In These Times of Me First Financing

The National Anthem of Income Equality, from ADHD U.

Tycoon For Poon

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Being tycoon wealthy means that you can do things that regular wealthy people can’t. Like buy porn stars. Some enterprising Chinese billionaire recently locked-in former 22-year old Japanese Porn Star Rola Misaki to an exclusive 15-year, $8 million contract to be his “personal assistant.” While we’re sure that one of her duties is to serve up the booty, the real power move is this guy taking a porn star away from the public in the prime of her career. Her fans—now just sad boys with nothing more than this $24.99 Rola Misaki Love Lotion on Amazon—are not very happy: “She’s one of the best, a natural. I can’t believe she’s gone off with this man.” He’s not just a man though, monitor tan. He’s a Tycoon.

Tulips, Real Estate, and Pets.com

All about economic bubbles.

Bunny Money

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For Playboy Enterprises Initial Public Offering on November 3rd, 1971 Hugh Hefner chose to bless his paper certificates with the image a naked Miss February 1971, 21-year old Dutch-Canadian centerfold Willy Rey. After some prudes on Wall Street protested Playboy’s bare-breasted lady, a chunk of hair was added to make the stock more demure.

Full comparison, below.

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Coca Up, Carcinogens Down

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As Colombia readies to suspend its U.S.-led, carcinogen spreading aerial coca eradication program—aka “The War on Drugs”—a conveniently-timed document has been leaked reporting that more land is now being used to cultivate the cash crop with “production based on average crop yields estimated to increase 32 percent to 245 metric tons.” of pure Colombian marching powder.

The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle

The More You Know…

Get Roasted

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An interesting fact concerning the desert state that is California, each Almond grown requires one gallon of water.

The Worst Place on Earth

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The toxic lake at Baotou, Inner Mongolia. Home to the waste from one of the world’s largest suppliers of “rare earth” minerals.

There’s Money in Them Memes

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Copyrighting trollface

700 shekels

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The price Gaza City resident Rabie Darduna was ‘tricked’ into accepting for the door that Banksy painted in the ruins of what used to be his house. It’s about $175 US.

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De La Crowdfund

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For the first time in eleven years, De La Soul is recording a studio album. And being the independent artists that they are, De La is turning the people into the record label.

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“Who would have known that sex would lead to losing money?”

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How Slim Thug slept with his real estate agent and ended up in foreclosure.

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