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Leon Black Never Hits My Tip Jar

Posted on | August 20, 2011 | 5 Comments

Just sayin’ . . .

Last Saturday night, the financier Leon D. Black celebrated his 60th with a blowout at his oceanfront estate in Southampton, on Long Island. After a buffet dinner featuring a seared foie gras station, some 200 guests took in a show by Elton John. The pop music legend, who closed with “Crocodile Rock,” was paid at least $1 million for the hour-and-a-half performance.

I’m not Elton John, but I have been known to rock a karaoke mike, so if any Wall Street tycoons need some birthday party entertainment . . .

No? Then perhaps I could interest some of you “billionaire financier” types in a $120,000 diamond ring? I mean, c’mon: $1 million for birthday party entertainment and you can’t spare $20 for the tip jar? Would you maybe like to buy a “blog sidekick“? Slightly used, but still in good working condition.


5 Responses to “Leon Black Never Hits My Tip Jar”

  1. Threedonia
    August 21st, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    Kudos to you sir for a fine display of self-abasement.  If we don’t beg who will?  😉

  2. Threedonia
    August 21st, 2011 @ 12:53 am

    Perhaps if you made the tip jar in the shape of oh say Salma Hayek someone would be more inclined to say … “I’d hit that.”

  3. Proof
    August 21st, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    How much for the “blog sidekick”?

  4. Bob Belvedere
    August 21st, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    Stacy’s reporting trip to IOWA, about $600.

    Stacy’s daily expenses of coffee and cigarettes, about $20.

    Have a Blog Sidekick like Smitty: Priceless.

  5. Proof
    August 21st, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    Yeah. I would have expected a month to month rental…that way he’d get residuals.