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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
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2012-06-22 10:20:10 AM  
3 votes:
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 01:51:08 PM  
1 vote:
I don't understand how anybody would ever really be comfortable living in a house that big. It would be too big and empty feeling for me to ever relax. YMMV though.
2012-06-22 12:58:25 PM  
1 vote:
They have a whole lot of stuff and none of it is worth anything. Congratulations to them. Being wealthy must be the best! Unfinished house, dead dog in a glass box and a litter of unhappy kids. At least you have 10 kitchens. I bet that's comforting.

Christ.

Even if the housing bubble hadn't happened, are we seriously supposed to believe that monstrosity of a house and those unhappy people standing on dead grass is the realization of American aspiration? That's either sad, insulting or horrifying; I'm not sure which one wins. Probably "sad."
2012-06-22 12:23:41 PM  
1 vote:
www.nypost.com

Shamefully, yes I would.
2012-06-22 11:38:45 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:17:21 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:07:04 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:25:47 AM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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