quiddities and agonies of the ruling class - a rolling new york times thread

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I don't even know where to start on that one.

mh, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:34 (five years ago) Permalink

the english tallyho is a quote from the contemporaneous times tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink

"tallyho" is more in keeping w/ lol 1933 American-ruling-classes-Anglophile-pretensions than in whatever pretenses the 2012 version hold, 'tis true.

Nu Metal is the best music there is, the rest is pussy shit. (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 02:33 (five years ago) Permalink

I feel a little bit bad for these kids. Nonetheless, have at 'em, quiddities thread:


i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think there is anything particularly terrible in the article but it could use some context w/r/t how rough the legal market is for everyone who also didn't get an offer from dewey * leboeuf

iatee, Thursday, 3 May 2012 04:55 (five years ago) Permalink

those kids can go to hell if a firm was in financial trouble and they applied anyway it shows where their brains are

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 3 May 2012 06:08 (five years ago) Permalink

“A firm may look like a corporation, yes, but we’re all part of a fraternity of lawyers”

Laughing in derision at you forever, little bro.

Three Word Username, Thursday, 3 May 2012 06:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Is that the dude who basically wanted to marry an Excel spreadsheet?

mh, Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:56 (five years ago) Permalink


“This is a very important moment for me,” Mr. Meyers, with dark, gelled hair, a black suit and an easy smile, said on a video L’Oréal beamed over the stage to persuade shareholders to approve the transition. “My first thought is of my grandmother.”

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 5 May 2012 21:42 (five years ago) Permalink

what's quiddy there?

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Would have to take too many showers a day.

Jeff, Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Her Web site bears the slogan: “Sweat. Breathe. Laugh,”

sarahell, Monday, 7 May 2012 05:33 (five years ago) Permalink

what's quiddy there?

ruling class - check
agony = the drama of inheritance
covered by the new york times - check

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:53 (five years ago) Permalink

the ny times is really outstripping even the observer as the nation's foremost chronicler of the minutiae of ruling class life

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:54 (five years ago) Permalink

About 80% of it is the Sunday Styles/whatever it's called on other days of the week section.

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:25 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess i saw this thread as meant to detail the bothersome details and boondoggles of the rich more so than there general status reports

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:30 (five years ago) Permalink

this is actually pretty awesome and only quiddities because they got their $500k+ passes revoked:

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

any rich person who didn't buy one of those when they were available is not living life to the fullest IMO

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:41 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah that's just an interesting article

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink


(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:59 (five years ago) Permalink

ex-gf who worked for AA would occasionally just hop on a flight to NY or wherever for a day. But her employee benefits were domestic only and getting first class required a lot of luck.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Rothstein had loved flying since his years at Brown University in Rhode Island, where he would buy a $99 weekend pass on Mohawk Air and fly to Buffalo, N.Y., just for a sandwich.

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I love sandwiches.

Jeff, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:12 (five years ago) Permalink

his carbon footprint is probably the same as puffy's

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I've heard of people w/ private planes hopping from rural airport to rural airport for the best burgers/etc.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

$99 in the 1970s, mind you

zubaz fupa (elmo argonaut), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:37 (five years ago) Permalink

There's something so awesome about unlimited first class flying that it is overwhelming my quid-dar right now. I don't know why that's the case when the same is not true for me of private planes. I guess I enjoy the "got over on the airlines" aspect of it.

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:50 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah it's hard to sympathize with airlines

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Elvis was master of the preferred-food commute, iirc

mh, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:56 (five years ago) Permalink

As for the private plane thing, I'm kind of ambivalent -- if it's a corporate jet going into major airports, that sucks. If it's a private hobbyist plane and they're jumping from one podunk field to another for a burger, it's pretty much the same as most of their flights.

Hobbyist airplane ownership has definitely dropped, but it was more of a thing post-WW2.

mh, Monday, 7 May 2012 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

come on, at least PRETEND to evaluate the arguments

that article is straight out of central casting

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:03 (five years ago) Permalink

The WSJ has a nice little nugget from the quiddities and agonies of yore.


Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 13:33 (five years ago) Permalink

if the Teabags weren't such a bunch of philistines who were proud of their militant & willful ignorance of all things non-American (b/c then they'd be "elitist liberals" see), they could add the agonies suffered by Edvard Munch and Ingmar Bergman at the hands of Scandinavian tax authorities to their list of "socialist sins."

Nu Metal is the best music there is, the rest is pussy shit. (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:21 (five years ago) Permalink

fwiw I think "The Scream" is one of the shittiest famous paintings in art history.

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:23 (five years ago) Permalink

It's probably pretty amazing if you haven't seen four million "The Scream" coffee cups

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink

On the airline thing, I know a woman whose husband is an airline mechanic and they get free passage pretty much anywhere. But they can't really afford to stay long in any of the places they travel to, so they do things like weekend jaunts to Paris or Buenos Aires.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:11 (five years ago) Permalink


As for Diageo, once you cut through the glam veneer of pseudo corporate responsibility this incident shows them to be a band of dishonest hammerheads and dumb ass corporate freaks. No soul and no morals, with the integrity of a rabid dog and the style of a wart hog.

Perhaps more tellingly it is an unwitting microcosm for just how the beer industry is changing and just how scared and jealous the gimp-like establishment are of the craft beer revolutionaries.

We would advise them to drink some craft beer. To taste the hops and live the dream. It is hard to be a judas goat when you are drinking a Punk IPA.

Walk tall, kick ass and learn to speak craft beer.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:19 (five years ago) Permalink

lol "craft beer revolutionaries" ... methinks someone has taken the Samuel Adams beer label a little TOO seriously.

also, i can't help but think of this when i read the brewdog's post:


Boris Kutyurkokhov (Eisbaer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink


sleepingbag, Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:45 (five years ago) Permalink

l-r Avril Incandenza, Hal Incandenza

raw feel vegan (silby), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

lol kid is white because mom can see his bonar

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

wait wait wait

Jeanne Sager set up a separate computer login for her 6-year-old daughter, Jillian, to protect her from objectionable material after Jillian stumbled upon a graphic video while watching “My Little Pony” videos.

goole, Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Skrillex strikes again

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:50 (five years ago) Permalink

who lets a 6yo on the internet? wtf

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:51 (five years ago) Permalink

haha that skrillex thing made me laugh and then I realized I didn't get it

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

no, thank you

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:15 (five years ago) Permalink

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