|If Mad Max has taught us anything, it's that Mater Blaster runs|
Bartertown. Not Exchange Worthless Pieces Of Paper From A
Defunct Civilization For The Basic Necessities Of Survival-Town.
|Are you in a house with an attic? Then|
congratulations, there are probably at
least three copies up there right now.
Now, to be clear, Super Mario Bros. is a great game. I'm not arguing that. I'm only saying that this person just paid about $30,999 more than anyone has any business paying for it.
|For $30,000 they could have bought this collection of every NES game ever|
made, eight times over. Which I sure would also be a smart business move...
|Hazily...I think it was a kind of|
the earth-tone Target of its day.
Take this skyline drawing Donald Trump did, it's rare, but does that mean it's worth $30,000? Well, apparently yes it does because that's how much someone just bought it for last week. Bad example, I know, I really just wanted to mention that someone paid $30,000 for Trump's sharpie doodle. Moving on...
|In a way it's reassuring, I mean, no one with an interest |
in art ever turned out to be a disastrous leader, right?
|"Yeah, but the Caldor sticker..."|
-Undisclosed bidder's reasoning
The point is that just because someone has money, they don't necessarily make good choices about what to do with it. Also another, I think equally important take-away here is that America has some seriously screwed up priorities. I mean, $30,000 for a wedding? I find that also smacks my gob.
|"We just threw it on top of our already crippling student loan debts. |
We'll never be able to retire, but we registered at Bed Bath and Beyond
so we'll be set for life when it comes to duvet covers and slow cookers."