Tuesday, January 27, 2009

And Now Some Daily Sprawl...

...humor: from CNBC.com on how allegedly smart money managers really do dumb things when trying to fake their own death.

Nothing like a financial industry meltdown to bring out the fake dead people:
Another fugitive, suicide-faking fraudster is in police custody and all I can say is — I'm appalled!

Rule No.1 of Faking Your Death: Do NOT choose a getaway vehicle that will call attention to you.

Wall Street guys like to make you think they're the smartest guys in the room. And they talk a lot of trash that money management is risky business and if you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better get your assets back on the porch.

And then they deliver these ridiculous fake suicides like Florida's Art Nadel, who left a suicide note for his wife and then vanished for a month before turning himself in to police.

For such "smart" guys, these fake suicides are getting ridiculous!

The previous one-hit wonder, Marcus Schrencker, gets points for style — faking a plane crash, parachuting out and making a getaway on a motorcycle.

UPDATE: Dealbreaker.com offers it advice on faking your own death with some moxie and success.