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“Money is like manure…” August 14, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in celebrities, current events, new york city, opinion.

If that’s the case I’m “shit out of luck”. Da dum dum. Thank you thank you. I’ll be here all week. Try the veal.

The full quote is: “Money is like manure, it should be spread around.” Which is one of the best quotes I’ve heard in a long time. It comes courtesy of one of the most generous persons to ever walk the face of this earth: Brooke Astor.

Astor, who married the son of wealthy investor John Jacob Astor, just passed away at the age of 105. Her career was spent being a philantrophist and contributer to society’s greater good. She took her husband’s fortune and spread the wealth throughout NYC over the years, spending up to $200 million to fund such projects as the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the one closest to my heart, the Apollo Theatre.

While she was very wealthy, she was always approachable by anyone, rich or poor. If only other wealthy (like Leona Helmsley) contributed like Brooke did the world be a much better place. “I grew up feeling that the most important thing in life was to have good manners and to enhance the lives of others”, Brooke was quoted saying in 1992. That’s pretty much my creedo too.

So here’s to you, Mrs. Astor. Even though your last days were apparently spent sleeping on an urine infested couch and children fighting over your estate, you will be truly missed by all New Yorkers!



1. roger - August 14, 2007

ha yeah she seemed like a great lady…love the quotes too!

2. candice - August 14, 2007

didn’t know that about her…what a sweet lady!

3. dean - August 14, 2007

huh and you know i always wondered where the name astoria came from!

4. elyse - August 14, 2007

LOVE that quote…if only more of the wealthy were like her!

5. Mr. Blogger - August 14, 2007

haha…yeah safe to say you haven’t “stepped in shit” recently?

6. howie - August 14, 2007

ha so needless to say she was “rolling in the dough”…hahaha

7. nincompoop - August 14, 2007

i prefer to say her contributions were “astornomical”

8. chris - August 14, 2007

Guys: PLEASE don’t quit your day jobs. Thanks

9. abarclay12 - August 15, 2007

Love the opening lines here. Do you use that in your standup routine??

10. cdp - August 15, 2007

I was totally going to try the veal, but then you started talking about sleeping on urine infested couches. Blech!

Glad to be back. You make me smile, as always! Much appreciated.

11. chris - August 15, 2007

CDP: welcome back…hopefully everything is ok and you’re feeling better these days. Besides I think the guys on this forum have been lonely without you! 🙂

Abarclay: that’s my staple…just like the “take my wife please, i take her everywhere but she always comes back”. ah…good ole henny youngman!

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