Discussion in 'Current Events' started by oandapartycock, Apr 8, 2012.
It's an Easter miracle!!!
If you own a 30,000 dollar watch, you are an asshole. Even if you could afford 3,000,000 $30,000 watches, you are an asshole for owning it.
Yeah. Some would argue "but it creates jobs"
True, but those jobs add nothing to society.
He had to shove it up his ass to make sure the gooks wouldn't get it.
It's nice to see that Russia is retaining it's traditions in the 21st century.
One of the reasons to think Religion is just a fat money grab.
There was an Catholic church in my hometown that all of the Eye-talians used to go to... Saint Greaseball's or something... they made a FORTUNE off their BINGO and monthly "Monte Carlo nights". The holy jabroni who ran the racket was Father Catugno. He used to drive around town in a bigass Cadillac that had the license plates HOLY MAN. He used to take "pilgrimages" to Vegas twice every year, and it was just about common knowledge that he'd drop 10s of thousands of dollars gambling and banging who-weres on his trips... common-fucking-knowledge. Yet all of the old geezer Vitos and Carlas would line up every Sunday to throw stacks of money in the church's begging basket. It wasn't uncommon in the town for old Eye-talian geezers to drop dead and leave all of their money to St. Greaseball's while their relatives got squat.
Man... what a fricken racket the small-town Papist mafia had going back in those days. That shit's deader than disco these days.
The corporate Catholic offices are the only place where you'll find the big bling these days.
As a watch snob myself (I wear a Breitling) I gotta admit that's excessive.
Im more of a Patek or Jaeger LeCoultre man myself
I have a Rolex Submariner, but only because I inherited it. Fuck these money grubbing "but jeeezoos" hustlers.
I have big hands and bad eyes, 53mm Russian Diver. Don't the jeebus pimps take vow of poverty? Aren't they all about being humble and modest?
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Damn. What the fuck do you do?
Yeah, and the Pope renews his vow of poverty every time he squats down on his 24 carat gold toilet to take a high, holy dump.
I'm pretty sure nuns are the only ones who take a vow of poverty.
Nuns, sisters, priests of specific orders (Jesuits, Oblates, etc.) and brothers. Regular "parish" priests don't take ANY vows: they only make oaths to their bishop (including one of celibacy (no marriage), as opposed to the orders' vow of chastity (no sex)).
Yeah, a $5,000-6,000 Tag Heuer or whatever is about as extravagant as I can ever imagine owning, even if I won 100 million dollars in the lottery.
He's their version of the Pope. Why does he even need a watch? It's not like he's going to get fired for being late.
The "Ten To...Ten To Your Own Damn Business" joke is funnier with a watch than with a cell phone.
Yeah. umm I can see an expensive watch if it has a purpose. Don't understand Jewelry watches. Timex is fine by me.
I'd pay $30,000 for a laser watch like in Goldeneye. I'd pay substantial less for a From Russia with Love garotte watch, though I would be willing to pay more than typical watch prices.
No watch has a purpose these days. The highest I'd go in a watch would be a Submariner or a Doxa Dirk Pitt model. But I don't begrudge anyone who likes crazy expensive watches. I didn't donate to his church, and the people who do surely expect the head guy to outwardly show a certain level of affluence. It's part part the show. You wouldn't expect Madonna to perform in a burlap sack.
I think the most I ever spend on a watch was ~$200, and that was for one that had a built-in barometer, altimeter, compass, etc. Regardless of how rich I got, I couldn't see spending more than $1k on a watch, unless there was simply nothing else left to spend money on.
Most I EVER spent on a watch was $150. And that was back in like...the 90's. 1997? I think. Just never got into wearing a watch. Didn't see the need I guess. My dad on the other hand. He has two Rolex watches. I know the better of the two is over ten grand. I like that he buys himself nice things now, he's a self made successful man who deserves whatever he wants to buy. He paid more in taxes last year than I made. Sad. I should have went to pharmacy school like him. I think the watch should fit the guy though. I was raised that a "man of God" should devote his life to the lord etc, not buy or accept lavish items.
One thing I've noticed is a cool (not necessarily expensive) watch seems to be a good discussion starter with girls. Maybe the rural ladies around here aren't use to those fancy wrist clocks, but whenever I'm out at a bar it seems to give them a reason to grab my hand and look at the watch. Same with playing poker at the casinos.
Like I said, I don't wear anything expensive. My current watch is one of those Relics that have all the mechanisms on display... and I only bought that because I got a gift certificate to some store and couldn't think of anything else to buy. I don't think it was much over $100.
I'm still rocking the calculator watch.
It tells people that I'm a man to be reckoned with... a fellow who does a lot of advanced figgerin' and ascertainin'.