The Gaim conference is in full gear and yet another of Bernie Madoff's boats is up for sale. Given as further evidence that not only the poor and downtrodden auctions, the fiscal elite is converging around the leftovers of the Madoff family ruins.
As the 90-footer some have called "one of the fastest ever built" is being offered for a paltry $4.3 million I thought we could have a little fun and make our own market on luxury items. After all, "The Bull" is the single most worthwhile item from Madoff's personal fortune to be auctioned off so far. Next to personal jets, boats are generally the most expensive toys of the ultra rich.
I remember watching The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous as a kid and listening to Robin Leach guffaw over gilded trinkets. As I grew, I became quite the item whore myself. If I actually stopped to think how much money I spent on gaudy useless shit like rims or custom leather seats I would probably host a pimp slapping party with myself as the only guest invited.
Today when I see a luxury car or expensive toy pass by, I can't say I don't appreciate them...but I can definitely say that I no longer desire them. Then again I have conspicuously found myself asking myself the vaunted question more and more:
whatever happened to fallin' in love with a ***** with a bus paaaass?!
I recall a daybuddy of mine back in the eternal bull market days paying for one of those Master P boughetto album cover type murals to be painted on his brand new Hummer.
It was a lavender/silver blend ith splashes of money green dollar signs and his nickname all behind a glossy bust of him. The paint job was hideous and ridiculous. The best part is that it cost almost as much as the car. You can imagine his unpleasant shock when people started coming up to the car in broad daylight asking him when his mix tape was dropping.
Any of you guys had a chance to make an audacious purchase, yet? Know of any guys in the industry that have? I always wonder what stupid, useless trinket other people are dreaming about throwing their money away on? After all, we couldn't have pleasures if some of them weren't guilty.