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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for July 20, 2015
You have been a good student, young one. But now... A test. Snatch this coin from my hand. Just a second. Let me make a phone call. 30 seconds later... Okay. I'm having a counterfeiter print trillions of duplicate coins, which will be given at random to people around the country. The more time passes, the more people will realize what has happened, and the less that coin will be worth. But... All our money is in coins like this. Tell you what: I'll give you this nice stable American dollar in exchange for that rapidly deflating piece of metal in your hand. It was supposed to be a test of your spiritual oneness expressed via bodily perfection. Actually, gimmie your hat too. And those shoes.
Free Enterprise in Action. Nothing wrong with that, in the Business view. Is there any great idea or work of art or famous person that has not been misunderstood, trivialized, or purposely dumbed-down for entertainment and profit? The ultimate cynical parody might by “Death for Dummies.” Just playing philosophical Wiffle Ball here, don’t get excited.