A few days ago we wrote about Matt Damon’s cranky publicity for cryptocurrency, as our entry point into youth currency is obviously middle-aged men. And look: if Matt Damon promotes it, it’s no longer cool. It’s science.
But you know who’s cool, at least in the ironic sense? Richard Karn, the guy who played Al Borland on that show from your youth with Tim Allen and Pamela Anderson. Karn is 65 and looks like he drinks regularly with The World’s Most Interesting Man when he stops by the local, his local watering hole in what is likely a suburb of Wisconsin. See, on Monday Richard Karn decided NFTs was something he might be interested in, and he partnered up with a company called Superfandom, which helps celebrities create personalized NFTs. It sounds like a scam to me, but again the COVID relief bill didn’t fill my bank account enough for me to pay $ 46,000 for a drawing of a rock.
ROCK THREAD: Why I spent $ 46,300 / 15 ETH on a PNG file of a gray pet boulder and why I think this might be one of the best investments I’ve made since getting got into crypto. A thread (continued) #EtherRock #EtherRocks pic.twitter.com/kkkUVGFKh7
– z (@degenharambe) August 7, 2021
On Tuesday, after doing his research, Mr Karn apparently changed his mind, and he let the world know that he had changed by composing the biggest Tweet in Twitter history.
I thought about NFT for a long time and decided it wasn’t something I should do🙏💕 pic.twitter.com/4522gEoCPG
-Richard Karn (@TheRichardKarn) January 4, 2022
The irony is that Tweet is so although I would pay over $ 19 for the NFT of this tweet. This is the coolest thing I have ever seen on this hellish site.
Why did Richard Karn decide that NFTs wasn’t something he had to do? It’s not clear, but in my mind I’m going to attribute it to the environmental dangers of DFTs because, one way or another, a transaction involving the sale of a digital drawing of a rock could consume as much energy as an entire household for a year. This is real science, Matt Damon’s science is shit. But if you’re the type of person who would spend $ 46,000 on a rock drawing, you might also be the type of person who doesn’t care about the environment.
Either way, this series of responses under Karn’s tweet are almost as good as the tweet itself:
See? Twitter isn’t that bad, at least until they start cutting it up digitally and selling it as NFT.
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