We pause a moment to acknowledge the figmentary birthday of Wally, Lord Fuchs, a foundering father of the trifecta that groomed Isthmia. — O Isthmia of temps perdu, whose sorry plight we strive to misconstrue!
From the moment the future lord’s yacht took on water, forcing him to swim to shore, he began scribbling a new business plan on scraps of salvaged bandwidth. After his evolution from hedge fund manager fallen on end times to co-titan of a moribund hegemony, his treatise “On the Origin of Specials: A Treatment of Privilege” became the constituting mission statement of Isthmia Inc, the tiny republic.
Lord Fuchs’s conspiring journey is an object lesson in how the wealthy can recover from adversity. Vanquished portfolios can be rebuilt from asset tatters and salvaged trust funds. Still fondly known as Wally in the Mar-a-Gogo Gentleman’s Club, his pithy apothegm was often cited: “Pudding can be pulled from porridge with elbow grease and family fortune.”
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