Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Modest Proposal

Megan McArdle worries that she will have to put her wedding together herself because fancy weddings are now too expensive.

Megan Mcardle states people ought to be able to sell body parts.

The solution presents itself.


Kathy said...

Elope, Megan. Get married in Hawaii if you want a nice honeymoon. Spend all your money on yourself, not caterers, designer wedding cakes, marble floored reception halls, etc.

Oh, but what about the presents, the hundreds of expensive waffle-makers and glass thingys you'll never identify?

Such a dilemma!

Kathy said... might have been a vase or a wine ice-bucket? Who knows? I use it as a change-jar. A crystal change jar.

Dillon said...

I didn't quite get this post, so I googled the title.

Ha! More classic snark.

Susan of Texas said...

Yeah, I worried that I was being too oblique, but I didn't want to be too obvious either.

I just think it would be the perfect solution. McArdle needs money and she probably doesn't need both kidneys or lungs. Selling a body part would be the free market capitalist thing to do. After all, if it's good enough for other people, it's good enough for McArdle, right?

Susan of Texas said...

And if McArdle doens't want to, well, Suderman has to go to sleep some time. What he doesn't know won't hurt him.

Kathy said...

You know, a while back a man died after eating some peanuts. Seems he'd had a liver transplant from a person who was allergic, in fact, had died from eating peanuts.

So, with this in mind, would you take one of Meghan's organs?

Susan of Texas said...

Oh, I never thought of actually receiving one of her organs. I'd be afraid to, considering her eating habits.

Mr. Wonderful said...

What about her rich parents? I'm serious. Aren't they supposed to foot the bill?

And don't say "read her original post." That's why I come here.

Desert Rat said...

You know, nobody on the friggin' planet guaranteed you a large, expensive wedding.

May I suggest that you take that brain dead libertarian philosophy to its logical conclusion, suck it up, and find a way to pay for it, or quitcherbitchin', Megan.

And I guarantee you any sensible body would reject McMegan's organs before they were transplanted.

Susan of Texas said...

I guess McArdle is too old to hit her parents up for money, and they don't have family money. McArdle can either drive herself nuts trying to have a large, traditional wedding with all the expensive trimmings or she can be creative and design a celebration that fits her family, friends and circumstances.

I think we know which path she'll choose.

Anonymous said...

I hope she blows every penny she can scrounge up on her wedding.

If she's half as selfish as she comes across in her writing (& it's hard to say for sure, given its general shallowness), it won't last.

No one deserves a life lesson like that more than this vapid creature.

Anonymous said...

Susan, here's a huge kiss for you for that brilliant post.


Susan of Texas said...

Heh, thanks aimai!