My internet adventures have led me to sites that have made me smile, cry, be happy, and get sad. It's a rarity to come across one that makes me go, "oh damn!" That's what happened today as I read Mark Cuban's blog, and specifically a post titled "Donald- Need a job?"
The basis of Cuban's latest verbal diarrhea is that the Apprentice was recently canceled, and apparently his casino's are in some sort of trouble (who the hell knows what he's talking about on this one). To me, when a casino is in financial trouble, it's generally for not making enough millions… but seriously, what's the difference between making $100 million a year versus $80 million? Well, the answer is obviously $20 million- but that's not the point. The point is that it isn't enough to ridicule a man for being a failure and suggesting that your pompous-ass can offer to hire him.
I'm actually a fan of Mark Cuban's, not because he some brilliant guy who saved the world or anything, but because he happens to be one lucky dude who hit the internet jackpot before the bubble went pop. He's also a lucky dude who enjoys his money and does what I would do… buy sports teams, jets, and vacation more days than he actually works. That's why I also like Paul Allen and Richard, excuse me, Sir Richard Branson.
Why am I annoyed with the guy then? Well for starters, I think I really should bring up his own reality show, The Benefactor (from ABC) that lasted all of 5 minutes before people realized how stupid it was. How is he going to poke fun at a guy who created one of the most successful reality shows in history? Well, like I said, verbal diarrhea.
I'd even get past the whole reality show ordeal, but then the kicker gets me. Mark Cuban is rich. Rich people hire people. It's the way of the world. But what isn't the way of the world is a guy worth $2.3 billion making fun of and offering another guy worth MORE than he is ($2.9 billion) a job in a public forum.
Shame shame… looks like someone needs to put in some overtime at the neighborhood Dairy Queen to catch up…