Investment Bankers & Sandy

Here’s something I know you all were worried about: how did all of those investment bankers who work in downtown Manhattan fare during Sandy? Well, it wasn’t easy. From Bloomberg:

“I had to go to the wine cellar and find a good bottle of wine and drink it before it goes bad,” Murry Stegelmann, 50, a founder of investment-management firm Kilimanjaro …

  1. Mollie Hemingway
    C

    You kid but my competitive mother never let us win a game and I always loved that about her.

  2. Trace

    Sure, go ahead, make fun. But who will you be calling when Ricochet is ready to launch a hostile takeover of AOL?

  3. ConservativeWanderer
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: You kid but my competitive mother never let us win a game and I always loved that about her. · 11 minutes ago

    How much ya wanna bet Barack’s parents and grandparents always let him win, so as not to damage his self-esteem?

  4. DocJay

    We played cards as a family.  No mercy.

    ConservativeWanderer

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: You kid but my competitive mother never let us win a game and I always loved that about her. · 11 minutes ago

    How much ya wanna bet Barack’s parents and grandparents always let him win, so as not to damage his self-esteem? · 0 minutes ago

    Two years ago my wife and I got 2 bottles of Margaux 86.    In near ecstasy at the taste I was astounded when she told me she preferred regular old Napa cabs over this expensive stuff.    Then I realized how darn cool she is.

  5. Rob Long
    C
    Trace Urdan: Sure, go ahead, make fun. But who will you be calling when Ricochet is ready to launch a hostile takeover of AOL? · 15 minutes ago

    Edited 10 minutes ago

    Never!*

    *unless the price is right.

  6. ConservativeWanderer
    Rob Long

    Trace Urdan: Sure, go ahead, make fun. But who will you be calling when Ricochet is ready to launch a hostile takeover of AOL? · 15 minutes ago

    Edited 10 minutes ago

    Never!*

    *unless the price is right. · 1 minute ago

    After HuffPo gets done with them, they’ll probably sell for about what Newsweak did.

  7. Keith

    One of the great joys of fatherhood is beating the children at games.

    It’s right before taking a “Daddy Tax” from the Halloween Haul!

    :-)

  8. drlorentz
    Keith Bruzelius: One of the great joys of fatherhood is beating the children at games.

    It’s right before taking a “Daddy Tax” from the Halloween Haul!

    :-) · 1 minute ago

    Good that they should learn about taxes early.

  9. Doug Kimball

    It’s good to be a master of the universe!

    My Grandmother on my Dad’s side, an RN, loved to play cards – for money.  Needless she encouraged us to play at an early age and regularly cleaned us out of our nickels, dimes and quarters.  Whist, Hearts, Poker, Gin, Rummy, Cribbage – we played them all with no refunds.  I carry on the tradition and to this day my kids refuse to let me play Clue.  Monopoly has become everyone against Dad.  That’s the only way they can beat me – cheaters!

  10. Valiuth

    Monopoly is a terrible game….there I’ve said it. I don’t know why people like it. There is little to no strategy, it is just mindlessly running laps around the game board. 

  11. Johnny Dubya

    It’s amazing what has happened to my old hometown of Darien. When I was growing up, the chairman of IBM lived four houses down the street from our little c.1765 farm house, but now really rich folks live there! In contrast to the “hardship” related in the Bloomberg story, a friend of mine spent the day cleaning his small business’s flooded warehouse in Staten Island, with its ruined computers and vehicles. The water was chest high. We had a drink together and he was so emotionally pent-up he burst into tears. It ain’t exactly Monopoly for everyone here.

  12. Hank Rhody

    Monopoly is a pretty terrible game. It can be played well, and make for interesting games, but in that case you’d be better off getting one of the more modern games. And how can you play it well if you’re not exchanging properties? If you’re not negotiating deals, then how do you improve on the luck the dice give you? Granted his six year old wouldn’t do that well at it, but I was wheeling and dealing in Monopoly at 10.

  13. Valiuth
    Bryan G. Stephens

    Valiuth: Monopoly is a terrible game….there I’ve said it. I don’t know why people like it. There is little to no strategy, it is just mindlessly running laps around the game board.  · 51 minutes ago

    That is not true. There are several strategies that work to win. Please come play me several games and I can demonstrate. Might we play for real stakes ? :) · 58 minutes ago

    No there is pretty much only one way to win the game if you understand the mechanics of the system. Which is why I don’t really like it as a board game. It is the equivalent of Tic Tac Toe, which no one can win if everyone knows what they are doing. 

  14. Tim Hughes

    As F Scott Fitsgeraldwrote in “The Rich Boy,”: 

    “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.”

  15. Guruforhire

    The hotel i was staying in never lost power.  They did close the starbucks though.  I considered looting.

  16. Free Radical

    Too early to drink a 2005 Margaux. Should have reached for a 1995 Margaux.

  17. Bryan G. Stephens
    Valiuth: Monopoly is a terrible game….there I’ve said it. I don’t know why people like it. There is little to no strategy, it is just mindlessly running laps around the game board.  · 51 minutes ago

    That is not true. There are several strategies that work to win. Please come play me several games and I can demonstrate. Might we play for real stakes ? :)

  18. Dick from Brooklyn

    I’m sure that this all seems very funny to you guys, but I’m a Sandy *survivor.*

    Here in Boerum Hill Brooklyn, we lost cable and Internet for THREE HOURS.I’ve been in contact with FEMA and Bono and Clooney are confirmed for the telethon.

    As of this morning, the recovery effort is in full swing. Sean Penn just paddled by in a john-boat using a hipster in skinny jeans as an oar.

    Don’t tell Mayor Bloomberg, but I’ve been using BigGulp cups to catch leaks from my roof.

    Later tonight I’ll  hang-glide like Snake Plissken onto Manhattan, fight my way uptown through the long/short fund managers and loot Brooks Brothers. Bow-ties anyone?

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