By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 9:52 am in Uncategorized.
I love stories like this, especially in light of so many short-sighted, jerk-off (can I say that on my supposedly own, yet MediaNews-owned, blog?) politicians screeching how we need to start drilling off California and Alaska, even though they know the oil wouldn’t flow for 20-30 years and a new administration will likely start fresh with a new energy policy in a matter of months.
Whoa — sorry about that. I was getting a bit serious there. Nobody’s supposed to get serious on a Wednesday. It’s a law in some countries.
My favorite part of this, other than hearing a story of an old-school, mid-western boomtown where one man isn’t drinking everyone else’s milkshakes, is the quote from the 70-something-year-old new oil baron, who said he’s adding onto his house merely because he can.
I want to do things simply because I can. Like start a free-ranging ape colony in my back yard. Or buy my way into a washed-up 80s band that tours Indian casinos … maybe Ratt or White Lion. I could totally play those songs.
Or maybe I’ll get a VW bus, paint it like the Sunny D bus, and drive up and down the California coast, attracting many blond, hot California moms in string bikinis who happen to be at the beach, searching for delicious, Vitamin-C fortified refreshment for their blond offspring.
If there’s oil in North Dakota, there has to be some in Concord. If there’s any geologists out there who want to work with me to gain fabulous wealth and immediate entry into the world of 80s bands playing casinos and hot MILFs looking for liquid refreshment at the beach for their offsring, give me a shout.
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