The Green State: Five ugly extremes of inequality in America -
1. $2.13 per hour vs. $3,000,000.00 per hour
A comparison of top and bottom salaries within large corporations is much less severe, but a lot more common. For CEOs and minimum-wage workers, the difference is $5,000.00 per hour vs. $7.25 per hour.
2. A single top income could buy housing…
Nike Track and Field Shoe Ad, 1993
THE 2012-13 NEW YORK KNICKS ARE THE OLDEST TEAM IN NBA HISTORY
That’s not a joke. That’s real.
These, however, are jokes:
When the three guys above represent your youth movement, you don’t need team trainers, you need HOSPICE CARE!!! *rimshot*
When the buzzer goes off at Madison Square Garden, it’s either the end of a quarter, or somebody UNPLUGGED THEIR RESPIRATOR!!! *rimshot*
This Knicks didn’t just sign a bunch of veterans this off-season. They signed ACTUAL VETERANS!!! A COUPLE OF THESE GUYS SERVED IN VIETNAM!!! *rimshot*
The New York Knicks (we should have to symbolically call them the Knickerbockers again) currently employ the following:
- Pablo Prigioni, age 35 (…and he’s an NBA rookie this season)
- Marcus Camby, age 38
- Rasheed Wallace, age 38
- Jason Kidd, age 39
- Kurt Thomas, age 40
Kurt Thomas was born the same year as Carmen Electra. Who? You know, that really old lady kids don’t care about because they’ve never heard of her.
Jason Kidd was born the year before stores started using UPC codes.
When Rasheed Wallace was born, Saturday Night Live didn’t exist.
When Marcus Camby was born, gas cost 44 cents, and the average price of a new car was $4,250.00.
When Pablo Prigioni was born, he had to wait 35+ years before he could play in an NBA game.
Smooth move getting rid of that Jeremy Lin guy.
I bet $100 that one of the 5 players listed above would be injured, and out of action for more than 20 games this season. I bet $1,000 that one of them would die from natural causes.
Don’t get Harden’d on.