Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

I am gang of one

- Sorry for no Ludic Log updates over the weekend. I got busy doing a major freelance gig towards the end of the week, and then spent the weekend working on job stuff. I'll get around to it, er, someday. Maybe. BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ALL LOVE IT SO MUCH.

- Speaking of the weekend, I got in a fistfight and committed myself to an insane asylum! Unless that wasn't me.

- I've been reading all these articles, blog posts, newspaper columns, and so on about the "imaginary economy" -- you know, the fact that something like a million dollars a day in real money gets spend on buying imaginary goods and services in World of Warcraft and Second Life and whatever the fuck those nerd jerkoffs are called. And they all talk about how some people have actually gotten really rich selling these wholly intangible items online, and how the government now thinks so much money is being spent thus that they're trying to come up with a tax structure for it, and the like. And every time I hear about that, I think, BOY IT SURE IS GOOD WE DON'T RAISE TAXES, HA HA! WE WOULDN'T WANT THE GOVERNMENT SPENDING OUR MONEY ON SOME BULLSHIT LIKE EDUCATION OR THE ENVIRONMENT OR HELPING POOR PEOPLE, WHEN WE CAN DO MORE IMPORTANT STUFF WITH IT OURSELVES LIKE BUY AN IMAGINARY SHIRT FOR OUR WORLD OF WARCRAFT GUY, OR PAY THE MORTGAGE ON THE IMAGINARY LAND WE BOUGHT TO BUILD A SEX CLUB IN SECOND LIFE! Seriously, man: I'm not in any way saying that the bullshit I spend my money (ha ha, what money? on is noble or useful or anything but a big geek stroke-off to keep my mind occupied until I die in a gutter, but 500 years from now, some future version of Charles Mackay is going to write an updated version of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, and the fact that we spent millions of dollars on imaginary real estate is going to get five whole chapters in the "America: What the Fuck Happened?" section.
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