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What Would You Do With A Million Bajillion Dollars

DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
edited April 2010 in Social Entropy++
Some dude just won an obscene amount of money
Shaw said he needed a few days to decide whether he will keep his minimum-wage job at the store where he has worked for just three weeks. He also plans to seek advice "from people who know about money" about whether to take the jackpot in 30 payments over 29 years or the lump-sum amount of $124,875,122.

That's a lot of cash money! Seems like a nice enough guy, good for him. But it got me thinking- what the fuck would I do with that amount of money? Where do you even start?

So after doing the 'practical' and 'responsible' shit like paying off your bills and helping out friends/family, giving to charity or whatever, what crazy outlandish shit would you do with that money?

Me, I've got five words for you: Private shuttle. to the moon

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'd be rich.

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I used to be of the opinion that I would keep working, but after the last year where my company sacked a bunch of people and expected me to pick up their work, I figure I could do well to keep myself busy in other ways. Like use the money to open my own artists studio.

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  • OmegaTofuNinjaOmegaTofuNinja Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    two girls, man

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i would say i would keep working

    but at the same time, people need jobs, so if i didn't why should i have one

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I would invest it in burrito stock

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  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited April 2010
    I would buy a solid gold fiddle, and a smaller, silver fiddle.

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i'd buy larlar's fiddles

  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i don't understand why anyone takes the lump sum

  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited April 2010
    i don't understand why anyone takes the lump sum

    sometimes you need a hundred million dollars by next tuesday, man

    don't tell me you've never been there

  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    probably buy a space shuttle

    made of golden diamonds

  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    Keith wrote: »
    I'd be rich.

    Good show, old bean.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i don't understand why anyone takes the lump sum

    because a hundred million dollars is still waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more money than you would ever need and some of us don't live long term

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    make 2 borat sequels + a borat series

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  • DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I would buy someones soul. And then use it as the stakes in a fiddling contest with Crwth, in exchange for the golden fiddle he bought from Larlar.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i would give a LOT to charity

    a

    LOT

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Wait? The lump sum is like half the amount? Yikes. I mean sure the tax man will take a cut, but still. Ouch. Of course, $124 million is nothing to sneeze at.

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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    yeah id probably toss like 10 mil childs plays way

    there is no way id be able to spend that much money

  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i don't understand why anyone takes the lump sum

    Tiny payments that they are afraid they won't receive all of?

  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Keith wrote: »
    i don't understand why anyone takes the lump sum

    because a hundred million dollars is still waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more money than you would ever need and some of us don't live long term

    yeah but they're clearly all terrible at managing money seeing as they play the lottery

    why not just get a couple million dollars magically every year? that just seems so much more appealing.

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    seriously i wouldn't even know what to do with like

    ONE million

    i can't imagine getting such a ridiculous amount of cash

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Keith wrote: »
    i don't understand why anyone takes the lump sum

    because a hundred million dollars is still waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more money than you would ever need and some of us don't live long term

    yeah but they're clearly all terrible at managing money seeing as they play the lottery

    why not just get a couple million dollars magically every year? that just seems so much more appealing.

    because the more money you have the more you're likely to overdose on some sweet cocaine next week

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  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    i would give a LOT to charity

    a

    LOT

    Yes you would since you would have to pay taxes on it.

  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'd do what Kieth said.

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    a) make sure there is a Brutal Legend sequel
    b) hookers
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  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Seriously though, Lawyer, Accountant and then start looking for businesses to invest in, gotta make that money grow.


    edit: And then use a portion of that growth to form a grant that will help drop outs who have figured out what they want to do for a living but they need to finish portions of their education.

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Seg wrote: »
    Raneados wrote: »
    i would give a LOT to charity

    a

    LOT

    Yes you would since you would have to pay taxes on it.

    I'm talking like 90% of it

    if I won like 200 million dollars I would seriously give the vast majority of it away

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  • DJ Cam CamDJ Cam Cam Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I would move away from all the people that will come spawning out of the sewers claiming they are part of my family and knew me at some point.

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2010
    make 2 borat sequels + a borat series

    also a bruno novelisation

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  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'd become a woman.

    Then go back to being a man after a month.

    Then try out being a snake

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  • gazamcgazamc Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    i would buy an island

  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Gyral wrote: »
    I used to be of the opinion that I would keep working, but after the last year where my company sacked a bunch of people and expected me to pick up their work, I figure I could do well to keep myself busy in other ways. Like use the money to open my own artists studio.

    Yeah, I honestly don't know if I would give up working if I had the means to. I get antsy when I have nothing to do, I'd probably end up recreating Neverland Ranch out of sheer boredom

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Seg wrote: »
    Seriously though, Lawyer, Accountant and then start looking for businesses to invest in, gotta make that money grow.

    this guy won 258 MILLION dollars

    if you want more money than that then you'll never be happy

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    crwth wrote: »
    i'd fiddles larlar's buy /QUOTE]

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • ShakesbeardShakesbeard Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    Seg wrote: »
    Seriously though, Lawyer, Accountant and then start looking for businesses to invest in, gotta make that money grow.

    this guy won 258 MILLION dollars

    if you want more money than that then you'll never be happy

    but proper investment means you can look at the long term, set up your kids, their kids, etc

  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    Seg wrote: »
    Seriously though, Lawyer, Accountant and then start looking for businesses to invest in, gotta make that money grow.

    this guy won 258 MILLION dollars

    if you want more money than that then you'll never be happy

    but proper investment means you can look at the long term, set up your kids, their kids, etc

    Fuck kids.

    Gonna make so many clones for myself so I'll be ready like Palpatine.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I would see how much money I'd need to pay the state government to keep from plastering my name and face everywhere and ruining any semblance of a social life I might have.

  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    i imagine id put myself through university and become a P. Eng and then start up my own aerospace firm

    that would own

  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    Seg wrote: »
    Seriously though, Lawyer, Accountant and then start looking for businesses to invest in, gotta make that money grow.

    this guy won 258 MILLION dollars

    if you want more money than that then you'll never be happy

    but proper investment means you can look at the long term, set up your kids, their kids, etc

    I edited to add that I would use some of that growth to fund educational grants.

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I'd fill a room with money and swim in it like Scrooge McDuck.

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    Seg wrote: »
    Seriously though, Lawyer, Accountant and then start looking for businesses to invest in, gotta make that money grow.

    this guy won 258 MILLION dollars

    if you want more money than that then you'll never be happy

    but proper investment means you can look at the long term, set up your kids, their kids, etc

    I don't think you grasp just how much money 258 million dollars

    Put it in the effing BANK and you and like 10 generations wouldn't have to work ever again

    never mind something with a decent yield

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