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(Short List)   Euromillions lottery winner scoops $230m. Plans to reunite Guns N'Roses. That should cover the "Mr Brownstone"   (shortlist.com) divider line 61
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2012-08-15 12:21:44 PM  
Yeah, well.
Mister "Welcome to the bakery, we've got cakes and pies!" might have something to say about that and I doubt it will be positive.

The band broke up dude, and Axl is on lithium.
 
2012-08-15 12:23:19 PM  
Just think of all the money he'll save on Axl by buying him a lifetime buffet pass to Golden Corral!
 
2012-08-15 12:26:04 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-15 12:29:05 PM  
Step 1) win the lottery
Step 2) Draw up a contract with a celebrity of your desire to pay $20 million to a charity of the celebrity's choosing and the celebrity herself an additional $20 million to sleep with you, no restrictions, and capture it on HD video.
Step 3) Proffer it?
 
2012-08-15 12:31:35 PM  
i.imgur.com
"I don't need anymore money. I'm not greedy, as long as I've got my health, my
millions of dollars, my gold house, and my rocket car. I don't need anything else."
 
2012-08-15 12:37:43 PM  
FREE TOMMY STINSON!!!!



/want a 'Mats reunion so bad...
 
2012-08-15 01:08:25 PM  
Chris Mars said no, didn't he?

I would line up for that show, too.
 
2012-08-15 01:17:11 PM  
230 millidollars? That's almost 25 cents.
 
2012-08-15 01:33:35 PM  
Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.
 
2012-08-15 01:36:16 PM  
At least he'll be able to save some money by having one of his parents be Slash.
 
2012-08-15 01:43:23 PM  
Why would anyone want to reunite a band whose members are old enough to retire? Like the Rolling Stones should have in the early '80s?

Find a NEW band with NEW music. Or put one together that'll do what you want. It worked for Epstein & McClaren.

Just please, don't recreate the sound of any "classic" bands. Please. Not even Flock of Seagulls.
 
2012-08-15 01:44:24 PM  

marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.


Dunno about Europe, but in most states they have to release the name of the person or agency claiming the prize. The smart route, in my mind at least, would be to hire a law firm to handle claiming the prize in your name and the most that gets released is the name of the law firm.
 
2012-08-15 01:55:20 PM  

marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.


In many states, Yes, your name has to be made public for "transparency"...but mainly so that they can show some 'average joe" winning all this money (if he can, so can you).


The problem, is that most people are stupid. Money doesn't make you smart...it makes you rich. Cracked.com did an article on this about how people learn to live off what they make. Whether it's $30,000 per year or $50,000 per year. As they slowly make more money, they learn how handle that increased money.

But when people are suddenly given huge sums of money they can't handle it.They literally don't know how to be rich...they buy houses and cars and go on vacations...without understanding all the costs associated with being rich. Before you know...you've gone "mike tyson" and spent $300 million.
 
2012-08-15 01:56:53 PM  
FTFA: The 41-year-old music shop owner from Suffolk, told The Sun: "I think I would just have to get Guns N' Roses together - the original line-up, mind. I am a real fan."

Nice idea, dude, but I don't know if Tracii Guns would come back.
 
2012-08-15 01:58:06 PM  

rickycal78: marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.

Dunno about Europe, but in most states they have to release the name of the person or agency claiming the prize. The smart route, in my mind at least, would be to hire a law firm to handle claiming the prize in your name and the most that gets released is the name of the law firm.


Some states even have rules about claiming as a trust. I think some states allow you to do that and remain anonymous, but some will still release the actual names of the winners even if a trust is used.

I get why most states want to make the names public, easy publicity and also transparency, but it seems like a bad idea to just announce to the world "Hey, here's a new millionaire in case anybody needs a target to ripoff or beg for money". I'm surprised more states don't allow completely anonymous winners.
 
2012-08-15 02:14:23 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Nice idea, dude, but I don't know if Tracii Guns would come back.


He couldn't even keep LA Guns together. Maybe he is the problem after all.....
 
2012-08-15 02:17:04 PM  
I'm planning on winning the powerball here in the states tonight so I'm getting a kick....


/odds of winning mathematically insignificant
//wimmy-wam-wam-wazzle!
 
2012-08-15 02:20:03 PM  
How about buying a hair transplant clinic and a gym?
 
2012-08-15 02:30:32 PM  

marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.


How will the ladies know who to fark?
 
2012-08-15 02:40:12 PM  
I would mind hiring the Finn Brothers to get together and do a bunch of Split Enz, Crowded House, and their own songs.
 
2012-08-15 02:42:09 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: I would mind hiring the Finn Brothers to get together and do a bunch of Split Enz, Crowded House, and their own songs.


If I win, I'm getting the orginal Bulletboys together to open for Ace Frehley in my garage.
 
2012-08-15 02:42:37 PM  

NeoCortex42: rickycal78: marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.

Dunno about Europe, but in most states they have to release the name of the person or agency claiming the prize. The smart route, in my mind at least, would be to hire a law firm to handle claiming the prize in your name and the most that gets released is the name of the law firm.

Some states even have rules about claiming as a trust. I think some states allow you to do that and remain anonymous, but some will still release the actual names of the winners even if a trust is used.

I get why most states want to make the names public, easy publicity and also transparency, but it seems like a bad idea to just announce to the world "Hey, here's a new millionaire in case anybody needs a target to ripoff or beg for money". I'm surprised more states don't allow completely anonymous winners.


Doesn't matter, they all end up bankrupt within 2 years anyhow. It's a safe bet that if you play the lottery, you don't know how to manage money
 
2012-08-15 02:47:01 PM  

The Muthaship: Satanic_Hamster: I would mind hiring the Finn Brothers to get together and do a bunch of Split Enz, Crowded House, and their own songs.

If I win, I'm getting the orginal Bulletboys together to open for Ace Frehley in my garage.


Er, meant "wouldn't."

I'd go from that, but Frehley would have to play the entire "Frehley's Comet" album.
 
2012-08-15 02:48:01 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: I'd go from that, but Frehley would have to play the entire "Frehley's Comet" album.


It's my dime, he's playing whatever we tell him to play, or I'll make him clean the pool.
 
2012-08-15 03:01:23 PM  

marius2: Why would anyone publicly out themselves as lotto winners? Is there a stipulation in some games that you have to, or some benefit to it? If I ever won I wouldn't want anyone to know about it.


Because you enjoy getting people to do stupid shiat and then telling them no you will not be giving them any money? You really enjoy telling Christian charities to go fark them selves? To rub it in your neighbors and co-workers faces? You really like saying stupid shiat on TV in response to stupid questions reports ask like "What are you going to do with the money?" or "Will you quit your job?"

FYI my answer to those are "I'm going to blow all 300 million on titties and beer" and "No I'm not quitting my job, but I am going to buy the company I'm currently working so I can fire everyone."
 
2012-08-15 03:07:13 PM  
Screw that. When I win the lottery, I'm getting U2 to play my backyard bbq while I engage in a reverse gang bang with all the female cast members from Party of 5.
 
2012-08-15 03:08:36 PM  

elvindeath: Screw that. When I win the lottery, I'm getting U2 to play my backyard bbq while I engage in a reverse gang bang with all the female cast members from Party of 5.


You can come to mine if I can come to yours.
 
2012-08-15 03:15:23 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: I would mind hiring the Finn Brothers to get together and do a bunch of Split Enz, Crowded House, and their own songs.


I'd be cool with that, always liked Split Enz and Crowded House. I'd like to get Joe Jackson to do the whole Look Sharp album live too...
 
2012-08-15 03:23:13 PM  

Lost Thought 00: It's a safe bet that if you play the lottery, you don't know how to manage money


It's a safe bet if you can't put aside 10$/month for discretionary expenses you don't know how to manage life.
 
2012-08-15 03:23:52 PM  
Axl Rose held no illusions as to what would become of the band.

CLUE:
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/a. rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but it's not the same without the name ;)
 
2012-08-15 03:26:06 PM  
Many believe the best G N' F-in R line-up was those that recorded their 1987 album 'Appetite For Destruction. It consisted of Axl, Guitarist Slash (left the band in 1996), bassist Duff McKagan (left in 1997) and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin (ducked out in 1991).

Someone didn't fully research this.
 
2012-08-15 03:28:52 PM  

PYROY: Someone didn't fully research this.


Yeah. Read Duff's book, and I wouldn't be surprised if Axl and Slash secretly agreed to it ahead of time; if i were a phenomenal guitarist like Slash, I wouldn't want to play the same 12* songs the rest of my life.

/*whatever
//Slash has hundreds of guitars; Axl has one voice
/they found each other -- two guys who renamed themselves -- and made a phenomenal band; nothing lasts forever

Quantum Apostrophe: Lost Thought 00: It's a safe bet that if you play the lottery, you don't know how to manage money


its a safe bet that if you never play the lottery, you have zero chance of ever striking it rich instantly off a well-wagered bet.
 
2012-08-15 03:39:11 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Find a NEW band with NEW music.


Hard part, find new band that can PLAY music.
 
2012-08-15 03:40:41 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Lost Thought 00: It's a safe bet that if you play the lottery, you don't know how to manage money

It's a safe bet if you can't put aside 10$/month for discretionary expenses you don't know how to manage life.


Pretty much. I'd gladly pass on a cup of coffee or bag of chips once in a while for a shot at early retirement. Sure, I might as well be burning that couple of dollars, but it's still a non-zero chance of winning.
 
2012-08-15 04:04:16 PM  

NeoCortex42: Pretty much. I'd gladly pass on a cup of coffee or bag of chips once in a while for a shot at early retirement. Sure, I might as well be burning that couple of dollars, but it's still a non-zero chance of winning.


1 ticket give you something like a 5.71428571e-7% chance of winning.

/that's why i bought 5!
//it's nice to dream for a few hours
 
2012-08-15 04:14:50 PM  

ghall3: NeoCortex42: Pretty much. I'd gladly pass on a cup of coffee or bag of chips once in a while for a shot at early retirement. Sure, I might as well be burning that couple of dollars, but it's still a non-zero chance of winning.

1 ticket give you something like a 5.71428571e-7% chance of winning.

/that's why i bought 5!
//it's nice to dream for a few hours


This is actually why I don't play. At least while I'm young enough to still have some chance of becoming financially blessed through working hard/smart and spending mostly wisely, I prefer to stay focused on those efforts. If I get to a point where I feel like I've done everything within my power and am still not able to find financial contentment, I will play the lottery.
 
2012-08-15 04:22:33 PM  
You'd have a better chance of buying Ben and Jerry's then put Axl on as flavor consultant. Then you simply wear him down into getting the band back together. Plus, you'll make some money being the owner of Ben and Jerry's.
 
2012-08-15 04:27:04 PM  

LeroyBourne: You'd have a better chance of buying Ben and Jerry's then put Axl on as flavor consultant. Then you simply wear him down into getting the band back together. Plus, you'll make some money being the owner of Ben and Jerry's.


He's been dancing with Mr. Coldstone, I don't think he's contractually allowed to deal with Ben and Jerry.
 
2012-08-15 04:49:34 PM  

NorCalLos: This is actually why I don't play. At least while I'm young enough to still have some chance of becoming financially blessed through working hard/smart and spending mostly wisely, I prefer to stay focused on those efforts. If I get to a point where I feel like I've done everything within my power and am still not able to find financial contentment, I will play the lottery.


There's a difference between financial security/contentment and this kind of money.
Think of it as being able to retire vs F you money.

Even if I work super hard and get to be CEO of my company (a major aerospace company) I wouldn't start making the kind of money per year as I would if I hit it big on the lottery until I'm in my 50s or 60s and I probably will have sacrificed a lot of myself to get there.

So to me, it's nice to dream for a few hours.
 
2012-08-15 04:51:58 PM  
I should also add that I've spent a total of 20 bucks on the lottery in the 9 years I've been elegible to play. So it's not like I dream the dream very often.
 
2012-08-15 04:52:11 PM  

ghall3: NorCalLos: This is actually why I don't play. At least while I'm young enough to still have some chance of becoming financially blessed through working hard/smart and spending mostly wisely, I prefer to stay focused on those efforts. If I get to a point where I feel like I've done everything within my power and am still not able to find financial contentment, I will play the lottery.

There's a difference between financial security/contentment and this kind of money.
Think of it as being able to retire vs F you money.

Even if I work super hard and get to be CEO of my company (a major aerospace company) I wouldn't start making the kind of money per year as I would if I hit it big on the lottery until I'm in my 50s or 60s and I probably will have sacrificed a lot of myself to get there.

So to me, it's nice to dream for a few hours.


Also, being young enough to actually enjoy that much money is a huge plus.
 
2012-08-15 05:01:37 PM  

elvindeath: Screw that. When I win the lottery, I'm getting U2 to play my backyard bbq while I engage in a reverse gang bang with all the female cast members from Party of 5.


Mmmm. Lacey Chabert....
 
2012-08-15 05:06:34 PM  
Once he does that, I'd appreciate getting these guys back together

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-15 06:42:54 PM  
I'd put the Beatles back together.

I hear Paul needs the money.
 
2012-08-15 07:40:26 PM  
Not 100% on this, but I think here in Michigan, they only make your name public if you opt to join their "Millionaire's Club". They make it public that you won but it gets you access to money managers and whatnot who specialize in dealing with windfall cash.
 
2012-08-15 07:49:32 PM  

The Muthaship: Satanic_Hamster: I would mind hiring the Finn Brothers to get together and do a bunch of Split Enz, Crowded House, and their own songs.

If I win, I'm getting the orginal Bulletboys together to open for Ace Frehley in my garage.


I'm so there duuuuude.....
 
2012-08-15 07:52:22 PM  

Kurmudgeon: The One True TheDavid: Find a NEW band with NEW music.

Hard part, find new band that can PLAY music.


Or consistently put.out good music, all of Chinese democracy songs made me wish Izzy and slash were there to write decent music for the songs instead if bucketheads endless "watch what I can do" guitar 'playing'.
 
2012-08-15 08:27:56 PM  

maelstrom0370: Not 100% on this, but I think here in Michigan, they only make your name public if you opt to join their "Millionaire's Club". They make it public that you won but it gets you access to money managers and whatnot who specialize in dealing with windfall cash.


I'm fairly certain here in Canada in each province you can choose to have your name published or not.
 
2012-08-15 08:56:41 PM  
Isn't Axl Rose channeling Jabba the Hutt by now?? I vaguely recall a recent photo of him looking like Fat Elvis.

/"Elvis! Run the fan!! It smells like something died in there!" ~Col. Tom Parker
 
2012-08-15 09:33:42 PM  
Bring back Jellyfish.
Play Spilt Milk in all its glory.
100K each.
I'll even throw in an orchestra for another 300K
 
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