Rich people are not like us. They live more meaningful, important, action-packed and happy lives. They drink not but artisian spring waters and eat not but fresh seasonal produce. (Actually you can probably get in on that with Hale Groves.) Us peons are just pathetic and miserable. That’s just science.That doesn’t mean we can’t make fun of rich people, though. With their monocles and their fancy egg cups, the wealthy are an easy target. So, from our humble little mud huts, let’s
We all know that Bill Gates is likely the richest person in the world. Everyone is aware that Mark Zuckerberg made tens of billions dollars off Facebook. The fact that Warren Buffet thinks that he isn’t paying enough taxes on his massive fortune is pretty much common knowledge. Mr. Burns has made it pretty clear how much money he has and his never-ending pursuit for more of it. These are just a few of the famous super-rich.Now, would you believe that there are people out there who are fabulously
As a general rule, things that are legal everywhere might be fun, things that are illegal everywhere are no fun — murder, for example — and things that are illegal in some places are always fun. Think recreational soft drug use, gay wedding receptions, etc.Gambling falls into that third category, but gaudy, smoke-filled casinos and Russian Roulette games in the back of a Chinese restaurant are so twentieth century. Instead, with a little research and an open mind, you can find ways to gamble creatively
A billion is the new million, right? Honestly, I’m not even sure what that means, but it probably has something to do with the fact that the number of billionaires in the world has more than doubled over the last five years. Today, there are over 1,600 billionaires on planet Earth, with the richest being Bill Gates, who is worth somewhere between 75 and 80 billion.The richest people tend to spend their money on houses, yachts, philanthropy, and politics, but what if you had a billion dollars?
It’s important to have goals in life. I still remember the inspirational poster that hung in my high school gym – “Shoot For The Moon, If You Miss You’ll Land Amongst.” The rest of the poster was cut off by a field hockey net, but I can only assume it said “The Terrifying Void That Is Space.” We’re always collectively striving for that American Dream – a nice car, a beautiful house, your own personal best friend Channing Tatum who laughs at all your jokes.
Crowdfunding has given us some wonderful things – a gun that shoots salt at bugs (aka your friends), a wristwatch you’re not cool enough to pull off, and even a new reason to make fun of Zach Braff. But how do you sort through the tens of thousands of graphic novels, indie films, self-published albums, innovative devices, charity drives, and start-up businesses, all clamoring for your support?I have no idea.I can, however, help narrow it down a teensy, weensy bit. Here are 6 crowdfunding projects