Thursday, July 23, 2015

F. Scott Fitzgerald was right.

According to Wikipedia, F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Rich Boy" contains the following: "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me."  I always thought that the quote was "The rich are different from you and I" but when Wikipedia says I am wrong, I don't question it.

In any event, I think Mr. Fitzgerald was right when he observed that the very rich are different than their less rich fellow citizens. The latest exhibit of this difference is this story from the ABA Law Journal, which discusses how Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil had to sue someone to learn his Facebook password. You see, Mr. Neil is so rich, and apparently so busy, that he hired someone to run his Facebook page for him. A task that plebeians like you and me have to do for ourselves for no money.

What do you think Mr. Torvik? Do you find it odd that Mr. Neil evidently did not know the password to his own Facebook page? Is being a manager of social media accounts of an 80s rock star resume building? Should we commend Mr. Neil for being a job creator? I am not sure of the answer to the latter two questions but I commend him for getting a settlement that seems to provide him with the exact result he sought by bringing his claim.

Finally, next time you see a typo in one of my posts, feel free to blame my social media account manager rather than me.


  1. I do find that odd.

    Although it should be said that I frequently fix typos in your posts here and get paid nothing for it.

    So perhaps you and Mr. Neil aren't so different after all.

  2. "frequently" ouch. I guess I should be glad that I'm not billed by the correction. Feel free manage my social media accounts. My number of twitter followers would be embarrassingly small if not for their high i.q. and overall attractiveness.

    1. Happy to help!

      It should be pointed out that I frequently fix typos in my own posts, too.


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