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Mod note (Andy): throwback Thursday, this originally went up on 9/22/12.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to myself, Prestigious Pete. I am a jealousy amalgam, created from combining all the conceited, self-assured finance super douches into one man called Prestigious Pete.

After finishing up at Andover, I went on to attend Yale University, where I majored in Sociology, played Varsity Golf, and was president of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. I then marched over to Blackstone M&A upon graduating, because Goldman Sachs was not prestigious enough. After my brief stint at Blackstone, I went swiftly to Harvard Business School, where I spent two years going to costume parties, travelling the world, and adding hundreds of notches to my bedpost. After graduating from HBS, I now work at a private equity megafund. At the tender age of 25, I make 450K base, wear a $40,000 watch, and have outsourced the tying of my shoelaces in the morning to some nice Puerto Rican chaps.

Feel free to ask me anything, and make sure to nod silently in genuine admiration of my achievements, greatness, wealth, and prestige.

Comments (234)

9/22/12

This just seemed kind of appropriate...

I just picture you filling in for Denis Leary.

That's just my way of saying welcome to another crappy troll to WSO.

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9/22/12

Pete -- need your help with some prestige questions:

Mercedes or Audi?

Equities, fixed income, or other?

Natural conception or fertility clinic?

Tax haven: Cayman Islands or Luxembourg?

WSO or WSJ?

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9/23/12
9/23/12
SirTradesaLot:

Mercedes or Audi?

One of each, of course. Though sometimes if I'm in a good mood I'll let one of my drivers choose which one he'll drive me in for that day.

SirTradesaLot:

Equities, fixed income, or other?

I don't have time to deal with those kinds of minute details. I'm very high level.

SirTradesaLot:

Natural conception or fertility clinic?

When a chick starts even approaching the topic, I take her off my rotation.

SirTradesaLot:

Tax haven: Cayman Islands or Luxembourg?

I'm not sure what taxes are, sounds like a poor person problem.

SirTradesaLot:

WSO or WSJ?

Neither, Financial Times is the most prestigious reading material so naturally that's what I carry around. The pale salmon color makes me smile.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
SirTradesaLot:

Tax haven: Cayman Islands or Luxembourg?

I'm not sure what taxes are, sounds like a poor person problem.

This ones my favorite

9/22/12

You told us your base, but we are all curious as to what your all in comp was.

9/23/12
BTbanker:

You told us your base, but we are all curious as to what your all in comp was.

I don't have time to count all those zeroes, I just let my accountants sort it out.

9/23/12

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

9/23/12
Frieds:

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

Neither, football and religion are for the middle class. I'm too busy worshiping my biceps, and the only "wide receivers" I care for are size 34D.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

Neither, football and religion are for the middle class. I'm too busy worshiping my biceps, and the only "wide receivers" I care for are size 34D.

Clearly you missed the point there... Buddy. That's a Rookie mistake on your part brosephus.

9/23/12
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

Neither, football and religion are for the middle class. I'm too busy worshiping my biceps, and the only "wide receivers" I care for are size 34D.

Clearly you missed the point there... Buddy. That's a Rookie mistake on your part brosephus.

I never miss points. Clearly you misunderstood your own question. Pretty typical for someone who lacks prestige.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

Neither, football and religion are for the middle class. I'm too busy worshiping my biceps, and the only "wide receivers" I care for are size 34D.

Clearly you missed the point there... Buddy. That's a Rookie mistake on your part brosephus.

I never miss points. Clearly you misunderstood your own question. Pretty typical for someone who lacks prestige.

No, the question is pretty clear. In typical rookie fashion, your not answering the question I asked but the question you thought I asked. This is what we call a failure to communicate. So come on and please get your shit straight instead of sounding like chop shop broker.

9/23/12
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

Neither, football and religion are for the middle class. I'm too busy worshiping my biceps, and the only "wide receivers" I care for are size 34D.

Clearly you missed the point there... Buddy. That's a Rookie mistake on your part brosephus.

I never miss points. Clearly you misunderstood your own question. Pretty typical for someone who lacks prestige.

No, the question is pretty clear. In typical rookie fashion, your not answering the question I asked but the question you thought I asked. This is what we call a failure to communicate. So come on and please get your shit straight instead of sounding like chop shop broker.

The only thing that's clear here is your blatant dearth of prestige and class. But that's okay, I'm still generous with your kind. I have a few positions that might be opening up: scraping soapscum off my maids' bathtubs, ironing my massive collection of hermes ties every day, polishing the glossy surfaces inside my private jet, etc. If you really feel that you're capable of performing one of these important roles, feel free to send your resume to one of my secretaries.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

Neither, football and religion are for the middle class. I'm too busy worshiping my biceps, and the only "wide receivers" I care for are size 34D.

Clearly you missed the point there... Buddy. That's a Rookie mistake on your part brosephus.

I never miss points. Clearly you misunderstood your own question. Pretty typical for someone who lacks prestige.

No, the question is pretty clear. In typical rookie fashion, your not answering the question I asked but the question you thought I asked. This is what we call a failure to communicate. So come on and please get your shit straight instead of sounding like chop shop broker.

The only thing that's clear here is your blatant dearth of prestige and class. But that's okay, I'm still generous with your kind. I have a few positions that might be opening up, scraping soapscum off my maids' bathtubs, ironing my massive collection of hermes ties every day, polishing the glossy surfaces inside my private jet, etc. If you really feel that you're capable of performing one of these important roles, feel free to apply for consideration.

Yeah, your right. I don't have any prestige or class. Prestige is an illusion buddy. Learn that one well. Still, you're not answering the question. I demand an answer otherwise, it's clear you can't answer the question and thus are hiding behind the guise of prestige to account for your own gross incompetence. Or, I suppose you just like deflecting things away from yourself when you can't give a real answer. I guess that's just the life of a worthless troll for ya.

9/23/12
Frieds:

Yeah, your right. I don't have any prestige or class.

That's unfortunate. Thankfully, there are people like me who do have prestige and class, so naturally I make sure to limit my interaction with plebians and their nonsensical rambling. So I'll let you the same thing I tell my landscaper: Me no hablo espanol.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Yeah, your right. I don't have any prestige or class.

That's unfortunate. Thankfully, there are people like me who do have prestige and class, so naturally I make sure to limit my interaction with plebians and their nonsensical rambling. So I'll let you the same thing I tell my landscaper: Me no hablo espanol.

You still failed to answer my question. This won't let up until you answer the question. If you can't answer it, there's no shame in admitting defeat buddy. It's just a simple question. Even a jackanape like yourself should be able to give me an answer as to who is more prestigious - Ditka or God? If you can't, just say you can't and we can move on to the next question. Clearly a well educated mind can put all that knowledge of his to use to answer a simple question. It's just a simple question buddy. Or is this what you do when you realize you can't pitch make it rain and close the deal? Obfuscation doesn't work buddy. You still gotta answer the question.

9/23/12
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Yeah, your right. I don't have any prestige or class.

That's unfortunate. Thankfully, there are people like me who do have prestige and class, so naturally I make sure to limit my interaction with plebians and their nonsensical rambling. So I'll let you the same thing I tell my landscaper: Me no hablo espanol.

You still failed to answer my question. This won't let up until you answer the question. If you can't answer it, there's no shame in admitting defeat buddy. It's just a simple question. Even a jackanape like yourself should be able to give me an answer as to who is more prestigious - Ditka or God? If you can't, just say you can't and we can move on to the next question. Clearly a well educated mind can put all that knowledge of his to use to answer a simple question. It's just a simple question buddy. Or is this what you do when you realize you can't pitch make it rain and close the deal? Obfuscation doesn't work buddy. You still gotta answer the question.

Usually I try to limit my interaction with poor, confused, beta males such as yourself, but since you're obviously throwing a hissy fit, I'll ease your burden and simply point out that you're proposing a loaded question in a feeble attempt to trick me. But, I will add that many people think I'm God, but like I always say, I have to model myself after someone. So I think that sufficiently addresses your incoherent inquiry.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Yeah, your right. I don't have any prestige or class.

That's unfortunate. Thankfully, there are people like me who do have prestige and class, so naturally I make sure to limit my interaction with plebians and their nonsensical rambling. So I'll let you the same thing I tell my landscaper: Me no hablo espanol.

You still failed to answer my question. This won't let up until you answer the question. If you can't answer it, there's no shame in admitting defeat buddy. It's just a simple question. Even a jackanape like yourself should be able to give me an answer as to who is more prestigious - Ditka or God? If you can't, just say you can't and we can move on to the next question. Clearly a well educated mind can put all that knowledge of his to use to answer a simple question. It's just a simple question buddy. Or is this what you do when you realize you can't pitch make it rain and close the deal? Obfuscation doesn't work buddy. You still gotta answer the question.

Usually I try to limit my interaction with poor, confused, beta males such as yourself, but since you're obviously throwing a hissy fit, I'll ease your burden and simply point out that you're proposing a loaded question in a feeble attempt to trick me. But, I will add that many people think I'm God, but like I always say, I have to model myself after someone. So I think that sufficiently addresses your incoherent inquiry.

No, it doesn't sufficiently answer my inquiry because you still haven't answered the question. If you say it's a loaded question, give me an unloaded answer. Clearly you're unable to. If you can't, just admit it. There is no shame in defeat. It's cool - you just can't answer the question.

9/23/12
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Yeah, your right. I don't have any prestige or class.

That's unfortunate. Thankfully, there are people like me who do have prestige and class, so naturally I make sure to limit my interaction with plebians and their nonsensical rambling. So I'll let you the same thing I tell my landscaper: Me no hablo espanol.

You still failed to answer my question. This won't let up until you answer the question. If you can't answer it, there's no shame in admitting defeat buddy. It's just a simple question. Even a jackanape like yourself should be able to give me an answer as to who is more prestigious - Ditka or God? If you can't, just say you can't and we can move on to the next question. Clearly a well educated mind can put all that knowledge of his to use to answer a simple question. It's just a simple question buddy. Or is this what you do when you realize you can't pitch make it rain and close the deal? Obfuscation doesn't work buddy. You still gotta answer the question.

Usually I try to limit my interaction with poor, confused, beta males such as yourself, but since you're obviously throwing a hissy fit, I'll ease your burden and simply point out that you're proposing a loaded question in a feeble attempt to trick me. But, I will add that many people think I'm God, but like I always say, I have to model myself after someone. So I think that sufficiently addresses your incoherent inquiry.

No, it doesn't sufficiently answer my inquiry because you still haven't answered the question. If you say it's a loaded question, give me an unloaded answer. Clearly you're unable to. If you can't, just admit it. There is no shame in defeat. It's cool - you just can't answer the question.

Sometimes I forget that not everyone went to Yale and there are people like you that are still working on their GED. Let me see if I can dumb it down to bite size pieces that you can digest: Ditka is not God, but it does not matter because football is for folks that are too dense to understand the sheer beauty of a shiny new Callaway 9 iron.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Yeah, your right. I don't have any prestige or class.

That's unfortunate. Thankfully, there are people like me who do have prestige and class, so naturally I make sure to limit my interaction with plebians and their nonsensical rambling. So I'll let you the same thing I tell my landscaper: Me no hablo espanol.

You still failed to answer my question. This won't let up until you answer the question. If you can't answer it, there's no shame in admitting defeat buddy. It's just a simple question. Even a jackanape like yourself should be able to give me an answer as to who is more prestigious - Ditka or God? If you can't, just say you can't and we can move on to the next question. Clearly a well educated mind can put all that knowledge of his to use to answer a simple question. It's just a simple question buddy. Or is this what you do when you realize you can't pitch make it rain and close the deal? Obfuscation doesn't work buddy. You still gotta answer the question.

Usually I try to limit my interaction with poor, confused, beta males such as yourself, but since you're obviously throwing a hissy fit, I'll ease your burden and simply point out that you're proposing a loaded question in a feeble attempt to trick me. But, I will add that many people think I'm God, but like I always say, I have to model myself after someone. So I think that sufficiently addresses your incoherent inquiry.

No, it doesn't sufficiently answer my inquiry because you still haven't answered the question. If you say it's a loaded question, give me an unloaded answer. Clearly you're unable to. If you can't, just admit it. There is no shame in defeat. It's cool - you just can't answer the question.

Sometimes I forget that not everyone went to Yale and there are people like you that are still working on their GED. Let me see if I can dumb it down to bite size pieces that you can digest: Ditka is not God, but it does not matter because football is for folks that are too dense to understand the sheer beauty of a shiny new Callaway 9 iron.

'Eh, I'll pass on the 9 iron and take the works of Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Satchmo and Ol' Blue Eyes accompanied by a glass of Diplomatico Ambasasador, Havana Club 15 Year, English Harbour 25 Year, El Dorado 25 Year or a 21 year old Scotch instead. An overly hyped set of golf clubs really does nothing to impress me. Usually it's the sign of someone with a napoleon complex that they need to devote their life to the pursuit of prestige and material wealth that they rely on the status imbued by golf clubs and cars to overcome their handicap.

9/23/12
Frieds:

An overly hyped set of golf clubs really does nothing to impress me.

That's not what my boy Mitty Rom said the other day when we met for some brewskis. We talked about golf clubs, private equity, prestige, and the hilarious perils of the middle class. Oh no, my spaghetti sauce coupon expired. Oh no, I need to apply for a mortgage loan. Oh no, I don't know what to write in my post-first-round-interview-thank-you-note. Lolcats.

Anyway, I got a tee time coming up, so I have to take my elite golf clubs and show off my swing for a little bit, while my troop of caddies cream their jorts.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

An overly hyped set of golf clubs really does nothing to impress me.

That's not what my boy Mitty Rom said the other day when we met for some brewskis. We talked about golf clubs, private equity, prestige, and the hilarious perils of the middle class. Oh no, my spaghetti sauce coupon expired. Oh no, I need to apply for a mortgage loan. Oh no, I don't know what to write in my post-first-round-interview-thank-you-note. Lolcats.

Anyway, I got a tee time coming up, so I have to take my elite golf clubs and show off my swing for a little bit, while my troop of caddies cream their jorts.

So what your saying is you got drunk and acted like a jackass then?

9/23/12
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

An overly hyped set of golf clubs really does nothing to impress me.

That's not what my boy Mitty Rom said the other day when we met for some brewskis. We talked about golf clubs, private equity, prestige, and the hilarious perils of the middle class. Oh no, my spaghetti sauce coupon expired. Oh no, I need to apply for a mortgage loan. Oh no, I don't know what to write in my post-first-round-interview-thank-you-note. Lolcats.

Anyway, I got a tee time coming up, so I have to take my elite golf clubs and show off my swing for a little bit, while my troop of caddies cream their jorts.

So what your saying is you got drunk and acted like a jackass then?

I'm not like your kind with your unpresitigious livers. I can not only hold my expensive alcohol but carry intelligent conversations at the same time. Why don't you go back to drinking your natty lights and whatever else you poor uncultured swine guzzle.

9/23/12

Pete: When you say a prestigious fellow only joins one club, you are clearly talking about Augusta National.

Also, a shiny new Callaway 9-iron??? Callaway's are probably the least prestigious type of golf clubs out there. The only people I see with Callaway's at my club are awful golfers - they need those monstrosity of cavity backed clubs. All prestigious men play blades, preferably Titleist blades. They require the skill that can only be forged over a lifetime.

Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Yeah, your right. I don't have any prestige or class.

That's unfortunate. Thankfully, there are people like me who do have prestige and class, so naturally I make sure to limit my interaction with plebians and their nonsensical rambling. So I'll let you the same thing I tell my landscaper: Me no hablo espanol.

You still failed to answer my question. This won't let up until you answer the question. If you can't answer it, there's no shame in admitting defeat buddy. It's just a simple question. Even a jackanape like yourself should be able to give me an answer as to who is more prestigious - Ditka or God? If you can't, just say you can't and we can move on to the next question. Clearly a well educated mind can put all that knowledge of his to use to answer a simple question. It's just a simple question buddy. Or is this what you do when you realize you can't pitch make it rain and close the deal? Obfuscation doesn't work buddy. You still gotta answer the question.

Usually I try to limit my interaction with poor, confused, beta males such as yourself, but since you're obviously throwing a hissy fit, I'll ease your burden and simply point out that you're proposing a loaded question in a feeble attempt to trick me. But, I will add that many people think I'm God, but like I always say, I have to model myself after someone. So I think that sufficiently addresses your incoherent inquiry.

No, it doesn't sufficiently answer my inquiry because you still haven't answered the question. If you say it's a loaded question, give me an unloaded answer. Clearly you're unable to. If you can't, just admit it. There is no shame in defeat. It's cool - you just can't answer the question.

Sometimes I forget that not everyone went to Yale and there are people like you that are still working on their GED. Let me see if I can dumb it down to bite size pieces that you can digest: Ditka is not God, but it does not matter because football is for folks that are too dense to understand the sheer beauty of a shiny new Callaway 9 iron.

9/23/12
Gray Fox:

Also, a shiny new Callaway 9-iron??? Callaway's are probably the least prestigious type of golf clubs out there. The only people I see with Callaway's at my club are awful golfers - they need those monstrosity of cavity backed clubs.

Don't you ever dismiss me in public again, or I'll have one of my megafund associate's shoe shine guys come over to your little mini-golf course and beat you senseless with a garden hose.

9/25/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

Neither, football and religion are for the middle class. I'm too busy worshiping my biceps, and the only "wide receivers" I care for are size 34D.

Clearly you missed the point there... Buddy. That's a Rookie mistake on your part brosephus.

I never miss points. Clearly you misunderstood your own question. Pretty typical for someone who lacks prestige.

No, the question is pretty clear. In typical rookie fashion, your not answering the question I asked but the question you thought I asked. This is what we call a failure to communicate. So come on and please get your shit straight instead of sounding like chop shop broker.

The only thing that's clear here is your blatant dearth of prestige and class. But that's okay, I'm still generous with your kind. I have a few positions that might be opening up: scraping soapscum off my maids' bathtubs, ironing my massive collection of hermes ties every day, polishing the glossy surfaces inside my private jet, etc. If you really feel that you're capable of performing one of these important roles, feel free to send your resume to one of my secretaries.

Hermes ties? you buffoon, how can you claim prestige while using such overpriced low quality crap?. Now, dolcepunta 11 fold, there, that is something to rub on the plebians' face with gusto. I am calling you Pepe for that terrible faux pas.

Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards. - Tacitus

Dr. Nick Riviera: Hey, don't worry. You don't have to make up stories here. Save that for court!

9/26/12
El_Mono:

Hermes ties? you buffoon, how can you claim prestige while using such overpriced low quality crap?. Now, dolcepunta 11 fold, there, that is something to rub on the plebians' face with gusto. I am calling you Pepe for that terrible faux pas.

Hola. Gracias amigo for your inquiry in my prestigious Q&A. I'd like to start by clearing the air. While I do have a few Dolceputa 11 folds, I proudly own piles and piles of truly prestigious ties like high end Stefano Ricci ties.

So why do I need so many Hermes? Well, no matter how much I make sure to avoid any contact with the stench of the middle class, there are certain instances where it is unavoidable. Such as when I have to appear in criminal court for some particularly nasty accusations, and have to bear the ghastly site of these plebeians loitering about the courthouse. These court appearances happen fairly often, despite the many briefcases I offered to various state officials. So in these instances, if I wear my really nice ties, just the germy breath of all these revolting plebes will render the ties unusable.

That's where the Hermes come in. Their quasi-prestige is still infinitely better than whatever any plebeian is wearing, so I still rub in elite status. However, Hermes ties are like disposable gloves. One-time use and then throw them away in the garbage and take out a fresh pair.

9/25/12

god dammit frieds, again with the you're???

Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

Neither, football and religion are for the middle class. I'm too busy worshiping my biceps, and the only "wide receivers" I care for are size 34D.

Clearly you missed the point there... Buddy. That's a Rookie mistake on your part brosephus.

I never miss points. Clearly you misunderstood your own question. Pretty typical for someone who lacks prestige.

No, the question is pretty clear. In typical rookie fashion, your not answering the question I asked but the question you thought I asked. This is what we call a failure to communicate. So come on and please get your shit straight instead of sounding like chop shop broker.

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

9/25/12
Prestigious Pete:

I never miss points. Clearly you misunderstood your own question. Pretty typical for someone who lacks prestige.

This is amazing lol

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Who/What is more prestigious, Ditka or God?

Neither, football and religion are for the middle class. I'm too busy worshiping my biceps, and the only "wide receivers" I care for are size 34D.

You'd settle for a 34D over the standard 32D? As far as I'm concerned the only things that need that solid of a foundation are multistory buildings and bank accounts. If you're going to settle for a 34 then atleast go 34DD.

-Are you really still going to be with her when she gets back problems?

9/23/12
tiger2012:

Are you really still going to be with her when she gets back problems?

Back problems are HER problem...in other words, irrelevant. If she can't perform, then she's out of the the dugout and onto the bleachers. That's the basis for the whole concept of The Rotation.

9/23/12

One more thing, what exactly is prestige? Is it possible to become prestigious or do you need to be born prestigious? If I work really hard in life and make a ton of money, can my kids at least become prestigious (even if I can't)?

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9/23/12
SirTradesaLot:

One more thing, what exactly is prestige? Is it possible to become prestigious or do you need to be born prestigious? If I work really hard in life and make a ton of money, can my kids at least become prestigious (even if I can't)?

Prestige is a quality of supreme excellence. Further explanation is not possible, because if you have prestige then knowledge of it is self evident, and if you don't have prestige, then no amount of words can elucidate it. I'm sorry you had to hear it from me.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
SirTradesaLot:

One more thing, what exactly is prestige? Is it possible to become prestigious or do you need to be born prestigious? If I work really hard in life and make a ton of money, can my kids at least become prestigious (even if I can't)?

Prestige is a quality of supreme excellence. Further explanation is not possible, because if you have prestige then knowledge of it is self evident, and if you don't have prestige, then no amount of words can elucidate it. I'm sorry you had to hear it from me.

I was afraid of that. But, can my kids become prestigious if I amass, let's say, $2 billion? Then I buy a spot at HBS for them at the age of 16? Then a managing director role at Blackstone by 21?

adapt or die:
What would P.T. Barnum say about you?

MY BLOG

9/23/12
SirTradesaLot:
Prestigious Pete:
SirTradesaLot:

One more thing, what exactly is prestige? Is it possible to become prestigious or do you need to be born prestigious? If I work really hard in life and make a ton of money, can my kids at least become prestigious (even if I can't)?

Prestige is a quality of supreme excellence. Further explanation is not possible, because if you have prestige then knowledge of it is self evident, and if you don't have prestige, then no amount of words can elucidate it. I'm sorry you had to hear it from me.

I was afraid of that. But, can my kids become prestigious if I amass, let's say, $2 billion? Then I buy a spot at HBS for them at the age of 16? Then a managing director role at Blackstone by 21?

Prestige cannot be bought. That kind of foolish thinking is the hobgoblin of little minds. Prestige has to be earned. Like I earned it.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
SirTradesaLot:
Prestigious Pete:
SirTradesaLot:

One more thing, what exactly is prestige? Is it possible to become prestigious or do you need to be born prestigious? If I work really hard in life and make a ton of money, can my kids at least become prestigious (even if I can't)?

Prestige is a quality of supreme excellence. Further explanation is not possible, because if you have prestige then knowledge of it is self evident, and if you don't have prestige, then no amount of words can elucidate it. I'm sorry you had to hear it from me.

I was afraid of that. But, can my kids become prestigious if I amass, let's say, $2 billion? Then I buy a spot at HBS for them at the age of 16? Then a managing director role at Blackstone by 21?

Prestige cannot be bought. That kind of foolish thinking is the hobgoblin of little minds. Prestige has to be earned. Like I earned it.

Uh... It sounds like your path to Prestige was bought or you got a lot of financial aid from Andover and Yale which isn't prestigious at all. Sounds like you had someone buy your way into the Prestige club.

9/23/12

Pete: What is the more prestigious, Greenwich or the UES? I mean what is more balling, a sick estate in the back country or Belle Haven or a 5000 sq ft. apartment on 5th avenue in the 65-72nd street range?

Also, how many clubs should a truly prestigious fellow belong to?? My personal take is at least 3 but no more than 5 with good geographical dispersion. Something along the lines of Stanwich for local outings, Crystal Downs for the real rustic experience, Bandon Dunes on the West Coast, and Shinnecock for summers in the Hamptons?

Please enlighten us, oh prestigious one.

9/23/12
Gray Fox:

Pete: What is the more prestigious, Greenwich or the UES?

Prestigious is having it all. I don't need to choose, I have it all. Greenwich proper and Old Greenwich. UES, UWS, Soho, Tribeca. Vail, Beverly Hills. You name it, I've got it, because that's just what I deserve.

Gray Fox:

Also, how many clubs should a truly prestigious fellow belong to?? My personal take is at least 3 but no more than 5 with good geographical dispersion.

A truly prestigious fellow only belongs to one club. Of course, if you don't know which one I'm referring to, then you're not in it.

9/23/12

In a game of wit who would win - Prestigious Pete or Chuck Norris?

"If you want to succeed in this life, you need to understand that duty comes before rights and that responsibility precedes opportunity."

9/23/12
TheBigBambino:

In a game of wit who would win - Prestigious Pete or Chuck Norris?

Remember, prestige always wins over oafishness, regardless of the nature of the contention. And the fact is, that all the commoners love Chuck Norris. And if all the commoners love you, then you're doing something wrong and you lack prestige. So I think the answer is pretty clear here.

9/23/12

Pete is not a prestigious name

9/23/12
futurectdoc:

Pete is not a prestigious name

I agree. In fact alliterative names in general really lack prestige. Rather plebeian and juvenile.

Game over, Pete

9/25/12
Art.Vandelay:
futurectdoc:

Pete is not a prestigious name

I agree. In fact alliterative names in general really lack prestige. Rather plebeian and juvenile.

Game over, Pete

Pete is short for Petetholomew. I just call him mew for short. He gets a real kick out of it.

Hey mew, bridge game at my other other other other estate tonight if you're interested. Ciao babe

Bankerella can come too but only if she promises to show the goods, unlike last time. What a tease.

9/25/12

Cookies With Milken:
Pete is short for Petetholomew. I just call him mew for short. He gets a real kick out of it.

Good you brought this up, Cookies. See, I come from a long line of Petetholomews, who built up unimaginable amounts of generational wealth. But the issue that my father, Petetholomew, IX grappled with is that if he had named me Petetholomew, I would have been Petetholomew, X. Now he felt that the transition from a double digit suffix to a single digit suffix gave the appearance of less prestige just in terms of the decline in the sheer number of digits...so he decided to name me Peter to avoid the issue altogether. Granted, it's still a glorious name, but nowhere near the prestige of Petetholomew, X. But alas...this is just another of the many hardships I've had to endure.

9/23/12
futurectdoc:

Pete is not a prestigious name

Pete is short for Peter, a strong Roman name, a product of the finest Western European blood, mixed over time to produce a true American mutt, the epitome of prestige.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
futurectdoc:

Pete is not a prestigious name

Pete is short for Peter, a strong Roman name, a product of the finest Western European blood, mixed over time to produce a true American mutt, the epitome of prestige.

True prestige on Wall Street is having a pedigree, not being a mutt, and going by your first name is not prestigious, it should be First Initial, Middle Name, Last name for true prestige. Also Peter, it sounds very ethnic and unoriginal, not prestigious at all.

9/23/12
futurectdoc:

True prestige on Wall Street is having a pedigree, not being a mutt, and going by your first name is not prestigious, it should be First Initial, Middle Name, Last name for true prestige. Also Peter, it sounds very ethnic and unoriginal, not prestigious at all.

Ok, futurectdoc, firstly, I want to grant you that it is indeed elite and prestigious to go by F-Initial / M-Name / L-Name, but admitting such a fact would suggest weakness on my part, which I cannot allow to be perceived. So instead I would suggest to consider sucking on a gas-pipe.

Secondly, I did my undergrad at Yale. Yale University. Yale University in New Haven, CT. Not too far from my original home in Greenwich, CT. This is the epitome of undergraduate pedigree. Then I went to Harvard Business School, which needs no type of elaboration whatsoever. Which part of all this eludes your feeble understanding? Maybe you should look into getting some more grey matter.

Thirdly, I go by Pete for personal reasons, Prestigious Pete is a nickname that I got during my fraternity days when I was gloriously hazing puny pledges, which is a story for another day.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
futurectdoc:

True prestige on Wall Street is having a pedigree, not being a mutt, and going by your first name is not prestigious, it should be First Initial, Middle Name, Last name for true prestige. Also Peter, it sounds very ethnic and unoriginal, not prestigious at all.

Ok, futurectdoc, firstly, I want to grant you that it is indeed elite and prestigious to go by F-Initial / M-Name / L-Name, but admitting such a fact would suggest weakness on my part, which I cannot allow to be perceived. So instead I would suggest to consider sucking on a gas-pipe.

Secondly, I did my undergrad at Yale. Yale University. Yale University in New Haven, CT. Not too far from my original home in Greenwich, CT. This is the epitome of undergraduate pedigree. Then I went to Harvard Business School, which needs no type of elaboration whatsoever. Which part of all this eludes your feeble understanding? Maybe you should look into getting some more grey matter.

Thirdly, I go by Pete for personal reasons, Prestigious Pete is a nickname that I got during my fraternity days when I was gloriously hazing puny pledges, which is a story for another day.

Come on now, Petie. Had you actually attended Yale, you'd have referred to it as Yale College, not Yale University.

9/23/12
holla_back:

Come on now, Petie. Had you actually attended Yale, you'd have referred to it as Yale College, not Yale University.

How dare you split hairs with me and question my educational achievements. I identify with the university as a whole for maximum prestige, so I can indirectly absorb prestige from all the other parts of Yale in addition to the undergraduate College. And don't you dare call me Petie or I will get you deported so fast it will make your cranium twirl.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
holla_back:

Come on now, Petie. Had you actually attended Yale, you'd have referred to it as Yale College, not Yale University.

How dare you split hairs with me and question my educational achievements. I identify with the university as a whole for maximum prestige, so I can indirectly absorb prestige from all the other parts of Yale in addition to the undergraduate College. And don't you dare call me Petie or I will get you deported so fast it will make your cranium twirl.

We're not questioning your achievements Peter. We're denying their existence.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
futurectdoc:

True prestige on Wall Street is having a pedigree, not being a mutt, and going by your first name is not prestigious, it should be First Initial, Middle Name, Last name for true prestige. Also Peter, it sounds very ethnic and unoriginal, not prestigious at all.

Ok, futurectdoc, firstly, I want to grant you that it is indeed elite and prestigious to go by F-Initial / M-Name / L-Name, but admitting such a fact would suggest weakness on my part, which I cannot allow to be perceived. So instead I would suggest to consider sucking on a gas-pipe.

Secondly, I did my undergrad at Yale. Yale University. Yale University in New Haven, CT. Not too far from my original home in Greenwich, CT. This is the epitome of undergraduate pedigree. Then I went to Harvard Business School, which needs no type of elaboration whatsoever. Which part of all this eludes your feeble understanding? Maybe you should look into getting some more grey matter.

Thirdly, I go by Pete for personal reasons, Prestigious Pete is a nickname that I got during my fraternity days when I was gloriously hazing puny pledges, which is a story for another day.

You're still ethnic...

9/23/12
futurectdoc:

You're still ethnic...

I am an American mutt, of Western European descent. Which part of this do you not understand? Don't talk to me like I'm poor.

9/25/12
futurectdoc:

Pete is not a prestigious name

Hahahaha I am sitting in class and laughed out loud when i read this... I have no idea why.

"Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman." -- George Soros

9/23/12

Bone with sillian braille print or eggshell with romalian type?

9/23/12
prudentinvestor:

Bone with sillian braille print or eggshell with romalian type?

Neither font, I had a team of calligraphers and IT guys whip up a personalized font just for me. It's a kind of super-elegant cursive that only the prestigious are able to read.

9/23/12

About time we got some more preftigious people on here. Welcome brother. We should form a clan.

9/23/12
NewGuy:

About time we got some more preftigious people on here. Welcome brother. We should form a clan.

What sort of ..uhh... clan are you talking about here?

9/23/12
NewGuy:

About time we got some more preftigious people on here. Welcome brother. We should form a clan.

I've seen you around, NewGuy. You've got potential kid, I'll give ya that, but you still have a long road ahead. Stick with me and you might end up fine. I'm going to grant you the privilege of being my protege, but this is currently temporary. We'll see how you do. Your first task is helping me to fend off these disgusting hordes of ignorant, unprestigious buffoons.

9/23/12

Peter, why were you rejected by Skull and Bones while you were at Yale?

9/23/12

<span class='keyword_link'><a href=http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs>GS</a></span>:
Peter, why were you rejected by Skull and Bones while you were at Yale?

I was not rejected you slimy vermin, I turned them down. That's just how prestigious I am.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:

Peter, why were you rejected by Skull and Bones while you were at Yale?

I was not rejected you slimy vermin, I turned them down. That's just how prestigious I am.

Calm down, sugarplum. We wouldn't want wrinkles on that prestigious little face would we. I'm curious, why did you feel the need to grind out 100 hour weeks at Blackstone M&A? Do your parents not have the cachet to get you into Harvard directly? Do they not have a large enough business to merit an executive position for you?
Spouting upper-middle class dreams is not for the upper class

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:

Peter, why were you rejected by Skull and Bones while you were at Yale?

I was not rejected you slimy vermin, I turned them down. That's just how prestigious I am.

Calm down, sugarplum. We wouldn't want wrinkles on that prestigious little face would we. I'm curious, why did you feel the need to grind out 100 hour weeks at Blackstone M&A? Do your parents not have the cachet to get you into Harvard directly? Do they not have a large enough business to merit an executive position for you?
Spouting upper-middle class dreams is not for the upper class

The only thing I was "grinding out" was Nancy and Susan in HR. I was a managing analyst, in case there was any sort of confusion. And I did it to give me some time to perfect my golf swing and pick-up lines before I started at Harvard Biz.

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9/23/12

I don't think prestigious Peter is preftigious enough to work at Camp Hope

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

9/23/12
TonyPerkis:

I don't think prestigious Peter is preftigious enough to work at Camp Hope

Weight loss camp is for poor people, just like treadmills and jogging. When a chick in my rotation starts putting on a few, I don't tell her to exercise, I just pay for a quick tummy tuck, fast and easy, no fuss. Usually I'll tell the surgeon to add on other liposuction and a few slight touch ups to keep things fresh.

9/23/12

Pete,

You are just one more of them lowlifes. If there was a way I would pee on your leg, and on those like you, Yale and HBS fuckheads.

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/23/12
Financier4Hire:

If there was a way I would pee on your leg

All this tells me is that you're basically a dog. And I don't mean a Ruff Ryder, I mean like a little chihuahua or cocker spaniel. Roof roof. Go eat a dog biscuit.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Financier4Hire:

If there was a way I would pee on your leg

All this tells me is that you're basically a dog. And I don't mean a Ruff Ryder, I mean like a little chihuahua or cocker spaniel. Roof roof. Go eat a dog biscuit.

To me it means you're my toilet seat. Get ready for #2, HBS guy !

Anyways, moving on to something of more substance, I was wondering if there was a Prestigious Girl in your life. Who would you prefer, Ivanka Trump or perhaps Lynn Tilton ?

Guys, if you don't know who these gals are, please click on the linked names, so that you can see they are both gorgeous. Lynn Tilton is a stunning MILF also worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/23/12
Financier4Hire:
Prestigious Pete:
Financier4Hire:

If there was a way I would pee on your leg

All this tells me is that you're basically a dog. And I don't mean a Ruff Ryder, I mean like a little chihuahua or cocker spaniel. Roof roof. Go eat a dog biscuit.

To me it means you're my toilet seat. Get ready for #2, HBS guy !

Anyways, moving on to something of more substance, I was wondering if there was a Prestigious Girl in your life. Who would you prefer, Ivanka Trump or perhaps Lynn Tilton ?

Guys, if you don't know who these gals are, please click on the linked names, so that you can see they are both gorgeous. Lynn Tilton is a stunning MILF also worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

This is far and away the most dreadfully painful to read corporate bio I've ever come across: http://www.patriarchpartners.com/Lynn-Tilton.aspx

9/23/12
holla_back:

This is far and away the most dreadfully painful to read corporate bio I've ever come across: http://www.patriarchpartners.com/Lynn-Tilton.aspx

Ya, she did IPOs at GS in early 90's, IPOs being I Pluck Oprah

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/23/12
Financier4Hire:

Anyways, moving on to something of more substance, I was wondering if there was a Prestigious Girl in your life.

As I've mentioned, right now I have a nice rotation going, but eventually I will find the classiest trophy wife imaginable and elope, to maintain prestige within my social circles. These circles obviously don't include "people" like you.

9/23/12

HBS = Hungry Boys Scouts
HBS = Humping Boys Skunks

aka "The most prestigious school in the world"

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/23/12

Look Petey-boy, I'm sure there is a Growing Concern amongst us that you are just trying to fake the funk to make up for something you're lacking. Prestige doesn't get you everything, especially when it sounds like you had a silver spoon up your nose the entire way through life. Your inconsistencies belay the truth. You're just a Non-Target Backwater Subpar State School educated kid who wants to fake the funk through out life.

9/23/12
Frieds:

Look Petey-boy, I'm sure there is a Growing Concern amongst us that you are just trying to fake the funk to make up for something you're lacking. Prestige doesn't get you everything, especially when it sounds like you had a silver spoon up your nose the entire way through life. Your inconsistencies belay the truth. You're just a Non-Target Backwater Subpar State School educated kid who wants to fake the funk through out life.

First you spew your holier-than-thou attitude demeaning the value of prestige, and then you say I'm "just a Non-Target". Listen up and listen well. Your inconsistencies are so abundant that you're going to need a prestigious member of the elite, such as myself, to untangle them all from the mess you've created.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Look Petey-boy, I'm sure there is a Growing Concern amongst us that you are just trying to fake the funk to make up for something you're lacking. Prestige doesn't get you everything, especially when it sounds like you had a silver spoon up your nose the entire way through life. Your inconsistencies belay the truth. You're just a Non-Target Backwater Subpar State School educated kid who wants to fake the funk through out life.

First you spew your holier-than-thou attitude demeaning the value of prestige, and then you say I'm "just a Non-Target". Listen up and listen well. Your inconsistencies are so abundant that you're going to need a prestigious member of the elite, such as myself, to untangle them all from the mess you've created.

There was a little subtext you missed... oh well.

As to my views, I don't spew a holier-than-thou attitude. I take the approach His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

We should be contented in material areas, for those are bound by limitation, but not with regard to the spiritual, which can be extended limitlessly. Though it is true that a discontented person who owned the whole world might want to own a tourist center on the moon, that person's life is limited, and even the amount that can be owned is limited. It is better right from the beginning to be contented.

We must attempt the impossible. I am convinced that if we continue to follow a social model that is entirely conditioned by money and power, and that takes so little account of true values such as love and altruism, future generations may have to face far worse problems and endure even more terrible forms of suffering... Each one of us lacks one thing or another. I am not exactly sure what we lack, but I can feel we lack something. In the West, even if at the moment you are going through a crisis, you actually have everything, or at least you think you do; all kinds of material goods are there, and are no doubt distributed better than they were in the past. But it seems to me that you are living in a constant state of tension, in an atmosphere of never-ending competitiveness and fear. And those who are brought up in such an atmosphere will find themselves lacking all their lives: they will not know that wonderful quality of depth and intimacy that is the richness of life. They will stay on the surface of the troubled sea, without ever knowing the calm that lies beneath.

I am dismissive of Prestige because it limits ourselves and limits the focus of our lives. Prestige is an illusion that creates a metaphysical barrier on happiness. An empty, hollow life filled with material goods acquired under the guise of prestige is still a shell of an existence. Prestige is a joke, invented by man to help create the illusion of an appearance and spark materialistic rivalry. It's a life you've chosen to live that lacks the true richness of a life fulfilled. You can, by the way, take all that prestige of yours and shove where the sun don't shine.

9/23/12
Frieds:

As to my views, I don't spew a holier-than-thou attitude. I take the approach His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

We should be contented in material areas, for those are bound by limitation, but not with regard to the spiritual, which can be extended limitlessly.

This Dalai guy doesn't sound very prestigious. He thinks material wealth and prestige are bound by limitation? That's so adorable! I bet he couldn't "imagine" that in my penthouse I have solid gold dental floss or facial tissues made out of hundred dollar bills. And that's just my maid's bathroom!

It's so refreshing sometimes to see genuine innocence. But seriously, if you want any shot at being even remotely prestigious, you're going to have to forget about all this sophomoric horse poo about "metaphysical barriers" and really buckle down and focus.

9/23/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

As to my views, I don't spew a holier-than-thou attitude. I take the approach His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

We should be contented in material areas, for those are bound by limitation, but not with regard to the spiritual, which can be extended limitlessly.

This Dalai guy doesn't sound very prestigious. He thinks material wealth and prestige are bound by limitation? That's so adorable! I bet he couldn't "imagine" that in my penthouse I have solid gold dental floss or facial tissues made out of hundred dollar bills. And that's just my maid's bathroom!

It's so refreshing sometimes to see genuine innocence. But seriously, if you want any shot at being even remotely prestigious, you're going to have to forget about all this sophomoric horse poo about "metaphysical barriers" and really buckle down and focus.

I'll take the approach of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama over the unfettered emptiness of materialism you value as prestige, thank you very much. Your home wouldn't impress and I find it quite distasteful. Material wealth for the purpose of appearances is not wealth, but a waste. And for someone who who claims to be prestigious, I would figure that His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, would be well known to you.

9/24/12
Frieds:

I'll take the approach of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama over the unfettered emptiness of materialism you value as prestige, thank you very much.

Listen, guy, I don't know why you continue to spew this incoherent, inconsistent drivel. Even taking this Dalai Lama chap, it's pretty clear that he believes that emptiness eliminates all suffering and that emptiness is the supreme state of being. So if my prestigious materialism is full of emptiness, then he would obviously be all for it. You're just not prestigious enough to connect the dots.

9/23/12

I'm surprised you didn't go to Le Rosey....you weren't part of your year's american quota?

Anyways I'll bite:

Ferreti or Azimut?

Patek 5970 or A Lange Datejust?

9/23/12
Unforseen:

I'm surprised you didn't go to Le Rosey....you weren't part of your year's american quota?

I didn't want to go "hang out" with a bunch of foreigners.

Unforseen:

Ferreti or Azimut?

Obviously Ferretti, since they make gigantic mega yachts.

Unforseen:

Patek 5970 or A Lange Datejust?

I will have to go the Patek route on this one, but even the 5970 is just too plebian, though it's probably ok when I'm not in public. Ref 1527 is much more in tune with my status, prestige, and wealth.[/quote]

9/23/12

FACT: I know several HBS MBAs. They are, as I said, fuckheads. They think they are the center of the world- what they don't tell you they suck at what they do. I call them the Parasites Bunch.

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/23/12
Financier4Hire:

FACT: I know several HBS MBAs. They are, as I said, fuckheads. They think they are the center of the world- what they don't tell you they suck at what they do. I call them the Parasites Bunch.

Hey - Did you know that HBS MBAs have destroyed more wealth in 50 years than was created in the last 150?

9/23/12
Frieds:
Financier4Hire:

FACT: I know several HBS MBAs. They are, as I said, fuckheads. They think they are the center of the world- what they don't tell you they suck at what they do. I call them the Parasites Bunch.

Hey - Did you know that HBS MBAs have destroyed more wealth in 50 years than was created in the last 150?

They couldn't create anything but big farts. That's what Harvard it all about.

You know, the world would be a better place without those Harvard MBAs. You'd be able to get the decent job you seek that (otherwise automatically) goes to HBS Alumni

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/24/12
Financier4Hire:

FACT: I know several HBS MBAs. They are, as I said, fuckheads. They think they are the center of the world- what they don't tell you they suck at what they do. I call them the Parasites Bunch.

Someone obviously has a chip on his shoulders because he can't get into HBS.

9/23/12

I really had higher hopes for this thread.

9/23/12
Gray Fox:

I really had higher hopes for this thread.

What do you bring to the table, Gray Fox ?

P.S. Nice watch: Franck Muller Imperial Tourbillon Diamond (it's only almost $200k). I gotta go to HBS to get my hands on that one. Gotta learn how to fart and scream out loud my pedigree.

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/24/12
Financier4Hire:
Gray Fox:

I really had higher hopes for this thread.

What do you bring to the table, Gray Fox ?

P.S. Nice watch: Franck Muller Imperial Tourbillon Diamond (it's only almost $200k). I gotta go to HBS to get my hands on that one. Gotta learn how to fart and scream out loud my pedigree.

If you think you need to "fart and scream out loud" to convey your prestige, then you my friend, aren't anywhere close to prestigious, and your thinking is so convoluted that it appears to be beyond repair.

Class and prestige are all about subtly, which I am all about in the flesh. When people out there in the real world ask where I went to study business, with all the false humility I can muster, I say a small school near Boston. Then they secretly look me up on LinkedIn and discover the H-bomb on my page, and stare wide-eyed, unable to blink even while small teary drops start dripping from their eyelids and down their cheeks. See, that independent discovery from their end carries three times the punch of prestige than if I had just blurted it out to their face. You have so much to learn it's not even funny.

When I wear my $200,000 watch, it's mostly hiding beneath my Brioni Vanquish suit coat and french cuff monogrammed shirt, but on occasion when I move my hand or need to check the time, the watch becomes visible for a brief instant, and in that moment if someone looks carefully, they can catch that bright glow as light hits the glossy analog display and bounces straight into their brain, burning an indelible mark of pure, unadulterated prestige.

In short...I feel bad for you.

9/24/12
Prestigious Pete:

Class and prestige are all about subtly, which I am all about in the flesh. When people out there in the real world ask where I went to study business, with all the false humility I can muster, I say a small school near Boston.

First you screw up the Yale College / Yale University thing, and now you don't know that HBS is actually in Boston? Methinks Pete is actually a state schooler, and not one of the almost impressive UVA/Berkeley ones.

9/24/12

holla_back:
Prestigious Pete:

Class and prestige are all about subtly, which I am all about in the flesh. When people out there in the real world ask where I went to study business, with all the false humility I can muster, I say a small school near Boston.

First you screw up the Yale College / Yale University thing, and now you don't know that HBS is actually in Boston? Methinks Pete is actually a state schooler, and not one of the almost impressive UVA/Berkeley ones.

Obviously HBS is in Boston, you impotent tard. You completely missed the entire point of my insightful commentary. The point is that when someone asks where you studied business, a very important question, you have to answer with fake humility AND slight misdirection. This serves to strongly intensify the prestige blow when they discover the sweet, sweet truth by themselves. To pack the greatest punch, you have to lull people into a false sense of security before they discover the sheer extent of your prestige. Ahhhhhh...god I love myself.

9/24/12
Gray Fox:

I really had higher hopes for this thread.

Hope is a very middle class notion. Prestigious people such as myself don't need hope because they know what's going to happen since they're the ones making it rain.

And side note...Titleist clubs are what I give as a gift to my plumber for unclogging my sink. He doesn't even know what golf is. However, if you need a stash of 2,000 golf balls to hit into the ocean because your time is literally worth that little, then Titleist might be a great option.

9/23/12

Hey, what happened to Pete ? Did he passed out or something ? Did he get his 6 o'clock scotch fix or he had too much of it ?

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/23/12

Boy, this discussion died and took Pete with it...I've heard Pete got caught with his pants down in his Puerto Rican maid's room. It's called "Made at Harvard".

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/24/12

I miss Blumie and no fat chicks, the level of trolling on WSO has gone down.

9/24/12
futurectdoc:

I miss Blumie and no fat chicks, the level of trolling on WSO has gone down.

Why don't you take your feederism and abysmal attitude and get lost in the mountains somewhere with the rest of your troll brethren. This is a serious Q&A w/ discussion.

9/24/12

Satire is a very base form of humor. Not prestigious.

9/24/12

The first few posts of this thread were rather humorous. But that ship has long since sailed.

9/24/12
Art.Vandelay:

The first few posts of this thread were rather humorous. But that ship has long since sailed.

Prestige is no laughing matter. If you thought there was something funny or amusing about any of this, then just speaks to your lack of prestige and wealth and class and status and appreciation for nice things.

This is not a joke.

9/24/12
Prestigious Pete:
Art.Vandelay:

The first few posts of this thread were rather humorous. But that ship has long since sailed.

Prestige is no laughing matter. If you thought there was something funny or amusing about any of this, then just speaks to your lack of prestige and wealth and class and status and appreciation for nice things.

This is not a joke.

Listen you little alliterative punk, I'm Art motherf****** Vandelay! I'm an importer AND exporter of the finest latex goods this planet has ever seen. I made my bones when you were going out with cheerleaders! I have more prestige in my left pinky than you do in your entire body, which is why I was a hand model!

9/24/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

I'll take the approach of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama over the unfettered emptiness of materialism you value as prestige, thank you very much.

Listen, guy, I don't know why you continue to spew this incoherent, inconsistent drivel. Even taking this Dalai Lama chap, it's pretty clear that he believes that emptiness eliminates all suffering and that emptiness is the supreme state of being. So if my prestigious materialism is full of emptiness, then he would obviously be all for it. You're just not prestigious enough to connect the dots.

Then you miss the point of what he is saying. Your prestigious materialism is a hollow shell of an existence. It is an empty existence leaving a giant void in your soul incapable of being filled, but it is not the emptiness you quoted. Materialism leads to an empty existence. It's a shame that the Sanskrit translation doesn't work well in English as emptiness really is not the best word to use. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama has said that to understand emptiness, you must understand the wisdom of emptiness, that is the idea of selflessness and that everything is dependently originated. Prestige and materialism lack both selflessness and dependent origination as prestige and materialism represent the possessory interest of "I", the is the self as a reflection of mind and body, and lack of dependent origination. Come on man. I expected more out of you.

9/24/12
Frieds:

Then you miss the point of what he is saying. Your prestigious materialism is a hollow shell of an existence. It is an empty existence leaving a giant void in your soul incapable of being filled

What's a soul? Sounds like something poor people made up so compensate for their lack of a Hamptons summer house. What a farce. I bet you've never even been to a waterfront summer house. I bet you don't even own a three-piece, LOL!!

Why don't you go back to drinking your bud lights and shopping at Walmart, while I try on my crisp new pair of Testoni alligator skins.

9/24/12
Prestigious Pete:
Frieds:

Then you miss the point of what he is saying. Your prestigious materialism is a hollow shell of an existence. It is an empty existence leaving a giant void in your soul incapable of being filled

What's a soul? Sounds like something poor people made up so compensate for their lack of a Hamptons summer house. What a farce. I bet you've never even been to a waterfront summer house. I bet you don't even own a three-piece, LOL!!

Why don't you go back to drinking your bud lights and shopping at Walmart, while I try on my crisp new pair of Testoni alligator skins.

So you accept then that Emptiness is Selflessness and you clearly are unable to be selfless.

9/24/12

This thread had so much potential but sadly did not deliver.

9/24/12

I say, this man looks a bit of an oily tick to me. When I was at Exeter, we used to line up 4 or 5 of his type, make them bend over and use them as a toast rack.

9/24/12

I heard prestigious pete also goes by the name Kinky Kelly

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

9/24/12
TonyPerkis:

I heard prestigious pete also goes by the name Kinky Kelly

See my post above.

Yes, although we got detention for calling him that after he began to cry. It was sad... tears streaming from his eyes. And a hot crumpet burning his cheeks with shame.

9/24/12

Thanks for taking the time to do this Q&A, Pete. Something I wanted your advice on:

I was planning on Yale for my undergrad for max prestige, but I took one step on the local golf course and nearly vomitted on my caddy, the first few holes were so run down they looked like Warren Buffet's back. Is commuting to the Hampton's for tee time prestigious? The word "commute" seems kind of middle class to me.

9/24/12
Zargo:

Thanks for taking the time to do this Q&A, Pete. Something I wanted your advice on:

I was planning on Yale for my undergrad for max prestige, but I took one step on the local golf course and nearly vomitted on my caddy, the first few holes were so run down they looked like Warren Buffet's back. Is commuting to the Hampton's for tee time prestigious? The word "commute" seems kind of middle class to me.

You should have more than 1 caddy.

9/24/12
Zargo:

Thanks for taking the time to do this Q&A, Pete. Something I wanted your advice on:

I was planning on Yale for my undergrad for max prestige, but I took one step on the local golf course and nearly vomitted on my caddy, the first few holes were so run down they looked like Warren Buffet's back. Is commuting to the Hampton's for tee time prestigious? The word "commute" seems kind of middle class to me.

Good thoughtful question, Zargo. I see you have prestige potential. Now, as hamm0 pointed out, you obviously need more than one caddy, like a troop of caddies. Just like you need more than one chick in your rotation, more than one private investigator in your rolodex, and more than one alibi in your courtroom cheat sheet.

Now, when I was at Yale, to get to my nearest and prestigious golf course for tee time, whether that was Hamptons on a Thursday or Greenwich on a Monday or what have you...I didn't "commute". I cruised, gleefully, in my Bugatti Veyron...with complete denial of traffic lights and pedestrians.

9/25/12
Prestigious Pete:

...I didn't "commute". I cruised, gleefully, in my Bugatti Veyron...with complete denial of traffic lights and pedestrians.

This is patently false. My private pilot, Prescott Williamson III, whisks me away in my private chopper in absolutely sterile comfort.

Let me know if you're unprestigious wheels need a real luxury travel experience.

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

9/25/12
In The Flesh:

My private pilot, Prescott Williamson III, whisks me away in my private chopper in absolutely sterile comfort.

ITF, looks like we might be running in similar circles. Especially since you know Prescott Williamson III, good man.

Do you know Neville Ainsworth, XV ? How about Clive Brackenbury, XXIII ?

These are some of my closest friends.

9/25/12
Prestigious Pete:
In The Flesh:

My private pilot, Prescott Williamson III, whisks me away in my private chopper in absolutely sterile comfort.

ITF, looks like we might be running in similar circles. Especially since you know Prescott Williamson III, good man.

Do you know Neville Ainsworth, XV ? How about Clive Brackenbury, XXIII ?

These are some of my closest friends.

I apologize Peter, I thought you only rolled in the most exclusive of circles. Neville and Clive are good chaps, but have shown a marked lack of aptitude with Excel keyboard shortcuts in their respective shops. I admire the easy grace of O. Aubrey Wellington's (completely mouse-free) skills, almost as much as I admire myself.

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

9/25/12
In The Flesh:

I apologize Peter, I thought you only rolled in the most exclusive of circles. Neville and Clive are good chaps, but have shown a marked lack of aptitude with Excel keyboard shortcuts in their respective shops. I admire the easy grace of O. Aubrey Wellington's (completely mouse-free) skills, almost as much as I admire myself.

You almost had me fooled, you scallywag. I thought you were one of us prestigious ones, but sadly I'm grossly mistaken. It is now painfully obvious to me that you are confused. But no matter, I will help you get your ducks in a row.

Excel is for the middle class. Punching numbers into little boxes? LOL!! That's about as prestigious as attending a state school like North Dakota State or Cornell. I'm sure within minutes I can find a reeking, bearded vagabond to punch numbers into little boxes.

I only deal with the high level, the real thinking. The strategic, the visionary. Synergy. Hollistic. Dynamic. Organic. Paradigms. Catalysts. Channels.

I add value.

This all making sense, amigo? I know it's a lot to digest, but value-generators like me naturally operate on an entirely different level, high above the rest.

9/25/12
Prestigious Pete:
In The Flesh:

I apologize Peter, I thought you only rolled in the most exclusive of circles. Neville and Clive are good chaps, but have shown a marked lack of aptitude with Excel keyboard shortcuts in their respective shops. I admire the easy grace of O. Aubrey Wellington's (completely mouse-free) skills, almost as much as I admire myself.

You almost had me fooled, you scallywag. I thought you were one of us prestigious ones, but sadly I'm grossly mistaken. It is now painfully obvious to me that you are confused. But no matter, I will help you get your ducks in a row.

Excel is for the middle class. Punching numbers into little boxes? LOL!! That's about as prestigious as attending a state school like North Dakota State or Cornell. I'm sure within minutes I can find a reeking, bearded vagabond to punch numbers into little boxes.

I only deal with the high level, the real thinking. The strategic, the visionary. Synergy. Hollistic. Dynamic. Organic. Paradigms. Catalysts. Channels.

I add value.

This all making sense, amigo? I know it's a lot to digest, but value-generators like me naturally operate on an entirely different level, high above the rest.

Quite the contrary, my dear Peter; I take offense at your use of "high above the rest."

Surely you must know that prestigious ones such as ourselves have no need to take notice of the plebes by comparing ones position as being "high above the rest."

I'm sure you only had a momentary lapse of reason, the same as when you used that amusing little urban slang term.

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

9/24/12

omg can i shine ur shoes plz?/

9/24/12

Prestigious Pete, what are your thoughts on global warming ...also, and more importantly...packers or seahawks tonite?

9/24/12

Sigh. What a halfwit. The Piper-Jaffray of trolls.

9/25/12

What internships did you do before graduating and going over to blackstone m&a?

9/25/12
See_ya:

What internships did you do before graduating and going over to blackstone m&a?

All my internships were at Goldman Sachs, because even I was a little naive during my Yale days and erroneously assumed that GS was the classiest spot to swipe in. And they literally called me nonstop, begging and pleading like little schoolgirls for me to intern there...it got a little awkward.

But finally I decided to bless them with the gift of my presence for a few summers. GSIP. SSG. GSPS. I surfed them all. But by the end, I realized how pathetic they were, and I was right, all part of this faux-prestige GS umbrella that was slowly but surely dissolving into flat out banality. Becoming a bank-holding company? Taking deposits? LOL!! Sure, they tried to play it off like it's "exclusive", but it's only a matter of time before you start seeing them set up shop inside your local supermarket with full teams of community college tellers who don't even know what a banker is.

What a bunch of unprestigious main-street wanna-be's. Thankfully I was prestigious enough to see right through their sad pitiful charade. My prestigedar is top notch.

9/25/12

I checked ISP adresses Prestigious Pete is the Bankerella

9/25/12
blastoise:

I checked ISP adresses Prestigious Pete is the Bankerella

I thought about this..and im going to have to agree with you..both are nouveau-preftigious

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

9/25/12

Hey, Pete, nice to see you have signal on the boat (finally). How's the Cap? You doing Oktoberfest or Kili?

9/25/12
bankerella:

Hey, Pete, nice to see you have signal on the boat (finally). How's the Cap? You doing Oktoberfest or Kili?

He's coming with me to London to get some suits at Savile, followed by a short trip to St. Tropex for the re-opening of Nikki

9/25/12

what a terrible schtick. Only one club membership? yale "university"?

9/25/12

You lost all credibility when you said you play golf with Callaway irons.

9/25/12
BTbanker:

You lost all credibility when you said you play golf with Callaway irons.

Prestige is an art, but it's also a science unfortunately. If I score even a hair above 70 on 18 holes I get so furious that I smash up my clubs pretty badly, into little pieces. Against anything that's around really - trees, rocks, caddies, you name it. And given just how many tee times I have every week, I go through a lot of golf clubs. So I can't realistically play every round with my Majesty Prestigio clubs. I'd love to, but they only make so many of these, so for standard tee times I just go with my trusty Callaways. It's just math.

9/25/12
Prestigious Pete:
BTbanker:

You lost all credibility when you said you play golf with Callaway irons.

Prestige is an art, but it's also a science unfortunately. If I score even a hair above 70 on 18 holes I get so furious that I smash up my clubs pretty badly, into little pieces. Against anything that's around really - trees, rocks, caddies, you name it. And given just how many tee times I have every week, I go through a lot of golf clubs. So I can't realistically play every round with my Majesty Prestigio clubs. I'd love to, but they only make so many of these, so for standard tee times I just go with my trusty Callaways. It's just math.

Oh man, you have to get tee times? I usually just walk on at Augusta a couple days before the Masters when it's in tip-top condition. I'll send one of my Dreamliners to pick you up sometime and we'll play.

9/25/12

I'm loling

My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

9/25/12

Adolf Hitler, Michael Moore, and Saddam Hussein walk into a bar. The bartender says, "What'll it be Prestigious Pete?"

9/25/12

Pete, I am telling father.

9/25/12

MBA at HBS? Pete, baby, that's basically saying you earned a silver medal. Everyone knows that MBAs are for kids.

And prestigious people don't have bosses, remember? You forgot to mention that the Puerto Rican wipes a lot of shit off your chest after he's done with your shoes.

But anyways, just thought I'd congratulate you on finishing 2nd. The People's Republic of China is still recruiting for their Rio campaign in 2016. Any thoughts or concerns and I'd be happy to meet with you out here in Palo Alto.

9/25/12
Tommy Too-toned:

Everyone knows that MBAs are for kids.

You better check yourself before you wreck yourself, son. An MBA is so mind bogglingly prestigious it makes me drool, it's the purest form of prestige possible in an academic setting. Just thinking about my HBS days and seeing the letters MBA on the screen gives me a chubby.

9/25/12

I was unsure of posting this comment for fear of tainting the prestigious quality of this thread.

9/25/12

PP --

What is the most prestigious sport? Or is sporting not prestigious at all? Don't say golf, because that's just a game (on par with bowling). I would think white rhino hunting, but want to hear your viewpoint.

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9/25/12
SirTradesaLot:

PP --

What is the most prestigious sport? Or is sporting not prestigious at all? Don't say golf, because that's just a game (on par with bowling).

This is so outrageous I can only assume you're trying to make me mad. Golf is THE sport, with a capital S. Period. Full stop. The only sport that's potentially more prestigious is yacht racing. Of course, honorable mentions go to squash, sailing, and polo. And also horse racing, that's pretty prestigious too.

9/25/12

Presitigious Pete- I will admire you if I get your referral for an M&A internship in Blackstone or any other presitigious firm. Neither I am from Yale nor from Harvards. You get a base of $450 K, I would just settlle down for $120K or more. What is the best way to reach you?

9/25/12

Since when is blonde hair prestigious?

9/25/12
WhiteHat:

Since when is blonde hair prestigious?

I think we can all agree a little gray hair is prestigious.

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9/25/12
WhiteHat:

Since when is blonde hair prestigious?

In terms of hair color, I'm sure it's fairly obvious that the darker you get the more your appear like an immigrant. So it goes without saying that my glossy blonde shade avoids even the possibility of appearing the slightest bit ethnic.

Hair prestige is a fascinating subject. As men of class like to say, your hair is your head suit. That's why it needs to be maintained with the utmost of care and finesse.

So in Manhattan for example, every few days I'll go to a hairdresser like Orlando Pita or Ted Gibson for a $950 haircut. Nothing too fancy, just a quick clean cut to stay sharp and classy. Usually I'll pair that with 40 minutes of head massage and some truffle shampoo on my eyebrows. Truffle shampoo, like a nice Fuente, is great because it contains diamond dust as well as meteorite dust from space. It just what I need to keep my hair prestigious.

9/25/12

Pete: Everyone knows there are only two prestigious buildings in Manhattan, 15 CPW and 740 Park.

9/25/12
Gray Fox:

Pete: Everyone knows there are only two prestigious buildings in Manhattan, 15 CPW and 740 Park.

Finally, someone who speaks my language. Although One57 is going to be potentially even more prestigious, but construction isn't going to finish until next year. Some things in life make me so mad. I already have a penthouse there on lockdown though, so it's all good. Even more prestigious than the CitySpire penthouse. I think next time I'm giving private equity interviews I'll ask potential candidates how many maids can fit into my One57 penthouse. You know, just as a friendly brainteaser to get the ball rolling.

9/25/12

Hi Pete,

You are correct in that true "prestige" is earned not given - but given that many infidels who clearly lack prestige but believe they possess it come from similar educational backgrounds such as yours work for me at Wayne Enterprises, I guess it is not a sin to believe you are in a league comparable to mine. However, don't think for a second that just because you get to shake my hand, you are qualified to be a part of the "true elite."

Nonetheless, your potential has certainly been recognized, and I will check back to see how you have progressed over the next few months, but for now, please bring your yacht racing skills up to par as your competency in the Sport is vital in having a peek at the next echelon of prestige.

M. Wayne. M for Master.

9/25/12

Hi Pete,

You are correct in that true "prestige" is earned not given - but given that many infidels who clearly lack prestige but believe they possess it come from similar educational backgrounds such as yours work for me at Wayne Enterprises, I guess it is not a sin to believe you are in a league comparable to mine. However, don't think for a second that just because you get to shake my hand, you are qualified to be a part of the "true elite."

Nonetheless, your potential has certainly been recognized, and I will check back to see how you have progressed over the next few months, but for now, please bring your yacht racing skills up to par as your competency in the Sport is vital in having a peek at the next echelon of prestige.

M. Wayne. M for Master.

9/25/12

Which race is the most prestigious? What about sex? And finally height/eye color/hair color and maybe weight? Give me dimensions so I can work on my prestige. My lax bro body might need work as I am confined to a rugby polo, chubbies and sperries on the weekend in my 6'4 225 lb frame as a white male with blue eyes and brown hair. Help me out, I need to breed the prestige out of me.

9/25/12

Instant classic

9/26/12

so you went to yale... how overcome going to a non-target?

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

9/26/12

Pete, I did not realize you or your family were billionaires. One57 is 50% sold, but the top nine floors have all been purchased by billionaires. Good move, it is certainly better than the Time Warner Center's excuse for apartments.

If you don't mind, what college you were in at Yale? Did you do DS?

Golf? No, it is definitely tennis. However, if I hadn't had done summers at Windridge, I probably would agree with you.

And Greenwich is your hometown? Sometimes I'm in the Conyers Farm area when I'm not in the city. Is that YOUR obnoxiously loud Veyron we hear off North Street at random hours that correspond with the tee times at Stanwich?

9/26/12
Siddhartha:

If you don't mind, what college you were in at Yale?

Is this some sort of joke here, amigo? Obviously I was in Davenport College. If you don't understand why then I have neither the time nor the inclination to hand-hold your way through it.

Siddhartha:

Golf? No, it is definitely tennis. However, if I hadn't had done summers at Windridge, I probably would agree with you.

Tennis is just for whose who are delusional about their true level of prestige...and foreigners.

9/26/12
Prestigious Pete:

Tennis is just for whose who are delusional about their true level of prestige...and foreigners.

Is this golf thing a joke? If your sport can be dominated by a black guy... no prestige at all. Prestige will always be tennis, squash, polo, fencing, shooting. Maybe even swimming just as an homage to the glory days of my slave-owning ancestors and the Middle Passage.

I hate victims who respect their executioners

9/26/12

BlackHat:
Is this golf thing a joke? If your sport can be dominated by a black guy... no prestige at all.

You forget your meds today, amigo? Golf is not dominated by a "black guy". Golf is dominated by me, which makes sense because I practically invented the sport.

BlackHat:
Maybe even swimming just as an homage to the glory days of my slave-owning ancestors and the Middle Passage.

Ancestors? Not sure why you're hiding in the past, amigo. I live in the present. Do you know how much I pay my maids and servants? Let me clue you in: nothing. They keep my various penthouses and estates spotless out of fear for their safety. In exchange, I am generous enough to offer them sleeping quarters and bathrooms.

9/26/12
Prestigious Pete:
BlackHat:

Is this golf thing a joke? If your sport can be dominated by a black guy... no prestige at all.

You forget your meds today, amigo? Golf is not dominated by a "black guy". Golf is dominated by me, which makes sense because I practically invented the sport.

BlackHat:

Maybe even swimming just as an homage to the glory days of my slave-owning ancestors and the Middle Passage.

Ancestors? Not sure why you're hiding in the past, amigo. I live in the present. Do you know how much I pay my maids and servants? Let me clue you in: nothing. They keep my various penthouses and estates spotless out of fear for their safety. In exchange, I am generous enough to offer them sleeping quarters and bathrooms.

I do not think amigo means what you think it means.

9/26/12
BlackHat:
Prestigious Pete:

Tennis is just for whose who are delusional about their true level of prestige...and foreigners.

Is this golf thing a joke? If your sport can be dominated by a black guy... no prestige at all. Prestige will always be tennis, squash, polo, fencing, shooting. Maybe even swimming just as an homage to the glory days of my slave-owning ancestors and the Middle Passage.

What if it's dominated by the Williams sisters?

9/26/12
rufiolove:
BlackHat:
Prestigious Pete:

Tennis is just for whose who are delusional about their true level of prestige...and foreigners.

Is this golf thing a joke? If your sport can be dominated by a black guy... no prestige at all. Prestige will always be tennis, squash, polo, fencing, shooting. Maybe even swimming just as an homage to the glory days of my slave-owning ancestors and the Middle Passage.

What if it's dominated by the Williams sisters?

I was unaware that women played sports other than beach volleyball.

I hate victims who respect their executioners

9/26/12
BlackHat:
Prestigious Pete:

Tennis is just for whose who are delusional about their true level of prestige...and foreigners.

Is this golf thing a joke? If your sport can be dominated by a black guy... no prestige at all. Prestige will always be tennis, squash, polo, fencing, shooting. Maybe even swimming just as an homage to the glory days of my slave-owning ancestors and the Middle Passage.

Polo was invented in India.

9/26/12
BlackHat:
Prestigious Pete:

Tennis is just for whose who are delusional about their true level of prestige...and foreigners.

Is this golf thing a joke? If your sport can be dominated by a black guy... no prestige at all. Prestige will always be tennis, squash, polo, fencing, shooting. Maybe even swimming just as an homage to the glory days of my slave-owning ancestors and the Middle Passage.

Polo was invented in India.

and squash was played by peasants in prison

9/26/12
rufiolove:
BlackHat:
Prestigious Pete:

Tennis is just for whose who are delusional about their true level of prestige...and foreigners.

Is this golf thing a joke? If your sport can be dominated by a black guy... no prestige at all. Prestige will always be tennis, squash, polo, fencing, shooting. Maybe even swimming just as an homage to the glory days of my slave-owning ancestors and the Middle Passage.

Polo was invented in India.

and squash was played by peasants in prison

Hearing the moronic chatter of the hoi polloi makes me giggle. What these plebs fail to comprendo is that you can't just take a revolting deranged hobo, plop him on a horse and hand him a polo mallet, and all of a sudden he's somehow prestigious. That's not how it works amigos, and if you don't figure that out fast, it's not too long before you end up just like him.

9/26/12
BlackHat:
Prestigious Pete:

Tennis is just for whose who are delusional about their true level of prestige...and foreigners.

Is this golf thing a joke? If your sport can be dominated by a black guy... no prestige at all. Prestige will always be tennis, squash, polo, fencing, shooting. Maybe even swimming just as an homage to the glory days of my slave-owning ancestors and the Middle Passage.

Polo was invented in India.

http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/08/top-rank...

actually, polo is dominated by black people.

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

9/28/12
Siddhartha:

And Greenwich is your hometown? Sometimes I'm in the Conyers Farm area when I'm not in the city. Is that YOUR obnoxiously loud Veyron we hear off North Street at random hours that correspond with the tee times at Stanwich?

I'm more of a Burning Tree man myself, and my close friends who're mostly in the Stanwich camp always chide me for it. But you have to be bold amigo, otherwise people will walk all over you. Though I'm not bold enough to golf at Round Hill or more importantly set foot in Pemberwick...ugh, nasty.

9/26/12

Slow clap to Prestigious Pete for gracing us with his presence.

To the starving man, beans are caviar

9/26/12

Is this supposed to be funny?

I think these institutional WSO characters are the wrong step....

9/26/12
LDNBNKR:

Is this supposed to be funny?

No amigo, this is a serious Q&A.

If you want to laugh, try walking into a post office or laundromat.

9/26/12

I vote for a ban on this Pete boy. Monkey shit for you Pete.

9/26/12

Is Plan B prestigious?

I hate victims who respect their executioners

9/27/12
BlackHat:

Is Plan B prestigious?

Only if your servants buy it for you.

9/27/12

Why is this fucking thread so long

9/26/12
Prestigious Pete:

I would like to extend a warm welcome to myself, Prestigious Pete.

Pete, what are your thoughts on rich kids flaunting their wealth on http://richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com/ ?

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9/26/12
AndyLouis:
Prestigious Pete:

I would like to extend a warm welcome to myself, Prestigious Pete.

Pete, what are your thoughts on rich kids flaunting their wealth on http://richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com/ ?

It's not a bad start, but unfortunately these amigos aren't seeing the bigger 'picture'. The only 'picture' that's worth a thousand words is the one of my 8 inch schlong.

9/26/12

Prestigious Pete, I was listening to CNBC and a british sounding host was asked if he had noticed prices going up at grocery stores - he responded that he didn't "really go to grocery stores." On that note, what of your personal expenses are you aware of? What expenses should you consider, if any? How much of a trust fund do you have, and how much will you look to put away for your kids?

"...all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

- Schopenhauer

9/26/12
seabird:

How much of a trust fund do you have

The simple fact is that I have so much money that one family office does not even come close to cutting it. My family has dozens and dozens of unique family offices to manage all of our massive sums of wealth, just so it stays fresh and prestigious more than anything else. We treat each family office like a silo, all of them arranged in an intricate criss-crossing network across many many locations. None of them know the others exist. Kind of like the setup I've created with my dozens of "girlfriends", where each one thinks that I'm their special sugar daddy.

9/26/12
Prestigious Pete:

We treat each family office like a silo, all of them arranged in an intricate criss-crossing network across many many locations.

This is actually the way it works.

9/27/12
bankerella:
Prestigious Pete:

We treat each family office like a silo, all of them arranged in an intricate criss-crossing network across many many locations.

This is actually the way it works.

Great to see your interest in my wealth, amiga. While your enthusiasm is adorable, unfortunately, without a prestigious Y chromosome your opportunities are limited.

But that's okay amiga, cheer up! I may have some other openings you could fill. Quick question, how is your typing speed? Do you know how to use a mop?

9/26/12

hey there petey! i hear yale is like a lot like harvard, if harvard students were a bunch of retards. glad to see you are so successful despite going to a non-target... you give people like me hope.

love,
sayandarula

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

9/26/12

I think I love you.

Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.

9/26/12
Flake:

I think I love you.

Very refreshing to see an amigo who understands where I'm coming from. Unfortunately, most of these muchachos are nothing more than prestige virgins.

9/26/12

Pete, other than nantucket-white, what is the most prestigious race to take to bed?

My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

9/26/12
Kenny Powers:

Pete, other than nantucket-white, what is the most prestigious race to take to bed?

Typically a good rule of thumb for a woman is:

1/3 Brazilian/Colombian
1/3 Swedish/Russian
1/3 Silicone

9/26/12
Prestigious Pete:
Kenny Powers:

Pete, other than nantucket-white, what is the most prestigious race to take to bed?

Typically a good rule of thumb for a woman is:

1/3 Brazilian/Colombian
1/3 Swedish/Russian
1/3 Silicone

Implying 1/3 Silicone is really disappointing Petey-Boy. The fact that you think adding Silicone really helps make things prestigious really shows that you don't have an eye for beauty. Everyone knows that Silicone is as unprestigious as you get. If you think getting a slice and dice makes you prestigious, clearly your sense of beauty was built on the look of silicone infused porn stars and any girl who feels that they need plastic surgery means they are aren't prestigious to begin with. So why are you looking for unprestigious women when you have said that you can't lift up prestige no matter how you dress it.

9/26/12

I have to agree with Prestigious Pete here. The Plebs are very easy to unseat in polo. Mainly because their horses aren't thoroughbreds and can't run as fast. The ideal polo pony is a combination of arab and spanish bloodlines.

9/30/12

I have to agree with Prestigious Pete here. The Plebs are very easy to unseat in polo. Mainly because their horses aren't thoroughbreds and can't run as fast. The ideal polo pony is a combination of arab and spanish bloodlines.

Spanish bloodline? That is extremely offensive to my prestigious sensibilities, amigo. While I will grant you that thoroughbred ponies are more prestigious than quarter horses, prestigious thoroughbreds have Arab, Barb, Turkoman bloodlines.

9/30/12
Prestigious Pete:

I have to agree with Prestigious Pete here. The Plebs are very easy to unseat in polo. Mainly because their horses aren't thoroughbreds and can't run as fast. The ideal polo pony is a combination of arab and spanish bloodlines.

Spanish bloodline? That is extremely offensive to my prestigious sensibilities. While I will grant you that thoroughbred ponies are more prestigious than quarter horses, prestigious thoroughbreds have Arab, Barb, Turkoman bloodlines.

Well more specifically, the Spanish bloodlines owned by the Spanish royal family.
The Spanish kings bred Arab horses specifically for war, sometimes mating them with local breeds for more explosive power and less endurance. Mounted warfare is a lot like polo, save for the fact that you have no armor and no shield.

9/30/12
Prestigious Pete:

I have to agree with Prestigious Pete here. The Plebs are very easy to unseat in polo. Mainly because their horses aren't thoroughbreds and can't run as fast. The ideal polo pony is a combination of arab and spanish bloodlines.

Spanish bloodline? That is extremely offensive to my prestigious sensibilities. While I will grant you that thoroughbred ponies are more prestigious than quarter horses, prestigious thoroughbreds have Arab, Barb, Turkoman bloodlines.

Well more specifically, the Spanish bloodlines owned by the Spanish royal family.
The Spanish kings bred Arab horses specifically for war, sometimes mating them with local breeds for more explosive power and less endurance. Mounted warfare is a lot like polo, save for the fact that you have no armor and no shield.

You are terribly confused, amigo. The most prestigious thoroughbreds originated from British royalty, back in the days of King Charles II.

This of course led to the creation of the General Stud Book (GSB), which obviously served as the inspiration for naming Stanford's business school, which unfortunately turned out to be nothing more than a second-rate diploma mill.

9/30/12
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:

I have to agree with Prestigious Pete here. The Plebs are very easy to unseat in polo. Mainly because their horses aren't thoroughbreds and can't run as fast. The ideal polo pony is a combination of arab and spanish bloodlines.

Spanish bloodline? That is extremely offensive to my prestigious sensibilities. While I will grant you that thoroughbred ponies are more prestigious than quarter horses, prestigious thoroughbreds have Arab, Barb, Turkoman bloodlines.

Well more specifically, the Spanish bloodlines owned by the Spanish royal family.
The Spanish kings bred Arab horses specifically for war, sometimes mating them with local breeds for more explosive power and less endurance. Mounted warfare is a lot like polo, save for the fact that you have no armor and no shield.

You are terribly confused, amigo. The most prestigious thoroughbreds originated from British royalty, back in the days of King Charles II.

This of course led to the creation of the General Stud Book (GSB), which obviously served as the inspiration for naming Stanford's business school, which unfortunately turned out to be nothing more than a second-rate diploma mill.

Utter codswallop.

9/26/12

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9/27/12

That's it, Pete. I'm calling your dad.

9/27/12
bankerella:

That's it, Pete. I'm calling your dad.

Oh you know how to use a phone, amiga? That is great news. Assuming you can dial out, can you also answer a phone on the receiving end?

Speaking of which, quick question- what are your measurements?

9/27/12

Depends on what you want to measure, Petey. Don't folks like us have an awful lot of numbers?

But I am actually pretty famous for never answering my own phone. Let alone somebody else's.

9/27/12
bankerella:

Depends on what you want to measure, Petey. Don't folks like us have an awful lot of numbers?

In terms of dimensions: breasts, waist, and hips should suffice. Then I can calculate some ratios. That's your resume right there.

9/27/12

I'm surprised nobody has gotten a hold of this yet-this is the craziest, nicest thing I've heard today or ...ever ! Millionaire offers HK$500 million ($65 million US Dollars) to the man who can woo his lesbian daughter away from her wife.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/09/tyco...

Love it ! Any candidates from this board ? Pete ? anybody ? She's a good looking dyke.

Question: Pete, what are your chances ?

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/27/12

Pete,

I'm afraid you gonna have to change your routine to win this one over.

You'll be putting on the party dress, shave your illustrious chest, exchange your watch for a set of pearls, and your loafers for Manolo heels-I know, I hope no one's eating lunch or anything cause you'll throw up at the thought of that hideous thing.

Good bye Pete, say hello to Peterella (or Petra, what's a girly name for Pete ?)

"I like money (as do most females) but love is...great :)"-student
"Perhaps you've failed to take into account my hidden assets"-007
Omnia

9/27/12

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9/27/12

Pete,

You keep using the word amigo. Doesn't it taint your prestige to be using an immigrant language like Spanish? What would you say is the most prestigious of languages?

9/27/12
karlsson65:

Pete,

You keep using the word amigo. Doesn't it taint your prestige to be using an immigrant language like Spanish? What would you say is the most prestigious of languages?

I use amigo and spanish in order to communicate with the common folk. That's a language they can understand and relate to.

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

9/28/12
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

9/28/12
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

Damnant quod non intelligunt

9/28/12
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

Damnant quod non intelligunt

Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem.

9/30/12
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

Damnant quod non intelligunt

Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem.

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.

9/30/12
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

Damnant quod non intelligunt

Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem.

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.

Tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis.

9/30/12
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

Damnant quod non intelligunt

Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem.

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.

Tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis.

Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit.

9/30/12
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

Damnant quod non intelligunt

Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem.

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.

Tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis.

Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit.

Ne sutor supra crepidam.

9/30/12
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

Damnant quod non intelligunt

Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem.

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.

Tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis.

Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit.

Ne sutor supra crepidam.

Quod potes id tempta.

10/2/12
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

Damnant quod non intelligunt

Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem.

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.

Tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis.

Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit.

Ne sutor supra crepidam.

Quod potes id tempta.

this wouldve been slightly more impressive pre google translate, sed digredior...

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10/2/12
AndyLouis:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:
Prestigious Pete:

In terms of the most prestigious language, that's a softball question. The answer is obviously Latin.

Veritas. Lux et veritas. Non Sibi. Finis Origine Pendet. Does this sound like spanish to you? No amigo, this is the language of prestige. Pig Latin doesn't count.

Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses

Damnant quod non intelligunt

Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem.

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.

Tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis.

Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit.

Ne sutor supra crepidam.

Quod potes id tempta.

this wouldve been slightly more impressive pre google translate, sed digredior...

Retine vim istam, falsa enim dicam, si coges.

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