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if you drive around in enough circles, you end up in the same place

2012-08-06 - 10:21 p.m.

People are desperate for stupid stunts to do to get famous. Seems like they're running out of stupid. All the stupid has been done. I just read one book by a kid who decided that his stupid stunt to get famous would be to drive around to the 48 states in 48 days. He made it a little more stupid by not really having a car, so first he had his Dad's work car and then he had their old junker, which promptly broke down, so then he had a rental, and then the junker back so it could break down again.

A perfect example of young people pointlessly traveling around to no purpose. Of course, middle-aged people do it too. The flyertalkers collecting trips to Mauritius and Tahiti spring to mind. "So what do you do there?" someone finally broke down and asked. (Not me, as I already guessed that the answer would be exactly what it was. "It's really expensive.")

Now you may think that it's just as stupid to travel the world to see the Madagascar Serpent-Eagle and the Peachfronted Parakeet as it is to travel the world to impress idiots and maybe get famous. However, you would be wrong.

One of the guys I follow, he truly makes me sad. He has the churn down to a science and earns millions of points in a year. And to do what? Drink champagne and play golf. Can't you do that just as well or better in the United States? Give me those millions, and I'd do something with it.

For that matter, give me an old junk heap and I'd do better than say, "Well, I discovered America, and it kinda sucks, so I'm heading back to Los Angeles, which I hated it too, but not as much as I hate Billings, Montana." Which is the actual ending of the book I just read. Yikes!

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