SNAPCHAT, that dubious, unnecessary app of the "Selfie Generation" for recording those superfluous, redundant self-portraits that are so worth preserving that they self-delete in 24 hours, will have their IPO soon. The two Millennials responsible will become instant billionaires. Once again, some cynical little college twerps who live at home with their Mommies create a ridiculous template (see Facebook) for the mindless masses, and an advertising platform, aka their personal ATM.
Just because we can make something of dubious value doesn't mean we have to make it. Just because the masses crave bull excrement doesn't mean they should be obliged. Meanwhile, artists, writers, and musicians, the people who actually create something, have trouble getting by. And if the world absolutely cannot do without yet another template upon which to document their empty-headed existence, then why does it have to be so obscenely rewarded, while the above-mentioned artists, writers, and musicians starve? People should want culture outside of Pop Culture, outside of the frivolous and transitory, the vacuous and superficial. It's like we must get our shot of banality every few minutes. We've become addicted to stupidity, to lightweight entertainment, to mindless distractions, to facile arguments and sound bites, to the prurient and salacious, to the violent and manipulative, yet at the same time we are filled with this false sense of accomplishment, as if recording today's duck-face selfie is the pinnacle of human experience...
I HATE BILLIONAIRES*
1½ parts Hornitos Reposado Tequila
1 part Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
½ part St. Germain
½ part Grapefruit Hibiscus Cocktail Mixer (Morris Kitchen)
¼ part fresh-squeezed Lime juice
dash of Hella Bitters Ginger-Lemon bitters
Shake over ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh Tarragon and righteous indignation.
"I create nothing... I own."
—Gordon Gekko in Wall Street
It's never too early!
*I hate all billionaires. No one should have that much money. There should be a salary cap like they have in sports, like anything over ten million must be redistributed. This will put the brakes on the kind of rapacious, full-tilt greed we've been witnessing. That would be 990 million to be spread around from a single billionaire, which would go a long way! And if ya can't live on ten million then, you are some fucked-up greedy sumbitch who doesn't deserve to be in civilized society. Here endeth the lesson...
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