Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm Never Buying Another Pair Of Jordans Again....Unless They Look Really Really Good

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The above video is of underrated rapper, Chamillionaire, telling a story of an unpleasant encounter he had with Michael Jordan. I have a cousin who knew this one lady who's kid loved Michael so she drove all the way out to Chicago from DC for a picture and an autograph. She stopped by his restaurant and saw him there and he punched her in the face and stole her purse. True story...Well maybe not, I'm a little hazy on the details, but she was treated poorly by His Airness. It's strange because most athletes become more revered after they retire, you tend to forget all the terrible things they did (unless you're talking about Rae Carruth, although he was pretty good that one year....) but Jordan is just getting eviscerated by the media which is stunning because he was one of the most beloved athletes ever only a decade ago. I'm predicting that Jordan gets into some serious gambling debt and due to his huge alimony payments to Juanita he does something crazy and is the next O.J. Simpson. When it happens, remember that I called it.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Raj Rajaratnam's Gonna Get-a Hurt Real Bad!

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That's such a sweet picture, if that was me it'd be my new facebook photo.

This is to spite you Raheel.....

Raj Rajaratnam is a portfolio manager for the Galleon Group, one of the largest hedge funds in the country, as well as one of the richest men in America. He's also accused of insider trading.

Rajaratnam is accused with 7 others of generating $25 million in profit by using insider information to trade securities in several companies including Google. This is illegal. His bail is set at $100 million which seems excessive until you realize that he's the 599th richest person in America according to Forbes with an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion. To put this into perspective for you; 1.3 billion American Dollars is equivalent to 23,140,208,000,000 Vietnamese Dongs. You don't need me to tell you that that's a lot of Dongs. Not only is Rajaratnam accused of insider trading but he's also under investigation for bankrolling the Tamil Tigers, the notorious Sri Lankan softball team, through a fake charity organization.

Adding a bit of international flavor to these affairs is U.S. attorney Preet Bharara who called Rajaratnam a race traitor and said, "greed is not good, this case should be a wake up call for Wall Street." Just some words to live by from Bharararararararara-ji.

As an aside...I can't quit you Biharishabab!