Mr. T-like pain for Detroit, China, and old tech
In the original, freak tornadoes suck up man-eating sharks from the ocean and deposit them on a storm-soaked Los Angeles. In the sequel, the sharks invade a flooded New York City.
Joe Kernen and his family are huge fans, and he is secretly hoping for a way to land a cameo.
So as his producer for the past 18 years, this is my lame attempt to start a viral Internet campaign on Joe's behalf. Please tweet to @SyfyMovies #SharkNado and start the #kernencameo movement.
Speaking of angry fish—every flagship, No. 1, cable, early morning, business news TV show needs an official economics reporter. So we have @SteveLiesman (for like 12 years now).
But he also happens to be the official fly fisherman of that flagship, No. 1, cable, early morning, business news TV show. So once in awhile, we throw him a bone (or a fly in this case) and let him show off.
He caught this version of Striper-Nado off of Cape Cod.
Becky: "Yahoo is buying Qwiki (a mobile app for creating videos on the iPhone) for $50 million."
Joe: "Qwiki! That's what I call you. Your nick-name is Quickie."
Becky: "We'll at least I don't come cheap. $50 million."
Joe: "What … for a Quickie?"
Tweets of Note
Happy Birthday @beckyquickcnbc ! for her birthday on Thursday.
(This is absolutely positively the last year we will wish you a happy 28th!)
Joe: "Happy birthday Becky, what sign are you?"
Becky: "I'm a crab."
Joe: "Do you feel any different?"
Becky: "No, not really. Do you feel different on your birthday?"
Joe: "Um, yeah. I feel angry and depressed."
Becky: "No, I said do you feel any different."
Hair nation courtesy of Squawk Director @pauldefabo and our finally-no-longer-Twitterless Technical Director Keith Falcone (follow him at @keith_falcone; he needs the help since he only has three followers)
Oh wait, Keith was out this week, Rob Vanrhyn did this one (a good example of why Falcone has 3 followers).
Joe got a little jealous by all the happy birthday wishes to Becky this week, but this was going a little overboard.
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(Not sure what we think either, But John, Just don't change NetNet too much because we love it!)
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer keeps trying to make a splash and get her company noticed. So when your revenue outlook fails to impress Wall Street, what's a young hip CEO to do? How about a video conference call! (Analysis of the video conference call begins at 2:21 in this video clip)
Not sure if it worked or not, but it sure did seem like the next morning the newspapers were all buzzing about the video conference, while the revenue outlook part got bumped to paragraph No. 5.
Kudos to the intern
The Squawk blog has been on a two-week hiatus, while I did a little traveling. But kudos to Squawk intern John Torrisi who was able to keep my daughters' hermit crabs alive while I was gone.
You just can't get this kind of educational experience in the classroom. Follow him on Twitter at @JCTorrisi.
Full swing on the earnings front next week. Here's a quick preview.
- Monday: McDonald's (MCD), Netflix (NFLX), Halliburton (HAL), Gannett (GCI)
- Tuesday: Altria (MO), Apple (AAPL), AT&T (T), DuPont (DD), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Norfolk Southern (NSC)
- Wednesday: Boeing (BA), Facebook (FB), Ford (F), Eli Lilly (LLY), General Dynamics (GD), Northrop Grumman (NOC)
- Thursday: 3M (MMM), Bristol Myers (BMY), Colgate Palmolive (CL), General Motors (GM), Int'l Paper (IP), Starbucks (SBUX)
- Friday: Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), Weyerhaeuser (WY)