I some times think (dream?) of what I might do if I suddenly came into a large sum of money.
I’d like believe that I’d do some practical stuff before I went on a Dumbass Spending Spree. You know, like buy a house and some land and perhaps a new car or two. Since I am an Old Guy with two small children (girls 10 & 6), I would also open up a savings account for each of them to use towards a college education.
Then I’d go balls to the wall ape shit wasting money on cool shit. Like a new bass boat. Fish. Fear. Me.
And travel. I’d love to tour Mexico and Central America. I speak pretty fluent Spanish so this idea is certainly not far-fetched. Also, since I live only a few hours from Canada, I’d set off on a summer long tour of the second largest country in the world and her ten provinces and three territories.
The same can not be said for a pair of brothers (siblings, not black guys) in Kansas.
Hitting the Jackpot
There are a couple of Dumbasses in Kansas who are brothers. Actually, there are thousands of Dumbasses in Kansas, many of them brothers, but I just want to focus on the two idiots relevant to today’s story. Anyway, the Brothers recently won a large jackpot in the Kansas Lottery. Seventy-five large to be exact.
I can only assume that The Brothers did not have families. I say that because of what they did with their sudden windfall. Did they sock away some of their winnings for a rainy day? No. Did they make plans to travel the country? Nope. How about buy a new car or boat? No this time. “Well, Fearless Leader”, you ask, what gives?”
The Brothers did what millions of young, red-blooded American guys would do with seventy-five thousand dollars and a lot of time on their hands.
This is what many young people in Kansas do when presented at a moment’s notice with a copious amount of cash. Especially in Manhattan and Lawrence. I can kind of understand why young folks would do shit like this. Have you ever been to Kansas? (I think I just blew any chance I had at being invited to a University of Kansas basketball game or a K-State football game all to hell by writing the previous few sentences. Rawk Tawk Jayhawk)
Guess what else our newly rich Duo of Dumbasses did upon hitting the jackpot? They blew up their house!
One of the brothers went to the kitchen to refuel the butane torches they planned to use to light their bongs. He emptied a couple of large cans of butane lighter fluid, leaking butane into the air.
I hope we can all learn a lesson from this story.
The lesson is: the next time you want to spark up your bong, use matches, not butane! If you do you use butane, do not do so near an open flame.
***Thanks to the HuffPo***