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Deep Analysis of Jon Gosselin's ParentDish Manifesto: Question #17

Jon's answer to question #17 earned a real-deal chortle when I read "they locked in a contract" as if Jon wasn't present in the room when he signed it. Sure, I realize he may have been higher than a kite at the time but can he really blame anyone else?

If we trust Jon's figures (which I don't), $1250 x 112 = $140,000 per year. For a 6-year-old, that ain't bad coin. For a 32 year-old man, that's not bad coin either and most likely far more than he was making previously. If it weren't, why he would quit his "real" job (except that Jon's mortally stupid.)

Why am I not surprised that Jon's expertise isn't math or tax law?

As to sacrificing privacy, I'm not sure what privacy the kids sacrificed. But when "privacy" otherwise means unfettered opportunities to boink the babysitter, smoke pot and not do jack-squat around the house, yeah, $ 1,250 per episode is probably not enough.

Question 17:

PD: How much of that do you see?

JG: $25,000 per episode. It's awfully low. They locked in a contract and we're in the 50 percent tax bracket, so it's $12,500, so each of us gets $1,250 per episode. People think I make $75,000, $100,000 per episode. My kids sacrifice their privacy for this?


Anonymous said...

Okay, say Jon's right. That means him and Kate are making $280,000 a year towards family expenses. Each child is getting $140,000 for college. That is not bad living. I don't know who Jon thinks he is to deserve more than that...but that's a whole lot better living than IT specialists and nurses make. He is about the most ungrateful person I've ever seen!!

Val said...

Jon, perhaps the only math you should be doing is counting calories!


Anonymous said...

I think we've gotten tired of these... no one is commenting, not even Iwhy!

iwhyawli said...

Try the obvious which is not to read them.

Anonymous said...

Hey! TLC! I'll let you fim MY kids for that amount. When the show is off the air because of Jon's self-esteem problems, come on over to my house. I'll do it for half if I can get that Hawaii vacation out of it.

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Anonymous said...

I, for one, am not tired of these. It's just that there's only so many ways you can say "What an idiot!" and "Shut the %$#@ up, loser!"

Often, words simply fail me at this point. He's completely vacant as a human being. Poot Kate, she must be so exhausted from having to deal with him.

mkb77 said...

Jon shoulda been a math teacher.

A.) This way he coulda put his mad skills to work AND

B.) Dated his students at the same time.