Yuppies network with Radiohead
As the lead singer of Radiohead, Thom Yorke is one of the world's biggest rock stars and he's known for having quite a temper.
And given his strident views on the West's handling of third world debt, the chances are he's not too keen on investment bankers. In his song "Paranoid Android" he made no secret of his disgust of "yuppies networking" who make him "panic and vomit".
But that hasn't stopped ABN Amro's ABS research team claiming him as one of their own. "We are pleased to report that [we] attended a strategic off-site last week at Earl's Court hosted by Radiohead," writes William Ross in his paper, named Exit Music for a Film after one of the band's songs.
Warming to his theme, Ross throws in more song titles in the report: "The state of the world was examined in great detail, and two plus two was found to equal five. Is the European securitization market similarly open to a case of the bends?"
It's doubtful that the report will come into Yorke's orbit. Were he to see it, though, it's unlikely given his world view that banks and bankers are servants of evil, that he would see the funny side.