In some circles, the wealth required to burn any bridge you want has a name: “f--k you money.” That's because, well, backed by the First Amendment and a large fortune, you can yell that without consequences to pretty much anyone, save for a judge, a plumber, or a tax assessor.
The term pops up often in popular culture—for example, memorably employed by the actor John Goodman in the 2014 film For many people, f--k you money is the essence of success.
“[If] you have, as performers will call it, ‘f--k you’ money,” Johnny Carson once said, “all that means is that I don’t have to do what I don’t want to do.” Having f--k you money is the logical extreme of a certain conception of American freedom: complete ownership over yourself and your time.
The freedom to retire at any time is a far more flexible proposition than owning your own business.
Google Books, which searches an extensive digitized catalog, shows a printed debut in 1971 in , a book by Earl Wilson, a gossip columnist who was known for exposing JFK’s broad interpretation of his marital vows.
Wilson, like Johnny Carson, pegs its origin to showbiz and names perhaps the earliest adopter as none other than comedian Red Buttons..
Froug mentions his colleague Walter Newman's belief that “keeping his overhead to a minimum gains him the freedom that every writer the world over longs for.
Therefore we can probably assume he's definitely jerkin' it to that picture of a mummy.
His house is some demented masturbatorium, wallpapered with photos of fossilised remains and extreme close-ups of Keira Knightley, where he probably parades around, Norman Bates-style, demanding people call him Carol Singers. This, I believe, is to put an end to Mark's wildly unpredictable actions. He'd show up, without hope or agenda, at Juliet's mother's birthday luncheon in a large comedy cake?