Is Shaq broke?

Gold Bond w/ ShaqAs of today, Shaq is the joint owner of 155 Five Guys Burgers restaurants, 17 Auntie Annie’s Pretzels restaurants, 150 car washes, 40 24-hour fitness centers, a shopping center, a movie theater, and several Las Vegas nightclubs.

In addition to his business holdings, O’neal still earns $22 million per year (roughly $423,000 per week) from his endorsement deals with Arizona Creme soda, Icy Hot, Gold Bond, Buick, Zales, and at least a half dozen additional corporate sponsors. He is also a studio analyst for TNT.

I’ve questioned this many times as I see that Gold Bond commercial and his analyst role on TNT.

Why do people take 25 napkins from a napkin dispenser?

Tork_17CBSI was born with the idea that you only take what you need.  I’ve seen people take dozens of napkins and stuff them in their pockets.  It’s like they are taking them home to share with their entire family which must be huge.  This is why the bathrooms have those automatic motion sensors which slowly dispense one towel at a time.  No one wants to wave their hand in front of their head 25 times.

Is it important to run in place when stuck at a traffic light on a run?

Run in placeOnly if you want to look like a hobby jogger.  I really don’t know what people are thinking when they run in place at a traffic light.  There is a 30 second maximum that you’ll be standing still.  Do you honestly believe that running in place is going to keep you any fresher than if you just stood there?  I have to imagine I’m in the minority on this one but I feel it’s stupid.

Why does our society love horrible sequels?

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How have there been 7 Fast and the Furious mades?  3 Takens?  6 Rocky’s (and a 7th being produced)?  Fast and the Furious has made a billion dollars.  Hangover 2 was the same exact movie as Hangover 1 except in a different location.  If people didn’t shell out the money to see them, they wouldn’t exist.  I should note that this is coming from someone who saw Dumb and Dumberer in the theaters.

Why do we compare ourselves to our neighbors?

Keeping-up-with-the-Joneses_-Illustration-by-Allan-SandersA constant way to feel bad about yourself is finding someone who is “supposedly” better off and comparing yourself to them.  Living your life without paying attention to what is happening around you is almost impossible.  I see Gourlay following his dream of becoming a ball boy for a soccer team and I’m jealous.  How does he get to work so hard and get paid so little?  Just kidding, Gourlay.  Even so, I still stop a minute and think, “hell, this guy just packed up and is doing something he wants to do while I work day in and out on the same thing I’ve been doing the last 10 years.”  I haven’t even seen Asia let alone Africa.  I gotta get out of here.  To finish this thought it’s also universally acceptable to compare yourself to someone who makes more money than you and hate them for being successful.