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SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-03-03

So this tells the 1% everything it wants to believe is true about how they got rich (hard work, laugh along with the arrogant prick, folks) and tries to tell the 99% that not getting any vacation and working their asses off will make them rich.

This is the kind of shit they should show the aristocracy right before letting the guillotine blades drop.

Cena_mark - 2014-03-04

I'd like to see a more realistic version of the American who works his ass off and never gets vacation. The one with two or three low paying jobs.

EvilHomer - 2014-03-04

You know, if you guys really wanted to fix this, you could all embrace Dogecoins. Best case scenario, the 1%'s outdated fiat money would be meaningless, and they would no longer be able to cheat their way to the top by printing new money for themselves or inflating their way out of debt.

Worst case scenario, the economy would crash as every one of us who bought into Dogecoins goes broke, knocking the base out of the pyramid and causing a ripple effect that brings the bastards down with us. Trickle-up economics. Either way works.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-03-04

Yeah, EH, and that solves tax loopholes, unregulated "investments," the stock market being gamed by hyper-fast investment algorithms, offshore accounts, buying laws, and the slew of other things the rich do to screw everyone else over.

What do they measure the value of cryptocurrencies in, again? Oh, right. Dollars. I'd almost forgotten.

exy - 2014-03-04

Get with it. dogecoin is dead. evilcoin is wiping them off the map.

EvilHomer - 2014-03-04

Progress is progress, Steam. A solution needn't fix every single problem within a given system, in order for it to be a better solution than the one we have now. You wouldn't say that clean energy is ridiculous on the grounds that clean energy won't elimiate all forms of industrial pollution, or that affordable healthcare is a fool's errand because making healthcare affordable won't cure cancer, would you?

And I don't see the significance of your last statement. Yes, cryptocurrencies are measured in dollars right now. They can also be measured in Euros, or yen, or renminbi, and dollars can be measured in Bitcoins or Doges, if you're so inclined. One form of currency can be exchanged for another; this is a basic principle common to all currency, not a condemnation of it.

In fact, I'd take this line of reasoning one step further and say, YES! Cryptocurrencies CAN be measured in dollars! This is a good thing, this is a healthy thing, this proves irrefutably that our infant cryptocurrencies do indeed have a measurable value in the marketplace; they are, in fact, currency!

At any rate, regardless of how skeptical you may presently be about the historically inevitable future of money (and you'll come around, I'm sure), the fact remains that doing away with fiat currency would be a serious blow to the power of the 1%, akin to removing their capacity to make bombs. *If* you are the sort of person who's genuinely concerned about the aristocracy, and are interested in sensible, real-world steps that can be taken to encourage "liberté et egalité" (you do seem to be), then you owe it yourself to at least give my proposal serious consideration.

Oscar Wildcat - 2014-03-04

Homer: when we run out of Bitcoins, we'll just choose another defining set of equations to calculate and call it something else, "CartoonHorseVaginaCoin" in your honour, let us say. It's already happening now, and we haven't even run out.

Sounds awfully fiat to me, honey.

PegLegPete - 2014-03-04

"You wouldn't say that clean energy is ridiculous on the grounds that clean energy won't elimiate all forms of industrial pollution..."

No, and I'm sure none of us would say Dodgecoins would solve all of our currency, economic or central banking problems either.

Sometimes "solutions" create ever more complex problems - especially when they're highly technical. What happens when the power goes out? We are dependent on digital ledgers (thankfully decentralized) to keep track of cryptocurrency (CC) transactions - it would have to be even more decentralized. CC, to my knowledge, also has to be "mined" using computers. We'd also have to do major electrical and communication grid upgrades to make it viable as a primary currency and there'd still have to be physical currency, which I suppose could ideally be 3d printed if we want to think that far into the future.

Most pointedly though: banking and governments would obviously have to drastically change. They'll probably just incorporate it into our current system and legally castrate it like they do with everything.

I'm all for an anarchist future with my VR goggles and internets but what's more likely is that local/regional currencies will pop up - being only limited by people who'll accept it and a nice printing machine; not computers, the internet and technicians.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-03-04

EH, nice extremist example. Let me look at it another way.

Printing money is how the rich screw everyone? Hmmm... There must not be a way to do that with any other thing, like a commodity. Like, say, precious metals.

If your pretend e-money was the new coin of the realm, it would still be fucked with and the majority population would receive the fucking, just as it ever was, just like with ANY currency or commodity. It solves nothing, other than perhaps the problem of which oligarch caused the collapse, which I suppose lets us execute them all, right?

HarrietTubmanPI - 2014-03-04

So wait, in america I only get 2 weeks off and if I'm lucky I get a shitty Cadillac. In Europe, I get a month off and if I'm lucky I get to drive a BMW, or a Porsche, or a Lotus, or an Audi, or an Aston Martin, etc. You're not selling me on much.

Cena_mark - 2014-03-04

They enjoy life more and still manage to make better cars.

Adham Nu'man - 2014-03-04

In Europe people work three hours a day and sit around drinking cappuccinos and eating croissants and enjoying life but we have to work real hard day in and day out or else the minorities will take over.

oddeye - 2014-03-04

Yeah fuck those other countries with their universal healthcare and freedom from religion.

Baron_Von_Bad_Beaver - 2014-03-05

If it was ten years ago, I would agree on the whole Caddys as shit cars compared to an Audi or BMW, but the newer Cadillacs, like the CTS-V or the ATS are pretty fucking boss.

The CTS-V has a goddamned station wagon version, a fucking station wagon that has 580 hp through a de-tuned Corvette ZR1 engine, it's the kind of car I dream about, and it can outperform almost any other car of it's type. Also, sporty station wagons are like the manly cars in Europe, too, I heard.

The ELR, the car in the commercial, is a luxury hybrid electric based on the Chevy Volt which is also a cool car in it's own right.

So, that's all cool and all, but the ad is so awfully nationalistic that I start to feel embarrassed, but man that car looks cool.

5 for evil ad that makes me boner and not boner at the same time.

wtf japan - 2014-03-04

He's playing his character from Justified!

jreid - 2014-03-04

Also he's Canadian.

Binro the Heretic - 2014-03-04

Now they're just openly mocking us.

Old_Zircon - 2014-03-04

Do yourself a favor and don't read the comments.

No, definitely read the comments.

urbanelf - 2014-03-04

Why does he button 2 buttons on his 3 button jacket?

The God of Biscuits - 2014-03-04

That is a 2-button jacket, you prole.

Old_Zircon - 2014-03-04

Also you are always supposed to leave the bottom button unbuttoned on a three button suit jacket.

If you don't believe me, believe Yahoo Answers because it's right about everything.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090511140601AAjZ 0Sb

takewithfood - 2014-03-04

I sincerely thought this was parody until about 5 seconds after it ended. His little half-turn at 0:35 was so reminiscent of Comedian Entertainer Daniel Songer that I burst out laughing.

The Mothership - 2014-03-04

Cars are more important than your wife and children.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-03-04

Also, Science is boring. Arrogance is truth. Questioning society is wrong. Actual statistics about other countries are to be ignored.

exy - 2014-03-04

It's cool, the wife and kids are totally behind their dad on this one. It's fucking America, in case you weren't paying attention.

exy - 2014-03-04

"a nation of 'believers'"

"we're the only ones going back up there"

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-03-04

"Apart from India and China so far..."

Binro the Heretic - 2014-03-04

I guess the line that really got to me was "You make your own luck."

I would like to know how a child born to a poor family living in a slum "made their own luck."

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-03-04

They'd tell you by not being lazy. Then they'd point to someone who grew up disadvantaged and managed to become a gazillionaire.

They'd leave out all the social programs they'd taken advantage of, any obvious turns of good fortune, as well as the statistical unlikelihood of anyone else from that background having such a stratospheric rise given the same conditions. In other words, they'd be about as honest as an ad for the Lottery.

Nikon - 2014-03-04

Mandatory forced sterilization for everyone in the ad or everyone who made the ad.

Cena_mark - 2014-03-04

And for anyone who would pay ,000 for a Cadillac.

prang - 2014-03-04

White people.

infinite zest - 2014-03-04

A drug dealer worked hard to get his cadillac possessed and bought by me at a police auction for 1,500 dollars, but I didn't work very hard to flip it a few years later for 4.

Old People - 2014-03-04

I kinda liked it. I mean, we went to the moon and all...

TheOtherCapnS - 2014-03-04

So... we don't do it for the stuff, but yes we do, so buy our stuff?

You are ready, to be taught The New Way.

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2014-03-04

No, we stopped going to the moon because we thought it was more important to spend money blowing up poor Vietnamese people than to continue to fund the Apollo program.

VaultDweller13 - 2014-03-04

Protestant working ethics does not sell anymore with the last two generations. I see, they lose their cultural hegemony. Does not mean they loosen their iron grip on your life though. They still run the congress , military, prison and agro industrial complex.

oswaldtheluckyrabbit - 2014-03-04

Neal McDonough, why?!??!

SolRo - 2014-03-04


TheOtherCapnS - 2014-03-04

I like to think this is supposed to be his character from 'Justified'

Senator_Unger - 2014-03-04

When China gets to the moon, are they going to steal our car? I mean, we left the keys in it and everything, for Christ's sake!

Jet Bin Fever - 2014-03-06

Well, it wasn't like I would ever buy one of their ugly ass cars anyway.

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