Looks the same at first glance.

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17 Responses to Looks the same at first glance.

  1. Brandon says:


  2. Chaz says:

    C (point of intersection) = The American Dream

  3. Marty says:

    You forgot C: bank goes bankrupt, system fails, house is lost, job is exported, husband/wife leaves, kid gets herpes, grandpa wins 3 dollars in lottery after spending 10,000 on it = American dream!

  4. So is it best to live at the point of intersection or where A intersects with Y?

  5. Chaz says:

    @Marty: Now, now. If all that happened, then you’ve got nothing in the bank — what happens *after* achieving the dream is left to speculation ;)

    @Jonathan: I’d argue that it’s better to live closer to the Y-axis along line A. Halfway maybe, or a touch closer to the axis.

  6. Bret says:

    Yeah? So?

  7. Demur Rumed says:

    A should have a quick rise from 0 and then return on a smoother rate to 0

  8. Dean says:

    Sir Richard Branson would have a thing or two to say about this.

  9. Makya says:

    B = Fiction


    B = Friction?

  10. PKM says:

    I think this one is a candidate for an axis swap- money determines status symbols, not the other way round. It took me a moment to figure out what it meant.

    Or maybe this is “see how many status symbols someone has and judge how much money they have”…?

  11. henrykwdk says:

    @PKM: What if this choice of axes is a significant part of the joke? A look at the labels seems to corroborate.

  12. Toadpipe says:

    @PKM: No, really rich people with lots of money in the bank tend to not look it. You think they got rich by writing checks? However, idiots with lots of “bling” tend to be broke because they spend all their money on trinkets and 20″ rims.

  13. Gray Falcon says:

    This pretty much sums up “The Millionaire Next Door”.

  14. parkyparcours says:

    I knew someone who lay along the vertical axis – differentiating factor? Likelihood of having it stolen……

  15. Syncopa says:

    A should say ‘Old Money’

    and B ‘Nouveau Riche’.

  16. Lirazel says:

    This reminds me of a wealthy old lady my mom, a nurse, once had as a private patient. She told my mom the reason the rich stay rich — because, as she put it, “We buy white cotton underwear.” Meaning either, “We don’t spend money needlessly,” or “We spend our money on real luxury, not on stuff that looks good to other people.”

  17. fireflight1 says:

    “I will do today what others won’t so that I can do tomorrow what others can’t.”
    “Live today like no one else, and you will live tomorrow like no one else.”