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Published on April 1st, 2022 | by msalt


Frank Talks About Crypto & NFTs

“This is like betting on the horses, with no horses.”


Frank is a shrewd if uneducated Vermont smartass who would not be out of place in a modern version of the Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu). After seeing all those Super Bowl ads, he has some trenchant thoughts on NFTs, Bored Apes and cryptocurrency.

“Sounds like stock, without the company,” he observed. “Even betting on horses, there’s an actual horse you can read up on. This is like betting on the horses, with no horses. Even Beanie Babies and pet rocks, you got a thing. I found a Beanie Baby at a garage sale; my granddaughter liked it. Twenty-five cents seemed kind of steep, but it was worth it for one smile. So I still don’t understand, what do you get for your money?”

Read the whole thing over at Seven Days Vermont.

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Mark Saltveit is a writer, standup comedian, skimboarder and dad based in Middlebury, Vermont. His improv show "Palindrome Fight!" will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Aug. 5-29th 2022 at the Kilderkin Pub, 67 Canongate, at 7:30pm each night except Tuesdays.

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