|Jolly Contrarianism & Devilish Advocacy
But seriously read this bit
There is a Jolly Contrarian in all of us. You, me, him, her — each of us has our inner daemon, a creative destroyer, ein glücklich widersprüchlichmensch who takes over in weaker moments, when our resolve cracks and the absurdity of our professional existence reveals itself. “Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein”
Yes, the page Zarathustra redirects here. That was a joke. This is the beauty of it being my site: I can say what, and pretend to be who, I like.
If only we would let it out more often.
Then there is the Jolly Contrarian. He is a charlatan, simpleton, knave and prone to bouts of inappropriate levity. When not speaking half-truths to the disempowered he writes this wiki. He has a long-suffering spouse who may or may not be Prussian nobility. Not, most likely. But you wouldn’t know that by how she carries on.
Who is the JC?
Well, after ten years I my spouse told me I should at least own up to who I am, but bugger that: you may know me as Mild-mannered Penry. I am second in charge of checking that the firm’s name is spelled correctly on the football team at Wickliffe Hampton Securities Inc., London Branch, and I have fifteen years’ experience negotiating all kinds of boilerplate.
The Jolly Contrarian started out life in 2012, as “AmwellClear”, as a fun way way of remembering the difference between Loss, Market Quotations, Close Out Amounts and Unpaid Amounts and just kept growing.
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