Squawking Twitter IPO, Hank Paulson, & BBQ squirrel
Poor Jim, only on "Squawk Box" could we introduce him by listing off the top 10 "women in prison" movies (which was a continuation of Andrew's foot-in-mouth disease from the previous segment).
Sorry, Jim, but this is classic Andrew!
Squawkward moment (discussing how much it would cost to rent the suite in the movie "The Hangover" with Caesars CEO Gary Loveman)
Joe: So can I get that room with the animals and the tigers? I guess in my case it would be sheep. Are you going to bill me extra for the animals?
(Read more from Caesars CEO: This is why Atlantic City won't catch Las Vegas)
Earnings on tap
It's a quiet week of oddball companies that can't seem to keep a normal fiscal corporate calendar along with the rest of us.
Michael Novogratz of Fortress Investment Group is a good friend of the show and a huge fan of Olympic Wrestling. On Monday, his efforts (along with many others) to get wrestling back into the Olympic Games became a dream realized. You don't want to get on this guy's bad side. He bench presses, like, 400 pounds!
Tweets of Note
Analysis from Moscow: What's behind Putin's support for the Syrian regime: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/12/20448911-whats-behind-russias-support-of-assads-blood-soaked-syrian-regime … @NBCNews
Hair nation (courtesy of Director @pauldefabo and technical director @keith_falcone (with his 10 whole Twtitter followers)
It's our way of passing time in the control room. Joe's face placed on innocent, unsuspecting guests who truly deserve better. This week, we're not sure if Joe was trying to be Santa Claus or AIG CEO Robert Benmosche, or auditioning for a role in the "The Amish Mafia." But we're pretty sure Benmosche will not be in a rush to return to CNBC after he sees this.
Must follow them @
Let's throw some bones to the underappreciated "Squawk Box" production team. (Please follow them so they return to their homes with a higher sense of job satisfaction, thus they'll stay around longer, work longer harder hours with no pay increases, smiles on their faces, all while making my life easier.)
We could also help boost the Twitter followers of Squawkers Anne Tironi, Klaire Odumody and Melody Hahm if they were on Twitter, but they're not so they lose.
Tastes like chicken
This is the only news program on TV that can discuss recipes from the world championship squirrel cook-off and what would have happened if the government had saved Lehman Brothers in the same segment. It's pure TV production brilliance. They teach this stuff in college TV classes. You have to watch it to believe it.
Go RU!? (Joe to the CEO of Caesars ...)
Joe to Caesars CEO Loveman: "I am getting inundated by questions from the guys on the staff here interested in sports betting in New Jersey. Is it coming to the Garden State? Apparently they all want to bet against Rutgers." Watch Loveman's answer.
It's been a while since we last updated you on Becky and Joe's eight-year jumble competition. But everyone is back from vacation and the seemingly endless daily contest can now continue.
It was a good week for Becky, who won three times to Joe's one.
Words Joe stumbled on when jumbled: RUGHYN=hungry and TAREYE=eatery
Let's give them both a bonus word:
Joe's bonus Jumbled word of the week: GNRAIWM
Becky's bonus jumbled word of the week: GUDEAPR
*Answers at the end
Mark your calendar (or set your DVR)
- Monday: Former Sen. Chris Dodd and former Rep. Barney Frank (Yes, those Dodd and Frank!)
- Tuesday: Scott McNealy, former Sun Microsystems CEO
- Wednesday: Douglas Yearley, Toll Brothers CEO, and the CFOs of Home Depot and Wells Fargo
- Thursday: Jimmy Dunne, Sandler O'Neill senior managing principal
- Friday: Lawrence Lindsey, former director, National Economic Council
Next week's Eeconomic calendar
- Monday: Industrial Production-Capacity Utilization (Aug)
- Tuesday: CPI (Aug)
- Wednesday: Housing Starts, Building Permits (Aug); plus, maybe the long-awaited answer to whether the Fed will begin tapering its $85-billion-a-month bond purchases
- Thursday: Initial Jobless Claims
The "corny-sappy motivational business-based inspirational suote" for the weekend
A man should never neglect his family for business.
*Joe's Jumble Bonus Word answer: GNRAIWM=warming
*Becky's Jumble Bonus Word Answer: GUDEAPR=upgrade