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LA Roommate for August 2008

aspiringmonkeyisanidiot

I'm starting as a first year analyst at a top investment bank near UCLA next year. I'm looking to find another banker to get an apartment with just so that my roommate is on the same page with work, etc. I'm working with a group notorious for being a sweatshop, so I'm never going to be at the apart...

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IRC

tropos

Is anyone on IRC? ...

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Dating a guy who looks like Vince Vaughn

aadpepsi

My friends are not paying attention. I keep saying I've had it up to HERE with men, don't want to meet anyone new, I want to be single FOREVER. Friends aren't buying it... So a girlfriend wants to set me up with what is supposed to be "The Perfect Man". By his picture the guy looks like Vince Vau...

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What can my blackberry do?

nebanker

Ok, so dumb question, but where I went to school nobody had a blackberry. Now I've been issued one by my bank and there's probably a bunch of cool stuff that I can do with it but I don't really know anything about it, except how to use my email and phone. Are there any cool applications that you guy...

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Personal Trading Account Strategies That Are Work Friendly

tooLegit

What kind of strategies does everyone use in their personal accounts that are more interesting than the basic long/short but don't require significant surveillance at work? Besides things like 2+ month option strategies and the cover call what else does everyone use in their portfolio?...

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Success stories early on?

Banking on Investments

I put this here because it doesn't fit into any other forum, plus it's a very loosely defined subject. I'm just curious if anyone knows, or is, what we college students call "Ballers" on wall street at a young age. I know about, and have seen, the 60 year olds driving enzos, but are there any peopl...

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Manhattan apartment question

Brady4MVP

I've heard that Manhattan rental apartments require that you make at least 40 times more than the monthly rent in your annual BASE salary, not including bonus. So let's say a finance professional has a base salary of only $100K but makes about $300K in bonus. Does that mean he can't live in an apart...

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Ladies - Out of ideas

random99

I been going out with my girl for a while now and I must ay she still floats my boat. But sometimes I dont understand her. I been working flat out the last few weeks. She comes around to my place and we hadnt seen eachother for about two weeks, so naturally she was missing my moves. For the first t...

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Beautiful 25 year old girl responds

ks112

Dear Sir, I must confess that I was somewhat taken aback upon reading your email. Indeed, it has taken some time for me to sufficiently recuperate from my surprise. Lest your confidence quickly inflate for little reason (as we know is the predisposition for Wall St. types), allow me to hasten to r...

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Corporate Finance Focus In College.. Without doing IB?

Killeen

I'm currently a student at a top30 biz school that places a few in front office IB. I'm interested in Corporate Finance, but am not really interested in IB. Besides the usuals like Fortune 500, are there any other places I could go with my Corporate Finance focus/Finance major to make good $$$ and h...

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New Talent

random99

Hey people its been a while. We have had a whole lot of new joiners and I havent found one cute girl amongst them. Whats happening dont hotties apply to banking. I saw a bit of potential in one but then saw her coming into the office early with out her makeup on and she didnt look good at all. Not...

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iPhone Q

IBWannaB

Hey there, I want to buy an iPhone but want to use it in Europe and I was just wondering, if the it has any SIM card in it. I wanna know this, since in Europe the cell phones have SIM cards, and you can just switch operators by switching the cards. Now if the iPhone has any spot to put card into, I...

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Do your co-workers whine a lot?

CompBanker

Anybody else get frustrated when they are sitting at their desk and coworkers are complaining about how tough their week has been or how much of an idiot their associate are? I hate "I had to stay until 3am last night" battles, but sometimes I want to smack some of the attention seekers who are too...

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Confessions!

deadjackal

I did something really horrible to someone I hate- possibly ruining his future.. Tell me the WORST thing you've EVER done to somebody. Maybe I don't deserve it, but it might make me feel better....

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All about men

tropos

Ladies, let's go vent about these monkeys. I cancelled a date the other night because the guy kept talking about how expensive it was. He said "It's expensive, just right for you" and "Oh good, you don't drink (alcohol), the bill will be cheaper". He did not understand why I didn't want to see h...

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How much are you prepared to spend on a date?

Jimbo

First date? second date? I like nice restaurants, so I tend to take even first dates there...definitely prepared to spend $200 on a first date. you? Jimbo...

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Funny news article.

tropos

Broker Accused of 'Spin Rage' at Gym Sep 18 10:56 PM US/Eastern By PAT MILTON Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - A Wall Street stock broker has been charged with assault after he became enraged during a cycling class at a posh health club and slammed a fellow member and his bike against a wa...

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UFC 76

model21

Who do you think will win tomorrow in the only three fights that people really care about? My picks: Liddell over Jardine: even though I think it might be closer than most are expecting Rua over Griffin: I don't know why they are putting Griffin in there to get crushed by Shogun Fitch over Sanchez...

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GS

IBGuy

Here’s some advice for any investment banker that wants to avoid seeing his bonus slashed this year: get a job at Goldman. Goldman Sachs Group set aside $16.9 billion in the first nine months of the year to pay its employees, Bloomberg points out here. That is $400 million more than the bona...

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American Gangster

deadjackal

what an awesome looking movie. I love movies where the underdog rises up to be the big man. (true story: Denzel Washington plays Frank Lucas, a black man who comes to nyc at the age of 16 and rises through the mafia ultimately becoming one of the most prolific heroin dealers in history.) In an arti...

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i love the new look

lifeofpurpose

just wanted to congrat the website on its new look. i have been really busy for the last 2 months that i havent' checked the website, and now i am back, and i am just loving the new look. really great....

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Dating a guy who drives a hummer

aadpepsi

Ladies, How would you feel about that? Any issues about men who drive hummers? ...

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Information session

AgreeWitMe

A financial services company is coming to my school and they're hosting an information session. Should I dress up or wear something casual? what about resume?...

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Help Please! I need an ID

monkeyman1212

I know this is completely against the spirit of this forum but I am in desperate need of a fake ID. Does anyone know where I would be able to get one in NYC? I know there are places by times square but does anyone know of a reliable place that makes excellent IDs?...

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Similar forums

TabulaRasa

Forums that discuss careers in the business world interest me. Please post any similar forums here. Wilmott.com Nuclearphynance.com Elitetrader.com...

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Simple Statistics Question

waltersobchek

Got a simple stats question, that I'm sure all you analysts can answer. If Corr(A,B)=0, and Corr(B,C)=0, then does Corr(A,C)=0? If so, how do your prove this using the correlation/covariance formulas Thanks...

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My cat

tropos

Hates wearing her collar. She's scratched up two so far and finally I got some leather strips, tied her bell (she freaks me out otherwise when I can't hear her walking around at night) and her little name tag to it and then tied that around the neck (with enough space). She's going CRAZY now though....

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Ladies, anyone think that you're a receptionist?

tropos

When ppl call into the office here and I pick up, more often than not the dingbats on the other line think I'm a receptionist. Drives me NUTS! Does this happen to anyone else? I find myself slaughtering them with my knowledge of finance in the end. Same when ppl come into the office. One guy actua...

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UFC 75

model21

Who do you think will win tomorrow (only the three fights that really matter)? My picks: Dan Henderson over Rampage by KO Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic over Kongo by KO Bisping over Hamill by submission I'm not really too interested in any of the other fighters, but I'm sure some of the other fights ...

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CSI : Las Vegas- who do you think is the min. killer?

tropos

I'm thinking it's Sara. Thoughts?...

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Do I start Palmer or Kitna?

VermontCheese

Who do I start this weekend - Palmer or Kitna? Palmer is better but they're playing the Ravens and Kitna now has Mike Martz. Decisions decisions......

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And here's why the market is off again today

John Mack

https://www.bankinter.com/www/en-es/cgi/ebk+home The system is broken. hmmm....seems they realised their gaffe and have changed the page. It did say 11% APR on one month deposits - sent the shares down 5% in the morning and never recovered....

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The Best 13-D Ever Written

brackmdj

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/808918/000136541706000035/formsc13d.htm Enjoy fellas...its the letter at the very end of the 13-d...

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Funny Youtube video

net worth or nothing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1rIiCEevd8&feature=dir Funny......

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Dress Shirt Promotions/Tailors

Liquid1

Does any one know of any promotional offers for dress shirt makers (i.e.: Charles Tyrwhitt, Thomas Pink, etc.)? Last time I posted about CT Shirts and someone PM'd me with a promo-code and it was a real money saver. Also, i know there are tons of custom tailors in NY, but i'm having trouble findin...

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Biking to work - Find a different place?

luke77

I hate the subway. I'm looking for a place to live, and found a great place that's about 40 mins walking from work. I don't want a 40 minute walk to and from work every day, so I'm wondering if anyone bikes to work in Manhattan? I've never really paid attention to whether people ride to the office, ...

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Hot News of the Day

aadpepsi

Today's News Headline You can't make this stuff up! ...

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Massage

Phucked

What's a good place to get a nice massage in NYC ? I'm talking about a legit shop not a dump where 99 year old Asian women offer handjobs for $10....

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M&A Question for Corporations

fibows

I just finished reading "The Accidental Investment Banker", and for those of you who haven't read it (spoiler ahead, I suppose), the main premise is how investment banks cannot really be trusted by corporations anymore for unbiased and objective advice. Knee talks about the loss of the "relationship...

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Mortgaged Backed Depts.

fibows

What department within I-banks is responsible for engineering the structured products (passthroughs, CMO's) created from mortgages? ...

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CFA Program completion

Ivan

Today, L2&L3 results of the CFA program exams were released. Congratulations to those who have passed. 3 for 3 for me on this one, thanks god I'm done with studying now!...

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How do I find this out?

AgreeWitMe

How do I find out the ibanks in my area?...

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Should the NFL go public?

sleepyguyb

I'd like to buy a share....

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how many of yall shorted the last week(s)

banksta

well the topic is in the title.. since ya'll want to work in the banking industry, i guess everybody or at least the majority invests in the markets or even doing some daily or weekly trading. the last week was troublesome for the markets around the world. any gained some good profits on the decr...

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place to chill downtown

BabyBeluga

I'm meeting up with an alum at a BB sometime this week. He asked for me to recommend a chill place where we can sit down and chat. I guess some type of restaurant/bar will do. Any thoughts or recommendations?...

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So, How Do You, Er, Manage To Do It?

Endowed

How do you guys resist the urge to masturbate in the middle of the day at the office? Do you just hold it out or go to the bathroom to do it? If so, how often and at what time of the day? On a more hypothetical situation: What do you do if you have an erection at the office, and for some reason, yo...

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Divisions of Bulge Bracket Banks

fibows

Can someone sum up for me briefly how bulge bracket banks are split up and what each of these sectors entails? If not, is there maybe a link that explains it. Through my reading, I find it a little confusing as what constitutes as what? e.g. I always thought that ECM, DCM, Syndicate, and Sales & Tr...

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pursuit of happyness

monkeyderivative

so you see this hot chick at a bar, how would you go from there?...

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A State of Trance

exhaler

damn.. couldn't get enough of armin van buuren. If only i can to go ibiza rite now. Anyone else into trance music? name some of your favourites....

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Mortgage Lending problem

AgreeWitMe

I don't fully understand the mortgage lending problem going on. Can someone explain it to me or send me a link explaining it?...

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Fall/Winter/Spring Men's Lacrosse Leagues

Laxer

Anyone know of any men's leagues in the nyc/nj area?...

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National underwear day

random99

I didnt know and missed it. A perfect day to try your luck on the ladies. It was a good window of opportunity to hit on girls, I have a few lined up I want to hit on and this would have been that opportunity. Oh well, anyone know of other national days coming up....

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Any persians here?

.

Are there any persians here?...

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Talk about underestimating risk

riemann

http://www.history.com/minisites/iceroadtruckers These guys are nuts. The shit people do for a quick buck. ...

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Fire Alarms

random99

There was a fire alarm drill at work today and this is the best time to check out chicks. I noticed so many sexy ladies I havent seen before. Most had on their ummer gear not like the one we had in the winter when everyone was wraped up in coats. An army of leggy women walking down the stairs sor...

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Mis Ind's firm is hiring

Mis Ind

Analyst and pre-MBA associate positions open. Very tightly-knit boutique ultra-HNW wealth management firm in the Bay Area with a great work environment and awesome people (nicer than me, I promise). It's a truly one-of-a-kind firm -- no marketing, no sales; we've got far more demand than we can se...

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McDonald's and Preschoolers

hoffmag2

Saw this on the news today... http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,292301,00.html def. worth a read...

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Is Master P on your ipod?

net worth or nothing

I was listening to track 17 and 19 on 'Ghetto D' "Smoking on that doja, 3 [email protected]#@rs in the back screaming No Limit Soldier"... "Uhhh, Nuh Nah Ni Nah" O God, it feels good to be white!...

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The (Mis) Behavior of Markets by Mandelbrot

Cest

The (Mis) Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin And Reward by Benoit Mandelbrot. Has anyone read it? Worth the read?...

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Will it Blend

laxn103

This site is good for taking out virtual aggression while at the same time provides entertainment www.willitblend.com ...

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best comebacks

monkeyderivative

what are the best comebacks you've ever seen from an analyst to an associate/VP/MD? for example MD: Why are there so many fucking mistakes? Do you want to be fired? Analyst: You'd never do that. That would mean doing actual work and you're way too lazy for that would be a decent comeback...

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Random99 start a new thread

fp175

I'm not sure if he's real, but he's hilarious. Let's get another thread. ...

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Annoying Secretary

laxn103

I am an intern and my seat was recently moved, I now sit next to the secretary. I cant begin to tell you how fucking obnoxious she is. She doesnt shut up and makes fun of her boss nonstop to me, I just humor her but what I really want to say is "SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY!" Anybody have similar pro...

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LMAO!

mack387

http://www.haporn.com/getvid4f8caf9c014e14dda156.html funny as hell ...

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so what do all the ibankers wear in their off time?

Banking on Investments

I'm guessing some expensive denims with a gucci belt, some fancy pradas and a burberry polo? I know if I had more money I'd dress like that every day. For now I only have 1 pair of guccis and 1 pair of pradas. (not bad for a college kid huh?)...

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Pierce & Pierce: did this ever exist?

snowglida

Patrick Bateman (American Psycho) and Sherman McCoy (Bonfire of the Vanities) both worked for this firm. Is it purely fictional, or did a firm by this name ever exist? Why is the firm used in both novels?...

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Value of a Financial Advisor

monkey919

Anyone see value in getting a FA to help manage money that will be coming down the cute in a year or so? Not having time as a IB-Analyst; does it make sense to develop a relationship (for a fee) with an FA for their services? ...

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Are GS and Bear Stearns good stocks to own at P/E= 9'ish

net worth or nothing

I wanted to know whether people think these stocks are going to be bad in the short term, medium term, and what price is a good one for buying either GS or Bear Stears. Is the HF crisis at Bear Stearns going to affect its profitability, or just reputation (or both). Is GS, at like 8.9 PE a decent ...

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Mad Men

bill86

Anybody seen the new show on AMC? Granted its Madison Ave and not Wall St, but its a look at how different business was 40 years ago....

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SHOULD I TAKE THIS OFFER!?!?!

mrcanuck

I work for a BB shop (think McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King). So I only want other BB analyst advice. If don't work for a non-BB like White Castle I’ve been an analyst with McDonald’s for two years in their French Fries Origination and Principle Investing division. So f...

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marry for TAX benefits

wahaha008

a girlfriend suggested to get married for tax benefits short-term plan/commitment, both of us r going to be analysts would you go for it? ...

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Are we heading for a recession?

mack387

Its still a bit early, but this sub prime mortgage situation looks really scary now....i just hope things look better by the time i graduate in summer 09...

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Where I've been

Mis Ind

There's been a bit of speculation as to why I've been so quiet recently, so for anyone who cares: I left investment banking (which many people saw coming) and went to a small boutique wealth management firm that works with clients in the $100-$500 million range. Feel free to throw tomatoes, look d...

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Macau

aadpepsi

So... a good friend just came back from whats sounds like quite the vacation in Macau. Apparently, as he put it "the Vegas of China". Anybody been there? ...

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Im back

random99

So whats been happenin since I been away any new talent....

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Hamilton "Tony" E. James

zk1085

Does anybody have his contact information? I would like to give him a ring :) http://www.blackstone.com/team/pdfs/James_Tony.pdf...

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TIESTO @ Hammerstein Ballroom, July 19 & 20

Sunlounger

Anyone going to see Tiesto at Hammerstein Ballroom this summer? I just got my ticket for the July 20th show and I hope I will be able to get out of work early on a Friday night (I'll be in NY for training). But for ya'll Tiesto lovers, you really don't want to miss this because the guy's base will...

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Summer Interns

Cervantes

What do you think of them? I find some cool, but many just annoying...you seem behaving like a$$es and then they smile when they see you...amusing... some girls are hot though, you guys ever hit on them? :-)...

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DCF MY BFF JILL

sleepyguyb

sorry guys. it seemed funny in my head...

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Anyone into rock climbing?

sleepyguyb

I've done a little bit when I was younger (teenager) but want to really get into it. I've seen some websites offering classes. One place was about 100/class (3-4 hours or so). Class best way to learn? I don't have any friends who rockclimb....

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Is NYC that fun?

Brady4MVP

I've been to NYC several times but haven't really partied extensively. But almost everyone I've talked to who lives there tells me how NYC is so much fun and doesn't really get boring, people are interesting, etc. To what extent is this true? What makes NYC so much more fun than other cities like LA...

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Elitism in DC..who would have thought?

HerSerendipity

http://washingtoncitypaper.com/display.php?id=2008 Funny article while I was in DC for the weekend. ...

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Funny story

ChelseaFC85

I was in New York last weekend visiting a few friends of mine. I got in Thursday night, parked my car in Jersey, and hopped on the PATH to the city. My buddies live at 45 Wall, so I was in the Fidi hanging out and waiting to meet up. Bear in mind that it was like 10 pm, and I felt like getting the a...

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IPO on vagina

Anonymous Monkey

http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.themq.com/issues/122/images/worger-virgin.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.themq.com/index.php%3Farticles_id%3D332%26issue%3D122&h=332&w=350&sz=29&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=ijuNNlXnRd0UNM:&tbnh=114&tbnw=120&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvagina%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%2...

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Favorite Night Club

e36M3

Where and why?...

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Playtex takeover

HedgeHog

From Dealbreaker.com: Playtex Products (NYSE: PYX) is having an especially heavy flow day, up almost 16% to a new 52-week high after Energizer announced it would acquire the company for $1.2 billion. Energizer has looked to stop the bleeding from its core products with a regular cycle of spotting a...

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New Blog!!

[email protected]

Check out this new blog, let me know what you think. Obviously this is just the beginning. http://theopportunitycosts.blogspot.com/ thanks...

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Manhattan parking spot going for $225,000

Kools

Where do regular people park their cars? http://biz.yahoo.com/cnnm/070712/071207_parkingspots.html?.v=4...

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What do you enjoy the most?

CompBanker

Just a fun thread: What part of the job do you enjoy most (or are you looking forward to the most for the prospectives) ??? I don't mean things such as "the money." I mean: which part of the process (ie diligence visits, industry research, etc)??? A "why" would be nice as well....

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Public Schools and T-Shirts

imisscollege

this may incite a bit of hellfire on the discussion board, but i feel the need to share. blame it on my liberal arts background. when i was walking by a bb yesterday i noticed a summer scurrying in with their blackberry and a t-shirt with this emblazoned on the front: 4 yrs tuition @ public schoo...

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One of the worst crimes I've heard of

sleepyguyb

http://www.breitbart.tv/html/2642.html...

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Does citi have a gym?

luke77

...and if so, is it decent (plenty of free weights) and is it available to analysts without charge? Asking for a buddy of mine who'll be working there. Thanks...

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Ulysses

Grinder86

So how many peop le go for drinks at Ulysses after work on thursday nights?...

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Physically mismatched couples in NYC

Brady4MVP

So I was talking to a bunch of my friends in NYC, and they all told me the same thing: that there's TONS of average and even below-average looking guys with hot girls in NYC. This really confounded me because in every other city, couples are generally well-matched. So you might see a guy who's a 5 w...

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A modest proposal

ivy_leaguer

The American leadership at the top banks came from the top schools: Goldman (Lloyd Blankfein, Harvard; Hank Paulson, Dartmouth) Morgan Stanley (John Mack, Duke; Zoe Cruz, Harvard) Citibank (Robert Rubin, Harvard; Sandy Weill, Cornell) Deutsche Bank (Michael Cohrs, Harvard) Lehman Brothers, JPMorgan...

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Which internship would you take for summer?

midnightoil

say you got these options for your sophomore summer... 1. Federal Bureau of Investigation 2. a presidential candidate's election office on the year of presidential election 3. finance internships that we see thousands of times in this website 4. white house if you were given any of these choice...

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I AM SCREWEDEDEDED

das_king

got back from a trip with the boys down to cacun where we partied like typical college students for a week and half, then i got home to find a big package waiting for me. So I got an internship for the fall and they just mailed me 1600 pages of materials that I need to "master" before starting to w...

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Going to Switzerland

guyjer

Hello, I am going to Switzerland for about 10 days in August after my internship is done. I'll be staying at my friend's apartment in Zurich while I am over there. For those of you who have been, what are the sites and the places to go that are relatively local. I'm staying only for a short amount ...

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Where's Miss Ind?

UserAccountDeleted

Did she disappear for good?...

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2007 Bonus Season

Patrick Bateman

Since bonus season is right around the corner, how are people planning on spending their hard earned bonuses this year?...

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