If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out below to feel a strange concoction of hilarity and sorrow for a comedian on obvious behavioral health hard times.
Because of the cringe-worthy scuffle, Katt’s face is blowing up in memes to describe the low points of life and general confusion. I suppose those are the most relatable situations for the look produced by a grown-ass-little-man put in the dirt by a child. Here are just a handful that have struck me as noteworthy representations of everyday life.
Within a few hours, numerous updates were added to Katt’s Wikipedia Page, most notably:
“Katt Williams lost everything he owned on March 23rd, 2016 when a video of him losing a fight to a seventh grader surfaced on social media. That seventh grader now owns everything he had (those are the rules).”
Or my favorite:
“on March 23rd, 2016 a video surfaced where it appears Katt was given the WWE smackdown treatment by a 7th grader. Subsequently, he lost all respect from anyone that still had some for him.”
According to TMZ, Law enforcement sources stated that police have reviewed the video and have launched a criminal investigation with Katt as the target. Williams, who is also on bail for multiple assault charges, is currently out on bail but one of the conditions is that he “keeps his nose clean.” The police are also reviewing the bail order to determine if he violated and whether bail should be revoked.
…I’m going to assume sucker punching a teenager counts as a breach of his bail agreement.
Apparently, I’m not the only student debtor who would maim themselves in exchange for loan forgiveness. Better yet, some would rather move to a constantly war-torn country for life just to rid themselves of student debt.
From a recent survey of 513 graduated student loan borrowers, 56 percent of respondents would get decked in the face by Mike Tyson if it meant no more student loan payments. Maybe they assumed this would be modern Tyson and not 1997, crazy ass biting Holyfield’s ear off Tyson? Perhaps. But, slightly over 6 percent would straight up cut off their pinky for a debt free life. Which to me shows a potentially lucrative black market exchange program of body parts for Sallie Mae credit.
LendEDU, a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance, published their findings in February 2016. LendEDU stated, “the results of our survey are fun, surprising, and demonstrate the lengths that Americans may go to payoff their debt.”
Here are the reported responses:
57.89 percent of borrowers would give up all social media for life
57.11 percent of borrowers would give up coffee for life
56.73 percent of borrowers would take a punch from Mike Tyson
56.14 percent of borrowers would abstain from alcohol and drug use for life
40.35 percent of borrowers would take one year off of their life expectancy
35.67 percent of borrowers would give up texting for life
28.07 percent of borrowers would name their first born daughter Sallie Mae
20.47 percent of borrowers would wear the same outfit, every day, for life,
6.47 percent of borrowers would cut off their pinky finger
4.68 percent of borrowers would move to Syria for life
4.09 percent of borrowers would contract a random sexually transmitted disease (STD) for life
Millennials, my generation fueled by cheap labored electronics and dank memes, are willing to give up social media and texting!?
In literal terms, the human-fucking-species is slowing down because of student loan debt.
“Student debt weighs on every decision I make, from food shopping, to where I choose to live, to how I spend my free time, to what clothes I wear, and ultimately, what career I choose.” – ASA survey respondent, 2013.
Aside from daydreams of finding a crossroads, summoning the devil, and trading my soul for a debt free status, I usually just fantasize about never going to college in the first place. Next to a house, a college degree is probably the most expensive thing someone my age will buy. Yet given the social norm and borderline expectation of attending college, it’s given a minimal amount of thought whether or not it’s the right choice. Would I work in my current field without my $27,000 piece of paper? Probably not. But, would that matter? Statistically speaking, shit no.
As reported by CNBC, a 2013 Gallup poll of 150,000 surveyed full and part-time workers found that 52 percent were disengaged and uninspired by their work. Even worse, roughly 18 percent of those surveyed actively hated their jobs enough to spread Squidward-status woe throughout the company. Gallup noted those belonging to the bluesy 18 percent cost the U.S. up to $550 billion annually in lost productivity.
After having some form of job for a decade, I’ve realized most gigs (not all) will feel like the music playing while placed on hold when calling a business. Sure it’s nice to have, and you definitely notice if it’s not there, but you don’t feel that J. Cole or Drake hypeness when jamming the top 10 tracks brought to you by U.S. Bank.
Some jobs come with free coffee in the break room, some come with opportunities to steal entire boxes of frozen popcorn shrimp, some let you drink after hours at the bar nearly free, most come with a new weed hook-up, but they all generally feel like waiting in line at the post office. Of course, there are folks working true passions, or perhaps see the true value of their labor for society. But, unfortunately, these people are in a minority (30 percent according to the Gallup poll mentioned above).
A professor once told me in undergrad that eventually, a college degree will be worth what a high school degree was a generation ago. That was the point at which I should have dropped out and picked a reasonable profession like carpenter or electrician. Not only because trade or vocational schools are significantly more affordable AND come out with roughly the same pay compared to many four-year degrees, but also for their practicality. When are buildings or electricity ever going away? Hell, if I’m going to more or less loathe my job for the majority of my adult life, I might as well come in handy if society were to ever collapse.