Things you may not have known about MC Hammer. He used to work for the Oakland A's as a batboy. He was honorably discharged from the Navy. He was born Stanley Kirk Burrell. When he was at his peak he purchased the the following items: $75K worth of mirrors for his bathroom, recording studio, $2 million in Italian marble for floor-to-ceiling marble walls, bowling alley, a stop sign engraved "Hammertime!," basketball courts, gold chains for his rotweilers, a DeLorean, Etruscan sculpture, thoroughbred horses and a Rolls Royce. A friend of mine was working at a university when Hammer showed up to look at the religious music program for his daughter.
All of this goes to show that you never know what is going to happen next and that being able to buy new things isn't all that it is cracked up to be, as we learned in today's Best/Worst Finds QOTD. If you don't believe us, ask Yurikaze:
Forget everything I just said.
One time I was at a pick-a-part, and this 40-something cracked out tweaker woman was running around the yard yelling random things at people, like "It hit you in the mouth with your cock wrench!"
Well, she came up to this Grizzly Adams looking guy, with a really dirty beard and bloodshot eyes, and started thumping him in the chest, and yelling obscenities at him.
He gets up, throws his toolbox down, and pulls out this 2' long Sledgehammer.
AND MAKES A COUPLE SWINGS AT HER!
At this point everyone else in the junkyard has quit anything they were doing, to see how "hammertime" would play out.
He ended up chasing her down the aisle, and broke off the attack after that.
While waiting in line to pay for my parts, I saw tweaker woman again.
She was stroking the hair of a mild-mannered looking middle aged mexican guy, who looked extremely uncomfortable and ill at ease during the whole ordeal.
[Source: MC Hammer]