Sunday, July 28, 2013

More on Jon Corzine and MF Global

In yesterday's post "Jon Corzine and the First Two Rules of Risk",  I said "Corzine should be shot and his family stripped of every last penny of their wealth."
I forgot to add that his bones should be ground to dust and his lands salted so they lie fallow for a thousand years.

Even that doesn't quite express my thinking on the guy. For that we should probably turn to a writer*:

Corzine Oswald: What dost thou know me for?

Earl of Kent:
A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited,
hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson,
glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a
bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining....
broken meats = left-overs
worsted-stocking = inferior [because worsted (wool) stockings were inferior to silk ones]
action-taking = litigous, running to the law instead of using manly self-defence
glass-gazing = given to gazing into mirrors
superserviceable = officious, a 'little hitler'
finical = nit-picking
bawd = whore master
the composition of = the result of combining
pandar = pimp
thy addition = your personal description

HT for the definitions: Listology  

*If you've succeeded in blocking out high school English that's King Lear, Act II, scene 2

Here's the Alphaville podcast that set this train in motion:
Alphachat: MF Global nostalgia edition