Must Read: Not unlike peHUB’s list of PE-speak clichés, Deal Journal has unearthed a fund manager’s list of banned words. Favorites of mine include “Space,” “Perfect Storm,” “going forward,” and “any gambling analogy.” (Deal Journal)
Whore Yourself: Seven Secrets of Media Darlings. (BusinessWeek)
Clawbacks: Divorce Settlement Clawbacks. Caused by Madoff. (Wall Street Folly)
Simplicity: That’s Warren Buffet’s advantage in today’s market. (Dealzone)
The Only Retail Deal You Need: Pawnshops, not surprisingly, are the recession’s “golden egg.” (USA Today)
Anyone Catch? Steve Schwarzman was on PBS last night in a replay of the Kennedy Center’s tribute show to George Carlin, who posthumously won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (USA Today)
The Boss: Not cool with a Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger. (Dealbook)
Going Private: Going away.