Friday, July 10, 2020

I think it's stuff like what's in this video that really makes me think America makes no sense.

We're in the middle of a global pandemic. People are dying by the thousands. The global economy is collapsing. But hey, behold the One Percent Fortnite House. It's a mansion some YouTube gamers bought and made their own. This multi-million dollar property comes with a wall of wine that none of them drink, and they want sponsors to buy out space in it so they can make some more dough, yo! They've got their fancy cars in the driveway, girlfriend in the bedroom, sick lighting in the game room where people might want to crash for some streaming. It's kind of a grotesque infomercial that seems to capture everything I dislike about entitled people who fall into easy money by plying the natural gifts they were just born into.

Imagine creating an organization that celebrates conspicuous consumption and unearned wealth and then having either the extreme self-awareness, or the extreme lack thereof, to call yourself the One Percent. These guys could have done anything with the money they've made. Instead they went and bought someone's giant mansion in order to ask for more money and party like its 1999. The only fun thing that might come of this are the stories that will splash the news feeds as some incredibly bad decisions are about to take place in this strange palace occupied by man children.

Haters gonna hate, right?


  1. I never watch any of those shows like Cribs or the old Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous because of that grotesque showing off and flaunting. Though if I were a burglar I'd probably be rubbing my hands with glee when these idiots show off every part of their houses. Maybe say your alarm code while you're at it to make it easier.

  2. I don't need to be pissed off right now. When they fall (and they will, because I don't see their income as sustainable over the long run), they'll make a big splat. (How many who spend like that when they make their first mint have anything left for when the bottom falls out?)