Monday, November 07, 2005

Another idea I didn't think of...

Damn, damn, Goddammit, why the hell didn't I think of this first?

Alex Tew, a 21 year old English college student, set up a site called the Million Dollar Homepage where he sells, wait for it, one million pixels for a $1 each to advertisers. You really have to see this to believe it.

His goal was to raise some money for college so he wouldn't have to be in debt his whole life. As of writing this he has sold close to 600,000 pixels. Meaning he has not only paid for college five times over but he is pretty much rich.

I am a world-renowned and unparalleled hater, but I have to give this kid credit. In our culture of consumer whoredom where companies battle each other mercilessly for the oppourtunity to sell you shit, this kid has ridden the zeitgeist to economic freedom. Start Sntiching salutes you, you hustling Englishman.

What could they possibly teach him about business in college?


  1. this is like those terrible, terrible idiots who auction off their faces to get tattooed with some smarmy corporate slogan. and when i say "terrible, terrible idiots," i mean "evil geniuses who hatched a get-rich-quick scheme i wish i'd thought of first."

  2. The face tattooing is the lowest of the low.
    Corporate branding is rather bovine; Internet branding, at least you can walk away from wit hno permanent marks.

    It's funny how close terrible idiot is to evil genius.