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Sorry I'm late this morning, guys. Here's this week's Bananas:

1) The Number Of B-School Grads Going To Wall Street Has Plummeted (Business Insider) - Probably won't surprise any of you who are already in the business, but the drop in MBAs going to Wall Street is pretty significant.

2) Five obscene reasons the rich grow richer (Salon) - This is basically a liberal screed villainizing the rich, but it's got some valid points and it's funny how butthurt the author is about people in finance dominating the Forbes 400.

3) Michigan Professor Strips Naked In Class, Shouts 'There Is No F--king God' (NewsBusters) - There's nothing like a world-class meltdown to brighten up your day. A Michigan State math teacher completely lost his shit in class and stripped naked while ranting about how shitty all the other teachers are. There's a pretty hilarious picture of the poor guy naked in the hall at this link.

4) Which subject's students have the most sex? (StudentBeans.com) - I have to say I was kinda surprised at this one. Who knew Econ nerds had it in them?

5) What are some mind-blowing facts about exercise, fitness and working out? (Quora) - This is just a fun post in Quora with some really fascinating answers. Did you know exercise actually effects your DNA? Me neither.

6) How Close Are We to Internet Voting? (Mashable) - Not close enough, as far as I'm concerned. The sooner we do away with the electoral college the better. Let's give democracy a chance and see what happens.

7) The day I confronted my troll (The Guardian) - If there's a must-read on this list, it's this one. This one blew me away, and I bet it will you too.

8) Gorillas Seen Dismantling Deadly Poacher Traps (ABC News) - This is just awesome, and should make every last one of you WSO monkeys proud of your lineage.

9) New software uses smartphone camera for spying (Washington Times) - This is some creepy shit right here, but in a perverse way it's kinda cool too. It's only a matter of time before we transition to a 24/7 surveillance society.

10) Former Manson follower recommended for parole after 40 years (NBC News) - I guess the 27th time's a charm. It'll be great to get this sick fuck back on the streets. Maybe he'll look up Squeaky Fromme and put the band back together.

Video of the Week:
If you've ever wondered what bravery looks like, look no further. This is as bad ass as it comes. This guy's unit was pinned down in the Kunar province of Afghanistan. In an effort to get his unit to safety, he ran into the open to draw enemy fire; and draw enemy fire he did. Before his noggin cam went down, he was shot a total of four times, including once in the head. Unbelievably, his body armor absorbed it all and he made it back relatively uninjured. You're gonna wanna go FULL SCREEN on this one:

That's it for this week, guys. Have a spectacular weekend and let me know what you think of this week's Bananas in the comments.

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Comments (19)

  • Nakaldun7913's picture

    Video of the week: Freedom isn't free. It is men like that that give me hope for our country.

  • WallStreetOasis.com's picture

    @4, it's because they understand the Nash Equilibrium / Prisoner Dilemma

    and yes, crazy video. Rare to see front line action like that. i'm surprised he didn't start really cursing before he got hit.

  • In reply to WallStreetOasis.com
    Nakaldun7913's picture

    [quote=WallStreetOasis.com]@4, it's because they understand the Nash Equilibrium / Prisoner Dilemma quote]

    They just know how to game!

    EDIT: should have said- "they just know the game....theory"

  • Scott Irish's picture

    #8 - they're going to take over soon, I hope they'll let me stick around to serve them.

    Video: Wow, this guy had to be in a lot of pain, that's a fucked up situation overall. Haven't read the timeline of this video yet but let me just say as a former infantry officer and somewhat reformed neocon, get these guys the fuck out of there. I am tired of seeing brave men who weren't through puberty on 9/11 get sent over there to finish whatever the hell it is we're finishing. You've got my respect, soldier, but we need to get you and your buddies out of harm's way.

  • CaR's picture

    ^^^ Amen.

    That Troll story is some cathartic shit. I'm not sure that I'd be able to go to work and live my life per usual with ashes and dead flowers showing up at my doorstep with notes threatening my family every week. At a minimum, I'd throw the "fake stomach punch handshake" move at the end of meeting him. Maybe turn the tables on him a bit and give him the Liam Neeson Taken speech. You think Blastoise lives in Ireland?

  • Unforseen's picture

    I don't want to steal your thunder Edmundo, but We've been emailing shit about this story all morning here at the office.

    Queens Teacher Suing City Claiming he was Beaten up by a First-grader.
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/he_kicke...

    The commenst are gold btw

  • Kenny Powers's picture

    #2 - hahaha yes the guy is insanely butthurt

    My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

  • labanker's picture

    Re: #7, the troll story. There are many offenses in life that can be forgiven with little more atonement than a sincere apology and a handshake. Threatening to murder someone's wife and defile her remains, insinuating violence akin to that of Nazi concentration camps, and maliciously intimidating someone on account of one's ethnic heritage are not such offenses. Along those lines, I thought the responses by the troll's victim and the troll's father were milquetoast at best. I don't care how many tears the troll shed. He should have received his comeuppance Punisher style. Or if the preference was to keep things a bit more civilized, the troll victim should have publicly linked the attacks to the troll, thereby tarring him for life as an evil, hate-filled bigot and ensuring his place on every blacklist known to man.

  • cphbravo96's picture

    8) Must have attended a target.

    Regards

    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
    - Ronald Reagan

  • In reply to labanker
    Unforseen's picture

    labanker:
    Re: #7, the troll story. There are many offenses in life that can be forgiven with little more atonement than a sincere apology and a handshake. Threatening to murder someone's wife and defile her remains, insinuating violence akin to that of Nazi concentration camps, and maliciously intimidating someone on account of one's ethnic heritage are not such offenses. Along those lines, I thought the responses by the troll's victim and the troll's father were milquetoast at best. I don't care how many tears the troll shed. He should have received his comeuppance Punisher style. Or if the preference was to keep things a bit more civilized, the troll victim should have publicly linked the attacks to the troll, thereby tarring him for life as an evil, hate-filled bigot and ensuring his place on every blacklist known to man.

    Wow, learn to forgive.

    Although my revenge would have been worse. I would have injected Zicam (CAD version) in his food until he lost his sense of smell.

  • CaR's picture

    I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money--just kidding. But what I also have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will monkey shit you.

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
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  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    WSOusername's picture

    GBS

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