacramental wine found it expedient to also distill. Most sources say the name singani derives from a pre-Columbian village of that name near the mission that first distilled the liquor.