Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Things You Can Buy With $30M (Part 1)

With Frank McCourt's upcoming $30M Dodgers payroll deadline only eight short days away, we wanted to take some time to consider other ways one could spend $30M. I mean, that's a lot of money that fearless Frankie is gonna have to find here! But what if you DID have $30M; would you spend it all to make an end-of-month payroll, or find other ways to use that cash? Here, then, is part 1 in a potential series, illustrating some other options for that amount of cash.

~3 replicas of Damien Hirst's The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (currently on loan at the NYC Met)

120 million Chicken McNuggets (at the current sale price of 20 McNuggets for $4.99, as per the radio commercial)

11,560 Ermenegildo Zegna Cool Effect wool suits (with check pattern on blue background; two buttons model with side vents; "Milano" fit) (though I have no idea if they have this suit in Frank's size).

More to come!

16 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Screw a Milano fit. I'm not a swarthy Italian. How much is the traditional cut?

Eric Karros said...

This week at Jos A Bank if you get the suits, you also get 11,560 sport coats of equal or lesser value for free

Steve Sax said...

McCourt can't get any of his calls returns from any Bank, however.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, your retro avatar is still scaring the shit out of me

Fred's Brim said...

In reading Dusty's comment, I said Italian in my head as "eye-talian"

Am I the un-PC jerk or is it Dusty?

Fred's Brim said...

@Sax - have you ever heard Shoppin for Clothes by The Coasters

LoneLy Fan said...

Free parking for every car at Dodger Stadium for a season and half.

Steve Sax said...

Sit 'n Sleep will beat anyone's advertised price, or your mattress is FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

I'm really enjoying relaying my usual masterful insight and then noting the juxtaposition between what I commented and my avatar.

If I had mad PhotoShop skills, I'd put a Dodgers cap on old JR Bob Dobbs for maximum effect.

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

Probably both of us.

But it is a fact that I'm neither swarthy not Italian, so I don't think there's much offense to noting that.

That said, I'm now disappointed that I didn't offend, so will have to go back to the drawing board.

Josh S. said...

They have a 50-piece McNuggets for $9.99, meaning you could get 150,000,000. (That doesn't take tax into account, but neither does Frank.)

Steve Sax said...

Frank tried to ask for advance McNuggets in exchange for future payments while at the McDonald's drive-thru window this morning.

McDonald's wouldn't bite.

Jason said...

You could get 833 36 inch 4K-HD TVs. Seriously, there is a such a thing. They have 4x the resolution of regular HD. Imagine the quality of the bear porn you could watch with 833 of those laid out in a matrix.

Jason said...

You could buy 500,000 autographed copies of Angela's Ashes by the other Frank McCourt.

Josh S. said...

All that resolution in a 36-inch TV seems...well, pointless.

Jason said...

@Josh

Fair enough, how about 60 of the 152-inch, 3D variety?