Happiness Is This Gif Of Paul Graham “Making It Rain”

Here is a delightful gif of Y Combinator’s Paul Graham throwing what looks like $50 up in the air, “making it rain” as the kids would say.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, or Lil Wayne, here is Urban Dictionary’s definition of the phrase.

“When you’re in da club with a stack, and you throw the money up in the air at the strippers. The effect is that it seems to be raining money.”

And why is PG doing this, you ask? Well, because Exec is very, um, excited about being nominated for the “Fastest Rising Startup” Crunchie. To express this excitement, the startup produced the below music video, in homage to Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop,” copiously mentioning their fellow nominees like Warby Parker and Lyft and Zulily and Lit Motors (they rhyme Asana with “sauna”).

Yes, this is very startup hipster. It’s also adorkable. It also made TechCrunch, of course. Well played, Justin Kan, well played.


Want to also come? Buy tickets here. Basic info below.

The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards + Awards Ceremony and After Party

Voting closes: Thursday, January 24th at 11:59pm PST

A night of celebration with festive attire. And your favorite founders, investors and of course, technology writers.

Winners will be announced on stage.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA

7:30pm – midnight

Gif via Hacker News and @nbashaw