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A Shrine Is Built At Lehman Brothers

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The mood at Lehman today is a mix of bewilderment, depression and rebelliousness. The firm continues to be buffeted by rumors that parts of the business will be purchased by Barclays, while employees wonder about things like severance, benefits and whether they'll even get paid this week. Many plan to wear jeans tomorrow. Still confined to fantasy is one employee's idea of a Lehman riot, with bankers and traders burning cars in Times Square.
On one floor, employees have built what they are calling "a shrine to our intrepid leaders." It consists of pictures of Hank Paulson and Dick Fuld, both pierced by push pins. Hank has had his eyes gouged out, and his brain run through. Dick has one eye gouged and a pin through his heart.