Sunday, July 22, 2007

captains of industry

Oftentimes while doing baller ass shit I take time to reflect on those who share the same wanton disregard for spending money. I sometimes find myself reminiscing about the good ol' days when railroad and steel barons were king. And for his ability to get his name on as much shit as possible, Andrew Carnegie will hold a special place in my heart.

What could be sweeter than having so much money that you just have buildings erected solely to have your name on them. Some might call it philanthropic but what is philanthropy anyways? Outwardly it would appear that is a benevolent act of giving back to a society which has given you so much. I beg to differ, it is simply letting all those poor schlubs know what fuckin' time it is and that they should bow down to you because you are such a baller.

The act of buying shit for others in order to let them know that they are forever indebted to you reminds me of a modern day "philanthropist," Michael Vick.

I guess having so much loot that you can buy houses for your family is a bad thing these days. All the haters out there want to bring him down simply because his name was on the lease. Owning property isn't a crime but apparently dog fighting is. And what if you consider those dogs property? Owning sentient creatures only to dispatch of them for your own personal amusement is surely a litmus test for how much of a baller you must be!

Have no fear though, if having enough chedder can get you into these sorts of binds then it can surely get you out! God bless the U.S.A. (capitalism)!

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