My mom always told me that the best policy to keep friends is to avoid discussing politics and religion. I will stick to that strategy during this awful political season.
However, after watching the conventions for both parties, listened to their mud slinging, and witnessing my friends devolve into raving lunatics blindly backing whichever candidate they like best, I was reminded of a movie I used to love watching on rainy Sunday afternoons.
Way back in 1985, comedy genius Richard Pryor played “Monty Brewster” in the movie Brewster’s Millions. The film tells the tale of a sad-sack minor league baseball player way past his prime, Monty, who inherits $30,000,000. However, if he can spend the $30 million in 30 days, he’ll inherit $300,000,000. The trick is that he must not have any residual benefit from the expenses, and he cannot tell anyone about the deal.