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Dec 16
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I had a golden retriever puppy like that once. He took about five years to mellow, but then lived to 15.

Dec 16
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At the end aren’t they all lounging around reading Variety instead of setting up for a shot? Great stuff.

Dec 15
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Probably wasn’t cheap to rent that house for the shoot.

Dec 15
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Look at Moneybags here, with his Patagonia sweaters and shit.

Dec 15
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Ha, when my kids were younger we did one of those wake them up, “we’re going to Disney!” things and filmed it. They were too confused and half-asleep to say more than “What? Now??”  It was actually pretty funny because I’m not sure what else we expected.

Dec 15
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It’s conspicuous consumption by people who don’t care they’re spending their last pennies. Have to keep up appearances, and his financial idiocy is probably why they’re broke.

Dec 15
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Texas clamped down on that after the great recession, which actually kind of pisses me off because I have a ton of equity in my home and it’s really not their business if I decide to access some of it. You can put a HELOC or cash-out refi on a mortgage one time, regardless of credit quality.  After that you have to Read more

Dec 15
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I’m going out on a limb and guessing Oprah both personally and through her production company are staying fully out of the chain of custody. GM just dumped 200 previous-year models.

Dec 15
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Didn’t she pay the taxes as well after taking a beating over that the first time?

Dec 15
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I don’t make gifts, but always try to be thoughtful in what I choose for people. I have a pretty small family so it’s not that hard. I keep a list throughout the year of things people mention they like, which they usually find delightful when they open it five months later. Read more

Dec 15
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Precisely. Many people will be happy to say “it’s like the one from that ad where the guy buys his and hers trucks.” Read more

Dec 15
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My wife got a SUV a few years ago with the full overhead surround-view camera, which she discovered the first time into the garage is not as accurate as the dashboard screen would have you believe.  Fortunately the dealership fixed it at cost since we had picked it up just a couple of hours before; still $800+

Dec 15
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I don’t know, it’s such a distillation of how ridiculous those original Lexus ads were that I feel they provide some kind of public service.

Dec 15
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A lot of people take the cash because the income tax on anything of major value is going to be a burden.  “You won more than $50,000 worth of prizes!  That will be $10,000 cash, please.”

Dec 15
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Oh it’s 100% aspirational. People that age who can afford that home are almost certainly not buying a couple of trucks.