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Here's a cheerful headline: HURRICANE KATRINA SURVIVOR WINS $97m IN LOTTERY.

Except, of course, when you read the article, it turns out that the guy is a white Hurricane Katrina survivor. A rich white Hurricane Katrina survivor, who owns a construction company in the suburbs. And while he did lose his house to the storm -- in fact, he lost two houses to the storm -- it was not that big a deal, because he owned three houses. Oh, and also, this was the second time he'd won the lottery.

Reacting to the news, several thousand black people who became homeless after the disaster said, "Oh, fuckin' COME ON, already."

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rxrfrx
May. 9th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
really?
Ah well, I was gonna be happy for him since he won the lottery, but then I found out he was WHITE! noes
ludickid
May. 9th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
Re: really?
OMG you are right! I am being a reverse racialist! Instead of being sarcastic I should be happy that amid such misery and squalor and depression, rich white guys can somehow still become even more richerer.
rxrfrx
May. 9th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
Re: really?
Man, you suck sometimes.
ludickid
May. 9th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
Re: really?
Frequently.
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ludickid
May. 9th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
That story is getting tons of play here in south Texas. To hear the local FOX news tell it, it's like the kids killed the guy themselves, by beating him to death with a baby.
lester22
May. 9th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, imagine my surprise when that headline popped up on my news aggregator while I was smoking weed last night. Those two jerks give potheads everywhere a bad name. Even the homeless, grubby, neo-hippie potheads hanging out on Haight St., trying to recapture the 1960s.
archaica
May. 9th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is rich.
ludickid
May. 9th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
Not as rich as that guy!
archaica
May. 9th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
waaah-waaaaaaah.
ludickid
May. 9th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
(comedy trombone)
anne_jumps
May. 9th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
this was the second time he'd won the lottery

Man, fuck that guy.
ludickid
May. 9th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
He's planning on retiring with the money. He's 72.

GOOD FOR HIM
anne_jumps
May. 9th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
It just gets worse the more I hear!
oilyrags
May. 9th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Wait a second - is this guy John McCain?
oilyrags
May. 9th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Why do rich people play the lottery anyway? The only times I've ever done it were when I was desperately poor and struggling for any shred of hope.
bghsmith
May. 9th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Seriously?
I'm not even greedy about it! I'd be happy with $100,000! That's would be enough to take care of whatever finacial woes I may have.

I don't even need to win the multi-million dollar jackpot for fuckssakes!
vito_excalibur
May. 9th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
This is exactly the sort of thing that makes it so comforting to be an atheist!
janehex
May. 9th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel any better, most people who win the lottery actually end up miserable as a result. Turns out you actually can't buy happiness!

As someone once said, "mo' money, mo' problems."
oilyrags
May. 9th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
> Turns out you actually can't buy happiness!

I'm sure this is true. However, being broke as a joke has never been my idea of a good time.

> As someone once said, "mo' money, mo' problems."

And yet so few people with tons of money just decide to ditch all of it to get rid of their problems. Hard to figure, isn't it.
janehex
May. 9th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
As I said, lots of lottery winners end up more miserable than they were before they won, families and relationships are destroyed, they spend their winnings on stupid shit, mismanage everything, and many even say later that they wish they hadn't won at all. It's kind of a curse to win the lottery.
feisty_robot
May. 9th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
Like my enormous penis, that is a curse I would gladly live with!
lauri8
May. 10th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, they do tend to cling to that troublesome money, don't they? And as it turns out, "most people who win the lottery" don't end up broke and miserable, either.

Hey, look what I found! Actual research!

(Hi from South Austin, by the way)
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