Hustlers of the week
Hustling is when ordinary people go to extraordinary lengths to achieve success.
And like Moses parting the Red Sea or the guy at Panda Express hooking you up with extra orange chicken, great individual performances deserve to be celebrated.
So with that, here are our co-hustlers of the week.
Brian Everidge, the only guy whose favorite Seinfeld character is Newman
A couple months ago, Brian got pulled over for speeding about 40 miles north of Detroit in a truck full of 10,000 aluminium cans. Turns out, the cans were from Kentucky and he was in Michigan to collect on the state’s 10 cent/can refund.
But unfortunately for Brian, it’s a felony to try and collect in-state refunds on out-of-state bottles or cans, and he now faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $5k fine.
Now, this might sound familiar to Seinfeld fans since it’s the exact move Newman and Kramer tried to pull when they used the mail truck. And like Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Brian’s margins were all screwed up.
At most, he would’ve made $1,000. Now he’s looking at 5x that amount in fines and potential jail time.
Can’t knock the hustle but next time think a little bigger. Like a muffin store selling just the tops.
Jeremy Peter Green, an entrepreneurial cybersquatter
Head to ClintonKaine.com and you’ll be treated to a couple of Blogger entries about “Hillary Potter,” as opposed to a campaign website for the newly-minted Democratic ticket.
That’s because back in 2011, a 28-year old artist/lawyer bought the domain for $8, in hopes that Hildog and Timmy might end up together.
(He also hedged his bets with ClintonBooker.com and ClintonBiden.com, but those sites aren’t nearly as exciting.)
Hoping to cash in on his foresight, Jeremy now wants $90k for the domain so he can start his own law practice. And if there aren’t any bidders, he’s prepared to go full blackmail mode on the politicians, threatening to “put something less friendly up there.”
Kudos to you, Jeremy. For an impressive entrepreneurial spirit and loose set of morals.