Monday, February 23, 2009

consolidating my assets

I’ve noticed over the last few months that the global economy is not quite as much as of a powerhouse as it once was. Billionaires are becoming millionaires, millionaires slipping down to thousandaires, and the thousandaires are examining trash for scraps of food. Surely we need to reexamine our lives and embark on a more frugal and sustainable way of life.

Food

In that spirit I’ve decided to consolidate and unclutter my life. For example, I needlessly eat three meals a day. I plan on rolling my breakfast into my lunch, and then rolling my lunch into my dinner. If times get a bit tougher, I can further consolidate by rolling my supper into the packet of ramen noodles that I stole from the 7-Eleven. Hopefully that’ll take me through next week.

Grooming

In today’s world of male models and outrageous masculine grooming standards, beards have become a costly but necessary accessory. As any modern professional knows, beard upkeep, including beard creams, dyes and specialized combs and pins, is ruinously expensive. Here’s a handy tip: moustaches, goatees and sideburns are extremely cheap. Combine all three for a handy facial assembly that looks just as good as anything Joaquin Phoenix is sporting.

Family Life

I have several wives scattered across the continent. First off, I now declare a moratorium on traveling to new cities, hanging around in convention centres and pretending to be a neurosurgeon. Secondly, I will take my various wives and glue them on top of each other, so that I am married to one, very tall, very angry person with a confusingly long name.

Marrying multiple women has also resulted in an untenable number of dependents. Since my many children are still growing, I won’t glue them together. I will, however, ask them to hide behind the furniture.

11 comments:

Schmutzie said...

Can I be the wife at the base of the wife pile? I want to be the one who gets to sit in the bath.

sweetsalty kate said...

This is weird but it has to be said. I am nursing a gigantic brain-crush on the both of you, rooted in the deep and meaningful foundation of your tweets and your spite for celebrities.

Dana said...

I misread your title as "consolidating my asses."

maarmie said...

You are definitely crazy - but in a good way. Yes, Schmutzie should get to be first wife.

Chris said...

You can still green up a bit. You have the potential for an improved carbon footprint with the tall angry wife. Perhaps you can also lash her with solar panels so that her increased surface area can be put to constructive use.

Schmutzie said...

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C.J. Koster said...

If you take all those wives, take all of their engagement rings and wedding rings and hawk 'em ... you're set.

And ramen? really? Dude, coming from the country that basically invented the ramen noodle ... no dice. Run.

dk said...

You could always sell the children ;)

ozma said...

You are totally getting this crisis all wrong. This one requires a concrete bunker and automatic weaponry. Plus, soup mix and a water purifier.

The automatic weapon is to ensure that the hordes don't try and steal your soup mix.

And please splurge on the soup! Go with Knorr or something. The MSG will just make you groggy.

Or you can just go for this:

http://reallyworried.blogspot.com/2008/07/costco-helps-you-prepare-for-worst.html

Ozma said...

Oops...I meant

http://reallyworried.blogspot.com/2008/07/costco-helps-you-prepare-for-worst.html

Cecilieaux said...

What's the use of eating? You'll only get hungry again.