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Rich Kids of Instagram Makes the WaPo

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Deeper_Background, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    One does a back-flip out of a helicopter near St. Tropez. Others snap pictures of their restaurant bills — allegedly paying thousands of dollars for lobster, champagne and high-end liquor.
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    In the warm patina of the Instagram, the youngsters appear to be living over-the-top lifestyles — and enjoying every moment.

    “Our everyday is better than your best day,” reads one caption, a bit tauntingly. And, “Do you have a horse in your backyard? Didn’t think so.”


    The Tumblr went viral, but the public hand-wringing goes on. Just what does it say about our culture that it so glamorizes excess?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/seen-rich-kids-of-instagram-about-that-gold-plated-ak-47/2012/08/17/c5bfdc40-e7ce-11e1-a3d2-2a05679928ef_blog.html
     
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  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I used to feel guilty about charging a burger and coke on my dad's tab at the country club when I played golf there as a teenager. I can't imagine dropping $100,000 on lunch on my parents' tab - even if they were kazillionaires.
     
  3. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Diet Cokes are expensive in St Tropez.
     
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Who cares? If they have it, spend it.
     
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    BTW that's $131,000+.

    I think the biggest laugh comes from the people who charged this guy $131,000.
     
  6. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    As long as they tip.
     
  7. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Evian must be hard to find over there.
     
  8. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    $4 for THE?!?!?!? Outrageous! I use that word all ___ time, I can't spend that!
     
  9. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Anyone know the local currency?

    I was in Cozumel recently and dropped about nearly 5 grand on a bar tab but it was in pesos and about fifteen bucks.

    The credit card receipt was in pesos though and looks insane.

    And back before the euro, I had a brother live in Italy. He'd routinely drop a million for lunch but it was liras.
     
  10. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    THEY don't have it. Their parents have it.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

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    Charge it to the Underhill's.
     
  12. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

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    Atlas shrugged!
     
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