He’s a young, fun guy, so what does he do with his time off? He plays ping-pong with his bro James Altucher!
After another round, it was time to play table tennis, but the doors were locked at the dive bar where the three normally play. Mr. Willard and Mr. Altucher punched at their BlackBerrys and found a more upscale lounge, Slate, down the street.
“We are starting for real — I’m serving,” Mr. Willard warned Mr. Altucher, paddle in hand. After one particularly spectacular dive for the ball, Mr. Willard declared, “For the record, I will sacrifice my body.”
With his long hair and indie music credentials (he belongs to a pop-folk-grunge band called the Muddy Souls), Mr. Willard says that he “fit into the corporate structure pretty badly” at Fox Business News.
We actually had no idea he was in a band, but it looks like he combined his love of business with music, since their MySpace page has the lyrics to a song called You Can Ask Bernie Madoff:
They’ll be preemptive so be pre-preemptive
and strike with common sense for instance
freedom of thought is the only chance
fools can’t control the force, Jedi’s don’t dance
Speculate on armaggedon/ I’ma pull out my weapons
a big book full of crooks and a history lesson
on a rain slick precipice overlooking a deficit
to fall for the traps is effortless
Not paranoid ’bout paranoia off the cuff
paranoid ’bout not being paranoid enough
I ain’t drinking they stuff
times is rough time to call their bluff and take back
Government gets bigger than Shaq at the playoffs
poor guy gets laid off/ rich guy gets ripped off
I ain’t lying and you can ask Bernie Madoff
— Muddy Souls featuring Mo’ Money
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