Tuesday, March 18, 2008

No Fool Like An Old Fool Part MMCXXXIV

She wanted $251 million, he offered $31.6 million.
She gets $48.6 million. I wonder if she feels like she lost.

I don't know why I can't quit thinking about that old (possibly apocryphal) anecdote about GB Shaw inquiring of a young something if she would hit the sack with him for (iirc) a thousand pounds (a lottery win in those days). Upon receiving a reply in the affirmative, Shaw then wondered if ten bob would suffice.
"Mr. Shaw, " came the indignant retort, "What do you think I am?
"Ah, well surely we've established that," Shaw replied, "Now we're just talking price."
Don't know why I keep thinking about that one.
Maybe its 'cause of St. Patrick's Day.


PelaLusa said...

With so many woman, at least in Vancouver, openly stating wealth as the #1 thing they're looking for in a man, why would any intelligent rich man get married? And 10X so without a pre-nuptial agreement?!

P.S. On a separate note, the moment I remove the word verification, I start getting spammed on my blog.

David in North Burnaby BC said...

Reportedly, Sir Paul didn't feel a pre-nup "romantic".
I wonder how "romantic" he found parting with all that loot. :-D