Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Bad HF Poetry

So farewell
then
Ospraie -
Dubious
commodity
trader and
even worse
speller.

"Never send a man
to do
a machine's job"
said Mr Anderson's
nemesis.

Oooops.
Though apt, that
was the wrong
Mr Anderson
(from The Matrix -ed.)

At least
the right Mr Anderson
will be able
to say:
"At least I tried to
shoot the moon".

Your epitaph
will be:
"never leverage a portfolio of
highly correlated, over-pimped,
over-crowded traded after
they've moved unimaginably large amounts -
no matter how compelling the story"

(with usual apologies to EJ Thribb and PrivateEye, and thanks MM)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Poetry likes this deserves to be sent to Lehman's IMD. Which is what I did. I'm sure they'll love it.

mxq said...

Actually, that quote was from agent smith (not Mr. Anderson).

Anonymous said...

mxq

mea culpa. catchphrase it was not.

I've fixed it now.....

-C-

mxq said...

lol...wonderful imagery (I almost plugged in the dvd)

I can just see Anderson's margin clerk talking to him over the phone:

margin boy: "Do not try to bend the collateral; that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth.

Anderson: What truth?

margin boy: There is no collateral. Then you'll see, that it is not the collateral that bends, it is only yourself.