I'm Rich Fulcher,and today we're gonna talk about
Lord Gordon-Gordon was initially
a guy named Hubert Hamilton.
He was swindling all these jewelers in London.
He stole about $100,000from them.
And he's like, come on, mother-sucker!
He was not only a con man.
He took it to the next level.
Hubert Hamilton moved to New York
and changed his name to Lord Gordon-Gordon.
Which is like, what?
So his whole scam was
he's pretending that he's Scottish royalty.
He wore a kilt and that was one of his big selling points.
He's like, I'm wearing a kilt, ya [bleep], ya.
Oh, by the way I'm a collateral relative
of a Lord Byron and cousin of the Campbells.
This guy is like"Catch Me If You Can"
- I love that.
I can't--I wantto know about that.
- Lord Gord--[burps]
is introduced to this guy named Horace Greeley,
who was an editor of the "New York Tribune."
And so Horace Greeley said, hey, listen.
My friend Jay Gould, this guy--[hiccups]
Guy is the top of the New York business community.
Jay Gould was
one of the biggest robber barons.
he's got a problem with the Erie Railroad.
Greeley comes to Jay Gould and says,
hey, I think I know a guy who can help you out
with your Erie-- [hiccups]
His name is Lord Gordon-Gordon, which--
[hiccups] Go with me, it's great.
He's, like, a real lord. He--
[hiccups] Wears a kilt.
Underneath his kilt is his dick and balls.
So the thing isthis guy
Jay Gould was-- [hiccups]
so paranoid about Erie Railroad being taken over.
So Lord Gord--[hiccups]
Gordon-Gordontook advantage of it,
and said, hey, I own, like,
the major-- [hiccups]
Majority of stock. [hiccups]
And Jay Gould says,
shit, you--you--you [bleep]!
The board of directors are [bleep] me around
so if you could help me around.
I can help you-- [hiccupping]
but I need some money to do this.
And Jay Gould gave him
$160,000 in cash-- [hiccups]
And the rest in stock.
Lord Gordon-Gordon tries to sell the stock.
When Jay Gould realizedhe had been swindled,
he's like, he's [bleep] stealing from me!
Oh, [bleep] actual-- [squealing]
Mother[bleep]! God damn mother[bleep]!