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(Bloomberg)   When the Saudi king rolls into Moscow, he rolls DEEP, with a 1,500-person "squad," food, furniture, servants and carpets from home, and his own portable golden escalator   ( bloomberg.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Saudi King Salman, Hotel, Saudi Arabia, four-day state visit, Russian police escorts, entire luxury hotels, President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump  
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2017-10-06 11:11:25 AM  
38 votes:
...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.
2017-10-06 12:12:58 PM  
21 votes:
Meh, Trump takes his own golden showers when he travels.
2017-10-06 11:23:32 AM  
19 votes:

FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.


Woah, man! Are you like an executive vice president?
2017-10-06 12:23:38 PM  
9 votes:
nightflight.com
2017-10-06 12:41:48 PM  
8 votes:

Petit_Merdeux: FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.

Woah, man! Are you like an executive vice president?


And I was excited once I climbed the ranks high enough not to have to wear the communal underwear anymore.
2017-10-06 12:26:20 PM  
8 votes:
All that just to get a personal viewing of the peepee tape.
2017-10-06 12:25:59 PM  
8 votes:
Amateur.

3.bp.blogspot.com
2017-10-06 01:07:25 PM  
7 votes:
"The 81-year-old leader of the Gulf kingdom exited his plane late Wednesday and stepped out onto the special escalator he travels with. But something went wrong: It malfunctioned halfway down, and he had to walk the rest of the way."

Someone's going home without a head.
2017-10-06 12:42:56 PM  
7 votes:

BigNumber12: JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

Not at all. It's an entire vehicle, that they use a separate cargo aircraft to ship from place to place ahead of him.

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I wonder if they ever get hop-ons.
2017-10-06 12:53:12 PM  
6 votes:

uber humper: but does he have theme music?


Actually, yes!
Saudi Arabia Darth Abdullah
Youtube K-Cc_dJBKz4

Damn those Brits can have a wicked sense of humor sometimes
2017-10-06 12:39:42 PM  
6 votes:

Schmerd1948: Be fun to see the liquor bill.


The liquor bills are paid though the hookers so there is no paper trail
2017-10-06 12:28:35 PM  
6 votes:
What a real billionaire looks like!
2017-10-06 12:38:16 PM  
5 votes:
Be fun to see the liquor bill.
2017-10-06 01:53:01 PM  
4 votes:

Cdr.Murdock: /Joseph, the biggest cuckold in history....


Give the guy a break, I mean what could he do about it? You can't exactly chase God out of your house with a shotgun. I mean if Thanos shows up and tells me he's gonna bone my wife, there not much else to do besides break out the video camera and hope he doesn't destroy that pussy.
2017-10-06 12:40:45 PM  
4 votes:
The 1500 follow ons are so no one notices the couple dozen mistresses.
2017-10-06 12:38:46 PM  
4 votes:
but does he have theme music?
2017-10-06 12:36:13 PM  
4 votes:
D2S must be totes jelly.
2017-10-06 02:18:21 PM  
3 votes:
img.fark.net
2017-10-06 01:49:10 PM  
3 votes:
img.fark.net

You too could travel in such luxury ... if only you had the power of THE ORB!
2017-10-06 01:13:47 PM  
3 votes:

brandent: Magnanimous_J: peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

I don't get that at all. One of my favorite things about going to hotels is staying someplace new. What's the point of spending a gazillion dollars on a top end hotel just to dress it up exactly like the house you just left.

Furniture?  That's just stupid.  Clothes makes sense though.  If you were fond of flying to NYC once a month and you were from a different climate and wealthy it would make sense to just keep a wardrobe there.  I know business travelers that do that.


My dear sir, being as you are obviously from one of the lower classes an heir to all the uncouthness that attaches thereto, perhaps your impertinence can be forgiven just this once but are you SERIOUSLY suggesting that a person of means so debase themselves as to make use of USED furniture, that some person of unknown breeding or stock have previously sat, laid or even made lascivious use of? It would be UNTHINKABLE
2017-10-06 12:44:08 PM  
3 votes:

naughtyrev: Meh, Trump takes his own golden showers when he travels.


Maybe when his relationship with Melania was fresh, perhaps.  These days he samples the local flair.
2017-10-06 12:29:59 PM  
3 votes:
he be rolling Muscovites be hating.
2017-10-06 12:23:56 PM  
3 votes:
As always, Simpsons did it first.
img.fark.net
2017-10-06 12:23:36 PM  
3 votes:
40 fakirs?
Cooks and bakers?
Birds that warble on key?
2017-10-06 12:11:24 PM  
3 votes:

Petit_Merdeux: FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.

Woah, man! Are you like an executive vice president?


...right?! I can, when I'm in the office, actually have a cup of tea that doesn't taste like carnauba wax and paper. It's like a drug. No one geek should have all that power.
2017-10-06 11:20:25 AM  
3 votes:
As an Alzheimer's patient,  they are trying to keep his enviornment as similar as possible.

They take as much gold-plated crap as they can for Trump too.  Just...noting...
2017-10-06 08:13:47 PM  
2 votes:

JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.


The escalator has its own plane. For real.

img.fark.net
2017-10-06 03:20:42 PM  
2 votes:

BigNumber12: MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.

You know that the whole point is that he deliberately restricts everyone else at the dinner to one scoop, so that he can lord that second scoop over them, right? Like my 6-year-old does to her younger brothers?


Annnnd..... I'll finish the thread before commenting next time.
2017-10-06 02:46:22 PM  
2 votes:
Moscow?
c1.staticflickr.com

/dnrtfa
2017-10-06 01:16:10 PM  
2 votes:

MythDragon: uber humper: but does he have theme music?

Actually, yes!
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/K-Cc_dJBKz4]
Damn those Brits can have a wicked sense of humor sometimes


I'd love for a country to play Yakety Sax for Trump
2017-10-06 12:57:38 PM  
2 votes:
US President travels with 1,500 Secret Service people and staff. Plus 1,500 or more members of the press.

Still has the King beat.

Caesar's Praetorian Guard was much more compact, perhaps half the security apparatus of a POTUS.

The Queen travels with a staff of 8, including a large Lady in Waiting who doubles as a body guard. Most of the Queen's security is provided by the Host Country. In Canada, the RCMP put about 800 on the job. In Australia, they may be able to make do with fewer or to provide more. I don't know. When the Queen is in Canada she is there as the Queen in Right of Canada and Newfoundland, but might do a bit of work on behalf of the UK on the side.

The Pope needs a bit more security and staff to lean on. The diocese he visits provide all the gold and silver decorations unless he carries an emergency kit for special cases of extreme unction and the other various sacraments (I believe there are eight of them. I could be wrong.)

But you could combine the entourage of a Roman Emperor, the Pope, the King, and the Queen, and the POTUS would still win hands down. Try to remember when the POTUS was Obama and this was History's Greatest Scandal for Repugs and other two-faced loonies.

Imagine that.


Imagine - John Lennon (Lyrics)
Youtube t_YXSHkAahE
.

You can do it if you try.


Did you know you can play a cool game of cards with the Tarot Deck, by the way. Don't ask me what the rules are. But it has a Pope, an Emperor, Kings and Queens and even a Moon.

Imagine that!
2017-10-06 12:49:49 PM  
2 votes:

The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.


You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.
2017-10-06 12:45:36 PM  
2 votes:
Sounds more like Xerxes in 300.
Does he get to step on people too?
2017-10-06 11:25:49 AM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
*yawns*
2017-10-07 12:35:31 AM  
1 vote:
Welcome, King Salmon!

img.fark.net
2017-10-06 03:38:54 PM  
1 vote:

MythDragon: Maybe some sprinkles"


Let me just head this one off...
i.pinimg.com
2017-10-06 02:21:57 PM  
1 vote:

AugieDoggyDaddy: "The 81-year-old leader of the Gulf kingdom exited his plane late Wednesday and stepped out onto the special escalator he travels with. But something went wrong: It malfunctioned halfway down, and he had to walk the rest of the way."

Someone's going home without a head.


The video was funny, it broke and he just stood there. I guess waiting to be carried down or something.
2017-10-06 01:53:01 PM  
1 vote:

vudukungfu: This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.


Makes me wanna buy ANOTHER prius.
2017-10-06 01:38:06 PM  
1 vote:

MythDragon: Petit_Merdeux: FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.

Woah, man! Are you like an executive vice president?

And I was excited once I climbed the ranks high enough not to have to wear the communal underwear anymore.


I was excited when I got high enough to get access to the communal underwear
2017-10-06 01:25:53 PM  
1 vote:

JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

What exactly do the 1500 people actually do?


Weird. How does the plane fly with a golden escalator attached?
2017-10-06 01:10:55 PM  
1 vote:

Magnanimous_J: peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

I don't get that at all. One of my favorite things about going to hotels is staying someplace new. What's the point of spending a gazillion dollars on a top end hotel just to dress it up exactly like the house you just left.


I can understand the mattress thing.
2017-10-06 01:07:08 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.


This is your boss.  Why are you on Fark wasting company time.  Get back to work, drone.
2017-10-06 12:44:24 PM  
1 vote:
I have heard that the Saudi types don't like stairs. Building small elevators if an escalator won't fit.
2017-10-06 12:35:43 PM  
1 vote:
Just don't look at what he's heeling down the drain.
2017-10-06 12:34:00 PM  
1 vote:
Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

The really rich just don't have the same kind of lives that we do.
2017-10-06 12:32:48 PM  
1 vote:

ifky: What a real billionaire looks like!


Yup. I remember working at a hospital where a Saudi royal came in previously for cancer treatment. One floor was way more posh than the rest of them and I asked why. Apparently the royal rented out the entire floor for himself and his family and replaced all the bathrooms and renovated all the rooms (and this was already a pretty rich hospital).
2017-10-06 12:28:51 PM  
1 vote:
Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

What exactly do the 1500 people actually do?
2017-10-06 11:33:40 AM  
1 vote:
This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.
 
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