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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:01 PM
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Olsen Twins Can't Meet Demand For $39,000 Alligator Backpacks
Unbelievable! More evidence that the 1% are the only ones with money today. A 39K backpack is selling out! This backpack costs more than my annual salary has ever been (when I actually had a job). Disgusting!


http://www.cinemablend.com/pop/Olsen-Twins-Can-t-Meet-D...
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:04 PM
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1. This is actually a serious issue
I received the first seven bags that I ordered, but I still have five on back order.

What the hell is wrong with this country when a person can't get a dozen alligator bags on demand?!?
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vets74 Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:38 PM
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27. Try eBay. Last Christmas the used ones went for $12,800. Here's mine.
Edited on Fri Oct-07-11 05:00 PM by vets74


When the new gloss wears off, who'd even want one ?
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 07:00 PM
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45. Alligator is so 2010.
I've moved on to platypus.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 09:09 AM
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57. LOL
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:04 PM
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2. What? There's a shortage of cheap labor in China?
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SomethingFishy Donating Member (552 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:07 PM
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3. Nah.. a shortage of fat alligators...
:)
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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 07:11 PM
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47. Not down here,
but.. we're working on that.





:smoke:
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:08 PM
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4. If I saw that on the street, I would think it comes from Target.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:51 PM
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31. me too
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 05:02 PM
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32. Bingo--looks like plastic...and it is butt ugly, too! nt
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:09 PM
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5. I can think of a lot better things to do with $39,000. Disgusting.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:12 PM
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8. Agreed.
:puke:
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:52 PM
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43. Most "normal" people can, it's those fat and unhappy 1% that need to gratify self with obnoxious
things like that cheap looking pocketbook (pockabook?), that only the few, who have mostly stolen their way to the top could or would want to show others they can afford......in their world, it's all about looking good. Let's see.........help feed, house, cloth and provide medical care for those in need, or buy ugly ass, overpriced, ostentatious hand bag to gratify self at that given moment. These are generally unhappy people for the most part who try to buy the happiness and contentment that they sorely lack in their pathetic existence.
Lou
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 07:10 PM
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46. Agreed. How stupid do you have to be to pay $39,000 for a
butt-ugly backpack? Even if I was filthy rich I wouldn't buy one.
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 08:22 PM
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51. agreed as well
OMG
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:11 PM
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6. not worth it, imho
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:20 PM
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10. Yeah, that's worth 35k, 37k tops.
Only suckers pay retail.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:12 PM
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7. as long as they use American gators, American labor to
make that piece of shit, the U.S. post office to ship them, and the store that sells them hires and pays
Americans a good wage w/ benefits fine w/ me.

My guess is that some people who buy stuff like that wind up broke ...... pro athletes, entertainers, and
lottery winners.
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:29 PM
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17. "Choot'it Elizabet... choot'it"!!



Making Money Hunting Alligators

If you have watched the Swamp people in the latest period, you are surely aware about their alligator hunting businesses. The Cajun people are always talking about their preys, and they are proud about the biggest alligators hunted. While the adventure and the thrilling cant be contested, lets see some facts about making money from alligator hunting.

Even if this is their main source of income, the Cajun people have other several sources. They are practically using everything from the alligators: the meat is consumed in different ways, and part of it is going to New Orleans for the exclusive restaurants. The beginner Swamp people hunters are selling the skin of the alligators immediately after hunting the animals, but the most advanced hunters also have their own small manufacturing businesses, so they are selling the skins from alligator hunting as fine leather


More... http://swamppeople.com/alligator-hunts/making-money-hun...

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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:18 PM
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9. They're a couple of vile, vulgar little pimps.
I hope people start hitting those backpacks with some lovely shade of spray paint.
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:23 PM
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11. Absolutely horrible.
I'm one of the 99%...

$39,000 sure could feed a lot of people.
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Permanut Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:25 PM
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12. ...and I thought the $500 bags at Macy's were outrageous...n/t
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vets74 Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:40 PM
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Bingo !
At least in New York the street vendors have the 2nds/knock-offs at $10/$20 for anything.

(My wife's an addict. Yeah, a handbag addict.)
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:26 PM
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13. I really think a 5% tax increase on millionaires is too small.n/t
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:28 PM
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14. The twins can't make them fast enough?
Makes me wonder - where are they made? At that price, they could afford US labor.



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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:29 PM
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15. What kid would need an alligator backpack?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:31 PM
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18. Actually the question should be why does a backpack cost as much as a Mercedes C-Class?
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:32 PM
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21. Sky-high mark-ups.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 05:03 PM
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33. Hazardous-duty pay for the people who collect the hides. What else would it be?
Look at the picture again: that came off a big-ass alligator, I'm here to tell ya.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 05:10 PM
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35. They should get the guys from Jackass to do it, then they wouldn't need the hazard pay!
:evilgrin:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:33 AM
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52. Or we wouldn't have to risk the spectre of another Jackass movie
Either one would be fine with me.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:29 PM
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16. WTF!!!! And I passed on buying a new car because I couldn't afford the $5K down payment!
:grr: :argh: :grr: :argh: :grr: :argh: :grr: :argh: :grr: :argh: :grr: :argh: :grr: :argh: :grr: :argh: :grr: :argh:
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:31 PM
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19. How many alligators have a spare $39,000 to blow on a backpack?
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:34 PM
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22. About 1%
:)
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:35 PM
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26. And it's not like they can read, either.
What on earth would they carry in there...dead birds?
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:40 PM
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28. They'd carry polo players and golfers
It's a carrion bag. :)
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:40 AM
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53. DUzy! n/t
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:32 PM
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20. Let me guess, it was purchased by fiscal conservatives that tell us we need to tighten our belts
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Autumn Colors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:34 PM
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23. Do they come with Corexit? (nt)
Edited on Fri Oct-07-11 04:36 PM by Autumn Colors
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:34 PM
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24. #notevenafirstworldproblem
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:34 PM
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25. For $39K I'd better be able to fit several alligators in one.
With plenty of breathing room for them too.
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thelordofhell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:45 PM
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29. Somebody needs to tell these oil sheiks
The Olsen Twins are over 18 now
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 04:50 PM
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30. I bet I could fetch a lot more for backpacks made out of the Olsen twins.
Just sayin.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 05:04 PM
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34. Do those two anorexics have enough skin to make a coin purse, never mind a backpack? nt
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 05:49 PM
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36. That actually sounds like a fair price
as long as they're made with live 'gators, thus sparing us any future Olsen twins fluff. :evilgrin:
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 05:51 PM
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37. Disgusting and barbaric. Shame on them. Why does one need an alligator skin bag?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:07 PM
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38. Yes. Exactly.
And I'm not even a vegetarian
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:09 PM
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39. Why does one need a kangaroo scrotum carry pouch?
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BOHICA12 Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 10:57 AM
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64. Because after you harvest them for meat .... you have a
great lizard skin. On my bucket list ... a pair of gator skin boots .... GO NOLES!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:10 PM
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40. Makes me feel a bit less guilty for spending $175.00 for a pair of shoesUpdated at 5:52 PM
Edited on Fri Oct-07-11 06:11 PM by SoCalDem
:blush:

I draw the line there though.. never more than $150 for a leather purse..and usually bargain price for everything else, but dammit I just HAD to have those shoes :)..and life is short
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:43 AM
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54. If they last 6 times as long as a pair of $35 shoes, you're ahead
That's the problem with being poor--those kinds of money-saving opportunities are closed off to them.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:49 AM
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55. Finn-Comfort shoes are fantastic and should "outlive" meUpdated at 5:52 PM
:)
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 03:17 PM
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65. I used to buy Italian shoes because i have a narrow foot.
You can get them resoled and reheeled and they are soft and comfy and last a long time.


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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:28 PM
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41. Wow! It's cruel AND useless AND ridiculously expensive!
I'll take three!
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 08:02 PM
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48. The rich douchebag trifecta..
Edited on Fri Oct-07-11 08:04 PM by Initech
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:38 PM
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42. what a croc
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 06:54 PM
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44. lol.....for real. n/t
Lou
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 08:03 PM
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49. They are really quite scarey looking to me, there's a disturbed empty expression on their faces.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-11 08:17 PM
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50. Buyers are arrogant and entitled.
assumes that their gargantuan money flow will continue in perpetuity. Spending a family's annual income on a single purchase as small as a back pack - obscene. But the 1% has no shame and no sense of the obscene.
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 09:34 AM
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59. exactly, it is the same attitude that
wants to know why you can't live on $7.50 an hour, what is wrong with you, lazy ass.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 01:54 AM
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56. Those thing are HIDEOUS!
:puke:
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 09:21 AM
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58. Yeah, and their handbags look cheap, too.
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Lizzie Poppet Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 10:34 AM
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62. *sprays coffee*
:rofl:
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 09:35 AM
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60. it is not so much that they are ugly, (they are),
Edited on Sat Oct-08-11 09:36 AM by lifesbeautifulmagic
but so cheap and plastic looking.

As Nina Garcia would say, I question their taste level.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 10:39 AM
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63. The backpack is ugly too!
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Lizzie Poppet Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 10:23 AM
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61. To paraphrase Wednesday Addams:
Are they made from real Olsen Twins?
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 03:18 PM
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66. That is just OBSCENE.
Alligator and crocodile are beautiful, but ain't no way that is worth thirty-five big ones.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 03:23 PM
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67. how sad to think of the poor souls who have to wait for their $39,000 Alligator backpacks
Edited on Sat Oct-08-11 03:29 PM by Douglas Carpenter
Life is just so unfair.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 03:27 PM
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68. Crocodile tears--nice touch!
:rofl:
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