Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Link roundup

1.  Want to get rich?  Start a PAC:

In Illinois, social media entrepreneur Gary Franchi formed Revolution PAC to support Ron Paul and tapped into the fervent crowd of Paul supporters to back the Texas representative’s presidential bid. Franchi, who’d never been a political fundraiser, raised more than $1.2 million, including $85,000 from PayPal (EBAY) co-founder Peter Thiel. The super PAC spent 83 percent of its cash on overhead, FEC data show. Franchi and two social media companies he owns charged the super PAC $153,000 for media consulting, rent for office space, and other expenses from August 2011 to June 2012.
2.  Already rich?  Buy an ambassadorship:
Former Arizona Representative Jim Kolbe, who oversaw State Department funding while on the House Appropriations Committee, likens the competition among the wealthy for choice ambassadorships to the fondness some billionaires have for playing astronaut. “It’s like paying $25 million to go into space,” Kolbe says. “It’s a fun thing to do.”
3.  Here's reviews of all the recently completed Double Fine prototype games if you want to see which are worth downloading.

4.  The first of the special Gallery 1988 prints for Fringe has been revealed and is on sale now.

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