Friday, 19 June 2009

The Stanford Redemption

Morgan Freeman would not be proud of what I have just done. Which is why I will make this short and sharp and FAST because the material is hysterical.

Allen Stanford (or "Sir" Allen Stanford as you folks who respect him in the slightest like to say) has been arrested in the US after he surrendered, the silly bugger. All that fraud and he thought he'd get away. Apparently the surrender went down a little something like this:

He had surrendered "to some FBI agents who were hiding out in black SUVs outside the residence where he was staying in Virginia". He walked out and asked if they had a warrant. Stanford told the agents to arrest him if they had a warrant, but if they did not have a warrant, he would go back to Houston to turn himself in.

A Ponzi scheme? "Nah," he says. Then a few moments later, "Okay, yes, maybe."
Allen Stanford, you will live on in the hearts of the ridiculous. The cricketing world always loved your style. And I will refrain from making a Matt Prior-related joke here, really I will. Because I have remarkable self-restraint and I BET MATTY'S WIFE ISN'T ALL TOO HAPPY ABOUT THIS.
Okay. I couldn't stop myself, so sue me.

The stickiest wicket of all.

5 comments:

Stani Army said...

Ames, this is a true story: This guy's name was Robert Mee and he was a banker. He married a lawyer named Susan.

For those who are a bit slow; Banker named Rob Mee and a lawyer now named Sue Mee.

It's really true because even I can't even think of stuff that outrageous so it's gotta be true right?

Don't thank me for sharing this with you. It's all in a day's work.

Amy said...

I wouldn't thank you anyway. That's a load of codswallop.

I am so very English now.

Stani Army said...

You really love the English don't you?

Amy said...

No, they're a bunch of convicts.

Stani Army said...

Hehehe, you're on form.

Would I have been allowed to say that?