Squawking with 'Walking Dead' Daryl (sans crossbow)
For example, over the face of an energy tycoon known for pushing wind power, natural gas and Oklahoma State football.
Must follow them @ ...
OK, last time we tried to win some Twitter love with the AWESOME CNBC reporter team. But apparently I didn't say AWESOME loud enough!
Others fine reporters like @EamonJavers, @KaylaTausche, @seemaCNBC, @JackieDeAngelis, @JBoorstin, @ScottCohnCNBC, and @JaneWells get a pass. They have been loyal followers of mine and the show, and I'm sure they were just very busy and "accidentally" missed their chance to retweet our blog link.
But Mary Thompson!? @MThompsonCNBC, how long have we known each other? Didn't I fight for you to get that new 24-inch Sony flat-screen TV on your desk? That was me!
@BobPisani, the years of sharing, heart to heart, about our rock concert experiences that would prevent us from ever being president one day.
@RobTFrank, OK, I'm not the "super-rich" and I don't have a 500-foot yacht, but geez at least I own a kayak. (See super-rich report above!)
@CourtReagan, you see me in the gym all the time, in my workout clothes, sweating. (Gross, maybe you should get a pass too!)
@JonFortt, is this any way to start your new life here in New Jersey?
@CNBCJosh, aren't you the new guy?
@KateKellyCNBC, I'm hurt. I'm just plain hurt (but I put up a brave, steely front).
@JohnJHarwood, yes, I blew it on the Rick Perry opportunity. I wasn't thinking. But I have a 2-year-old. Anyone can have a brain freeze.
(I don't know if you all fully appreciate the opportunity here. I mean think about it, tens of dozens of people read this blog every week! OK, maybe some of those dozens are my Mom re-reading it, but still!)
Overheard on the set
Anchor 1: "I got in early so I could appear on 'Way Too Early with Brian Shactman.' Threw off my whole shower routine."
Anchor 2: "Meaning you didn't shower?"
Joe and Becky love to play the word jumble in the paper—seven years running, and Becky has the weekly handwritten scores to prove it! This week, Becky is on a roll with three wins to Joe's one.
*Joe's bonus Jumbled word of the week: BYCBAR
*Becky's bonus jumbled word of the week: PRAPEN
*Answers at the end
Set yours DVRs (and I mean REALLY set the DVR's! Check out this line-up!)
- Monday: "Rise Above" special with Erskine Bowles, Mark Bertolini (Aetna CEO) and Dick Parsons (former Time Warner CEO and Citigroup chairman)
- Tuesday: Leon Cooperman (Omega Advisors) and David Tepper (Appaloosa)
- Wednesday: The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett
- Thursday: "Squawk Box" goes to Washington for Debt Ceiling Deadline Day!
- Friday: Jim Nussle (former OMB Director)
Next week's economic calendar (This was pre-government shutdown. God only knows when we'll see most of this data for real?!)
- Tuesday: Empire Manufacturing (Oct) at 8:30 a.m. ET
- Wednesday: CPI and Core CPI (Sep) at 8:30 a.m. ET
- Thursday: Weekly Jobless Claims at 8:30 a.m. ET; Housing Starts/Building Permits (Sep) at 8:30 a.m. ET; Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization (Sep) at 9:15 a.m. ET.
- Friday: LEI (Sep) at 10 a.m. ET
The "Corny-Sappy Motivational Business-Based Inspirational Quote"
"You don't need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ."
(130? Ugh. Well maybe not, but finally a quote that gives me some hope!)
*Joe's Jumble bonus word answer: BYCBAR=crabby
*Becky's Jumble bonus word answer: PRAPEN=napper