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2013-12-01 12:15:19 PM
sick sad world.
 
2013-12-01 12:19:31 PM
I'm pretty sure she never really did anything like that, actually.
 
2013-12-01 01:26:40 PM
Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail
 A Shanty Town
 Dem richboys get a hotel room
 A Shanty Town
 And richboy bomb up the town
 A Shanty Town
 
2013-12-01 03:26:47 PM
I now run a resort out of my house. Middle class lifestyle just struggling to stay in that bracket
 
2013-12-01 03:40:10 PM
I'd hope someone would find a way to contaminate these tourist shanty towns with some sort of debilitating gastrointestinal virus that would make the experience complete.

Nothing deadly, I'd settle for three months of the burning flux. Very entertaining and true-to-life.
 
2013-12-01 03:41:46 PM
Thanks, slowmitter -- this was covered by either Stewart or Colbert weeks ago.
 
2013-12-01 03:43:52 PM
I don't care don't care.
 
2013-12-01 03:44:49 PM
Dear Rich People,
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Signed,

The rest of Humanity
 
2013-12-01 03:51:54 PM
Meh. Rich people already buy expensive gear and pluck down tons of money for wilderness camps that pretend to be rugged.
 
2013-12-01 03:53:04 PM
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"Becoming wealthy often requires a marked lack of empathy."

You don't get rich by spending your time caring about other people. You'll note that many wealthy people who actually try to help others are those who fell into their fantastic wealth with a great deal of help from fortuitous timing. For example, Bill Gates. People who simply inherit wealth, or gather it by stomping heads, are assholes and that's what makes them so successful in the first place.

Being a complete piece of shiat will always get you farther than hard work, all other things being equal, so nobody should be shocked that many wealthy people are complete pieces of shiat.
 
2013-12-01 03:54:47 PM
It's all fun and games until you get captured and ransomed.
 
2013-12-01 03:55:07 PM
Or Ann Rmoney.
 
2013-12-01 03:55:40 PM

Frank N Stein: Meh. Rich people already buy expensive gear and pluck down tons of money for wilderness camps that pretend to be rugged.


One of my favorites.
 
2013-12-01 03:55:43 PM

HugsAndPuppies: Thanks, slowmitter -- this was covered by either Stewart or Colbert weeks ago.


It was Colbert on the 12th of November.

Good bit.

That noted, this is some weird ass shiat that deserves a moment's reflection.

I mean, what's the point here? What are they trying to accomplish?

Is it a guilt thing? An honest attempt to emphasize with their economic inferiors?

Is it a juxtaposition thing? Do they feel richer when pretending to live in poverty?

Is it just the logical extension of the "Slumming it" mentality?
 
2013-12-01 03:56:47 PM
Samwell type typing detected.
 
2013-12-01 03:58:11 PM
www.salamandersociety.com
 
2013-12-01 03:58:39 PM
Most rich people are exactly like you just with more money. Just like any other subset of humanity the assholes are more visible.
 
2013-12-01 04:00:01 PM
Shoulder height?
 
2013-12-01 04:06:39 PM
Being married off to her second cousin and trying to master hooked on phonics?
 
2013-12-01 04:09:29 PM

Smoking GNU: Shoulder height?


I snerted.
 
2013-12-01 04:20:24 PM
Hmm, so you're telling me that if you vote for a bunch of asshats whose primary goal is to screw over the bottom 99% then they just might do that?
 
2013-12-01 04:22:25 PM

Pincy: Hmm, so you're telling me that if you vote for a bunch of asshats whose primary goal is to screw over the bottom 99% then they just might do that?


OWS is dead bro
 
2013-12-01 04:23:19 PM

Relatively Obscure: I'm pretty sure she never really did anything like that, actually.


She had a village built on the grounds of Versailles to pretend to be a farmer

//apologies to all if I took troll bait
 
2013-12-01 04:26:55 PM
Slumming isn't a new thing.
 
2013-12-01 04:27:36 PM
The weird part is that when ANYBODY suggests taxing the rich, there comes this explosion of "Well, why don't you just give YOUR money away and leave me alone?"

That being said, I'm not sure why this is in Politics.  This has always been a thing.
 
2013-12-01 04:28:43 PM
Subby?
www.bbc.co.uk
 
2013-12-01 04:31:32 PM
Actually, Marie Antoinette did do  exactly this. There was a  small "village" built on, or near, Versailles, in which she and other wealthy women of the court could dress up like peasants and do things like churn butter or other household chores. Once the novelty wore off, she could go back to the comfort and luxury of the palace. Kind of bizarre how this parallels,
 
2013-12-01 04:39:59 PM

Loki the Wiser: Relatively Obscure: I'm pretty sure she never really did anything like that, actually.

She had a village built on the grounds of Versailles to pretend to be a farmer

//apologies to all if I took troll bait


No, I'm an idiot who forgot about that completely.  But now I have no recourse but to double down, so... That's hardly the same thing!
 
2013-12-01 04:42:15 PM

Relatively Obscure: Loki the Wiser: Relatively Obscure: I'm pretty sure she never really did anything like that, actually.

She had a village built on the grounds of Versailles to pretend to be a farmer

//apologies to all if I took troll bait

No, I'm an idiot who forgot about that completely.  But now I have no recourse but to double down, so... That's hardly the same thing!


Go! Go! Go!
 
2013-12-01 04:42:59 PM

Saiga410: Samwell type typing detected.

scrumpox: Subby?
[www.bbc.co.uk image 466x262]


Thank god I wasn't the only one.
 
2013-12-01 05:01:16 PM
What what. In the butt.
 
2013-12-01 05:02:53 PM
I could deliver a similar experience in Dallas if someone wanted to ride shotgun when I make my rounds of the thrift stores. Although not the Saint Vincent De Paul thrift, that place has toxic mold I'm still trying to get out of my lungs.
 
2013-12-01 05:08:45 PM

NINDroog: Actually, Marie Antoinette did do  exactly this. There was a  small "village" built on, or near, Versailles, in which she and other wealthy women of the court could dress up like peasants and do things like churn butter or other household chores. Once the novelty wore off, she could go back to the comfort and luxury of the palace. Kind of bizarre how this parallels,


So...when do the guillotines go up?
 
2013-12-01 05:14:32 PM

theorellior: Frank N Stein: Meh. Rich people already buy expensive gear and pluck down tons of money for wilderness camps that pretend to be rugged.

One of my favorites.


i have never in my life seen such pretensions twats. never. thank god for that.
 
2013-12-01 05:32:35 PM
A. This is my second green light in umpteen years. Woo hoo!
B. Unlike Stephen Colbert, I do not have a crack team of web surfers tracking down amusing stories for me. It's news to me.
C. Sorry for the typo.
 
2013-12-01 05:49:05 PM
Frank N Stein: Meh. Rich people already buy expensive gear and pluck down tons of money for wilderness camps that pretend to be rugged.

One of my favorites.


That... that is fantastic.  The sheer lack of self-awareness.

Connecting to the wilderness - by riding motorcycles through it.  Leave your cell phones at home so you know you're not modern!
Being one with nature - by having a truckload of food and gear follow you so you can drink your gin and tonic (pinkies up!) by the acetylene torch started fire.
Waking up with the sunrise - by having some else wake you up when his cell phone alarm goes off.

Seriously, what challenges are being overcome here?  They're just riding motorcycles. With someone else preparing their food, carrying their gear, setting up their camps, planning their journey.

My favorite part is how the narrator talked about the challenge of riding through the paved road tunnel and couldn't wait to see the view on the other side.  Horns were honking, spirits were lifted, and suddenly they were there. They pulled out their cigars, swapped stores, and became a band of brothers.  A Band of Brothers?!? You're going to liken your little 3 day trip on motorcycles to soldiers fighting in World War 2?

It ends with "this was a chance for us to grow, to push our limits.."  What limits? Riding a bike all day?  Try hoofing it. Try carrying all your gear on your back. Try cooking your own food, setting up your own camp, planning your own journey.

What a bunch of pretentious douchebags.

/And no, a 300 mile motorcycle ride is not a "legendary adventure"
 
2013-12-01 05:49:16 PM
If you haven't heard William Shatner's version of Pulp's "Common People," you really should treat yourself.
 
2013-12-01 05:53:44 PM

mgshamster: That... that is fantastic. The sheer lack of self-awareness.


It's a thing of beauty. You just sit back and bask in the douchebaggery glowing from every frame of that video.
 
2013-12-01 06:50:18 PM

skozlaw: [Ricromero.jpg]

"Becoming wealthy often requires a marked lack of empathy."

You don't get rich by spending your time caring about other people. You'll note that many wealthy people who actually try to help others are those who fell into their fantastic wealth with a great deal of help from fortuitous timing. For example, Bill Gates. People who simply inherit wealth, or gather it by stomping heads, are assholes and that's what makes them so successful in the first place.

Being a complete piece of shiat will always get you farther than hard work, all other things being equal, so nobody should be shocked that many wealthy people are complete pieces of shiat.


Bill Gates didn't get rich by writing a bunch of checks, either.

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2013-12-01 06:52:16 PM

EmmaLou: NINDroog: Actually, Marie Antoinette did do  exactly this. There was a  small "village" built on, or near, Versailles, in which she and other wealthy women of the court could dress up like peasants and do things like churn butter or other household chores. Once the novelty wore off, she could go back to the comfort and luxury of the palace. Kind of bizarre how this parallels,

So...when do the guillotines go up?


guillotines?!?  We can't even get them to pay taxes.
 
2013-12-01 06:59:30 PM
They should take it further. Provide them shiatty water, release some awful natural disease into the air and have the occassional machete-wielding gang venture around the region. Also getting back home to a helicopter requires 25 days of travel.
 
2013-12-01 07:11:52 PM

Curious: theorellior: Frank N Stein: Meh. Rich people already buy expensive gear and pluck down tons of money for wilderness camps that pretend to be rugged.

One of my favorites.

i have never in my life seen such pretensions twats. never. thank god for that.


At least they actually slept outside.

I did like the grilled artichokes and trucked-in chef-prepared brook trout.
 
2013-12-01 07:59:01 PM

theorellior: mgshamster: That... that is fantastic. The sheer lack of self-awareness.

It's a thing of beauty. You just sit back and bask in the douchebaggery glowing from every frame of that video.


Glad you saw my post. Fark messed up and I ended up quoting the wrong person.  Sorry about that.
 
2013-12-01 08:56:15 PM
Trying to find a good plastic surgeon for that nasty neck scar?
 
2013-12-01 09:18:00 PM
The tour bus driver who picks the rich folks up from the airport should drop a batch at a real shanty town once in a while, for shiats and giggles.
 
2013-12-01 09:20:33 PM

Relatively Obscure: Loki the Wiser: Relatively Obscure: I'm pretty sure she never really did anything like that, actually.

She had a village built on the grounds of Versailles to pretend to be a farmer

//apologies to all if I took troll bait

No, I'm an idiot who forgot about that completely.  But now I have no recourse but to double down, so... That's hardly the same thing!


Don't retreat, Reload!
 
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