The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.
In the original version Simon says, “Did you hit your head on the corner of a tofu block?” which is a play on the phrase, “Hit your head on the corner of a tofu block and die,” which is an insult with a meaning like, “you’re so much of an idiot I could give you this impossible order and you’d probably think you could do it.” This idiom comes from classical Japanese rakugo, along with such similar phrases as, “Hang yourself on a soba noodle and die,” and, “Bite off your own ear and die.”
It was tough thinking of something that played off an English idiom in a similar way, but I’m happy with what I have here.