Poor People Photograph Rich People on Times Square Jumbotron

Illustration for article titled Poor People Photograph Rich People on Times Square Jumbotron

Today is Facebook IPO day, which means a select group rich people will become richer beyond our ability to comprehend wealth. Outside the NASDAQ money castle, the peasantry has lined up, cameras in hand. Look, son—billionaires!

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Inside, while Mark Zuckerberg grinned wider than the first time his face felt the touch of synthetic fleece, and cool NASDAQ songs like U2's "Beautiful Day" roared, a crowed of poor Facebook users collected outside on the dirty and dusty square. Some covered their mouths in amazement, some kissed loved ones—they'd remember this moment, when people who weren't them amassed a fantastic amount of cash in an instant through a financial process that they were completely barred from.

Illustration for article titled Poor People Photograph Rich People on Times Square Jumbotron

For if there's one single thing we vulgar Americans like more than Facebook itself, it's watching people who aren't us be rich.

Illustration for article titled Poor People Photograph Rich People on Times Square Jumbotron

This one, saddest man, took his iPad to the skies to get a better look. He's not a billionaire either, nor will he ever be a billionaire.

[Brian Stelter's Instagram]

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DISCUSSION

AgentRockstar
AgentRockstar

I tried to get a petition going, to have at least a billion people close down their facebook profiles today.

I failed.

But I hope above all hopes, that he uses all this money for something positive...

All these billionaires should bring back manufacturing to the US, but start with the education system. The fact that China can yield so much talent so quickly versus our capabilities accounts for something.

Create some schools where you send your kid and they bombard them with all kinds of knowledge and give them access to anything and everything so that they can quickly cull them into the appropriate career path.

For the rest of the generic population, bring back more factories and let's stop importing everything from china.