By: Warren Buffett,
By: Warren Buffett,
After taking control of Salomon in the wake of a major 1991 scandal at the financial firm, Buffet famously told a Congressional panel that was his message for employees of the company.
By: Jack Valenti,
Jack Valenti, then head of the Motion Picture Association of America, famously warned against the use of VCRs at a congressional hearing in 1982. Hollywood was concerned about a machine that could record television programs without requiring any fees. History shows Valenti couldn’t have been more wrong, as consumers ended up spending billions to buy and rent copies of their favorite movies. By 1986, the $4.4 billion consumers spent buying and renting VHS tapes exceeded the $3.8 billion they spent going to the movies at the theater. On July 21, 2016, Japanese manufacturer Funai Electric, the last maker of VHS-compatible video cassette recorders, announced that they would cease producing the devices at the end of the month due to declining sales. Sony said it would cease production of video tapes in its Betamax format in 2015, 13 years after it stopped making compatible recorders.
By: Ryan Murphy,
Professor and economist Ryan Murphy talking about stagnant wages and economic growth in the U.S. since the 2008 financial crisis , where annual expansion has yet to crack 3 percent.
By: Mark Zuckerberg,
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg comments on a Facebook Live Stream of the aftermath of a police-involved shooting in Minnesota. The shooting took the life of Philando Castile, who was shot in front of his fiancé, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter.
By: Chris Hardwick,
Chris Hardwick is an actor, host and comedian who founded Nerdist Industries, a digital media empire that has spawned numerous offshoots, including an improv school and live performance theater in Los Angeles, dozens of pop culture-related podcasts, an entertainment news website, among other entities.
By: General Beringer (played by Barry Corbin),
Barry Corbin as General Beringer said this to skeptical colleagues who were preventing computer hacker Matthew Broderick from trying to shut down an A.I.-enhanced computer system in John Badham's 1983 film WarGames. The system - called "WOPR," short for War Operation Plan Response - was based at a NORAD command center in Washington State and was attempting to start Global Thermonuclear War as part of a computer simulation gone wrong.
By: Matt Damon,
Matt Damon says during a commencement speech he gave a MIT.
- Casey - As soon as credit cards disappear, everything will start to pick up again.
- Harry - No way. If anything money will go away. Soon, we'll all be a number in a big computer.
- Casey - Money go away! Are you crazy, it'll never happen!
By: Harry (played by James Coburn),
A conversation between professional pickpockets Harry (James Coburn) and Casey (Walter Pidgeon) from the 1973 film Harry in Your Pocket. They were on a ferry from Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia discussing the economy and lowered expectations of how much they were finding in their marks' wallets.
By: Geneva Reed-Veal,
Statement made during a speech by the mother of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old African-American woman who died in a Texas jail cell last summer. The suspicious death as later ruled a suicide by investigators. Reed-Veal was speaking at the Library of Congress, part of the first symposium of the newly formed Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.
By: Harry Mitchell (played by Anthony Mackie),
The Adjustment Bureau
By: Steve Wynn,
The Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO said this during a presentation to investors. The article states Wynn is making the point that he wants to create an "environment" of wealth that draws all kinds of crowds.
By: Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz),
Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) says this to Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) during The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 14, titled "Twice as Far," which originally aired March 20, 2016. Ford says in response to Eugene calling dibs to eliminating the threat from an approaching walker.
By: Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz),
Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) asks the question to Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) during The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 11, titled "Knots Untie," which originally aired February 28, 2016. Ford, who's reevaluating his own relationships with women, seems shocked that Rhee and his wife Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) are purposing looking to have a child in the world as it exists, in its post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled state.
By: Darrell Issa,
Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, asked the question to Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor Susan Landau, during her testimony in front of Congress regarding encryption. She and Apple lead attorney Bruce Sewell testified about an FBI request made to the company to access the phone of a terror suspect.
By: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson,
An inspirational quote by The Rock posted on his Instagram after an obviously intense workout at the gym.
By: René Carson of Hit Pictures,
By: Orlando Jones,
Actor Orlando Jones reacting on Twitter to Joseph Fiennes being cast as Michael Jackson for a U.K. made-for-TV drama to appear on the British channel Sky Arts. The TV movie centers around a fabled road trip where Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando attempted to get home to Los Angeles from New York City after the September 11th terrorist attacks.
By: Don Cheadle,
Don Cheadle commenting on the 2016 Academy Awards diversity controversy where every major acting award nomination went to caucasians, excluding people of color as well as all other minorities. In the video, Danny DeVito also comments on the issue, saying "We're a bunch of racists."
By: Tim League,
Drafthouse Cinema CEO Tim League talking about the company's arthouse/grindhouse distribution arm, "Drafthouse Films."
By: Chris Gore,
Chris Gore post on Facebook, linking to the short film Metroid: The Sky Calls.
- "Look deep within yourself and you will find the answer. Especially on September 9."
- "You're cute when you're desperate for information."
- "The only hint I can give you right now is a hint of lime. And that there's a big announcement on September 9."
- "I can neither confirm nor deny that I am not authorized either to confirm or deny that I cannot disclose anything that you would then have to confirm. In any case, I would deny it. Got it?"
By: Apple SIRI,
Apple Computer sent out a media invitation for the company's upcoming product launch event on September 9, 2015. On the invite, Apple wrote "Hey Siri, give us a hint," regarding what products and technologies will be revealed at the event.
Apple programmed these responses to the phrase "Siri give me a hint".
In past years, Apple has held its media events at its corporate headquarters in Cupertino or at Moscone West in San Francisco. This year the event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
By: Ice Cube,
Ice Cube aka O'Shea Jackson talks about N.W.A.'s music in the film Straight Outta Compton.