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My Pathetic Weblog, Rarely updated since 1995. :: Tommy
Wed, 16 Feb 2005 :: More proof people don't know what to do with money.
This painting of dogs playing poker just sold at auction for over five hundred thousand dollars. I really can't tell you if that's good or bad. I just know if I ever had that kind of cash, I wouldn't spend it on a painting, and I certainly wouldn't spend it on a painting of dogs playing poker.
I might spend it on a soccer team though. Seems Servette of Switzerland are the latest famous club to go bankrupt. From their humble origins of being named after a napkin, Servette rose to become one of the dominant Swiss clubs. And while that may mean they'd get their asses handed to them by a pickup team from Brooklyn, it's a big deal to the Swiss.
Now they've been forced to drop to the third division (where they actually will play against pickup teams in a city park), and their owners say they'll recharter the club as an amateur side.
Money and football... I hope the owners of all the 'big' clubs sleep well tonight. They probably will, cause they have big piles of cash to sleep on.
If you don't have big piles of money, and you have a penchant for technology, check out O'Reilly computer publishing's new magazine called Make. It says it's full of "hardware hacks", which means it teaches you to take apart old mechanical crap and stick it back together to make something cool and bizarre.
The first issue shows you how to make a kite-borne camera, and how to build a desktop liner accelerator. Release your inner McGyver.
Or you can just read their entertaining blog and save your money.
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