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January 19, 2011 1:52 PM   Subscribe

Craig Rowin asked the internet for a million dollars, and apparently the internet is going to deliver. Now, the caveat is that the check for a million dollars will be handed to Craig during an improv show, so is it just a publicity stunt? Time will tell. Previously.
posted by taumeson (20 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I can only hope it's in Zimbabwe Dollars.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 1:57 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


600 after taxes, giving 20% of that away to 2 friends (noted in brief), probably paying for the event another 10% or more. That leaves him with perhaps 400k which isn't enough to retire or stop working, but a nest egg if he doesn't dwiddle it away on cars, vacations and bad investments not appreciating how difficult it is to actually earn that money to begin with.
posted by stbalbach at 2:05 PM on January 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm a dog

don't make me pay your improv comic!!!

posted by boo_radley at 2:15 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


600 after taxes, giving 20% of that away to 2 friends (noted in brief), probably paying for the event another 10% or more. That leaves him with perhaps 400k...

Yeah, what a dope!

What a rich, rich dope.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:19 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


stbalbach, an event at the UCB Theater doesn't cost $60,000. Not sure where that figure came from. In fact, it'll most likely cost him nothing - it's just a dingy little theater. He performs there all the time.
I'd be really surprised if this is a publicity stunt.
posted by hellbient at 2:33 PM on January 19, 2011


Atom Eyes: Yeah, what a dope!

What a rich, rich dope.


You forgot "instantly." As in "instantly rich dope."

Mister Fabulous: I can only hope it's in Zimbabwe Dollars.

The Zimbabwe Dollar is no more. And anyway, $1 Million Zimbabwe is nothing, they went up to the $100 Trillion note, which you can now find online for under $10 shipped (in US dollars, within USA - not linking to it, but you can even find them on Amazon).
posted by filthy light thief at 2:34 PM on January 19, 2011


not appreciating how difficult it is to actually earn that money to begin with

i'm guessing he probably worked harder to get it than most millionaires
posted by kakarott999 at 3:00 PM on January 19, 2011 [8 favorites]


Still holding out hope that it's a hoax.
posted by anarch at 3:10 PM on January 19, 2011


Fuck that.

I'll take a MILLION AND ONE dollars.

DIDJA HEAR THAT, INTERNET?!?!
posted by The ____ of Justice at 3:31 PM on January 19, 2011


he probably worked harder to get it than most millionaires

"Most millionaires" have somewhere around a million dollars in total net worth, statistically speaking (power law curve). If you think they got it that easily, well, I'm sure you will also be a millionaire soon if not already.
posted by stbalbach at 3:46 PM on January 19, 2011


Just in time for the complete devaluation of the currency.
posted by eegphalanges at 4:45 PM on January 19, 2011


Remember that spoiled rich girl who ran up bills shopping at Bloomie's and then went online and asked for money to pay it all off? This makes me want to track her down and send her a check. Just because she's so worthy by comparison.
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:45 PM on January 19, 2011


Ridiculously honest. I mean, he asks for a million dollars for nothing in return. Awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 5:28 PM on January 19, 2011


In the depths of his Evil Lair, Dr. Evil is thinking to himself: "Oh, snap!"
posted by briank at 6:06 PM on January 19, 2011


so is it just a publicity stunt?

uh, yeah...
posted by Jazz.bot at 6:58 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


he probably worked harder to get it than most millionaires

"Most millionaires" have somewhere around a million dollars in total net worth, statistically speaking (power law curve). If you think they got it that easily, well, I'm sure you will also be a millionaire soon if not already.


Maybe it was just me, but I read this as an allusion to "most millionaires" having probably earned their money via the hard work of being born... into the right family.
posted by polymath at 7:33 PM on January 19, 2011


The philanthropist in question isn't a certain Senior Mephistopheles is it?

Because I kind of hope it is.
posted by Skygazer at 7:49 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


"most millionaires" having probably earned their money via the hard work of being born... into the right family.

Meet the Millionaire Next Door. "About 80 percent of us are first-generation affluent."

ie. only about 20% of wealthy people inherited it, 80% earned it themselves (USA). Of course most people don't like to hear that, they like to think of their poverty as destiny so that they don't feel somehow personally responsible for not being wealthy. See Status Anxiety (YouTube).
posted by stbalbach at 7:53 AM on January 20, 2011


Well, what do I know? It was indeed a hoax, by Improv Everywhere it seems.
http://halphillips.tumblr.com/post/3082333198/charlietodd-kskill-on-three-occasions-1-2
posted by hellbient at 10:36 PM on February 2, 2011




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