Want to feel rich? Hire your own Paparazzo!
The stilted, embalmed look of a studio portrait is mildly unattractive, but there's nothing quite as discomfiting at the completely oblivious, surreptitiously-picking-one's-nose look of a celebrity Paparazzi photo. For anyone whose ever envied Lindsay Lohan and the sweaty-faced, zombie-wandering-through-purgatory look that she's mastered, paparazzi pictures are just a phone call away. Izaz Rony, a "candid photographer," charges a mere $500 per hour to stalk and photograph his customers, rendering the sort of long-distance portraits that fill the pages of Us and The National Enquirer. As a nice side effect, Rony's service also give the feeling of being hunted, which is sure to come in handy the next time you're having a hard time listening to some pampered celebrity complain about the misery of being famous!
Bruce Watson is a freelance writer, blogger, and all-around cheapskate. He wants to be just like Britney Spears when he grows up; in fact, he's already shaved his head!