Nov 28, 2011

21. Are You F*cking Kidding Me?

I mean, really? Are you kidding me? Really? I found this video on The Village Voice which is smartly called; "99% interviews 1%" and shows two L.A. business men watching an Occupy L.A. rally from atop their downtown business tower. One of the men proudly boasts that he is a part of America's 1 percent. But here's the real bone crusher: he proceeds to ask if we have ever heard of anybody great that has come out of the 99 percent? 


When the interviewer, obviously following a similar thought pattern to mine, announces, "The Beatles," the suit holds up four fingers and reluctantly agrees, "There's four."

This could go one of two ways for the business man. 
1. This video could be followed by an awkward breakfast the next morning where his boss is forced to fire him for being so blatantly rude and unapologetic on camera in an attempt to clear any PR problems.
2. He receives a high-five from his boss and a few share holders, everyone orders a steak and life moves on. 

Below the video, someone comments:

How about Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Saint Francis of Assissi, Saint Bernard, Paul Newman, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Heinlein, Alvin York, Eddie Rickenbacker, Charles Lindbergh, Charles M. Russell, Admiral Chester Nimitz, Daniel Boone, President Andrew Jackson, Davie Crockett, Ambrose Bierce, Kirk Douglas, Danny Kaye, Jackie Gleason, Humphrey Bogart, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Hernando Cortez, Judah the Maccabee, Dr. Ignatius Semmelweiss, Thomas Edison, Rudyard Kipling, Daniel Webster, Golda Meir, David Ben Gurion, The Three Stooges, Halle Berry, Charlie Chaplin, Harry Houdini, Robert E. Howard, Ella Fitzgerald, Mother Teresa, Larry Ellison, J. K. Rowling, Oprah Winfrey, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Robert Goddard, Werner von Braun, Harry Truman, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Napoleon Bonaparte...

Shall I go on?"

Well said. 

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