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Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad laundering money

In this day and age it is all about the dollar and not the human nature. Or is it the human nature that wins out when it comes to the almighty dollar? Either way, we have this incredible dichotomy going on that makes no sense but it will continue until one or the other loses out. My bet is the money will win.

In a time when cancer destroys lives and the fight needs money, it is an uphill battle. When teachers are struggling to make ends meet in the class room providing their own supplies, the world spends $10 billion on TV ads every season. When people are homeless and starving, we drop billions on political advertising.

Where’s the sanity in any of that?

But wait, let’s “one up” this.  Let’s take two guys who spend time punching each other in the face for a few minutes (12 rounds), and pay them an absurd amount of money to do so.

Estimates are that Floyd Mayweather snagged just under $200 million to punch Manny Pacquiao in the face on Saturday night, while the little guy, Manny, made probably $100 million to get punched in the face over and over.

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The 2012 Super Bowl Commercial Hype Is About To Commence!

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