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(Slate)   If you're concerned that your precious snowflake is falling behind his peers in distinguishing arugula from endive, or Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Cahors, a mere $2500 will get you a nanny consultant and trainer to fix that   (slate.com) divider line 38
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2013-11-14 03:52:13 PM
Actually that sounds kinda reasonable. You can't have your kids eating Mexican food all the time.
 
2013-11-14 03:58:19 PM
$2500 to be the scapegoat when some rich couple's golden snowflake isn't the snowflakiest.

No thanks
 
2013-11-14 04:22:24 PM
I would rather use that $2500 and take my kid out to a nice bistro every month. When served family style you can eat anything they turn their nose to.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-11-14 04:24:22 PM
Can we, as a species, pretend the phrase "precious snowflake" doesn't exist?
 
2013-11-14 04:40:13 PM
Another group of people who need to be first against the wall when the revolution comes.
 
2013-11-14 04:41:44 PM
It is my duty as a father and a man to teach my children the difference between Chateauneuf and Cahors, and explain to them why Barolo is preferable to both.

/ My 7 year old knows can make pizza dough and toss a pizza better than most any other adult I know - and I've never had to hire someone out to teach him.
 
2013-11-14 04:43:57 PM
And when these people are herded up against a wall, they'll all act surprised.

Knew a women who was a Nanny for some very famous names in Washington DC (she suspects her Irish accent made them all think of Mary Poppins)  she was very discrete about specifics but is is clear some of these people are horrible human beings and their nannies mostly did the job out of a protective instinct about how badly neglected the children would be otherwise
 
2013-11-14 04:44:49 PM
Basil Fawlty:  "Most of the guests who stay here wouldn't know the difference between a Bordeaux and a claret."
Chef:  "But a Bordeaux is a claret."
Fawlty:  "Yes, but they wouldn't know that, would they?"
 
2013-11-14 04:47:21 PM

elvindeath: It is my duty as a father and a man to teach my children the difference between Chateauneuf and Cahors, and explain to them why Barolo is preferable to both.

/ My 7 year old knows can make pizza dough and toss a pizza better than most any other adult I know - and I've never had to hire someone out to teach him.


I like the cut of your jib.

/subby
//Barolo rocks, but I have to give the edge to CdP, because white too
///and I have a romantic attachment to Cahors
 
2013-11-14 04:47:47 PM
I am so damn middle class it ain't even funny.

I get people are different but none of that really makes any sense to me. I guess I don't really need to worry about it though.

But we did actually have kale at dinner last night. My wife is trying for us to eat healthier...but we cooked ourselves like rubes.
 
2013-11-14 04:48:28 PM
the... Aristocrats?
 
2013-11-14 04:50:37 PM
Like a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape / I'm fine like wine when I start to rap
 
2013-11-14 04:50:40 PM

wee: Can we, as a species, pretend the phrase "precious snowflake" doesn't exist?


Not until you eradicate the I.D. lobbyists. Until that happens, America is doomed to it's snowpocalypse fate.

Sorry, I totally hear ya, but that's just the way it is.
 
2013-11-14 04:51:32 PM
I'm just psyched that it's Gewürztraminer season.
 
2013-11-14 04:54:32 PM
I think that Chateau le feet is the best.... Oh crap the chicken fingers are burning!
 
2013-11-14 04:54:59 PM
What am I supposed to be outraged about here? That people have money?
 
2013-11-14 04:56:41 PM

tricycleracer: Like a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape / I'm fine like wine when I start to rap


Please tell me that's one of your own. Please.
 
2013-11-14 04:57:14 PM
Arugula and endive are pretty hard to get confused about unless you are a total idiot.
 
2013-11-14 04:58:09 PM

sigdiamond2000: What am I supposed to be outraged about here? That people have money?


Global warming, as it causes more snowflakes to form. Next.
 
2013-11-14 05:01:12 PM

uttertosh: tricycleracer: Like a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape / I'm fine like wine when I start to rap

Please tell me that's one of your own. Please.


Beastie Boys- Body Movin'

http://grooveshark.com/s/Body+Movin/4fApLg?src=5
 
2013-11-14 05:02:19 PM
Meh - I'm fine with dumb rich people making themselves less rich.
 
2013-11-14 05:10:23 PM
Is this what they meant by trickle down economics?
 
2013-11-14 05:15:48 PM

tricycleracer: uttertosh: tricycleracer: Like a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape / I'm fine like wine when I start to rap

Please tell me that's one of your own. Please.

Beastie Boys- Body Movin'

http://grooveshark.com/s/Body+Movin/4fApLg?src=5


Thanks!

I had actually hoped that rhyme was yours, having delved into your profile it seemed aprops. Nice quote, though! :-D
 
2013-11-14 05:17:05 PM
Hmm....

Arugula:
www.mnn.com


Curly Endive:
saveursdumonde.blob.core.windows.net


Okay, now give me $2500
 
2013-11-14 05:18:46 PM
Throw some ethanol in some grape juice, and I can't tell the diff between that and Château Mouton Rothschild 2011! I'm short, I am a cultural leper.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!

Please. I need to rejoin civilization. Send me money. I need the help only fine wines and French cuisine can provide.
 
2013-11-14 05:22:52 PM

sigdiamond2000: What am I supposed to be outraged about here? That people have money?


Don't rage. Rage is a waste of nerves. Laugh! Laugh that someone is piling one layer of experts upon another to make sure that their offspring never comes within half a mile of something that might not be the absolute best, most refined food fit for a king's wedding feast.
 
2013-11-14 06:57:19 PM

busy chillin': I am so damn middle class it ain't even funny.

I get people are different but none of that really makes any sense to me. I guess I don't really need to worry about it though.

But we did actually have kale at dinner last night. My wife is trying for us to eat healthier...but we cooked ourselves like rubes.


I have been eating kale since I was a little kid, but health nuts won't like the way I (and my oma) cook it

/Grünkohl mit Pinkel und Kasseler
//Kale with sausage and smoked porkchop (also whole, not sliced, bacon)
 
2013-11-14 06:59:58 PM

busy chillin': But we did actually have kale at dinner last night. My wife is trying for us to eat healthier...but we cooked ourselves like rubes.


Rookie mistake, no shame in that.  Next time, just remember that you're supposed to cook the FOOD.
 
2013-11-14 07:17:06 PM
Ahh, gotta love the parents in my boring corner of brownstone brooklyn.

The best Park Slope parents story is the lost hat saga:

http://gawker.com/166214/the-park-slope-hat-spat-read-all-the-emails
 
2013-11-14 07:18:50 PM

tricycleracer: Like a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape / I'm fine like wine when I start to rap


took a while, but leaving satisfied
 
2013-11-14 07:26:04 PM
Meh
So they want their kids to learn a whole bunch of stuff they think is important.  My only complaint is that they're not doing it themselves  (farking nouveau riche peasants)
 
2013-11-14 07:47:58 PM

SirTanon: Hmm....

Arugula:
[www.mnn.com image 530x300]


Curly Endive:
[saveursdumonde.blob.core.windows.net image 300x396]


Okay, now give me $2500


It could be even easier:
static.ddmcdn.com

^ what I think of when I think of endive
 
2013-11-14 07:51:24 PM
Fark your kid if he can't tell a Cot Noir from a Rhone. Srsly, kill him and try again.
 
2013-11-14 08:14:46 PM

lilplatinum: Ahh, gotta love the parents in my boring corner of brownstone brooklyn.

The best Park Slope parents story is the lost hat saga:

http://gawker.com/166214/the-park-slope-hat-spat-read-all-the-emails


Godamnitsomuch.  Now I have to kill myself, knowing that such worthless farking people exist.  I don't want to live on this planet anymore.jpg, but I'm stuck, so suicide it is.
 
2013-11-14 08:36:43 PM

Tchernobog: lilplatinum: Ahh, gotta love the parents in my boring corner of brownstone brooklyn.

The best Park Slope parents story is the lost hat saga:

http://gawker.com/166214/the-park-slope-hat-spat-read-all-the-emails

Godamnitsomuch.  Now I have to kill myself, knowing that such worthless farking people exist.  I don't want to live on this planet anymore.jpg, but I'm stuck, so suicide it is.


Easy there, Russian Death God guy.

Another 20 years and Elon Musk can take us to Mars.  Unless they 3-D print the fountain of youth using immortal atoms first.
 
2013-11-14 08:57:22 PM

Tchernobog: Godamnitsomuch.  Now I have to kill myself, knowing that such worthless farking people exist.  I don't want to live on this planet anymore.jpg, but I'm stuck, so suicide it is.


Just be glad you don't live in the midst of these farking people.  They bring their dogs and babies into local bars..
 
2013-11-15 07:37:04 AM

FrancoFile: elvindeath: It is my duty as a father and a man to teach my children the difference between Chateauneuf and Cahors, and explain to them why Barolo is preferable to both.

/ My 7 year old knows can make pizza dough and toss a pizza better than most any other adult I know - and I've never had to hire someone out to teach him.

I like the cut of your jib.

/subby
//Barolo rocks, but I have to give the edge to CdP, because white too
///and I have a romantic attachment to Cahors


Well, you have to go to Loire for a good white ...
I do like CdP, though.  Perhaps I will open a bottle of  2005 Le Vieux Donjon tonight and reevalute.  It'll be hard to get me off Barolo though - that stuff is majestic when properly aged.
 
2013-11-15 09:04:32 AM

elvindeath: FrancoFile: elvindeath: It is my duty as a father and a man to teach my children the difference between Chateauneuf and Cahors, and explain to them why Barolo is preferable to both.

/ My 7 year old knows can make pizza dough and toss a pizza better than most any other adult I know - and I've never had to hire someone out to teach him.

I like the cut of your jib.

/subby
//Barolo rocks, but I have to give the edge to CdP, because white too
///and I have a romantic attachment to Cahors

Well, you have to go to Loire for a good white ...
I do like CdP, though.  Perhaps I will open a bottle of  2005 Le Vieux Donjon tonight and reevalute.  It'll be hard to get me off Barolo though - that stuff is majestic when properly aged.


There are good white Loires.  Sancerre, Reuilly.
But a proper white Rhone is also a thing of beauty.  I adore Viognier.

/and I have a 10 year old double-magnum of Amarone that I think I'll be popping for Christmas
 
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