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(Wall Street Journal)   Brooklyn-based entrepreneur and other competitive jump ropers in NYC charge up to $500-1000 per hour to teach adults how to do the double Dutch   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 34
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2013-07-27 08:38:04 PM  
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Approves.
 
2013-07-27 08:52:53 PM  

HighOnCraic: Approves.


I was wondering if there was a bus involved.
 
2013-07-27 08:54:20 PM  
In related news, welcome to Brooklyn.
 
2013-07-27 08:55:34 PM  
Why is it strange? If someone wants to overcharge for a service, and someone is willing to pay and both are happy, then I don't have a problem.
 
2013-07-27 08:59:54 PM  
When daddy is paying the bills who care how much it cost.
 
2013-07-27 09:02:37 PM  
I think the $500-1000 is what she charges for "entertaining" participants at corporate events and such.  Her regular class fee seemed to be much less.

/skimmed TFA
 
2013-07-27 09:02:50 PM  
In related news, whoever is asking for such prices is an attention whore.  I'm willing to bet they don't have a single customer, but they managed to get their name in the WSJ without spending a penny.  Reminds me of that 2nd rate pizza place in midtown that managed to get their name in the national news by offer in a $100k gold-leaf pizza.  That was  Over 20 years ago, and they never sold a single one of those pizzas.  But they still have the articles from several major newspapers on a billboard outside the door.
 
2013-07-27 09:03:43 PM  
You get off the curb, move your feet.
Not that hard.
 
2013-07-27 09:04:07 PM  
Sounds kinky...I likes.
 
2013-07-27 09:05:00 PM  
That's cool. I think this deserves the spiffy tag.

My knees are too jacked to do something like that though. I'll stick to riding my bike.
 
2013-07-27 09:06:43 PM  
The rope jumping that is, but not paying money to do it. I think that's kinda silly.
 
2013-07-27 09:06:59 PM  
In other news, no. No, they're not. But by saying they are, they get some free publicity.
 
2013-07-27 09:07:56 PM  
Brooklyn + overpriced service riding on nostalgia = Hipsters

/damn
 
2013-07-27 09:10:21 PM  
Seems like charging 500 bucks to entertain at a corporate picnic is getting off cheap. Jumprope lessons are ten bucks, by the way, according to the article. I'd do it, for an interesting change of pace...
 
2013-07-27 09:10:38 PM  
And the infantilization of America continues.
 
2013-07-27 09:18:34 PM  

BlackMtnMan: Sounds kinky...I likes.


Double dutch rudder?
 
2013-07-27 09:25:22 PM  

Joe Peanut: In related news, whoever is asking for such prices is an attention whore.  I'm willing to bet they don't have a single customer, but they managed to get their name in the WSJ without spending a penny.  Reminds me of that 2nd rate pizza place in midtown that managed to get their name in the national news by offer in a $100k gold-leaf pizza.  That was  Over 20 years ago, and they never sold a single one of those pizzas.  But they still have the articles from several major newspapers on a billboard outside the door.


way to not skim the article, ignoramus
 
2013-07-27 09:31:41 PM  
Damn, I need to get in on that action. I was the best in my neighborhood growing up and still enjoy some occasional double dutch, it's very relaxing.
 
2013-07-27 09:33:26 PM  
Even I could double dutch back in the day, and I'm white.
 
2013-07-27 10:03:16 PM  
Dude, if you have any skill and can manage to charge a thousand dollars an hour do it, even if it's only a few hours a month.

If you take anything fun and do it 160 hours a month it's gonna kill the thrill.
 
2013-07-27 10:11:21 PM  
I'll consult with my life coach to find out if this is a good deal.
 
2013-07-27 10:11:23 PM  
And this is why American is a horrible and stupid place.  Full of horrible poopy head people that are mean.  And fat.
 
2013-07-27 10:15:13 PM  

HighOnCraic: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 263x192]

Approves.


Did they ever rizzolve the dispute between the gizirls who was plizayin' dizzouble dizzutch, and the bilzasketbilzall plizzayers who asked them to mizzoove out the wizzay?

Dizzouble dizzutch! Dizzouble dizzutch! (Warning: Earworm.)
 
2013-07-27 10:48:01 PM  
Is 'double dutch' a euphemism for some sort of kinky sex act?
 
2013-07-27 10:54:29 PM  
... that's them dancin'.
 
2013-07-27 11:27:18 PM  
 
2013-07-28 01:43:26 AM  

King Something: In related news, welcome to Brooklyn.


I was born in Brooklyn. We left. It was a dump. Now everyone is going back.
 
2013-07-28 03:07:26 AM  
Double Dutch Bus coming down the street.......
 
2013-07-28 03:39:17 AM  
A fool and his money...
 
2013-07-28 07:09:44 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: You get off the curb, move your feet.
Not that hard.


More like: You get your lazy ass off the couch...move your feet...etc
 
2013-07-28 10:10:17 AM  
Does anyone grow up anymore? I mean, I know being a grown up is a drag sometimes, but somebody's got to be a farking adult!

/grow the fark up hipsters and frat boys!
//lawn, you know the rest!
 
2013-07-28 08:11:22 PM  

boogerwolf: Does anyone grow up anymore? I mean, I know being a grown up is a drag sometimes, but somebody's got to be a farking adult!


Thank GOD that you're here to perform the adult task of criticizing generalized others in one-line unfunny internet put-downs.
 
2013-07-29 02:15:14 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: ... that's them dancin'.


I see what you did there. :)
 
2013-07-29 08:27:19 AM  
America is amazing. On one hand, everyone decries the shrinking of the middle class and the struggle folks say they have to keep afloat. On the other is expensive hula hoop, jump rope, and yoga classes, 4 smartphone family plans with data, $100+ TV cable contracts, and folks waiting hours to buy $180 pair of shoes for their 5yo.

I'm not sure if I should be cheering for or lamenting our current state.
 
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