Friday, December 05, 2008

MOMMY.......WHAT'S A MILLION?

IT WASN’T VERY LONG AGO WHEN A MILLION WAS THE GOLD STANDARD.
A MILLION MEANT A LOT.
A RICH GUY WAS A ‘MILLIONAIRE”!
MARYLYN MONROE STARRED IN A MOVIE ABOUT HOW TO MARRY ONE.

WE’D BACK UP OUR CONFIDENCE BY SAYING,
“YOU WANNA BET A MILLION DOLLARS?”

THERE WERE EVEN SONGS ABOUT A MILLION.
A MILLION STARS IN THE SKY
A MILLION TO ONE
AND, THE FAMOUS SONG ABOUT MOTHER, WHICH STARTED OUT WITH:
M IS FOR THE MILLION THINGS SHE GAVE ME

THERE WAS A TV SHOW CALLED "THE MILLIONAIRE"

WASHINGTON HAD ITS MILLION-MAN MARCH.

A MILLION WAS BIG.

NO MORE.
ALMOST OVERNIGHT, THE ‘B’ WORD HAS TAKEN OVER.

13 comments:

ben's friend said...

Of course you remember the quiz show, "The Sixty Four Thousand Dollar Question." That was considered a huge amount of money. At that time my father was probably making about $7,000 per annum, a respectable middle class salary. Not too long ago if someone made a "six figure salary," he was a hot shot. Ah! the good old days.

quicksand said...

BEN
THE AMAZING THING IS THAT THE 'GOOD OLD DAYS' AREN'T ALL THAT OLD.
IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY WHEN THE GOVERNMENT SPOKE IN MILLIONS.
MILLIONS HAVE BECOME THE NEW PENNIES.
NOW IT'S ONLY BILLIONS.

Purple Haze said...

Dear Dr. Bruce,

Forget about the "B" word!!! Think bigger. Without oversights or regulation the last eight years under Bush have been going from trillion to quadrillion and then quintillion.

As Bush himself once allegedly said when asked what he thought about two Brazilian soldiers killed in Iraq, "Is that more than a gazillion?"

Hopefully, with re-regulation and oversights in place, we can rebuild our economy back to the "BOOM" it was when the last democrat was president. Let's hear it for President bring it back Barack oBOOMa!!

quicksand said...

SENOR HAZE,

I'M RUNNING OUT OF DIGITS!

I DON'T LONG FOR A BOOM...A BOOMLET WOULD DO NICELY.

AND, YES...I'M ACTUALLY STARTING TO HEAR THE 'T' WORD BEING WHISPERED ABOUT.

THOUGHT:

1 MILLION SECONDS= ABOUT 14 DAYS
1 BILLION SECONDS = ABOUT 32 YEARS
1 TRILLION SECONDS = 32,000 YEARS

ben's friend said...

Didn't win the lottery last night. Had I done so, one half would have immediately been deducted for the privilege of "up front" payment. After that I would have probably lost close to half to taxes. With your theory of seconds, had I started spending a dollar a second (admittedly extravagant)that sum would have lasted about 9 days. Hardly worth playing the damned game!I'd rather wait for a government bail out.

quicksand said...

COMRADE OF BEN

I SUGGEST YOU POSTPONE WINNING THE LOTTERY FOR ANOTHER 5 YEARS.

ben's friend said...

Quicksand,
Can't wait for five years. I need the government bail out immediately. How else can I pay my billion dollar electric bill and my cheaper million dollar phone bill?

quicksand said...

MILLION $ PHONE BILL?

HOW MANY MINUTES IN YOUR CALLING PLAN?

Purple Haze said...

Dr. Quick

But how long is a sextillion seconds? 32,000 years only seems like a long time-like the Bush Presidency. When is this lame duck gonna stop mucking things up?

quicksand said...

BUSH? BUSH WHO?

petitepoule said...

is this b word that you refer to "breakfast?" because if so, I don't understand its relevance to this post's thesis. I've been scratching my head for days.

quicksand said...

MY DEAR MS POULE,

THE B-WORD IN QUESTION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BREAKFAST OR, FOR THAT MATTER, BRUNCH.

AS FOR THE HEAD-SCRATCHING ISSUE YOU'VE BEEN DEALING WITH...IT'S LIKELY JUST A MINOR AND TEMPORARY SKIN CONDITION.

BE MINDFULL HOWEVER. I AM NOT A LICE-NSED MEDICAL DOCTOR.

mountainpalm said...

So now M means........practically
nothing.
B is the new Million.

The next is F..........
that's for........... fugetaboutit!