Monday, February 19, 2007
When I Win the Lottery
Well I lost an eye in Mexico
Lost two teeth where I
People see me comin' and they move to
the other side of the road
I robbed a liquor store to make
myself at home a few times
Borrowed myself a car when I
I got me a shack at the bottom of the road
Fixin' cars and givin' tows
my money on the lottery
When I win the lottery gonna buy
all girls on my block
A color TV and a bottle of French
When I win the lottery gonna donate half my money
to the city
So they have to name a street or a school or a
park after me
When I win the lottery
-"When I Win the Lottery," Camper Van Beethoven
You know who really pisses me off? Those people who win huge amounts of money in the lottery and have no idea what they're going to do with the money.
I dunno-- I guess I could quit my job, but gee, I don't know what I'd do with my time. I think me and the missus are gonna buy a Winnebago and do a little traveling...
Right there, their prize should be revoked. They have no right to win the lottery. They have no idea how to spend the money.
Not these people, though:
City Sues Lottery Winners Over Parties
The city of Portland, Oregon is suing the winners of a $2.6 Million lottery prize, alleging "they held four months of parties with public sex, fights and signs of drug dealing."
The couple, Elizabeth and Samuel Howard accepted an $871,000 lump sum payment and have been, apparently living it up. The police have been called 52 times in four months.
Of course, maybe they belong in the category of people who don't deserve the prize. Isn't the idea to give up work, even if it was of the illegal variety?