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Topic: Rich (04/26/12)
TITLE: A Hyper-Colored Life
By Theresa Santy
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Tommy cashed out the after-tax lump sum payment of forty-two million, dumped it all onto his living room floor, and rolled in it—HooYAH!
For one long, dazzling afternoon, legal tender rained inside Tommy’s studio apartment. Dude carved out C-note floor angels, tossing up handfuls of the crunchy bills, until he passed out from excitement.
Early the next morning, the heady, green scent of money filled Tommy’s nostrils, and snapped him out of his stupor. He grinned wide as he rolled out of the crumpled wads.
Time to go shopping!
In the sparkling town of Beverly Hills, Tommy exchanged his Toyota Camry plus one million dollars for a Bugatti Veyron 16.4, a beast of a machine that could go from zero to one hundred in five point two seconds, and had once been clocked at 253mph!
On the way home, Tommy got a speeding ticket, but he was not deterred. He bought a boat, two Sea-Doos, and a mighty truck to haul them. He upgraded from his studio apartment to a bulging home in an affluent neighborhood, and he bought the newest version of every electronic gadget known to man.
Tommy made new friends, and threw wild and extravagant parties for them. He lived a hyper-colored version of his previous, dull, gray life.
People talked about him, blogged about him, and once, he was featured on CGEN, Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News.
Tommy had it all.
And for some reason, he was pitied by a man named Guy, who lived in a box with a dog named Bo, in the alley between Second and Pine.
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