Just saw a trailer for Fun with Dick and Jane, a new Jim Carrey movie hitting on how we are too obsessed with owning Stuff and “Keeping up with the Jones’”. In this case the Jones’ have a new voice-activated Benz, while Dick looks sadly at his mere non-voice-commanded BMW. Awww, poor baby.
Dick gets fired, and since they’re mortgaged to the hilt and want to keep living in happy gated-community suburbia land, they have to share one huge single-trip salad bar plate, and start showering with the garden hose (how does that save water?). Dick even gets a job at KostMart (think Costco + Walmart). In the end, the only way to solve their money woes is of course…. spending less? Nah. Robbing people!!
By Jonathan Ping | Frugal Living | 12/7/05, 8:18pm