Ted Rall for June 15, 2000
In today's cartoon: an exclusive interview with one of the cartoonist's acquaintances. Thanks for agreeing to be in my cartoon. Hey, thanks for inviting me. My acquaintance isn't just any 17 year old... he's the founder, CFO, COO and CEO of myacquaintance.com, the $3.4 billion website! Actually, the biggest problem I have is finding good investments... heh. "I've always wanted to direct movies, fly a helicopter and make a platinum CD," my acquaintance says. And he has! Looks great, but we'll have to amend the constitution first. My acquaintance met his "angel", a 40 year old venture capitalist, through my wife's best friend's husband's business partner. Needless to say, I'm a child pornographer. Myacquaintance.com. Next thing you know, my acquaintance was the most famous person no one's ever heard of. Don't get me wrong: I love my Greek isles, but it gets a tad brisk during the winter. It's my acquaintance's world, if you can call it living in it. My acquaintance... he's here thanks to the miracle of nepotism! And who doesn't love that?!