Today in Monday Morning Hilarity: we're to believe that second tier, first year analysts at Citi are getting $42k. Could this possibly be true? Is Vikram just saying "fuck it, I dare them to fire me?" (in which case we feel an deep kinship with Pandito at this time). Are they banking Geithner not having the pair to actually do something about it, or the fact that they'll be out of business in less than a year anyway (I kid but seriously: anything could happen)? Or is this less likely than Prince Alwaleed sending everyone a pony and button down to match?