He married an Australian model and bought estates in Connecticut, Colorado, Maryland, the Keys, and the Bahamas. He also bought the sneakers Bruce Willis wore in Die Hard and wore them to make big trades.
Millionaire environmental active Paul Tudor Jones II, as profiled in Michael Grunwald’s The Swamp.
A number of Cairoites impelled perhaps by a desire to see dry land—stand once more on solid terra firma—visit Mound City…They were a cadaverous, saffron-colored set of mortals most terribly afflicted with bad hats and the stench of onions.
There are journalism flame wars, and then there was the Cairo (Ill.) Delta vs. Mound City (Ill.) Emporium Flame War of 1855, motivated, apparently, by each city’s desire to destroy the reputation of its neighbor in order to attract railroad developers.
I was told by the physician that a Southern climate would improve my health, and so I went down to Tennessee, and got a berth on the Morning Glory and Johnson County War-Whoop as associate editor…
The Oxford American
’s three-page jihad
against fellow awesome southern mag Garden & Gun
(“GAG” in OA
parlance) is basically a scene from Mark Twain’s “Journalism in Tennessee
,” only without the grenades.