Thursday, March 11, 2010

Question: If I Had A Million Dollars. . .

If you had a million dollars, and you couldn't waste it on charity or good deeds, and you couldn't save it or invest it, or spend it to help family, friends or favored pets, how would you blow that much money? Come on people, splurge. Think like a naked Congressman. . .

22 comments:

LawHawkSF said...

Simple. I'd buy a Congressman.

Writer X said...

Land. Some days you can't have enough space between you and your neighbors. At least I can't.

patti said...

ranchland, cattle, guns, but mostly i covet a gator. the 4-wheel kind.

patti said...

writer x: ha! like minds...

AndrewPrice said...

Patti, When you said Gator, my first thought was -- "as in crocodile?"

AndrewPrice said...

Writer X, I like that idea. I've always wanted a house where I couldn't see my neighbors. Of course, I am a fan of city life too, but then life is full of contradictions.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, A million bucks for a Congressman? Maybe you can get one from one of those cheap states for a million, but certainly none of the high end ones.

In fact, we should commission a survey. . . we should ask Congress would it would take for them to agree to do certain things. ;-)

BevfromNYC said...

I'd buy my own island and enact very strict visa and immigration laws.

But if $1M isn't enough to buy an island, I like LawHawk's idea to buy my very own Congresscritter. Do you think they might come cheaper by the dozen? If so, I'd buy a whole herd of 'em.

StanH said...

Give my wife a half million to go antiquing, she’d take care of that in short order. I’d take a half million go to the Keys charter a boat and go fishing until the money ran out. This would piss Barry off, he says we can’t go fishing, fat chance!

Note: Mostly “catch and release.”

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, A herd of Congresscritter would be a fun sight. . . as long as they weren't able to enact anything. If you're going to brand them, let me recommend you use something very, very long as a brand. . . and maybe include some find print.

Tennessee Jed said...

Sadly, a million doesn't go all that far anymore. Fortunately, in real life there are not those pesky restrictions, but for sake of this argument, I would hire a consultant to help me game your system so I could save and invest it. If I must be required to splurge, however, I'll pick up a vintage Gibson Les Paul and a vintage Fender Strat, and a restored '67 Camaro. Probably upgrade the Stewart micro-perf Firehawk from a 16x7 aspect screento one of the new ultra widescreens along with a 1080p 2:35 aspect widescreen anamorphic lenses; or maybe just give it to a worthy charity.

ScottDS said...

I'd go back to college and pursue a Master's Degree, either in graphic design or library science.

I would also team up with my friend Mike to remake our short film script In the Nude. I haven't decided whether we'd do it as a short again (but with better production values) or actually expand it into a feature-length film. We'd bring in many of our classmates including Steve and Chris the Genius and we'd shoot it digitally on the Red One Camera.

I'd buy my parents new appliances... at least a new refrigerator. I'd buy myself the latest Mac laptop and a nice HDTV with 1080p resolution and a high contrast ratio.

And I'd have to get this.

Tennessee Jed said...

Scott - the Kubrick's Napoleon is really, really cool! I am anxiously awaiting a recereation of Waterloo done with state of the art modern digital effects to give it all the correct scale. I'd want you to direct, but you would have to cast the folks here in major roles.

ScottDS said...

Jed -

Thanks! I'm flattered! Cast the folks here, huh? :-)

If you like that Napoleon book, this book might be to your liking as well. There's a cheaper version which your local bookstore can probably order.

Andrew should write up a "top 25 historical events/novels/articles/etc. that you'd like to see made into movies" list.

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, It's on my list -- I've to a big list of top 25s. . . just need time, which is in short supply this week.


Jed, You would intentionally try to game out system? I'm hurt. Just kidding, rules seem to be made to be ignored around here.

CrisD said...

Okay, so I am assuming this is tax free (cause I am here at Commentarama)and so I am getting the whole million...
Pink Sportscar (and Tiara....)

AndrewPrice said...

CrisD, Commentarama would never hit you with a tax bill after giving you a million bucks! Liberal sites would, but we won't!

Of course, this will be a $19.99 shipping and handling charge on the check. . . but we think that's fair. ;-)

Joel Farnham said...

Buy land, build an apartment building. Rent it out, and live off of the money from the apartments.

wahsatchmo said...

Two words: tickle fights.

Addendum: with selected LPGA athletes after rounds at exclusive golf courses where they spot me 30 strokes.

Double Addendum: heh, strokes.

AndrewPrice said...

Tickle fights? Now that's splurging. Nicely done!

USArtguy said...

Well, with the half-million I'd have left after taxes, I'd blow it on Golden Age and Silver Age comic books.

DCAlleyKat said...

Hey TennJed...am proud owner of a vintage Les Paul AND a pre-CBS Fender Strat!!

Hmmmm, if I had a million dollars, ah to dream...perhaps more guitars?!

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