Former President of Harvard Calls Winklevoss Twins ‘Assholes’

If you’ve seen “The Social Network” then you’ve seen a fairly accurate portrayal of Larry Summers, former President of Harvard, in the scene where the Winklevoss twins meet with him in an attempt to have Zuckerberg disciplined for stealing their idea. In the film Mr. Summers does not take kindly to the twins, making smartass remarks about their attire (“‚Ķfrom the looks of it they want to sell me a Brooks Brothers franchise”), and it turns out he may have a problem with well dressed people, in general.

At Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference Mr. Summers opened up about the accuracy of the movie scene.

“One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole. This was the latter case.”

In honor of this remark I’ll be rocking a Brooks Brothers suit tomorrow (Thursday) at 3:00, acting like an asshole. I invite you all to join me.

  1. pat mcRoch

    When meeting with the President of Harvard, what other than a jacket and tie should one wear? jorts and a pinny?

    13 years ago at 12:32 pm
    1. Itsadeepburn

      seriously right? What’d he expect, they show up Jimmy style with tank tops and matching fratboards

      13 years ago at 12:36 pm
    2. PurplePride

      I think the keyword in his statement is “Undergraduate.” Someone clearly less significant than a professor or grad student at Harvard. I imagine getting a meeting with the Harvard president is nearly impossible, and wasting his time with the problem they had when they LOOKED like they dont have any room to complain. Just trying to justify the reality of it.

      13 years ago at 2:37 pm
    3. JPHaze

      ^You literally have done no justice for Larry Summers, so you are saying that looking professional is wrong? If so please on national TV call me an arrogant asshole. Last time I checked people in fraternities pride themselves in looking like gentleman not slobs like Marc Zuckerberg. Also if we lived in the previous generation a suit and tie was a mandatory form of dress. The hippies ruined that one. So please retract your arrogance and stop sticking up for the treasury secretary that was responsible for the Stimulus Package.

      13 years ago at 5:24 pm
    4. PurplePride

      Haze ease up there cowboy. Loosin’ up that sphincter alittle bit and stop acting like an up tight asshole. Just because the WV twins show up looking good, it doesnt justify there reasons for that meeting. They were expected to be Harvard men, of greater honor(or whatever) and they were acting like little bitches. I still respect there ability to Frat dont get me wrong. But Summers made a bold statement and there was nothing wrong with it. So chill out. I pay m taxes, I can say whatever the fuck I want.

      13 years ago at 11:43 pm
  2. Broklahoma Mu

    Summers is a fucking idiot. Some booming economy we’re in thanks to the stimulus we passed in 2009. Voss twins maybe assholes, but at least they aren’t dumb asses.

    13 years ago at 1:04 pm
    1. Fratent Pending

      I’m guessing they were also too stupid to implement it the way Zuckerberg did. Ya he is a GDI bit he’s richer than you.

      13 years ago at 3:31 pm
    2. Vandal

      if hes smart enough to create facebook, the number one website in the world, im pretty sure hes smart enough to steal an idea. I dont think that constitutes them as “dumb asses”.

      13 years ago at 3:47 pm
    3. Broklahoma Mu

      Actually what Zuck did was illegal. However, the Voss twins had the idea didn’t have the skills to execute it so they hired someone to do it for them. FAF. They may have gotten screwed out of the whole company but they “gutted the frickin nerd” for $65,000,000 while pretty much doing no work except having a good idea and sending out family lawyers. Which is also FAF. They aren’t dumb asses that’s for sure.

      13 years ago at 3:47 pm
    4. JPHaze

      Zuckerberg was an AEPi not a geed…. Even though he in my mind is and always will be.

      13 years ago at 5:26 pm
    5. The Big LeFratski

      So bc he was in the jew frat, he is allowed to go from geed Nerd to acceptable?

      13 years ago at 8:41 pm
    6. stonewall_fratson

      Broklahoma Mu, are you fucking stupid? 65 million out of a company that is worth 26 billion is a terrible fucking settlement, that nerd wipes his ass with 65 mil, do you really think he gave a fuck? Giving them 65 million was, in a way, Zukenburg’s ( or however you spell his name) way of basically shitting on the twins because let’s see he has approximately 0.0025% of his wealth.

      13 years ago at 7:13 pm
    1. fratify

      New Canaan, Greenwich, Darien, Weston, Westport, and Fairfield are some of the richest towns in Connecticut. Last time I checked Greenwich is a part of Fairfield County. Saying he isn’t a Fairfield County product is like saying he’s a New York product; it’s completely wrong.

      13 years ago at 5:58 pm
    2. FairfieldCountyCT

      fratitat, go dig yourself a hole. Sorry you are mad New Canaan is better than and has more wealth than Gwich. I had respect for you guys until you became a dick on here.

      13 years ago at 5:33 pm
    3. fratitat

      hilarious, my father makes jokes about your town. Enjoy New Canaan, say hi to JC Bennet for me, he is more cool than you are.

      13 years ago at 6:39 am
  3. Remember Broliad

    $150 million between them, a rich as fuck family, and competing in the Olympics for America? Fuck Larry Summers and Mark Zuckerberg. Just some jealous fuckin geeds.

    13 years ago at 1:38 pm
    1. Frat Times at UF

      I’m sure Mark Zuckerberg is jealous of the WV twins, I mean money-wise they’re worth about a whole 1% of what he is!

      13 years ago at 2:16 pm
    2. Brofalo and Company

      No, Mark should still be jealous of the WV twins, because he is a hippie geed. Money is a lot of things in life, but definitely not in this case.

      13 years ago at 2:22 pm
    3. Frat Times at UF

      In Remember Broliad’s comment he stated that they’re worth $150 million, so I was only pointing out that’s a mere percentage of what Zuckerberg is worth… not sure what that has to do with me not having money, but your deductive skills sure are up to par, which is good seeing as your golf game probably isn’t.

      13 years ago at 2:57 pm
    4. Crease Cruiser

      Yeah and it’s like, their idea wasn’t really worth anything until Justin Timberlake showed Zuckerberg how rage and run a business.

      13 years ago at 3:03 pm
    5. Remember Broliad

      Fuck Zuckerberg and his hippie walks in Palo Alto. I’d rather support the people that showed class than the damn guys that screwed them out of the money. He can have all the money in the world, but a geed will always be a geed.

      13 years ago at 3:08 pm
    6. Manchild

      Look at you all getting so butt-hurt about two of our frat idols getting screwed over by a hippie geed. Such an injustice! Maybe we should boycott Facebook like a bunch of liberal activists. That’ll show ’em.

      13 years ago at 4:17 pm
    7. Das Frat

      Really? FRATgle+? I hope to the good lord you were drunk when you thought up that idiocy.

      13 years ago at 11:44 am
  4. TFTP

    today i was wearing a brooks brothers suit at 3 pm… i had a job interview, but i was still being an asshole.

    13 years ago at 3:26 pm