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(CNBC)   Need something to cheer you up while waiting for your ramen-noodle dinner to heats up on your hot plate? Then enjoy this slap-fight between billionaires   (cnbc.com) divider line 29
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2013-01-25 05:50:33 PM  
Icahn repeatedly berated Wapner

Uh oh, fifteen minutes to Judge Wapner.
 
2013-01-25 05:52:15 PM  
Icahn does not seem like he picked up any public speaking skills whatsoever on the way to becoming a billionaire.
 
2013-01-25 05:55:32 PM  
unless this tiff somehow caused to resort to a state of poverty, my ramen noodles still suck
 
2013-01-25 06:12:11 PM  

"Need something to cheer you up while waiting for your ramen-noodle dinner to heats up on your hot plate? Then enjoy this slap-fight between billionaires"


No what would cheer me up is somehow their billions of dollars suddenly wound up in the hands of the common man, so that both of these assholes went bust.

 
2013-01-25 06:15:42 PM  
What would cheer me up is if the billionaires would stop funding global warming deniers, dominionists, tin foil hat loonies, and people who want to run the US into Third World disrepair and poverty.
 
2013-01-25 06:17:20 PM  
For those not playing the home game, this is, among other things, a follow-up to Ackman's HLF short from a few weeks ago. Herbalife has since bounced back to approximately where it was before Ackman dropped the bomb on it, and Ackman is feeling the squeeze.

Widely speculated to be on the other side of the trade is Icahn, who, in an interview yesterday on Bloomberg TV, ducked the question of his HLF position while going after Ackman. Today, CNBC got the two of them on air together for a cage match. When pressed on the issue of whether he was long HLF, Icahn also tore CNBC's Scott Wapner a new one.

Who the fark says business can't be entertaining? This is turning into a grudge match between two long-standing sports rivals, except they're keeping score with money.
 
2013-01-25 06:17:33 PM  
I want to see a slap-fight involving this billionaire:
cdn.thegrindstone.com

She can wear her Spanx. Baby oil will not only be allowed, but will be strongly encouraged.
 
2013-01-25 06:49:32 PM  
"Greed may be good, but these assholes are off the farkin' chart."
www.optier.com
 
2013-01-25 07:05:36 PM  
activist investor

Right. Like Rosa Parks. Yep.
 
2013-01-25 07:20:13 PM  
money.webonline-videos.org
 
2013-01-25 07:55:51 PM  
Ah yes, Americas best and brightest!
 
2013-01-25 08:15:51 PM  

Twist2005: A hot plate? My, aren't we getting fancy! Everybody knows the best way to cook your ramen is on a metal grate over a trash can fire.


Luxury.
 
2013-01-25 08:26:47 PM  
You know how copper wire was invented right?

/how can anyone have any faith in investment after listening to those two beggars?
 
2013-01-25 08:30:44 PM  
I think I just became a communist.
 
2013-01-25 08:45:04 PM  

James F. Campbell: Twist2005: A hot plate? My, aren't we getting fancy! Everybody knows the best way to cook your ramen is on a metal grate over a trash can fire.

Luxury.


Really. Cook 'em?

/ [/howard.borden.voice]
 
2013-01-25 09:05:57 PM  
This billionaire battle was better than the McMahon - Trump fight at WM 23.
 
2013-01-25 09:06:32 PM  

dionysusaur: James F. Campbell: Twist2005: A hot plate? My, aren't we getting fancy! Everybody knows the best way to cook your ramen is on a metal grate over a trash can fire.

Luxury.

Really. Cook 'em?

/ [/howard.borden.voice]


Actually, I like to eat uncooked Top Ramen. I thought I was alone in my fondness for crunchy ramen (really, who admits out loud to doing this?), but a couple of weeks ago I stumbled across some random PBS cooking show where the chef (some Chinese guy) also talked about how he liked to eat ramen straight out of the package.

Seriously, try it some time. It's loads tastier than rice cakes, for sure.
 
2013-01-25 09:12:09 PM  

The correct answer is...: dionysusaur: James F. Campbell: Twist2005: A hot plate? My, aren't we getting fancy! Everybody knows the best way to cook your ramen is on a metal grate over a trash can fire.

Luxury.

Really. Cook 'em?

/ [/howard.borden.voice]

Actually, I like to eat uncooked Top Ramen. I thought I was alone in my fondness for crunchy ramen (really, who admits out loud to doing this?), but a couple of weeks ago I stumbled across some random PBS cooking show where the chef (some Chinese guy) also talked about how he liked to eat ramen straight out of the package.

Seriously, try it some time. It's loads tastier than rice cakes, for sure.


Try this the next time you have left over mashed potatoes:

Mix the leftover potatoes with a little milk, you can add an egg yolk if you like as well. Form them into little balls and roll them in crushed Ramen noodles. Deep fry or pan fry until crisp. Drain on towels, and WOW.

Add some crumbled bacon to the potatoes for a real kick.
 
2013-01-25 10:04:43 PM  

The correct answer is...: dionysusaur: James F. Campbell: Twist2005: A hot plate? My, aren't we getting fancy! Everybody knows the best way to cook your ramen is on a metal grate over a trash can fire.

Luxury.

Really. Cook 'em?

/ [/howard.borden.voice]

Actually, I like to eat uncooked Top Ramen. I thought I was alone in my fondness for crunchy ramen (really, who admits out loud to doing this?), but a couple of weeks ago I stumbled across some random PBS cooking show where the chef (some Chinese guy) also talked about how he liked to eat ramen straight out of the package.

Seriously, try it some time. It's loads tastier than rice cakes, for sure.


I also do this, but I prefer Sapporo Ichiban, with the broth packet sprinkled over the crunchy ramen brick as seasoning.

ecx.images-amazon.com

Alternative technique: firmly grip the brick o' ramen with two hands in the unopened package. Flex it to break it in half. Break each half in half. You may continue breaking up the fragments, taking care to avoid tearing open the package, until the brick has been reduced to chunks of the desired size. Open one end of the package. Retrieve the broth package and sprinkle it on the ramen fragments. The ramen chunks may be consumed directly, used as croutons, or dumped into a large mug of hot water, left to steep for a few minutes, and eaten half-cooked.
 
2013-01-25 10:43:22 PM  
Here is one possible solution to the financial crisis.
www.crimemuseum.org
Rich people vs. Madam Guillotine on pay per view.
 
2013-01-26 12:23:33 AM  
"Carl, you think I want to you invest with you?" Ackman charged later.

"I wouldn't invest with you if you were the last man on Earth!" Icahn bellowed in an exchange typical of the show's tenor.


Oh! Snap! They wouldn't invest with each other! Dayum! That's, like, harsh!

I wish I had some money to invest.
 
2013-01-26 08:33:13 AM  
So these are the people we are supposed to hold in high regard, to reward with preferential options built into our system, to kowtow to and absolve of responsibility when farking up the national, if not global economy?
 
2013-01-26 04:12:16 PM  

Twilight Farkle: For those not playing the home game, this is, among other things, a follow-up to Ackman's HLF short from a few weeks ago. Herbalife has since bounced back to approximately where it was before Ackman dropped the bomb on it, and Ackman is feeling the squeeze.

Widely speculated to be on the other side of the trade is Icahn, who, in an interview yesterday on Bloomberg TV, ducked the question of his HLF position while going after Ackman. Today, CNBC got the two of them on air together for a cage match. When pressed on the issue of whether he was long HLF, Icahn also tore CNBC's Scott Wapner a new one.

Who the fark says business can't be entertaining? This is turning into a grudge match between two long-standing sports rivals, except they're keeping score with money.


this is pure gold, shame more people dont understand it. they have no idea of what they are missing
 
2013-01-26 05:09:27 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The correct answer is...: dionysusaur: James F. Campbell: Twist2005: A hot plate? My, aren't we getting fancy! Everybody knows the best way to cook your ramen is on a metal grate over a trash can fire.

Luxury.

Really. Cook 'em?

/ [/howard.borden.voice]

Actually, I like to eat uncooked Top Ramen. I thought I was alone in my fondness for crunchy ramen (really, who admits out loud to doing this?), but a couple of weeks ago I stumbled across some random PBS cooking show where the chef (some Chinese guy) also talked about how he liked to eat ramen straight out of the package.

Seriously, try it some time. It's loads tastier than rice cakes, for sure.

Try this the next time you have left over mashed potatoes:

Mix the leftover potatoes with a little milk, you can add an egg yolk if you like as well. Form them into little balls and roll them in crushed Ramen noodles. Deep fry or pan fry until crisp. Drain on towels, and WOW.

Add some crumbled bacon to the potatoes for a real kick.


crumble some uncooked ramen into cole slaw. my mom put it in some cole slaw and the crunch was different enough from the cabbage to be really tasty. i also made an asian peanut cole slaw with it and it was awesome. i dont exactly eat that stuff raw but it's great on lettuce salads too.

and icahn was such a low class shiatbag that he couldnt possibly have come out of that with a positive spin by anyone but his immediate family. ackman i like but he is still a sheister himself. and i have a 'friend' (old high school friend that isnt the guy i remember) who sells Herbalife and it's a total pyramid scheme.
 
2013-01-26 05:33:51 PM  

GratuityIncluded: You know how copper wire was invented right?

/how can anyone have any faith in investment after listening to those two beggars?


Wasn't looking for this but it's strait-up truth. These two whiny children hold my retirement? and want SS? Gods help us all.
 
2013-01-26 10:40:16 PM  

skinink: "Need something to cheer you up while waiting for your ramen-noodle dinner to heats up on your hot plate? Then enjoy this slap-fight between billionaires"
No what would cheer me up is somehow their billions of dollars suddenly wound up in the hands of the common man, so that both of these assholes went bust.


The article states asshole A has a personal worth of $15 billion. It doesn't say what asshole B has (it only says what the assets of the company he heads are). If we assume his personal wealth is also $15 billion then that would yield $95.91 for each person in the US (excluding asshole A and asshole B).

So that's $30,000,000,000 divided by (312,780,968 less 2 = 312,780,966) people yielding $95.91 each. I guess that would be enough to cheer one up for a little while at least.
 
2013-01-26 10:44:09 PM  

kg2095: skinink: "Need something to cheer you up while waiting for your ramen-noodle dinner to heats up on your hot plate? Then enjoy this slap-fight between billionaires"
No what would cheer me up is somehow their billions of dollars suddenly wound up in the hands of the common man, so that both of these assholes went bust.

The article states asshole A has a personal worth of $15 billion. It doesn't say what asshole B has (it only says what the assets of the company he heads are). If we assume his personal wealth is also $15 billion then that would yield $95.91 for each person in the US (excluding asshole A and asshole B).

So that's $30,000,000,000 divided by (312,780,968 less 2 = 312,780,966) people yielding $95.91 each. I guess that would be enough to cheer one up for a little while at least.


I just realized there is a serious flaw in my reasoning. It's not enough to exclude just asshole A and asshole B from the recipient population as skinink specified that the loot be divided up amongst the common man. So all of the very wealthy and very poor should be excluded (not common) as well as all women and children (not men). Tragically, I have not got enough data.
 
2013-01-27 05:21:00 PM  

kg2095: kg2095: skinink: "Need something to cheer you up while waiting for your ramen-noodle dinner to heats up on your hot plate? Then enjoy this slap-fight between billionaires"
No what would cheer me up is somehow their billions of dollars suddenly wound up in the hands of the common man, so that both of these assholes went bust.

The article states asshole A has a personal worth of $15 billion. It doesn't say what asshole B has (it only says what the assets of the company he heads are). If we assume his personal wealth is also $15 billion then that would yield $95.91 for each person in the US (excluding asshole A and asshole B).

So that's $30,000,000,000 divided by (312,780,968 less 2 = 312,780,966) people yielding $95.91 each. I guess that would be enough to cheer one up for a little while at least.

I just realized there is a serious flaw in my reasoning. It's not enough to exclude just asshole A and asshole B from the recipient population as skinink specified that the loot be divided up amongst the common man. So all of the very wealthy and very poor should be excluded (not common) as well as all women and children (not men). Tragically, I have not got enough data.


Are you confident the money will be better managed by the "common man" ?
 
2013-01-27 06:37:55 PM  

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: kg2095: kg2095: skinink: "Need something to cheer you up while waiting for your ramen-noodle dinner to heats up on your hot plate? Then enjoy this slap-fight between billionaires"
No what would cheer me up is somehow their billions of dollars suddenly wound up in the hands of the common man, so that both of these assholes went bust.

The article states asshole A has a personal worth of $15 billion. It doesn't say what asshole B has (it only says what the assets of the company he heads are). If we assume his personal wealth is also $15 billion then that would yield $95.91 for each person in the US (excluding asshole A and asshole B).

So that's $30,000,000,000 divided by (312,780,968 less 2 = 312,780,966) people yielding $95.91 each. I guess that would be enough to cheer one up for a little while at least.

I just realized there is a serious flaw in my reasoning. It's not enough to exclude just asshole A and asshole B from the recipient population as skinink specified that the loot be divided up amongst the common man. So all of the very wealthy and very poor should be excluded (not common) as well as all women and children (not men). Tragically, I have not got enough data.

Are you confident the money will be better managed by the "common man" ?


Not especially, but it wasn't my idea. I was just playing with the numbers.
 
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