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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:30 PM

Did anyone see the biggest house in America ostentatious fuckwads on the TV box just

a few minutes ago? In observing the smiling doting audience I nearly puked. I would have had to have been restrained. I watched the train wreck for about two minutes. I didn't get many of the details but for the expressed value once the house was finished $100M. Has two elevators and a shoe store. WTF. Where do these people come from?

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Reply Did anyone see the biggest house in America ostentatious fuckwads on the TV box just (Original post)
lonestarnot Jan 2013 OP
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JI7 Jan 2013 #1
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #2
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Kali Jan 2013 #4
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #8
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #3
leveymg Jan 2013 #5
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #7
leveymg Jan 2013 #14
msanthrope Jan 2013 #6
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #12
FSogol Jan 2013 #9
dkf Jan 2013 #10
Glimmer of Hope Jan 2013 #11
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #13
FedUpWithIt All Jan 2013 #15
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #16
sammytko Jan 2013 #19
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #17
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #18
Butterbean Jan 2013 #20

Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:31 PM

1. ?

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:33 PM

2. I have no idea what you're talking about. But I'm angry normally, so, I'll join you!

GRR!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:45 PM

4. !

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:59 PM

8. Hee.

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:33 PM

3. These are the people who have all our money and are called job creators

They are the poor tax payers who will have to pay a little more now.


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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:52 PM

5. The house has a shoe store? Prada or Imelda Marcos Design?

"Down with cheap reproductions!"

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Response to leveymg (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:58 PM

7. Yeah the goofy dude was proud of the fact his wife could open a shoe store out of her closet. The

only thing she could come up with was a charity store she opened to get rid of her junk and someone might get lucky and get a prada jacket for half price or some such crap.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:14 PM

14. Guy should get the Ferdinand Prize goofy rich dudes deserve.

"Tanks for the memories. . ."




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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:57 PM

6. Malasie does these types of threads so much better. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:07 PM

12. What, a fucking contest?

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:01 PM

9. Context! It's not just for breakfast anymore!

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:04 PM

10. You should probably stay away from MTVs "Cribs" too.

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:06 PM

11. Ha! I watched the documentary about them. They are truly disgusting people.

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:08 PM

13. Good gawd. A documentary? And you were able to sit through that?

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:17 PM

15. Me too. Stunning cluelessness on the part of the wife

And the husband was a whining, self centered asshole.

The Queen of Versailles

I felt bad for the kids and the hired help

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Response to FedUpWithIt All (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:36 PM

16. Just finished the documentary...did not know whether to laff, cry or throw up.

For those who do not know, this veddy veddy veddy rich guy marries a a beauty queen, they live in a an enormous house, he makes a HUGE pile of money selling time shares..in fact, is THE time share king.
Did I mention they live in Fla????
So, not content with 20 bedrooms, 13 baths, he decides he will build the biggest house in the country, 90,000 sq. feet, modeled on Versailles. With 10 kitchens.
The house is barely roughed in, no interior walls, when the 2008 crash hits, causing them to scramble to save the business, save money, save the "new" house.
His idea of saving money is to bitch about people leaving the lights on in the house they live in, and firing all but a couple of their staff of 19.
HER idea of saving money is to buy meals for them, including the 8 kids, at McDonalds.....using a limousine service.
Cause she cannot cook.

BUT.....you might want to catch this doc. because it is rated the best doc of 2012,
AND, according to Ezra Klein review:
"Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein described the documentary as "perhaps the single best film on the Great Recession", writing that one scene, in which Siegel recounts a series of transactions that allowed him to purchase at fraction of its original value a loan on which he owes money, "might stand as the single most complete vignette on the mechanics of the financial crisis and the subsequent slow recovery."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen_of_Versailles

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:44 PM

19. I watched this on Netflix - the husband was creepy - ogling the new young miss america contestants

pushing his wife away when she wanted to get near. Her implants looked painful.

Their house was so messy. All that junk from wal-mart. No organization at all - what good is that money if you are going to live like a hoarder.

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:37 PM

17. What tv show were they on?

and has the house ever sold???

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:41 PM

18. Some talkity crap. No, they said it's not finished yet.

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Response to lonestarnot (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:44 PM

20. I am morbidly fascinated. Do you have a link? n/t

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