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Okay, that was fun...

I was just interviewed by NPR to talk about a Supreme Court case that will be argued tomorrow. The piece will run on "Marketplace" sometime today. Here in the DC area, it should be on WAMU (88.5 FM) a bit after 6:00 pm.

The topic - bank regulation - is tragically uninteresting to most people, which is probably why it was NPR and not Howard Stern doing the interview.
 

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sweet. if i'm in the car, i'll have to keep npr on.
 

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weltyed said:
maybe someday you can be on this american life...

yeah, too bad they recently did a banking show.
 

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weltyed said:
any shout-out to teh lounge?
Of course. My default answer for tough questions was "BEETS." Sadly, I suspect that those portions of the interview may be cut...
 

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Your segment will probably be bumped by coverage of the financial impact of swine flu. Swine flu is so hawt right now.

Streaming audio here somewhere.
 

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Your segment will probably be bumped by coverage of the financial impact of swine flu. Swine flu is so hawt right now.

Streaming audio here somewhere.
Obama comments on Chrysler workers driving Pontiacs to the doctor so they can get Swine Flu vaccinations: now THAT would be a story.

My little bit will probably be short - I'm the part of the story where an attempt is made to balance the story by offering the industry perspective.
 

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Gregory Taylor said:
Okay, that was fun...

I was just interviewed by NPR to talk about a Supreme Court case that will be argued tomorrow. The piece will run on "Marketplace" sometime today. Here in the DC area, it should be on WAMU (88.5 FM) a bit after 6:00 pm.

The topic - bank regulation - is tragically uninteresting to most people, which is probably why it was NPR and not Howard Stern doing the interview.

Ahhh....they didn't use it tonight. Maybe just as well.
 

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It’s pretty kickass hearing one’s own voice on the radio. I got to do two station IDs and two fake commercials for KFJC’s annual April Fools Day spoof. This year the theme was making fun of rich people who like opera and classical music, so the station switched formats for the day. I listened patiently to the radio station that day to hear the spots I recorded, but it was painful, as there is some really awful awful awful crappy opera out there. I think that smearing my nether regions with habañero chiles and shaving them with a meat cleaver would have proven less painful.
 

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tomk96 said:
yeah, too bad they recently did a banking show.

theyve been doing a banking show about once every six-eight weeks now.
the last one about bank take-overs? gave me a great idea for a movie. when banks are taken over by the FDIC, the regulators just go in and take it over. they have teh bank manager call the FDIC office and confirm that he/she is aware of what is going on. they post guards at the doors, cut communications, and then have the bank count out all their own money. the bank that is absorbing the failing bank then comes in to transfer all the systems over to their system. they mentioned how many of the FDIC people were actually in banks that had been taken over.

so you have a bank heist movie where the FDIC people are jaded and taking over a bank that isnt supposed to be taken over. the bank being taken over does all the work anyway, so all they have to do is make sure once the call is placed to teh FDIC (which could be just a friend at another location) no calls go in or out.
the problem is its not exciting. there needs to be tension. or comedy. like jay and silent bob rob a bank.

the other story that caught my movie-scripting attention was about CC employees during the liquidation. that has comedy gold written all over it.
 

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weltyed said:
theyve been doing a banking show about once every six-eight weeks now.
the last one about bank take-overs? gave me a great idea for a movie. when banks are taken over by the FDIC, the regulators just go in and take it over. they have teh bank manager call the FDIC office and confirm that he/she is aware of what is going on. they post guards at the doors, cut communications, and then have the bank count out all their own money. the bank that is absorbing the failing bank then comes in to transfer all the systems over to their system. they mentioned how many of the FDIC people were actually in banks that had been taken over.

so you have a bank heist movie where the FDIC people are jaded and taking over a bank that isnt supposed to be taken over. the bank being taken over does all the work anyway, so all they have to do is make sure once the call is placed to teh FDIC (which could be just a friend at another location) no calls go in or out.
the problem is its not exciting. there needs to be tension. or comedy. like jay and silent bob rob a bank.

the other story that caught my movie-scripting attention was about CC employees during the liquidation. that has comedy gold written all over it.
Don't laugh - that's what I used to do during the '90s. I was with the FDIC. Once you met with the Board of Directors, got the chartering authority to pull the plug, we would come in and basically put the bank on lockdown - no employees in or out until we said so. You had the weekend to get it done. And the things that you would find....guns, porn, human remains.

You could make a pretty decent movie out of the failure of Keystone in West Virginia. It was a little bank in a company town that was doing a huge volume of business in mortgage backed securities and brokered deposits. By the time that it was over, $515 million in assets that was supposed to be backing up these deposits had either vanished or, more likely, were never there. The characters running the thing were straight out of central casting - the place was run by a crusty septegenarian named Billie Cherry. A former mayor of Keystone (and girlfriend of the late Chairman of the bank), Cherry saw to it that relevant bank records were tranferred out of storage (in an old school house in town) and buried on her ranch outside of town, the same ranch where she stored her many Harleys.

http://www.erisk.com/Learning/CaseStudies/FirstNationalBankofKeysto.asp
 

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My 15 minutes of fame are now over. You all may now return to your regularly scheduled lives. (And thanks for finding that - I was in court this morning. The argument before the Supreme Court was...interesting. Too close to call.)

EDIT: Highlight of the morning was hearing Justice Scalia read the Court's opinion in FCC v. Fox Television. That case has to do with "fleeting obcenities" on prime time network television. He was required to quote dialog between Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie that used the "F-word" and the "S-word." It was hilarious hearing it read in his New Jersey accent.
 
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