The Sun Also Rises – The Default Hoax

24 July 2011

Wow, they are really going to do it.

But first things first: How is the “Whose Life is Cooler Now, Kim?” Contest going?

Let’s see….. OMG! Since last time we checked, Rupert’s Following grew by 8% (+10 to 69), while — Poor Kim! — continued to slog along at 1% (+91,914 to 8,433,993)

Now, full disclosure, I have this mathemetician friend of mine who told me “Rupert, it’s not the pace of growth that matters, is the Follower Gap (FG) that exists between you and Kim.” ‘Yeah, Smart Guy, so how big is the Follower Gap?’ “Uh, ever been to the Grand Canyon?”

So my friend has promised to develop an algorithm that, per him, will tell us how I’m really doing, and when, if current trends continue, I will overtake Her Followness. An algorithm, for those unfamiliar with the etymology of the term, comes from joining the Spanish for “Some” and the Hip Hop for “rhythm”, and is the drug-of-choice of people who spend all their time in front of a computer screen dreaming of becoming a future Hedge Fund Managers instead of going Clubbin’ and Dancin’ like me and Kim.

Back to Boehner and his Merry Band. It stands to reason that if you think Global Warming is a hoax, and you think Sadaam had weaponsuhmassdestrucshun and Al Queda was in Iraq before we invaded, then you think that the U.S. defaulting on its national debt will be No Big Deal. I guess, like it or not, we are going to find out. As for we blasphemers who do believe in things like evolution and financial gravity, one thing I think we can all agree on: If this happens, the sun will set on the American Era.

Oh, hey, tomorrow’s my birthday!

Rupert Scofield


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