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(Guardian)   Club launches £35,000 cocktail. Style guru provides full endorsement of this decision - "It is so gauche, so crashingly crass, that everyone else will see the buyers as barely literate, as one step up from a potato"   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 75
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2007-12-08 09:58:11 AM  
I wonder if they dock the waitresses pay if they are tripped up and fall, wasting the cocktail.

It would be a amusing pastime for the obnoxiously rich "ha-ha, you spilled a drink I can easily afford, yet will drive you into bankruptcy!"
 
2007-12-08 09:58:13 AM  
and the 1st guy gave away the Christmas surprise
what a dumb@ss
 
2007-12-08 10:00:35 AM  
Any place that can actually pull off selling this needs to go ahead and add "magic beans" onto their menu pronto.
 
2007-12-08 10:02:14 AM  
"It's about as much as a holiday"

Dude, if you are wasting 60,000 US dollars (or whatever) on vacation, you are definitely doing it wrong.

I spent 10 days in Aruba, and was upset to find later that I had spent about 6,000 - and I had the time of my life...

/FAIL
 
2007-12-08 10:05:11 AM  
Let them eat cake.
 
2007-12-08 10:06:47 AM  
uofwi92: Dude, if you are wasting 60,000 US dollars (or whatever) on vacation, you are definitely doing it wrong.

i don't know about that.
 
2007-12-08 10:09:44 AM  
uofwi92: "It's about as much as a holiday"

Dude, if you are wasting 60,000 US dollars (or whatever) on vacation, you are definitely doing it wrong.


Perhaps, but if you've got 60K to burn on a holiday, you're doing something right.
 
2007-12-08 10:11:58 AM  
uofwi92: It's about as much as a holiday"

Dude, if you are wasting 60,000 US dollars (or whatever) on vacation, you are definitely doing it wrong.


Ummm, no. I'd have to say that if you're spending 60,000 USD on a vacation, you're probablly doing it RIGHT.

Here's a hint as to why: Classy hotels DON'T have coin-operated "Magic Fingers" on their beds.
 
2007-12-08 10:12:18 AM  
An Aston Villa player celebrated his previous club's escape from relegation by, in the nightclub afterwards, buying two bottles of Cristal and emptying both of them on the dancefloor.

This drink appeals to that mentality.

/can't beat the Abbot Ale recommendation in TFA.
 
2007-12-08 10:16:08 AM  
moof: It would be a amusing pastime for the obnoxiously rich "ha-ha, you spilled a drink I can easily afford, yet will drive you into bankruptcy!"

Then you can swallow the diamond in the drink and have your illegal-alien, hired-help scrape through your shiat for the next couple days to find it. You can report them to the authorities if they refuse. Lecture them about how life is about choices as you wait for the cops.
 
2007-12-08 10:17:06 AM  
Anyone that orders that drink is an asshole.
 
2007-12-08 10:20:46 AM  
LonghornJ: Anyone that orders that drink is an asshole.

I'd order it, then only drink half of it.

I'd spit the other half on OXFAM ads.

I'm an asshole.
 
2007-12-08 10:23:42 AM  
trainonthebrain: /can't beat the Abbot Ale recommendation in TFA.

Hell yeah. Nectar of the gods, that stuff...
 
2007-12-08 10:23:44 AM  
LonghornJ: Anyone that orders that drink is an asshole.

I would have to agree. Really the wealthy worship in this thread is pretty disturbing. The amount of waste that such behavior symbolizes is astonishing. Most of the very rich that I have met seem to be completely disconnected from anything resembling the real world. Most of them seem to suffer from some variation of narcissistic personality disorder. Also most of them got their money through family, not through bootstrap ingenuity.
 
2007-12-08 10:26:05 AM  
A time in the not so distant past had a rich aristocracy, just like today's celebrities and uber rich that likes to rub the poor and shrinking middle class' nose in their wealth.

One particular woman even had to nerve to utter the infamous words "let them eat cake."

Times didn't turn out so well for those decadent asshats.

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A word to today's gluttonous rich; history has a tendency to repeat itself.
 
2007-12-08 10:28:05 AM  
Non, c'est so droit collisse en tabernac de putain crisse. Parle une langue tu comprends monsieur pièce du merde d'une biche

I hate people that try to project artsy. That being said I did enjoy the comment of "one step up from a potato", that was nice.
 
2007-12-08 10:35:49 AM  
The cocktail consists of a large measure of Louis XII cognac, half a bottle of Cristal Rose champagne, some brown sugar, angostura bitters and a few flakes of 24-carat edible gold leaf. The drink is described as warming and refreshing, but that is not the main reason for the exorbitant cost: at the bottom of the crystal glass is an 11-carat white diamond ring.

I'm so tired of these articles. If you're going to make an expensive food, make the FOOD expensive. You're cheating if you're using edible gold and diamonds to jack up the price. You're just buying a diamond ring that happens to come in a glass box full of alcohol.

I'm going to invent a drink that comes with a diamond ring, a Hummer, a hummer, two Filipino women and a man, a mansion in Malibu, the original Constitution, and a baby seal. It'll knock this drink right out of the water.
 
2007-12-08 10:37:12 AM  
Sadly, the sort of person who buys a drink like that probably already thinks the same of everybody else.
 
2007-12-08 10:37:41 AM  
Does anyone find the contents of that drink disgusting? I mean not separately, but some stuff doesn't mix.
 
2007-12-08 10:39:42 AM  
cerberus9: Classy hotels DON'T have coin-operated "Magic Fingers" on their beds.

Well sure. In the classy hotels the machine costs $100 to run, so it only accepts bills.
 
2007-12-08 10:42:57 AM  
I really don't get how they consider it a 35K pound drink, when in it is a ring worth probably 25k.
 
2007-12-08 10:43:15 AM  
Still, it costs less than bottled water
 
2007-12-08 10:44:12 AM  
Hehe, the description of that drink makes me remember another (in)famous drink, described in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It is as follows:

Here's what the Encyclopedia Galactica has to say about alcohol. It says that alcohol is a colourless volatile liquid formed by the fermentation of sugars and also notes its intoxicating effect on certain carbon-based life forms. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy also mentions alcohol. It says that the best drink in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. It says that the effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick. The Guide also tells you on which planets the best Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters are mixed, how much you can expect to pay for one and what voluntary organizations exist to help you rehabilitate afterwards. The Guide even tells you how you can mix one yourself. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy sells rather better than the Encyclopedia Galactica.

The Guide even tells you how you can mix one yourself

* Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit, it says.
* Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V - Oh, that Santraginean sea water, it says. Oh those Santraginean fish!!!
* Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
* Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it (in memory of all those happy Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia).
* Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones; subtle, sweet, and mystic.
* Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian suns deep into the heart of the drink.
* Sprinkle Zamphour.
* Add an olive.
* Drink... but... very carefully...


Enjoy!
 
2007-12-08 10:44:54 AM  
Hell, for 35 pounds, tht drink had better be guaranteed to add 20 years to my lifespan, or at least provide a nice stat boost. For 35K, I'd accept no less than demi-god status with control over at least one element.

//carbon, please.
 
2007-12-08 10:46:31 AM  
nemo_annonymous: Hell, for 35 pounds, tht drink had better be guaranteed to add 20 years to my lifespan, or at least provide a nice stat boost. For 35K, I'd accept no less than demi-god status with control over at least one element.

//carbon, please.


35k is a down payment on a car; maybe you live in India or China?
 
2007-12-08 10:50:56 AM  
MachoGrande

I'm obviously behind the times, but who is that smiling brunette whose picture people keep posting?
 
2007-12-08 10:52:25 AM  
h to the 'ojo: nemo_annonymous: Hell, for 35 pounds, tht drink had better be guaranteed to add 20 years to my lifespan, or at least provide a nice stat boost. For 35K, I'd accept no less than demi-god status with control over at least one element.

//carbon, please.

35k is a down payment on a car; maybe you live in India or China?


Makes me wonder where you live, that ~$71,000 is a down payment on a car.
 
2007-12-08 10:56:23 AM  
ZurkisPhreek: Hehe, the description of that drink makes me remember another (in)famous drink, described in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It is as follows:

Here's what the Encyclopedia Galactica has to say about alcohol. It says that alcohol is a colourless volatile liquid formed by the fermentation of sugars and also notes its intoxicating effect on certain carbon-based life forms. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy also mentions alcohol. It says that the best drink in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. It says that the effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick. The Guide also tells you on which planets the best Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters are mixed, how much you can expect to pay for one and what voluntary organizations exist to help you rehabilitate afterwards. The Guide even tells you how you can mix one yourself. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy sells rather better than the Encyclopedia Galactica.

The Guide even tells you how you can mix one yourself

* Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit, it says.
* Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V - Oh, that Santraginean sea water, it says. Oh those Santraginean fish!!!
* Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
* Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it (in memory of all those happy Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia).
* Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones; subtle, sweet, and mystic.
* Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian suns deep into the heart of the drink.
* Sprinkle Zamphour.
* Add an olive.
* Drink... but... very carefully...

Enjoy!


Thanks! Never heard of that before...
 
2007-12-08 10:59:57 AM  
Office Ninja
One particular woman even had to nerve to utter the infamous words "let them eat cake."

Yeah, Marie Antionette probably never said that.
 
2007-12-08 11:00:30 AM  
austerity101: I'm going to invent a drink that comes with a diamond ring, a Hummer, a hummer

I saw what you did there.
 
2007-12-08 11:01:43 AM  
Office Ninja sez:

"A time in the not so distant past had a rich aristocracy, just like today's celebrities and uber rich that likes to rub the poor and shrinking middle class' nose in their wealth.

One particular woman even had to nerve to utter the infamous words "let them eat cake."

Times didn't turn out so well for those decadent asshats."



It would be remiss to not to mention that those who disposed of the "decadent asshats", were themselves disposed of by the forces that they invoked. Times didn't turn out so well for those revolutionary asshats. Actually, you only have to go back to the last century for an example of that little turn of events. In both cases, could have happened to a more deserving bunch of guys.
 
2007-12-08 11:06:42 AM  
The should call it the 'stupid spoilt biatch', that's the only market for this I'd imagine.
 
2007-12-08 11:07:11 AM  
cerberus9: Here's a hint as to why: Classy hotels DON'T have coin-operated "Magic Fingers" on their beds.

If you're spending $60k on bedroom entertainment you better be gettin' it on with at least 10 girls. At the same time. On a mattress the size of your classy hotel room.
 
2007-12-08 11:09:41 AM  
What's a thread about neuvo riche without a picture of John Fitzgerald Page?

"I'll have two, and put them on my Amex Black card please"

/douche

johnfitzgeraldpage.com
 
2007-12-08 11:14:24 AM  
Hypnosphere: Office Ninja
One particular woman even had to nerve to utter the infamous words "let them eat cake."

Yeah, Marie Antionette probably never said that.


That could be one of the great urban legends of the Western world. The papers that printed that were the period equivalent of the National Enquirer... and yet people eat it up still! If only they had Drew's book back then... although I shouldn't be touting something I'm yet to read myself. It could all be a sham!

Also if they've already had "several orders," it even serves to take the wind out of those narcissists' sails saying "Ha! Ha! I've ordered the most expensive cocktail ever." FAIL
 
2007-12-08 11:15:19 AM  
Office Ninja: A time in the not so distant past had a rich aristocracy, just like today's celebrities and uber rich that likes to rub the poor and shrinking middle class' nose in their wealth.

One particular woman even had to nerve to utter the infamous words "let them eat cake."

Times didn't turn out so well for those decadent asshats.



A word to today's gluttonous rich; history has a tendency to repeat itself.


Actually, no one knows who actually said "Let them eat cake" (if anyone). The quote predates Marie Antoinette, to whom it is usually ascribed, and has been attributed to several different women throughout the eighteenth century.

/Off-topic, carry on ...
 
2007-12-08 11:15:19 AM  
Meh nouveau rich attention whoring...ignore them and they won't order the drink

/don't buy gossip magazines either
 
2007-12-08 11:17:47 AM  
What kind of a world do we live in where a STYLE GURU can be bought and sold?
 
2007-12-08 11:18:40 AM  
h to the 'ojo:35k is a down payment on a car

Yeah, on a farking Lamborghini.
 
2007-12-08 11:18:48 AM  
LonghornJ: Anyone that orders that drink is an asshole.

Which is what makes it news. Selling a noxoiusly overpriced anything isn't newsworthy. I will sell anyone a nice hot cup of tea for £50,000 that comes with.. hm. you get to snuggle under my new purple duvet while drinking it, and can light a cigarette indoors if you really want to.

See? Not news.

Now finding some City wanker to pay £35,000 for a ring with some alcohol and a glass around it served with an attention-whoring production, that seems to be news.
 
2007-12-08 11:25:06 AM  
bigstoopidbruce sez:

"What kind of a world do we live in where a STYLE GURU can be bought and sold?"

The "STYLE GURU" sounded as if he were slathered with the ghey.
 
2007-12-08 11:34:08 AM  
I imagined the style guru quoted as sounding like Nyles from Frazier.
 
2007-12-08 11:39:09 AM  
"the stupid segment of the super-rich", said the social commentator Peter York. "It is so gauche, so crashingly crass, that everyone else will see the buyers as barely literate, as one step up from a potato.

"It will be one of those things that unite both the middle class and the old rich in a belief that the super-rich come out of some kind of primeval ooze."


That cracked me up.

I was reading, awhile back, about how it seems that with so many billionaires, the super rich don't have enough play toys to display their status, so various businesses are starting to produce ridiculously expensive items which these poor, deprived people can buy to display their wealth.

I've often wondered how, in the current economic market, with fuel prices screwing with the global economy and nearly every other person inflating their worth to get rich real fast, we can have so many billionaires pop up.

Thousands live on the streets. Thousands more are struggling to keep their homes -- after others jacked up the housing market to ludicrous highs in price. Don't forget the many thousands who have had to drop their home owners insurance because the rates soared and then the thousands who cannot afford medical insurance. Even more are struggling just to find money to pay for medication they need to stay alive or pain free.

Then you consider schools which can't afford to buy supplies for the students, businesses which have slashed employee benefits, hours and salaries and the fact that going to the dentist now pretty well requires you to take out a loan.

So, where's all this money coming from?

I have my suspicions, since here we have a private community where your income has to be in the millions to live there and, awhile back, the county got a polo club (because the Prince of England might drop by to play someday) and then up pops a luxurious Disney Resort.

All on some of the most expensive land in the area.

Yet the city contributes not one penny to the local homeless shelter.

I recall reading about a similar situation, many years ago, only the mega-rich were termed 'Robber Barons' and made their wealth from monopolies and not caring about the safety of their employees, consumers or products.
 
2007-12-08 11:40:22 AM  
Meanwhile, I can't afford health insurance.
 
2007-12-08 11:42:55 AM  
clevershark: cerberus9: Here's a hint as to why: Classy hotels DON'T have coin-operated "Magic Fingers" on their beds.

If you're spending $60k on bedroom entertainment you better be gettin' it on with at least 10 girls. At the same time. On a mattress the size of your classy hotel room.


If you're spending $60k on bedroom entertainment, it better be in one of those places where you'er allowed to kill the whores for your perverse gratification after you're done with them (you know, a Democrat friendly establishment).

/Not that I would, of course...
 
2007-12-08 11:48:55 AM  
"It is so gauche, so crashingly crass, that everyone else will see the buyers as barely literate, as one step up from a potato"

Douchebag said what?
 
2007-12-08 12:02:03 PM  
For that money, I'd also want to be able to have Sienna Miller as my personal sex slave for the weekend.
 
2007-12-08 12:09:56 PM  
Where you guys may see contemptible excess I see some fine work in that field of mathematics know as parting fools from their money.
 
2007-12-08 12:17:03 PM  
There's a bar in Manchester that was doing this in a footballer-heavy environment years ago. Drink made out of 2 delightful kinds of alcohol which should never be mixed together in the first place, and a pink diamond ring at the bottom. I think their version sold for a hair over 20k, so this is just the same thing but bigger, I guess.

Honestly, you can probably sell professional footballers and the crowds that fawn around them anything. They just want an excuse to impress each other with their wealth, so fair play to the bar owners who are liberating them of it in such a blatant fashion.
 
2007-12-08 12:17:18 PM  
Macular Degenerate: What's a thread about neuvo riche without a picture of John Fitzgerald Page?

"I'll have two, and put them on my Amex Black card please"


Hmm, I didn't know black was the new platinum. Apparently a lot of rap lyrics refer to their Black card. Funnay.

Maybe I should order a customized card from my bank - they'll print anything that's not offensive on a card if you give them $10. A black square should do. And it's a debit card, no less.

i17.tinypic.com
 
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