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(The New York Times)   New documentary depicts the owners of the largest mansion in America. Money can't buy class   (nytimes.com) divider line 74
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2012-06-22 09:29:16 AM  
Off with their heads!
 
2012-06-22 09:38:52 AM  
I bet they tell their kids they're "upper middle class"
 
2012-06-22 09:59:30 AM  

Get Your Dick Out Of My Food: I bet they tell their kids they're "upper middle class"


Their father's a small businessman, just struggling to make his way in the world under the crippling oppression of the government.

Almost makes me want to shed a tear.
 
2012-06-22 10:04:33 AM  
"Opulence, I has it"
 
2012-06-22 10:06:34 AM  
But it can buy ass.
 
2012-06-22 10:10:18 AM  
All but four of the household staff are laid off, and the Siegel home descends into a state of chronic, mild chaos. Ms. Greenfield lingers on the dog poop scattered around the house. (The dogs were never trained, she says, because the staff always quickly swept up after them.)

They need a bailout so they can create some more poo sweeping jobs!
 
2012-06-22 10:15:38 AM  
i149.photobucket.com
You can take the trash out of the trailer-park but not the trailer-park out of the trash! Eh wot?
 
2012-06-22 10:20:10 AM  
I never begrudge folks their wealth--even those that inherited it--but I can begrudge their taste and inability to do something useful for society. If I had the free-time of the idle rich, I'd be out DOING things...just sleeping in first.
 
2012-06-22 10:21:05 AM  

oldfarthenry: [i149.photobucket.com image 500x300]
You can take the trash out of the trailer-park but not the trailer-park out of the trash! Eh wot?


Pip-pip! Cheerio! I say!
 
2012-06-22 10:25:47 AM  
I saw the trailer of this movie. Despite the fact that they were far, far richer than I am, despite the fact that the wife was merely a trophy wife, I found them strangely relatable, in those short snippets.
 
2012-06-22 10:27:22 AM  
Rich, arrogant assholes upset that they were portrayed as rich arrogant assholes.

Shame they didn't read he docs they's signed. Let's see how arbitration works out for them.
 
2012-06-22 10:29:43 AM  

padraig: I saw the trailer of this movie. Despite the fact that they were far, far richer than I am, despite the fact that the wife was merely a trophy wife, I found them strangely relatable, in those short snippets.


BUBUTBUT rich people are demons created by the GOP to destroy us all!
 
2012-06-22 10:32:30 AM  
Put's up 400 million of his own money, creates jobs and takes all the risks.
Yeah what a dick.

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2012-06-22 10:33:45 AM  
She and her husband explain to Ms. Greenfield that they didn't set out to build America's biggest house, but after they'd included everything they both wanted - the bowling alley, the 10 kitchens, the health spa - it just turned out that way.

All right, I get the 'add everything you want' thing. We'd all like to do this...

I get the bowling alley thing, it would be cool to have. Personally, I've always thought that it would be cool to have a shooting range under my house.

But TEN freaking kitchens? that's just stupid. 2 or 3 I can see, 1 in a guest wing, one near the entertainment/theater room, and 1 main one, but who the FARK needs 10 kitchens in their house?

But they're not pretentious at all, no way...
 
2012-06-22 10:34:08 AM  
I'm a nonprofit fundraiser in Orlando, and have met the Siegels on more than one occasion, either at receptions, fundraiser events, etc. Strange, strange bunch, they are.
 
2012-06-22 10:34:17 AM  

Solid Muldoon: But it can buy ass.


That kind of money can buy much better ass.
 
2012-06-22 10:36:50 AM  

under a mountain: Put's up 400 million of his own money, creates jobs and takes all the risks.
Yeah what a dick.


Time-shares.

The only way he could worse is if he was CEO of all oil companies while simultaneously being dictator of all HOAs in the country.
 
2012-06-22 10:37:38 AM  

under a mountain: Put's up 400 million of his own money, creates jobs and takes all the risks.
Yeah what a dick.

[farm5.static.flickr.com image 500x375]


You can be rich and be a dick. I know, crazy concept.
 
2012-06-22 10:39:36 AM  

poughdrew: under a mountain: Put's up 400 million of his own money, creates jobs and takes all the risks.
Yeah what a dick.

Time-shares.

The only way he could worse is if he was CEO of all oil companies while simultaneously being dictator of all HOAs in the country.


Should have worked in used car salesman.

But if stupid people want to part with their money, someone has to take it.
 
2012-06-22 10:40:14 AM  
is that a stuffed dog?
 
2012-06-22 10:40:55 AM  

padraig: I saw the trailer of this movie. Despite the fact that they were far, far richer than I am, despite the fact that the wife was merely a trophy wife, I found them strangely relatable, in those short snippets.


There is not a single person I have ever met that would call THIS "relatable"...

Ms. Greenfield lingers on the dog poop scattered around the house. (The dogs were never trained, she says, because the staff always quickly swept up after them.)

I mean, really... No matter how farking rich you are, your pets need to be house trained, and you are no way an 'in touch' person if you don't insist on this, and if you don't know what to do about it once you lay off 'the staff'.
 
2012-06-22 10:42:07 AM  
Hilarious. They wanted a waterfront home, but it's Orlando so it's more like a swampfront home.
 
2012-06-22 10:58:59 AM  
Building America's biggest home in farking Orlando ranks awfully high on the "quantity over quality" scale.
 
2012-06-22 11:01:05 AM  
They had one of their old pets stuffed and placed in a glass case? What kind of Norman Bates shiat is that? Actually, it's worse.....Bates only had stuffed birds.
 
2012-06-22 11:01:28 AM  
graphics8.nytimes.com

Who's that hiding behind the column on the left?
 
2012-06-22 11:03:48 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

Who's that hiding behind the column on the left?


media.avclub.com
 
2012-06-22 11:06:05 AM  

DamnYankees: Rev. Skarekroe: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

Who's that hiding behind the column on the left?

[media.avclub.com image 627x325]


Coffee, monitor, etc.

But seriously, it's the maid.

Also, dead pet in glass box? That's creepy.
 
2012-06-22 11:07:04 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Hilarious. They wanted a waterfront home, but it's Orlando so it's more like a swampfront home.


No shiat.

Why anyone would want to live in Orlando/Central Florida is beyond me.
 
2012-06-22 11:07:56 AM  
 
2012-06-22 11:08:42 AM  

Mikey1969:

Ms. Greenfield lingers on the dog poop scattered around the house. (The dogs were never trained, she says, because the staff always quickly swept up after them.)

I mean, really... No matter how farking rich you are, your pets need to be house trained, and you are no way an 'in touch' person if you don't insist on this, and if you don't know what to do about it once you lay off 'the staff'.


I don't know what it means, but every single home or apartment belonging to a high net worth person I've been in has either smelled of cat pee or had animal feces somewhere. It may be the houses are so large that the pets can't get to a litter box or door in time or the people are crazy.

The worst was a 20,000 square foot monstrosity in San Antonio's "Dominion" community. Acres of black granite floors dotted with puddles and turds and the family shouting for the housekeeper to come clean up.
 
2012-06-22 11:15:29 AM  

windowseat: \
I don't know what it means, but every single home or apartment belonging to a high net worth person I've been in has either smelled of cat pee or had animal feces somewhere. It may be the houses are so large that the pets can't get to a litter box or door in time or the people are crazy.

The worst was a 20,000 square foot monstrosity in San Antonio's "Dominion" community. Acres of black granite floors dotted with puddles and turds and the family shouting for the housekeeper to come clean up.


It means they are lazy, irresponsible pet owners who never trained their pets. My dogs are inside while I am at work and can hold it. It's not a matter of "not being able to make it."
 
2012-06-22 11:17:21 AM  

padraig: I saw the trailer of this movie. Despite the fact that they were far, far richer than I am, despite the fact that the wife was merely a trophy wife, I found them strangely relatable, in those short snippets.


I used to visit a forum for people in debt (I paid mine off, thankfully) and "We don't talk about financial problems", as said in the trailer, showed up over and over again in posts on that site. It didn't matter if the person saying it made $20,000 a year or $200,000. There are lots of marriages out there where people just don't address those kinds of issues at all. One person spends all the money, or more than all the money, and the other person literally says nothing and just tries to keep the boat afloat.

For that reason I am looking forward to seeing this documentary when it comes out - I think it's going to be more generalizable than some think.
 
2012-06-22 11:17:59 AM  

windowseat: Mikey1969:

Ms. Greenfield lingers on the dog poop scattered around the house. (The dogs were never trained, she says, because the staff always quickly swept up after them.)

I mean, really... No matter how farking rich you are, your pets need to be house trained, and you are no way an 'in touch' person if you don't insist on this, and if you don't know what to do about it once you lay off 'the staff'.

I don't know what it means, but every single home or apartment belonging to a high net worth person I've been in has either smelled of cat pee or had animal feces somewhere. It may be the houses are so large that the pets can't get to a litter box or door in time or the people are crazy.

The worst was a 20,000 square foot monstrosity in San Antonio's "Dominion" community. Acres of black granite floors dotted with puddles and turds and the family shouting for the housekeeper to come clean up.


The only reason they have the pets is to give the staff yet another unpleasant task to complete, and another reason for them to yell at them.

I wonder if this behavior comes naturally, or if this is the type of thing they come with when talking amongst themselves?
 
2012-06-22 11:18:19 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

Who's that hiding behind the column on the left?


Michelle Bachmann.
 
2012-06-22 11:20:50 AM  
Damn, that's a lot of kids.
 
2012-06-22 11:25:28 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

Who's that hiding behind the column on the left?


You found Waldo. Congrats!
 
2012-06-22 11:25:31 AM  

Mikey1969: Ms. Greenfield lingers on the dog poop scattered around the house. (The dogs were never trained, she says, because the staff always quickly swept up after them.)


Meh. If you make it to the last page, the guy claims that the pooping - along with several other bits of the film - were misrepresented:
"His dogs didn't regularly poop in the house, he said. (One of them was dying of cancer, he said, which caused the problem.)"
 
2012-06-22 11:26:10 AM  
She looks like she's had some remodeling done too. Nonetheless she looks good for plopping out that many kids.

On another note, I wonder if their neighbors are pissed about the stunning lack of lawn care?
 
2012-06-22 11:26:50 AM  
How did that woman pump out so many babbies so fast? She's like a clone between Candy Spelling and Michelle Duggar.
 
2012-06-22 11:30:47 AM  

fatalvenom: Why anyone would want to live in Orlando/Central Florida is beyond me.


Having driven through every major city on the East coast multiple times, the WORST traffic jam I can recall was on I-4 in stupid Orlando of all places. And, they're wasn't accident, just a f*cking parking lot on a freeway while being in the oppressive sauna known as Central Florida.

/I'm sure I ran into worse in DC or Atlanta, but I that one had me contemplate suicide.
 
2012-06-22 11:30:50 AM  

windowseat: I don't know what it means, but every single home or apartment belonging to a high net worth person I've been in has either smelled of cat pee or had animal feces somewhere. It may be the houses are so large that the pets can't get to a litter box or door in time or the people are crazy.

The worst was a 20,000 square foot monstrosity in San Antonio's "Dominion" community. Acres of black granite floors dotted with puddles and turds and the family shouting for the housekeeper to come clean up.


That's just disgusting... And these are the people who are the 'captains of industry'? Scary. I thought it was bad then 'The Osbournes' was on, but that was more of a '1,2,3--Not IT!' type of situation, rather than a 'I'm so rich I just don't know how to clean that up' thing...
 
2012-06-22 11:36:08 AM  

Huggermugger: How did that woman pump out so many babbies so fast? She's like a clone between Candy Spelling and Michelle Duggar.


I got really curious, so I read a different article on the family and apparently the wife also has a computer engineering degree from RIT and was Miss Florida 1993.

There's only one plausible explanation: She's a Fembot, populating the world with her robot children.
 
2012-06-22 11:38:45 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

Who's that hiding behind the column on the left?


It's a ghost

www.castleofspirits.com
 
2012-06-22 11:42:44 AM  

Les Comdien Masque: Meh. If you make it to the last page, the guy claims that the pooping - along with several other bits of the film - were misrepresented:
"His dogs didn't regularly poop in the house, he said. (One of them was dying of cancer, he said, which caused the problem.)"


Yeah, I saw that. Still don't know if it's just butthurt or not. Maybe he's right, maybe he's lying. Probably a little bit of both.
 
2012-06-22 12:00:04 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

Who's that hiding behind the column on the left?


That's a SOON img just waiting to happen.
 
2012-06-22 12:03:15 PM  

DamnYankees: Rev. Skarekroe: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

Who's that hiding behind the column on the left?

[media.avclub.com image 627x325]


You can always tell a Milford man.
 
2012-06-22 12:20:16 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x400]

Who's that hiding behind the column on the left?


hollywoodphony.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-22 12:23:04 PM  

Mikey1969: She and her husband explain to Ms. Greenfield that they didn't set out to build America's biggest house, but after they'd included everything they both wanted - the bowling alley, the 10 kitchens, the health spa - it just turned out that way.

All right, I get the 'add everything you want' thing. We'd all like to do this...

I get the bowling alley thing, it would be cool to have. Personally, I've always thought that it would be cool to have a shooting range under my house.

But TEN freaking kitchens? that's just stupid. 2 or 3 I can see, 1 in a guest wing, one near the entertainment/theater room, and 1 main one, but who the FARK needs 10 kitchens in their house?

But they're not pretentious at all, no way...



It took me until your last line of text to realize that you were saying kitchens, not kittens.
 
2012-06-22 12:23:41 PM  
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Shamefully, yes I would.
 
2012-06-22 12:36:41 PM  

Dr. Killinger's Magic Murder Bag: It took me until your last line of text to realize that you were saying kitchens, not kittens.


LOL, that's ok, after that, you forced me to go through and re-read my post to make sure that I DIDN'T actually say 'kittens'.
 
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