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2013-04-02 08:43:59 AM
She has accountants pay for it all.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-02 09:05:29 AM
Not in the good way? The evidence is consistent with star-struck 14 year old virgins going wild: mattresses were allegedly left bloodied.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-02 09:06:21 AM
Above quote was from the gawker story; businessinsider didn't load right for me.  (Used to be businessinsider was fine and gawker network didn't display right. Times change.)
 
2013-04-02 09:44:57 AM
Was there an actual article on that page? All I got was some jumbled text, a picture of Arianna and a burger ad.
 
2013-04-02 09:55:07 AM

propasaurus: Was there an actual article on that page? All I got was some jumbled text, a picture of Arianna and a burger ad.


Same here.
Maybe it's a conceptual depiction of the state of the hotel room?
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-04-02 09:56:00 AM

ZAZ: Above quote was from the gawker story; businessinsider didn't load right for me.  (Used to be businessinsider was fine and gawker network didn't display right. Times change.)


It looks like script blocker keeps it from loading. It loaded OK earlier this morning when looked at it, but the script blocker here at work blocks it. Temporarily allowing this page loaded correctly.
 
2013-04-02 10:10:45 AM
So, to recap: FARK has greenlit a link to a story no one can see.
 
2013-04-02 10:33:19 AM

propasaurus: Was there an actual article on that page? All I got was some jumbled text, a picture of Arianna and a burger ad.


Turn off Adblock, genius.
 
2013-04-02 10:33:56 AM
t1.gstatic.com  ?
 
2013-04-02 10:41:17 AM
I enjoy partying like an acoustic-guitar-playing 60s folk singer myself.
 
2013-04-02 10:41:25 AM
I read it. He's complaining he has to repaint after a renter moved out. gasp. Every time someone moves out of my rental house repainting is the minimum I assume.

$500,000 to repaint
 
2013-04-02 10:41:31 AM
Now I'm kinda looking forward to the HufPo sponsored shindig at the World Fark Party III.
 
2013-04-02 10:43:38 AM
if a website wont display the text of an article just by allowing the basic domain name it is a website i dont need to look at.  geniuses know better than to allow advertisements just to see text of an article.
 
2013-04-02 10:44:38 AM

gambitsgirl: I read it. He's complaining he has to repaint after a renter moved out. gasp. Every time someone moves out of my rental house repainting is the minimum I assume.

$500,000 to repaint


Yeah it seemed pretty tame, the walls have holes, the floor has scratches.  Unless you are renting to a college student you should probably expect them to hang things on the walls.
 
2013-04-02 10:45:27 AM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Not surprising.  Bears can do a lot of damage.
 
2013-04-02 10:46:04 AM

gambitsgirl: I read it. He's complaining he has to repaint after a renter moved out. gasp. Every time someone moves out of my rental house repainting is the minimum I assume.

$500,000 to repaint


Yeah, homeowner sounds like they're looking for a bonus year of rent. Wear and tear happens, Sherlock.
 
2013-04-02 10:47:11 AM

propasaurus: Was there an actual article on that page? All I got was some jumbled text, a picture of Arianna and a burger ad.


Sounds like her web site.

gambitsgirl: I read it. He's complaining he has to repaint after a renter moved out. gasp. Every time someone moves out of my rental house repainting is the minimum I assume.

$500,000 to repaint


Repainted with a special mix that requires the tears of Siberian unicorns I guess.
 
2013-04-02 10:47:13 AM
The apartment in question:

www.blackbookmag.com
 
2013-04-02 10:47:52 AM
Arianna? I'd wreck it...
 
2013-04-02 10:51:20 AM
Her former landlord is sitting on $93 large for a security deposit, and he wants more money?

How does it feel to want?
 
2013-04-02 10:51:26 AM
She did it by merely talking to the walls, subby. They cringed and buckled.
 
2013-04-02 10:52:23 AM
Good thing there wasn't a swimming pool...

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-02 10:54:52 AM

KrispyKritter: She did it by merely talking to the walls, subby. They cringed and buckled.


I thought it was from the copious amounts of bullshiat spewing from her mouth. It's like a cat piss house, the only way to fix is to strip it to the studs.
 
2013-04-02 10:55:36 AM
I would give Ms. Huffington my post.
 
2013-04-02 10:59:34 AM
Extortion, how duz it werk?
 
2013-04-02 10:59:39 AM
I have done worse to a few apartments that I rented in my younger days.
 
2013-04-02 11:02:11 AM
I would do $275,000 worth of damage to Ms. Huffington.
 
2013-04-02 11:02:50 AM

Shostie: propasaurus: Was there an actual article on that page? All I got was some jumbled text, a picture of Arianna and a burger ad.

Turn off Adblock, genius.


I had Adblock on and the page looked fine.

/Also had Noscripts on, maybe that helped?
 
2013-04-02 11:04:50 AM
$32,000 a month

She can afford that from Huffington Post slideshow ad links? Really?
 
2013-04-02 11:05:51 AM

Arkanaut: Shostie: propasaurus: Was there an actual article on that page? All I got was some jumbled text, a picture of Arianna and a burger ad.

Turn off Adblock, genius.

I had Adblock on and the page looked fine.

/Also had Noscripts on, maybe that helped?


I had Adblock on and the page was all jumbled.

Turned it off for that page, reloaded and everything came up fine.
 
2013-04-02 11:06:59 AM
Choked on her own vomit? Or someone else's?
 
2013-04-02 11:11:44 AM
TFA: "historical and aesthetic significance,"

So ... that $275,000 in damage is just $2,000 worth of damage to 'vintage' stuff?
 
2013-04-02 11:11:55 AM
behance.vo.llnwd.net
 
2013-04-02 11:13:42 AM

ZAZ: Not in the good way? The evidence is consistent with star-struck 14 year old virgins going wild: mattresses were allegedly left bloodied.


So Arianna's into deflowing 14yo girls? With her big penis, I suppose.
 
2013-04-02 11:16:07 AM
Was a mud shark involved?
 
2013-04-02 11:16:44 AM

vernonFL: $32,000 a month

She can afford that from Huffington Post slideshow ad links? Really?


ex-hubby Michael Huffington was a billionaire as the heir to the HuffCo oil and gas fortune, and they got divorced about the time he A) realized he was gay and B) was trying to still maintian his poltical career as a Republican.  I'm guessing there was a significant amount of hush money in that settlement
 
2013-04-02 11:17:36 AM

i upped my meds-up yours: ZAZ: Not in the good way? The evidence is consistent with star-struck 14 year old virgins going wild: mattresses were allegedly left bloodied.

So Arianna's into deflowing 14yo girls? With her big penis, I suppose.


weknowmemes.com
 
2013-04-02 11:18:07 AM
She is a user..  cannot let the little people get in the way and no one has the right to tell her what to do.

Just like she did with her website.
 
2013-04-02 11:18:51 AM

vernonFL: $32,000 a month

She can afford that from Huffington Post slideshow ad links? Really?


When you don't pay most of the contributor to your website...probably
 
2013-04-02 11:22:05 AM
Areola Huffington made an appearance?  If not it wasnt partying like a 60s rock star.
 
2013-04-02 11:22:40 AM
How did she get the donkey in there?
 
2013-04-02 11:23:52 AM

Marquis de Sod: Choked on her own vomit? Or someone else's?


You can't really dust for vomit.
 
2013-04-02 11:24:10 AM
FTA:
And that table. Designed by Steel's famous architect father Charles Gwathmey,...

Who?
 
2013-04-02 11:26:35 AM
Rich people problems.

If I razed my house and the one next to it, I might do $275k of damage.

Maybe.

And I don't have to live in NYC either. So it's win/win.
 
2013-04-02 11:36:13 AM
mattresses were allegedly left bloodied

Considering what a huge coont she is, I bet those are maxipads.
 
2013-04-02 11:42:10 AM
When you're Huffingtons of paint, there's a lot to replace. No big deal.
 
2013-04-02 11:42:23 AM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I enjoy partying like an acoustic-guitar-playing 60s folk singer myself.


John Denver?

One hopes not!
 
2013-04-02 11:47:30 AM

propasaurus: So, to recap: FARK has greenlit a link to a story no one can see.


If it's about Ariana Blowhard, I'm ok with this.jog
 
2013-04-02 11:48:20 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: propasaurus: So, to recap: FARK has greenlit a link to a story no one can see.

If it's about Ariana Blowhard, I'm ok with this.jog


.jpg even
 
2013-04-02 11:50:40 AM
Dude from the article describes quite a bit of damage that she claims doesn't exist. Then he's having it meticulously repaired at great expense. In the end it's going to come down to one side vs the other, what you can prove and what you can't, what's agreed upon, etc.

Not that anyone feels bad for one rich person angry at another rich person.
 
2013-04-02 11:58:52 AM
Geez, put a towel down Arianna...

If stubborn stains appear on the couches, we can suppose a copycat crew from last week...
 
2013-04-02 12:02:51 PM
That must be one expensive mattress.
 
2013-04-02 12:03:12 PM

Sybarite: She has accountants pay for it all.


Done in one.
 
2013-04-02 12:04:59 PM

John Napkintosh: Dude from the article describes quite a bit of damage that she claims doesn't exist. Then he's having it meticulously repaired at great expense. In the end it's going to come down to one side vs the other, what you can prove and what you can't, what's agreed upon, etc.

Not that anyone feels bad for one rich person angry at another rich person.


Sounds like he was going to reno anyway and just wants someone else to foot the bill. It's such a common tactic that it gets routinely thrown out of court, but I'm guessing this particular shiatbird has enough money and enough of an axe to grind to keep it in court.

But, yeah, rich people squawking over real estate = not a single damn to spare.
 
2013-04-02 12:06:44 PM

j__z: vernonFL: $32,000 a month

She can afford that from Huffington Post slideshow ad links? Really?

When you don't pay most of the contributor to your website...probably


You guys don't know that she sold the Post to AOL for $31 million more than two years ago?

Really?
 
2013-04-02 12:11:09 PM
It takes a special kind of stupid to believe candles and cosmetics will actually damage steel.
 
2013-04-02 12:13:13 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

No word if the Chinese exchange student made it out alive.
 
2013-04-02 12:13:29 PM
Free advice for you, Ariana. Living in an apartment once I got word the city was going to pass a bylaw limiting rents to be raised only ince a year, so I naturally went to biatchy landlady and asked for a one year lease. one week later our rents were raised $290.00 and I was the only one to escape it. Landlady kept trying everything in the book to evict me but the paltry $250.00 I spent on a lawyer was nothing compared to the money I saved. Lease ends and I'm booted. I get a bill jn the mail for $4000.00 worth of bullshiat she made up. I was never given the opportunity to do a final walk-through, apartment was already rented out again, told them to shove their bill, it was a breach of the landlord/tenant act.
  
    /csb
 
2013-04-02 12:17:44 PM

Sybarite: She has accountants pay for it all.


I think we're done here...  +1 internets to you!
 
2013-04-02 12:19:28 PM
No worse than your average FARK party.
 
2013-04-02 12:21:47 PM

propasaurus: So, to recap: FARK has greenlit a link to a story no one can see.


Even the mods dont read the articles
 
2013-04-02 12:22:36 PM
Searching Arianna Huffington on the Huffington Post:

1 - 10 of 46,600 results.

Someone likes the sound of her own voice and has something to contribute to society.

WATCH: Arianna Talks 'What's Working' On 'Morning Joe'
 
2013-04-02 12:26:25 PM

GalFriday: I have done worse to a few apartments that I rented in my younger days.


I think the point is that this isn't her "younger days", and this is slightly better than any of the apartments we've lived in. She was expected to treat the place as an adult would, not as a college student would. As for the complaint, wall repainting and patching is par for the course if it's just holes from wall anchors to shelves and stuff. Sounds like a lot more damage to the rest of the place, though. Hardwoord floors ned respect, or they get ruined. And what's with the bloody mattress, anyway?
 
2013-04-02 12:27:39 PM

cygnusx13: gambitsgirl: I read it. He's complaining he has to repaint after a renter moved out. gasp. Every time someone moves out of my rental house repainting is the minimum I assume.

$500,000 to repaint

Yeah, homeowner sounds like they're looking for a bonus year of rent. Wear and tear happens, Sherlock.


Hmmmnn, not so fast... For one thing this is a furnished apartment, and a high-end one so damages to furniture and housewares (keep in mind, a 4,400 sq. ft. aparment in NYC is going to be pretty goddamn swank) as well as damages to the apartment itself would all be accountable. Also being that this apartment is so high-end, those damages are going to be to much more costly things than they would be for your average apartment - even a furnished one.

For another from reading TFA it looks like a lot more then normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear doesn't entail enough damage to the floors that they need to be refinished, doesn't involve breaking the cabinets, staining the bathtub, damaging the window frames, etc... Despite the article author apparently expecting the floors to be refinished after each tenant, that's actually not the case. As a landlord you expect cleaning, and small repairs like nail holes (which just require a quick patch and touchup), NOT to have to always refinish the floor/change carpet and paint the entire apartment.

THEN on top of that there's the damage to the various appliances (stove, fridge), the table and other various items which probably are on the list but weren't in the article. Anything which is custom - like that table and undoubtedly like many of the items in the apartment - is going to cost silly amounts of money to repair or replace. That table in particular is going to be a pricey item since not only is it a custom piece, but also apparently has some sort of historical signifigance or something...

So all in all this is not just a bill for cleaning and repainting.
 
2013-04-02 12:47:23 PM

Sybarite: She has accountants pay for it all.


OK, but does her Maserati do 185?
 
2013-04-02 12:48:34 PM

propasaurus: Was there an actual article on that page? All I got was some jumbled text, a picture of Arianna and a burger ad.


propasaurus: So, to recap: FARK has greenlit a link to a story no one can see.


Works fine for me.  Here's a cut-and-paste of the text, for anybody else who can't see it:

The owner of a 4,400-square-foot New York City apartment is accusing former tenant Arianna Huffington of trashing the place, leaving bloodied mattresses, gouged wood floors and a very expensive scratched up dining room table. Documentary filmmaker Eric Steel says it took three months to repair all of the damage and is suing Huffington for $275,000 for the trouble. That sounds excessive.

At $32,000 a month, this is not your run of the mill Chelsea loft, and that was no ordinary dining room table. Steel says that even though he told her not to use the apartment to entertain due to the loft's "historical and aesthetic significance," Huffington made copies of the elevator key, let her daughters use the place regularly and frequently hosted parties. Presumably as a result of such activities, virtually every wall was "gouged, stained and otherwise damaged" badly enough to require repainting, and the once pristine hardwood floor was damaged so badly it needed refinishing. The bathtub was stained, the kitchen cabinets were broken, candles and cosmetics had damaged the steel window seats, a mattress had been bloodied - it all sounds unpleasant. And that table. Designed by Steel's famous architect father Charles Gwathmey, the piece of furniture was so dinged up, it had to be shipped back to the manufacturer for repairs.

But it's not like Huffington blasted holes in the ceiling or anything like that. Other complaints included a damaged stove knob and refrigerator door. Aren't these all pretty much symptoms of normal wear-and-tear? Landlords paint apartment walls and refinish floors before a new tenant moves in pretty much all the time - some tenants even require it. That table sounds nice, but maybe don't leave your father's works of art lying in the apartment you're leasing to strangers? The mattress thing is gross. But does all this add up to more than a quarter million dollars worth of damage?

That's up to a judge to decide. Huffington, who moved out of the apartment in January, vehemently denied the allegations in a statement. "Every single claim in this suit is false except the square footage and the address," said the online news mogul. "Eric Steel, who happily renewed the lease twice and visited the apartment multiple times, is holding onto $93,000 dollars in deposits, which he has refused to return." Huffington added that Steel was "obviously trying to extort more money from me by making ludicrous claims." Meanwhile, she's reportedly heading to her very own townhouse on the Upper East Side which she's free to trash all she wants.
 
2013-04-02 12:57:21 PM
meh - been done-

www.standbyformindcontrol.com
 
2013-04-02 01:03:12 PM
New York is where I'd rather stay.
I get allergic smelling hay.
I just adore a penthouse view.
Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.
 
2013-04-02 01:15:19 PM
Landlord should get Kenneth Starr on the job right away - I am sure he'd have preserved that mattress and gotten DNA samples already - at a cost of 7 billion dollars, of course.
 
2013-04-02 01:22:24 PM

Betep: New York is where I'd rather stay.
I get allergic smelling hay.
I just adore a penthouse view.
Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.


I totally hear Arianna singing that.
 
2013-04-02 01:32:41 PM

Mikey1969: GalFriday: I have done worse to a few apartments that I rented in my younger days.

I think the point is that this isn't her "younger days", and this is slightly better than any of the apartments we've lived in. She was expected to treat the place as an adult would, not as a college student would. As for the complaint, wall repainting and patching is par for the course if it's just holes from wall anchors to shelves and stuff. Sounds like a lot more damage to the rest of the place, though. Hardwoord floors ned respect, or they get ruined. And what's with the bloody mattress, anyway?


I am going with murder.  I think she killed a virgin and drank her blood.
 
2013-04-02 01:35:26 PM

StrikitRich: Sybarite: She has accountants pay for it all.

OK, but does her Maserati do 185?


She lost her license, now she don't drive.
 
2013-04-02 01:47:51 PM

GalFriday: Mikey1969: GalFriday: I have done worse to a few apartments that I rented in my younger days.

I think the point is that this isn't her "younger days", and this is slightly better than any of the apartments we've lived in. She was expected to treat the place as an adult would, not as a college student would. As for the complaint, wall repainting and patching is par for the course if it's just holes from wall anchors to shelves and stuff. Sounds like a lot more damage to the rest of the place, though. Hardwoord floors ned respect, or they get ruined. And what's with the bloody mattress, anyway?

I am going with murder.  I think she killed a virgin and drank her blood.


Sounds plausible... Never know with the rich people nowdays, it seems.
 
2013-04-02 01:58:13 PM
I bet she bangs like a shiathouse door in the wind...
 
2013-04-02 02:33:08 PM

Meatybrain: Considering what a huge coont she is, I bet those are maxipads.


   An ex signif-oth left me a present like that, she handled it by flipping  the mattress over. It was a while before I discovered why that room smelled faintly of Dracula's lair.
 
2013-04-02 02:33:10 PM

Mikey1969: GalFriday: Mikey1969: GalFriday: I have done worse to a few apartments that I rented in my younger days.

I think the point is that this isn't her "younger days", and this is slightly better than any of the apartments we've lived in. And what's with the bloody mattress, anyway?

I am going with murder.  I think she killed a virgin and drank her blood.

Sounds plausible... Never know with the rich people nowdays, it seems.


I think Arianna is totally pulling an Elizabeth Bathory.  It is the only logical explanation for such destruction and a bloody mattress.
 
2013-04-02 03:02:23 PM
More proof that liberals have no respect for other people's private property.
 
2013-04-02 03:11:15 PM

mongbiohazard: cygnusx13: gambitsgirl: I read it. He's complaining he has to repaint after a renter moved out. gasp. Every time someone moves out of my rental house repainting is the minimum I assume.

$500,000 to repaint

Yeah, homeowner sounds like they're looking for a bonus year of rent. Wear and tear happens, Sherlock.

Hmmmnn, not so fast... For one thing this is a furnished apartment, and a high-end one so damages to furniture and housewares (keep in mind, a 4,400 sq. ft. aparment in NYC is going to be pretty goddamn swank) as well as damages to the apartment itself would all be accountable. Also being that this apartment is so high-end, those damages are going to be to much more costly things than they would be for your average apartment - even a furnished one.

For another from reading TFA it looks like a lot more then normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear doesn't entail enough damage to the floors that they need to be refinished, doesn't involve breaking the cabinets, staining the bathtub, damaging the window frames, etc... Despite the article author apparently expecting the floors to be refinished after each tenant, that's actually not the case. As a landlord you expect cleaning, and small repairs like nail holes (which just require a quick patch and touchup), NOT to have to always refinish the floor/change carpet and paint the entire apartment.

THEN on top of that there's the damage to the various appliances (stove, fridge), the table and other various items which probably are on the list but weren't in the article. Anything which is custom - like that table and undoubtedly like many of the items in the apartment - is going to cost silly amounts of money to repair or replace. That table in particular is going to be a pricey item since not only is it a custom piece, but also apparently has some sort of historical signifigance or something...

So all in all this is not just a bill for cleaning and repainting.



While I understand the materials are probably harvested from a tree in the Amazon that actually holds the cure for AIDS but is instead used for the feet of important people... the $95K can't cover it?

Ok so 4Ksqft. I finished my basement by hand with normal person quality materials and it was appraised at $140K... I did it with an investment of $28K.  Granted it was poured concrete but the floors are acid etched and everything was done with resale in mind.  We hired out the drop ceiling and the acid etching but did the rest.  So unless the actual supposedly famous architect is replacing it himself we can down the "labor" costs.

Upstairs I have wood and granite (also purchased after my husband died with resale in mind).  I do have 2 kids which I'm sure the Huffingtons don't but I would say it's "normal wear" as far as humans go.  If I were to sell it the wood would need some help. Not from Project X parties but... moving furniture stupidly... drunk friends (in parties under 12) doing stupid stuff... dropping stuff... and one particularly bad episode when I was making a cake and the Kitchen-Aid decided to commit suicide which resulted in a HUGE gouge in the wood and a dead mixer.  The appliances could be considered damaged because someone leaned on the dishwasher and unseated the moulding so it's tilty.

So, yes, normal wear can happen. Wood can get damaged. Appliances break. Rich people use Amazon Rain Forest wood in their homes and owners will get high bids for work knowing they can do it for a fraction of the cost if they have any sense whatsoever.

;-)
 
2013-04-02 07:53:08 PM

gambitsgirl: While I understand the materials are probably harvested from a tree in the Amazon that actually holds the cure for AIDS but is instead used for the feet of important people... the $95K can't cover it?


That all depends on the details. Maybe... or maybe not.

gambitsgirl: Ok so 4Ksqft. I finished my basement by hand with normal person quality materials and it was appraised at $140K... I did it with an investment of $28K.  Granted it was poured concrete but the floors are acid etched and everything was done with resale in mind.  We hired out the drop ceiling and the acid etching but did the rest.  So unless the actual supposedly famous architect is replacing it himself we can down the "labor" costs.


Sounds cool! Probably a really nice place. It's still probably not particularly comparable though. People as rich as Arianna live in a whole different society then you and I.
 
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