Hong Kong - (Ass Mess): Mounting tension among banking giant HSBC's numerology consultants has reached paranoid levels according to Hong Kong sources watching Chinese market movements ahead of this weekend's fabled 7/7/07 date.
"In Chinese numerology the number seven represents lessons learned through loss.
"Our former CEO Sir John Bond crafted a momumental seventy seven billion dollar scam during the handover by the Brits of Hong Kong back to the Chinese ten years ago and we have been warned to expect major subpoenas in seven continents following predicted disasters this coming weekend," a HSBC board member admitted today.
"A preponderance of sevens can only spell trouble for the Hong Kong financial sector," one analyst said today.
"The classic interpretation that we always use regarding this number is the example of "unfortunate lives surrounded by untrustworthy types and poor investment.
"If HSBC gets busted for the $77 billion scam that originated in the UK when Tony Blair became Prime Monster, all hell will break loose,
"And if NATO busts Blair for his role in the $77 billion scam then Clinton, Gore and all the Bushes will follow suit.
"Trust me on this one. I'm an '8' according to my birth chart, so I think I know what I'm talking about.
"The 7/7/07 date spells death of the Queen Bee - an analogy used in Chinese folklore for the heart of the hive of corruption."