Thursday, May 2, 2019
It Is Only Money
It Is Only Money
Apparently if you spend stupid money, other people think, “WOW, he can afford to waste money on stupid stuff!” Some people are impressed with stupid money.
I think it is stupid!
The most recent example of stupid money I have seen is an exercise bike. A Peleton stationary bike costs $2300. I guess that is not a LOT of stupid money, but it definitely is stupid money.
I remember when a stationary exercise bike cost about $80. Granted they were not particularly fancy. You increased pedal resistance to get a better workout by forcing a tennis ball against the wheel.
I’m pretty sure the Peleton has a more sophisticated resistance system. Then, resistance is just resistance, it should not be expensive. I’m sure Peleton has fancy controls and will estimate speed, fake miles ridden , and calories burnt…all that really important stuff…actually not really that important, certainly not worth an extra $2220, unless of course you have stupid money and are…stupid!
What I really find interesting about the Peleton is for only $40 a month you can go on-line and have a buff trainer yell at you.
Yes, while you pedal your ass off, you can have on screen a buff trainer telling you, “Come on, you can do it, one more mile…come on, I’ve got your back!”
Forty bucks a month to have someone yell at you while you sweat. That is the very definition of stupid money.
I have an offer for anyone wanting to throw away some stupid money. Throw it away in my direction.
For only $10 a month I will be on call to yell at you while you sweat. You call and you can watch me sitting on my fat ass with a glass of scotch and a fine cigar and I will yell at you between sips and puffs.
“Pedal you dweeb! Do you want to be a fat bastard like me? Come on, you can do it… (takes a sip and a puff) come on, I’ve got your back and it is way fat! You see what might happen if you don’t keep pedaling? Look at me! Now come on!”
Granted that seems stupid, but we are talking about stupid money.
Come to think of it, since it is stupid money, I’ll yell at you for $60 a month, after all, the stupider the money, the greater the status.