- T: So I have an interesting deal that I'm a principal in. We are looking for $14M
- me: I only have $13M
- T: If I sent you the summary, could you circulate it to potential investors?
- me: can you front me the other million?
- me: hello?
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s prepared testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee this morning:
Ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be brief. The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules or took a few liberties with our counterparty risks. We did. But you can’t hold a whole bank responsible for the behavior of a few sick, perverted traders. For if you do, then shouldn’t we blame the whole financial system? And if the whole financial system is guilty, then isn’t this an indictment of capitalism in general? I put it to you, Senators: Isn’t this an indictment of our entire American society? Well, you can do what you want to me, but I’m not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America!
NHRA Pro stock icon Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, a master of the internal combustion engine and a legend among the Chevrolet faithful, died March 29. He was 81.
Jenkins was voted No. 8 among NHRA Drag Racing’s greatest racers in a 2001 experts poll, behind Darren “Cantankerous” VanCleif, Marty “Snippy” Snider, Phil “Pretty Miffed” Mitchell, “Dour” Danny Philpot, Aaron “Testy” Smith, “Querulous” Quincy Spanhauer and Ron “Peevish” Throbblewaite.
Jenkins always took greater pride in his mechanical achievements than in his driving. He built the engine that Larry “The Gripe” Kopp drove to the 1998 Winston championship and ones for national event winners Wendall “Crotchety” Johns, Mark “Sulky” Osborne, “Truculent” Tim Freeman, Brad “Angry” Jeter, Scott “Petulant” Perin, and “Cussed’ Don Smith.
Jenkins remained active in engine building through the middle-2000s, involved in several contemoprary Pro Stock efforts, most notably with Tom “Cloddish” Cagnazzi Racing, Jim “Crusty” Yates Racing and “Curt” Dave Northrop.