Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chuck Norris Facts

If you're not familiar with Chuck Norris Facts, I suggest you check them out. These were sent to me by Dirk Eddelbuettel via email.

Chuck Norris, investment banker
from Felix Salmon by Felix Salmon

If you haven't subscribed to The Epicurean Dealmaker's twitter feed, do so now. This morning he decided he was going to go all Chuck Norris Facts on us, and came up with some absolute classics:

  • Little-known Chuck Norris Fact: Chuck Norris does not mark to market. The market marks to Chuck.

  • Chuck Norris does not go bankrupt. Chuck Norris ruptures banks.

  • Source of hedge fund survivorship bias?: Funds that pay Chuck Norris 2 and 20 survive; others don't.

  • Private equity: Chuck Norris does not believe in leverage. Chuck Norris believes in crowbars.

  • Investment banking: No-one defers Chuck Norris's compensation.

  • Capital structure: No-one subordinates Chuck Norris. All his equity is preferred.

  • If Chuck Norris devised the bank stress tests, not even the Treasury Department would survive.