I'm a 21 year old senior at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas,
majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy. I work in the computer
security industry and have a penchant for the finer things in life.
Mountain biking, snow skiing, relaxing in the pool, and traveling with
friends and family occupy most of my time that I'm not at the computer
or in school.
Ahh, billionaire hotties - what could be better? Forbes is pretty spot-on with their newest list though there are some discrepancies. Ivanka should definitely be number one, hands down no questions asked. Number eight, heiress to the LVMH fortune is rather unfortunate looking. And who knew Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the daughter of a French billionaire? I had no clue. Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments section. And Ryan from gorillamask puts it best, "preserve your sanity, just look at the first nine."
We've covered Forbes' lists in the past
, but this ... this is a new one. Forbes' list of "Most Exotic Brands of Weed" not only draws a comparison between fine cannabis and fine wine, but goes on to list the per gram price of some of the hardest to come by types of ganja. Standouts include Chemdog
($35 / gram), one of High Times
' top ten from 2006, and Mass Skunk
($25 / gram), which, let's face it, just has a really cool name. All of this, however, makes me wonder - are Forbes writers members of NORML
A reader sent in this tip and had nothing more to say than sharing the link and "I'm not sure how much more absurd it gets." Pretty dead on if you ask me. Forty bucks a bottle for water because its glass is studded with Swarovski crystals. It comes in blue and another color, and we covered the regular bottles a few months ago, read the original post here
. Personally, I don't mind buying Evian, but I see no practicality in buying a glass water bottle (that means you too, Voss). It may have a bit of cool factor for a party or wedding or something, but on a day-to-day basis, I'll stick with good old plastic.
The idea of fractionalizing ownership of expensive things is nothing new; timeshares have been around forever, and companies like Netjets and Flight Options let you own shares in a private jet. And while you can own a share of the 280 Alysia for about $11,000,000, that doesn't seem too practical for casual use. Enter Barton and Gray. They aim to take the hassle out of yacht ownership. Barton and Gray commodore Lyman Perry puts it best, "It has been said that the finest way to boat is to have friends with a yacht, Barton & Gray Mariners Club are your friends with yachts." More on my interview with Douglas Palmer Gray after the jump.
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Maybe it's because I live in a state where the coldest it gets is 30° but then the next day it warms up to boiling, but no matter - I'm kind of obsessed with fancy radiators
. The only experience I have with a radiator (the warming your house kind, not the keeps your engine cool kind) is on that episode of friends where the knob breaks off and Rachael and Monica's apparent gets real hot. So when I saw this radiator shaped like a spider web, I thought "man, when I get one of those homes at the base of Lionshead, I've got to get one of those damn things." Too bad it's only a concept.
I already have a balcony (albeit very tiny) but if I lived in a more urban area, the Bloomframe
would be worth looking into. The idea is that you fold out your window in to a wee sized balcony and when you're done, return to the separation of keeping the outside out. Plenty of photos are available on the designer's site, but no price, and way too much flash coding.
Man, look at the beautiful ass end on this thing. Those tail lights aren't for everyone, but I think they're stunning. The Quattroporte is the new "it" car around my neighborhood, maybe the new Granturismo will overtake the 6 series much like its big brother put an end to the CLS's reign. And the specs are as superb as the looks: near 50/50 weight distribution, 400hp V8, the works. Also check out the coverage
on our sister site, Autoblog (orginal here
Every little seven-year-old girl would love to stay in Cinderella's Castle, and now some very lucky guests can. Unused space in Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle has been turned in to the "Suite of a Million Dreams." Here's how it works: at some random place at one of the Disney properties at some random time, a winner will be selected to spend that night in the suite. Though it's said to be random, I'm sure there are some very wealthy fathers out there who would do anything for their daughter to crash in the castle, and Disney would probably welcome these suggestions. But, if you read the press release
, notice that the estimated value of the one night stay is only $587. Some more pictures after the jump, including the most uncomfortable looking toilet ever.
Many thanks to reader John for the tip!
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