Recently, I found myself amused by events in my hometown, during which a not-for-profit group bought AN ENTIRE HOUSE for the sole purpose of trolling the city’s resident hate group.  While I’m uncertain whether said group will actually care, I have to respect the chutzpah of whomever chose to make that statement.  Were I rich myself, I could see myself dedicating a portion of my treasure to annoying in creative ways those who offend me (after bankrolling a certain pop-culture website, of course.)  Of course, once that’s budgeted, I’d also get a Ferrari and an ugly shirt and re-enact episodes of ‘Magnum: PI’ with an all-ferret cast…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks we should ask for *more* than a million dollars.  After all, million dollars isn’t exactly a lot of money these days. Virtucon alone makes over 9 billion dollars a year, asking:  What would you choose to do as a full-time “job” if you had unlimited funds?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

19 Comments

  1. I’m not old enough to settle into one thing. I’d have to dabble.

    Top of my list though: finally devote some time to learning how to program in Java, and make fan mods for Minecraft.

    Else: podcasting, writing adventure modules for D&D 3.5, creating several different CCGs I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while.

  2. I would set up and manage a dedicated Vancouver baduk club / academy and work towards organizing a Canadian professional system by hiring Korean and Chinese pros to promote the game here. I love that game. I was happy to hear Lee Sedol is moving to North America to promote the game internationally.

    Oh, and I would start up a meadery. Honey wine is best wine.I just bottled my latest 11L batch.

  3. Actually, I probably wasn’t thinking big enough. If I had unlimited funds, I’d fund a private Space Program to go to all the planets in the solar system, plus Pluto, and some asteroids. And unlimited funds, right? A Space Ark program to go to Alpha Centauri.

    And a Space Elevator on every planet (including Earth if physically possible, which I will discover by funding carbon nanotube research).

    And I would buy solar panels and wind turbines for every person in China, Brazil, India, and Russia. Which ought to solve global warming you’re welcome.

  4. I wouldn’t mind backing Major Spoilers with that kind of money, but then I would draw comic books and force the writers to praise my work above all others. That would be fun.

  5. 1. Become a full-time Transformers historian.
    2. Hire Scott Shaw! to make Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew the dominant comic presence on the market.

  6. If I had unlimited funds, I’d start up a production company similar to The Asylum to create parody mockbusters.

    I would also try to secure rights to create unofficial stories set in established universes similar to the movies that spun out of Doctor Who characters (the Auton films, “Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans”, etc.).

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