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(NYPost)   Brilliant New Yorkers figure they can turn a $50,000 finger painting into over $400,000 worth of lawsuits   (nypost.com) divider line 107
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2013-07-01 02:39:27 PM
Jesus farking christ, what terrible people.
 
2013-07-01 03:15:43 PM
Yep, it's totally the teacher's fault.  And come to think of it, she must've bribed your proxy into ignoring the ceiling that I'm sure you made a point of telling them about.  So a lawsuit is DEFINITELY in order.
 
2013-07-01 03:29:28 PM
Proofer that richer != smarter

If this 1%'er didn;t want to spend $50 K he should have given a maximum to his proxy bidder*.  ANybody whose ever used even EBAY knows this

*who the fark sends a proxy bidder to his kid's schhol charity auction?
 
2013-07-01 03:34:50 PM
OK, so the lawsuit is ridiculous, and so are these people.

But to play the devil's advocate, it does seem like the school had something fishy going on.  Unless most first grade teachers can afford 50K on a painting, she had no business driving up the price over and over.  That makes it much less of an auction and much more of just selling some crappy artwork.
 
2013-07-01 06:48:32 PM

criscodisco: OK, so the lawsuit is ridiculous, and so are these people.

But to play the devil's advocate, it does seem like the school had something fishy going on.  Unless most first grade teachers can afford 50K on a painting, she had no business driving up the price over and over.  That makes it much less of an auction and much more of just selling some crappy artwork.


He claims he would pay no more than 3K for it.  Who did he say that to, the proxy bidder or the school?
 
2013-07-01 11:21:36 PM
I just wanted to point out that they are suing to pay their chauffeur more than most/nearly all high school teachers and a good portion of early career Assistant Professors.
 
2013-07-02 02:31:59 AM
I would like to point out that Hudson Cornelius has a very good chance of growing up to be a major douchebag. And that apparently the parents ran out of name ideas when it came to naming Hyacinth Cornelia.
 
2013-07-02 02:43:31 AM
I think I need an electron microscope to locate the violin I hear playing...
 
2013-07-02 02:59:20 AM

James!: Jesus farking christ, what terrible people.


I was trying to think of something trenchant, but you've pretty much nailed it.
 
2013-07-02 03:00:39 AM

Magorn: Proofer that richer != smarter

If this 1%'er didn;t want to spend $50 K he should have given a maximum to his proxy bidder*.  ANybody whose ever used even EBAY knows this

*who the fark sends a proxy bidder to his kid's schhol charity auction?


An entitled twit who deserves whatever happens next?
 
2013-07-02 03:01:56 AM
All you happy, innocent trying to be loved and learn stuff?  If you parents live in Manhattan, run away.  Run away and live with aunt in Wyoming.  Do it now.  Take mommy's AMEX and go to the Amtrak station.
 
2013-07-02 03:03:03 AM

propasaurus: I would like to point out that Hudson Cornelius has a very good chance of growing up to be a major douchebag. And that apparently the parents ran out of name ideas when it came to naming Hyacinth Cornelia.


They sound like they just stepped out of a Marx Bros. movie.
 
2013-07-02 03:06:22 AM

bunner: All you happy, innocent trying to be loved and learn stuff?  If you parents live in Manhattan, run away.  Run away and live with aunt in Wyoming.  Do it now.  Take mommy's AMEX and go to the Amtrak station.


Manhattan is a wonderful place for a child to grow up, but to do so, you do need actual parents, not... whatever these people are.
 
2013-07-02 03:06:44 AM
TFA is burning my eyeballs.  I guess that article is written the way the Post readership thinks the 1% speak.

Everyone in TFA is bad, including the kindergartener with a $60K chauffeur.
 
2013-07-02 03:07:43 AM

James!: Jesus farking christ, what terrible people.


Yup,then again the NY Post is right up there with the Daily Mail so meh.
 
2013-07-02 03:10:42 AM

BarkingUnicorn: TFA is burning my eyeballs.  I guess that article is written the way the Post readership thinks the 1% speak.



I'll drink to that.  What a god awful writer.

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/something something Kennedy's golf clubs.
 
2013-07-02 03:10:56 AM

balisane: bunner: All you happy, innocent trying to be loved and learn stuff?  If you parents live in Manhattan, run away.  Run away and live with aunt in Wyoming.  Do it now.  Take mommy's AMEX and go to the Amtrak station.

Manhattan is a wonderful place for a child to grow up, but to do so, you do need actual parents, not... whatever these people are.


Aside from the crime, trash, muggers, thug cops, molesters and wall to wall noise and traffic, yeah.  I live in one of those huge joke cities with houses that you can buy for 90,000.00 that you wouldn't even find in any of the boroughs with actual single homes for less than 2.1mm, low crime, overall -  parks, great libraries, cuisine and entertainment.  You know, a sh*thole.  I admit, I miss NYC some times but I think I could take about 3 months of the designer ant farm before I'd need something else.
 
2013-07-02 03:20:14 AM
Kill 'em. Kill 'em all.
 
2013-07-02 03:24:10 AM
THIS is why people want to guillotine all the rich.
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2013-07-02 03:27:10 AM
Some of those schools are run by people who are too loathsome to be 3rd world dictators. You do want little Parsley to have a chance at a good school, don't you? She should be taking our extra classes. BTW, parents who are serious about their child's education usually donate more than the minimum suggested amount if they want their student to succeed.

That being said, the only one who doesn't inspire nausea is the chauffeur.
 
2013-07-02 03:31:35 AM

propasaurus: I would like to point out that Hudson Cornelius has a very good chance of growing up to be a major douchebag. And that apparently the parents ran out of name ideas when it came to naming Hyacinth Cornelia.


Sad but true on all counts
 
2013-07-02 03:32:23 AM
kitchen armchair bisicuit transparancy! (I mananged to hack the psych ward's wifi!!!)
 
Poe
2013-07-02 03:35:02 AM
This story could be copy-pasted into The Onion and no one would have difficulty believing it to be satire.
 
2013-07-02 03:36:41 AM
I'll admit jealousy at being that insanely rich, but not at the epic level of douchebaggery.
 
2013-07-02 03:36:53 AM

bunner: balisane: bunner: All you happy, innocent trying to be loved and learn stuff?  If you parents live in Manhattan, run away.  Run away and live with aunt in Wyoming.  Do it now.  Take mommy's AMEX and go to the Amtrak station.

Manhattan is a wonderful place for a child to grow up, but to do so, you do need actual parents, not... whatever these people are.

Aside from the crime, trash, muggers, thug cops, molesters and wall to wall noise and traffic, yeah.  I live in one of those huge joke cities with houses that you can buy for 90,000.00 that you wouldn't even find in any of the boroughs with actual single homes for less than 2.1mm, low crime, overall -  parks, great libraries, cuisine and entertainment.  You know, a sh*thole.  I admit, I miss NYC some times but I think I could take about 3 months of the designer ant farm before I'd need something else.


Uh, I didn't disparage anyplace that wasn't NYC. Justification complex much?


The kid that grows up in the city, meeting a million different people and being exposed to thousands of things from day one will grow up into a very different person than the kid who gros
 
2013-07-02 03:38:08 AM

Poe: This story could be copy-pasted into The Onion and no one would have difficulty believing it to be satire.


Lol!!

I thought the EXACT same thing. Even rechecked the URL go be sure it wasnt a redirect.
 
2013-07-02 03:40:33 AM

bunner: balisane: bunner: All you happy, innocent trying to be loved and learn stuff?  If you parents live in Manhattan, run away.  Run away and live with aunt in Wyoming.  Do it now.  Take mommy's AMEX and go to the Amtrak station.

Manhattan is a wonderful place for a child to grow up, but to do so, you do need actual parents, not... whatever these people are.

Aside from the crime, trash, muggers, thug cops, molesters and wall to wall noise and traffic, yeah.  I live in one of those huge joke cities with houses that you can buy for 90,000.00 that you wouldn't even find in any of the boroughs with actual single homes for less than 2.1mm, low crime, overall -  parks, great libraries, cuisine and entertainment.  You know, a sh*thole.  I admit, I miss NYC some times but I think I could take about 3 months of the designer ant farm before I'd need something else.


Uh, I didn't disparage any area outside of NYC at all, nor dispute their advantages or differences. Justification complex much?


Each environment will produce a very different kid, and we need all sorts of people. But not douchebags. Full up on those.
 
2013-07-02 03:42:09 AM

propasaurus: I would like to point out that Hudson Cornelius has a very good chance of growing up to be a major douchebag. And that apparently the parents ran out of name ideas when it came to naming Hyacinth Cornelia.


You know, the Romans used to have odd child naming.  They'd generally name all the daughters the same name, usually the feminine version of the father's name, so if the father is Cornelius then the daughters would all be named Cornelia.  For the sons they'd give the first one a proper unique name, and the rest usually got number names, so the second male is Secundus, the third is Tertius, fourth is Quartus, etc.
 
2013-07-02 03:50:48 AM
And not a single fark was given that day. Seriously, this goes beyond white people problems. They are suing to keep the kids' chaffeur's job? Fark. $50 gets a bicycle and the kids can put his original print Jackie Robinson rookie cards in the spokes to make that cool sound.
 
2013-07-02 03:51:57 AM
You think the celexa is working and then you read an article like this
 
2013-07-02 03:52:52 AM
This is such a horrific fate to befall this family ... I hope someday the U.S. Supreme Court steps up to restore the rights this school has so cruelly taken away from them ...
 
2013-07-02 04:17:10 AM
I was really hoping that I was delusional from lack of sleep and wasn't really reading that article. Since this is the Post, it's probably bull, but if any of it is true...


...fark it. Just let the nukes fly. Society is permanently broken and we need to start a new game+.
 
2013-07-02 04:17:53 AM
I will drive their child to work for 40,000 a year.

It's a sacrifice, I know, but it's for the greater good.
 
2013-07-02 04:19:56 AM

James!: Jesus farking christ, what terrible people.


Oh! Who? You couldn't mean "Beautiful blonde-about-town Michelle" or "investment-banker hubby, Jon" by any chance! Good Heavens! Great Scott!

Or could you be referring to little "Hudson Cornelius Heinemann" (no adjectives required) or even sweet "Hyacinth Cornelia in their Fifth Avenue apartment"?

They are indeed modern monsters, judging from the article, but have you ever seen anything snarkier than this NY POS reportage? Dripping with scornful envy, the idle, spoilt rich, yadda yadda.

It's almost symbiotic, as if you couldn't have the lowbrow blat without such a choice milieu to milk.

Ugh and Double-Ugh.
 
2013-07-02 04:21:29 AM

TheManofPA: I just wanted to point out that they are suing to pay their chauffeur more than most/nearly all high school teachers and a good portion of early career Assistant Professors.


Maybe the chauffeur is smarter.
 
2013-07-02 04:23:03 AM

propasaurus: I would like to point out that Hudson Cornelius has a very good chance of growing up to be a major douchebag. And that apparently the parents ran out of name ideas when it came to naming Hyacinth Cornelia.


I second that. All I could think of was Baby Jane Hudson. "But ya ahh, Blaanche. Ya ahh in that wheelchaih...."
 
2013-07-02 04:27:13 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: Poe: This story could be copy-pasted into The Onion and no one would have difficulty believing it to be satire.

Lol!!

I thought the EXACT same thing. Even rechecked the URL go be sure it wasnt a redirect.


Same here. Having read the article, I'm forced to conclude that I can't possibly belong to the same species as anyone in it, except possibly the chauffeur.
 
2013-07-02 04:32:16 AM
I'm totally swept up in the article's one-sided, manipulative tone, so I totally think these people must all be horrible douchebags and I feel so much better about myself that I'm a better person even though (or perhaps because) I don't have their money and lifestyle.

This is a total non-story, dressed up in "eat the rich" bullshiat. The very fact that anyone cares about this crap is just an ironic proof that these people really  are so important and influential that their petty little squabbles merit an article in a major news outlet (well, okay, a major "news" outlet). Go ahead and pride yourself on how much of a better person you are than they are--that's just what the writer and publisher want. You're all farking tools, and your emotions and opinions are so easily manipulated with a cheap populist appeal that it's amazing that you really think you have opinions of your own in the first place.

Everyone all together now: Baaaaaaaaaaaa. Four legs good, two legs bad. Baaaaaaaaaaaaa.
 
2013-07-02 04:37:22 AM
Everyone in this story needs a 13" dildo up the ass without lube, not excluding the toddlers.
 
2013-07-02 04:42:35 AM
Reading the article I started to wonder if the Bolsheviks might not have been on to something
 
2013-07-02 05:06:25 AM
...and remember, this is what the Post's owners want your kids to go through instead of the eeeeeebil gubmint's public schools.  Or, barring that, go back to the good ol' days, where you didn't get any education unless you were rich.
 
2013-07-02 05:09:04 AM
What's the problem?  Clearly there was a misunderstanding.  The school should just go to the next highest bidder.  Because a 5 figure bid from a first grade school teacher was totally legit, right?
 
2013-07-02 05:11:53 AM
Why don't they just send him to public school?
 
2013-07-02 05:20:04 AM

E5bie: Why don't they just send him to public school?


amonst the rabble? why that is preposterous!
 
2013-07-02 05:34:49 AM
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And as always, bare-ass naked...
 
2013-07-02 05:40:43 AM
Shoot the parents and the chauffeur, but only wing him in the knee so's he can't drive no mo for a month or two and has to get a real job.
 
2013-07-02 05:57:39 AM

mamoru: I think I need an electron microscope to locate the violin I hear playing...


Came to say something like this.

But don't bother with the microscope, the violin playing for these people isn't even in this realm of existance.
 
2013-07-02 06:25:01 AM

TheManofPA: I just wanted to point out that they are suing to pay their chauffeur more than most/nearly all high school teachers and a good portion of early career Assistant Professors.


I just wanted to point out that that is not true.
 
2013-07-02 06:38:41 AM
While I don't really feel bad for their rich people problems, what the school did was shiatty. Isn't price fixing an auction illegal?
 
2013-07-02 06:47:26 AM

abhorrent1: While I don't really feel bad for their rich people problems, what the school did was shiatty. Isn't price fixing an auction illegal?


Isn't believing people who would sue a kindergarden for $400k+ are telling the truth a bit naive.
 
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