Top 10 Surprises for 2012!

Location Date: 
January 20, 2012
  1. Number one son, Kim Jong Un, wins the North Korean PGA in a landslide as “All American”, gone rogue, Happy Gilmore finishes a distant second.

  2. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (pronounced “Ah my dinner jacket”) wins the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on oil market price discovery.


  3. Japan and Italy do not have an election.
  4. Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.  George Cope (CEO of BCE – the owner of Raptors) replaces Jamaal Magloire as Raptors centre fulfilling lifelong dream.

  5. Greece, the birth place of the Olympics, fails to field a team for London 2012.

  6. Ross Perot returns with Donald Rumsfeld as his VP running mate to win the GOP and the Presidency (our answer to Saxo bank question – see earlier blog post).

  7. Mayans are proven wrong and the world does not end in 2012 – holiday shopping soars after December 21st .   As a corollary, hedge fund managers move up performance fee calculations to December 20th demonstrating true risk management.

  8. Sarkozy and Merkel confirm passionate affair at heart of all the “meetings”; Carla leaves for Dominique Strauss-Kahn.


  9. Toronto Raptors rename franchise “Tropics” and acquire D. Wade and LeBron with promise of further global warming and a chance to share in “North Beach”.

  10. A CEO of a major U.S. money centre bank goes to jail.


Jim McGovern