March 09, 2012

Cracked Again, Dammit

6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying.  David Wong lays down a pithy, oblique critique of social darwinism, while I am again mildly irked by the sparkly brights writing at Cracked, of all places. 

"It is apparently entirely possible to stay in that mindset, ignoring each new asset, right up until you're sleeping on a platinum bed under covers made of fur from a cloned woolly mammoth."
I am especially fond of this construction:

What They Think They're Saying:
"I'm not Paris Hilton! I work 70-hour weeks to make this salary!"
What We Hear:
"The only reason I have a hundred times more money than you is because I work a hundred times as hard!"


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