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(CNN)   Penthouse sells for $90 million. Subby remembers when you could buy them for $5 at the 7-11   (money.cnn.com ) divider line
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2012-05-19 12:39:32 PM  
Too bad it's still in New York, though.

What a shiathole.
 
2012-05-19 12:40:57 PM  
I thought it was in Ohio. Or am I thinking of a different brand of smut?
 
2012-05-19 12:41:09 PM  
Pfft. Suckers.

I wouldn't pay a penny more than $85 million for that place.
 
2012-05-19 12:42:00 PM  
I never believed it would really happen until today ...
 
2012-05-19 12:42:34 PM  
/Obviously DRFA first.
 
2012-05-19 12:42:40 PM  
Good call subby, call those evil rich people out for spending their money on expensive stuff, because we all know that expensive stuff is never worth it.
 
2012-05-19 12:44:54 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Good call subby, call those evil rich people out for spending their money on expensive stuff, because we all know that expensive stuff is never worth it.


You're reading waaay to far into the headline. It was a joke. They're supposed to make you laugh.

Not subby.
 
2012-05-19 12:45:04 PM  
Dear Penthouse,

I never thought I'd be writing to you. But I just learned how.
 
2012-05-19 12:45:42 PM  
You're reading waaay too far into the headline.

FTFM
 
2012-05-19 12:45:51 PM  

jeaux65: /Obviously DRFA first.


I thought the same thing. Of course, moments before on my local news site I thought a headline read: Cummington barn saved by horse-wielding owner. Turns out it was a hose.
 
2012-05-19 12:49:54 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Too bad it's still in New York, though.

What a shiathole.


My city is better than your city.
 
2012-05-19 12:52:03 PM  

Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: Too bad it's still in New York, though.

What a shiathole.

My city is better than your city.


I'm very happy you're so proud of the city you're living in.

But my comment wasn't a comparative statement about cities. It was a simple declarative statement about your shiatty city.
 
2012-05-19 12:54:10 PM  
At least it isn't in Dacula.
 
2012-05-19 12:54:45 PM  

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: jeaux65: /Obviously DRFA first.

I thought the same thing. Of course, moments before on my local news site I thought a headline read: Cummington barn saved by horse-wielding owner. Turns out it was a hose.


I liked the world better when I thought I was reading a headline regarding a prominent smut empire. Meh. Oh well.
 
2012-05-19 12:54:57 PM  
Dear Penthouse: You aren't going to believe this, but something amazing happened to me the other night - something I never dreamed would happen in a thousand years. I was cruising the classified ads, looking for a nice little media company to snap up, when I saw this ad that said..........
 
2012-05-19 12:56:51 PM  
Cool, if you have insane amounts of money and a desire to live in NYC.

Personally, I have neither.
 
2012-05-19 12:59:18 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Cool, if you have insane amounts of money and a desire to live in NYC.

Personally, I have neither.


Ditto!
 
2012-05-19 12:59:42 PM  
thats very nice looking place. 10k square feet in midtown, jeebus. If i was a multi-billionarire i could see having a place like that. I would just sit in that room with the giant view of new york city, and take massive bong rips while playing WoW. what a sweet sweet life.. =(
 
2012-05-19 12:59:55 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: ...my comment wasn't a comparative statement about cities. It was a simple declarative statement about your shiatty city.


Cool. So was mine.
 
2012-05-19 01:00:09 PM  
also in the article: Russian billionaire paid $88 billion for a home once owned by ex-Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill.

that was a hotlink that goes nowhere but a google search reveals a typo. it's 88 million and for his daughter while she here studying. so it makes sense now.

i, being a small and insignificant wage earner, can't get my head around how much money you have to have to be able to piss away $8000 a sq ft on a place to sleep.
 
2012-05-19 01:04:50 PM  

Curious: also in the article: Russian billionaire paid $88 billion for a home once owned by ex-Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill.

that was a hotlink that goes nowhere but a google search reveals a typo. it's 88 million and for his daughter while she here studying. so it makes sense now.

i, being a small and insignificant wage earner, can't get my head around how much money you have to have to be able to piss away $8000 a sq ft on a place to sleep.


it trickles down..in fact, i can feel something warm against my leg right now
 
2012-05-19 01:09:42 PM  
Enjoys penthouse view.

www.accidentalearthmother.com
 
2012-05-19 01:13:30 PM  
The purchase follows two other recent blockbuster sales. In December, a Russian billionaire paid $88 billion for a home once owned by ex-Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill.

Jesus Christ. Have you ever heard the expression, "more money than brains?" Well, there you go.
 
2012-05-19 01:21:04 PM  

NutWrench: The purchase follows two other recent blockbuster sales. In December, a Russian billionaire paid $88 billion for a home once owned by ex-Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill.

Jesus Christ. Have you ever heard the expression, "more money than brains?" Well, there you go.


It really works better as "more dollars than sense".
 
2012-05-19 01:23:12 PM  

Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: ...my comment wasn't a comparative statement about cities. It was a simple declarative statement about your shiatty city.

Cool. So was mine.


That seems about right for someone from NYC.
 
2012-05-19 01:28:22 PM  
Chances are 99.99% that the lucky new owner isn't even an American.
t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-05-19 01:30:09 PM  

NutWrench: The purchase follows two other recent blockbuster sales. In December, a Russian billionaire paid $88 billion for a home once owned by ex-Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill.

Jesus Christ. Have you ever heard the expression, "more money than brains?" Well, there you go.


Russian billionaire = Russian Mafia.
 
2012-05-19 01:31:36 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Cool, if you have insane amounts of money and a desire to live in NYC.

Personally, I have neither.


Ditto. And I've visited New York City once. If I had that kind of money, I would be somewhere far away from NYC, but that's just me. America's got some cool places to live beyond urban sprawl.
 
2012-05-19 01:37:07 PM  

Deftoons: Ditto. And I've visited New York City once.


Was born there. Have relatives there and nearby. Been back many times.
No thanks.
 
2012-05-19 01:39:27 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: ...my comment wasn't a comparative statement about cities. It was a simple declarative statement about your shiatty city.

Cool. So was mine.

That seems about right for someone from NYC.


What, making declarative statements about the city someone else lives in?

I live with my mom, you clown.
 
2012-05-19 01:41:58 PM  

Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: ...my comment wasn't a comparative statement about cities. It was a simple declarative statement about your shiatty city.

Cool. So was mine.

That seems about right for someone from NYC.

What, making declarative statements about the city someone else lives in?


No not understanding the difference between a comparative and declarative statement.
 
2012-05-19 01:58:06 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Too bad it's still in New York, though.

What a shiathole.


homerize.com
 
2012-05-19 02:19:54 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: Too bad it's still in New York, though.

What a shiathole.

My city is better than your city.

I'm very happy you're so proud of the city you're living in.

But my comment wasn't a comparative statement about cities. It was a simple declarative statement about your shiatty city.


Haters gonna hate.
 
2012-05-19 02:21:04 PM  
$5.00? wow. I feel old, I can remember when they were about $2.50 or so.. maybe $2.95
 
2012-05-19 02:57:19 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: ...my comment wasn't a comparative statement about cities. It was a simple declarative statement about your shiatty city.

Cool. So was mine.

That seems about right for someone from NYC.

What, making declarative statements about the city someone else lives in?

No not understanding the difference between a comparative and declarative statement.


Declaratives statements are a superset of comparatives, silly. Didn't anyone teach you logic in school?
 
2012-05-19 03:06:32 PM  
Bush-league headline, but I fell for its misdirection....
 
2012-05-19 03:50:56 PM  
I remember when it cost 75 cents!

True!

Lawn - off!
 
2012-05-19 03:54:03 PM  

uncleacid: Enjoys penthouse view.

[www.accidentalearthmother.com image 291x450]



NICE!

+1
 
2012-05-19 04:11:01 PM  

kenny's mom: Bush-league headline, but I fell for its misdirection....


www.thegreatilluminator.com

"BUSH LEAGUE! MWEHEHEHEHE!"
 
2012-05-19 05:41:23 PM  
I was more of a Swank or Stag guy...


DRTFA...
 
2012-05-19 06:22:27 PM  
7-11 never had Playboys or Penthouses. At least none of the ones in Austin did.
 
2012-05-19 06:54:56 PM  

Deftoons: YouPeopleAreCrazy: Cool, if you have insane amounts of money and a desire to live in NYC.

Personally, I have neither.

Ditto. And I've visited New York City once. If I had that kind of money, I would be somewhere far away from NYC, but that's just me. America's got some cool places to live beyond urban sprawl.


You are putting proper NYC and urban sprawl in the same paragraph? That doesn't make any sense.
 
2012-05-19 08:54:34 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: Thunderboy: AverageAmericanGuy: ...my comment wasn't a comparative statement about cities. It was a simple declarative statement about your shiatty city.

Cool. So was mine.

That seems about right for someone from NYC.

What, making declarative statements about the city someone else lives in?

No not understanding the difference between a comparative and declarative statement.


You can't possibly be this thick.
 
2012-05-19 11:35:39 PM  

poe_zlaw: 7-11 never had Playboys or Penthouses. At least none of the ones in Austin did.


Ones in Tulsa did.
 
2012-05-19 11:53:50 PM  

BroVinny: poe_zlaw: 7-11 never had Playboys or Penthouses. At least none of the ones in Austin did.

Ones in Tulsa did.


and Bristow
 
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