WaPo Trots Out the Good Pro Stuff – Don’t Try This At Home

Five helpful suggestions for the Chinese man who suddenly finds himself with millions of AmEx points to burn – The Washington Post

Looking to regain the “cool guy” status you lost while paying more than $30 million for a used ceramic teacup? You might consider investing 540,000 points in cufflinks that are described like so: “Symbolizing strength and speed, this beautiful horse has become a major inspiration of LALIQUE.”

The author of this piece, Sarah Larimer, is an idiot.  Why does paying $30 million dollars for a genuine work of art (a number not out of line with other such purchases) make this man “uncool,” (What is with this twat – is she still in high school?), while buying some piece of trendy junk cuff-links restore the chill to him?

I wonder when Bezos is going to begin to experience morning after regrets over his purchase of this ridiculous rag?


About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


WaPo Trots Out the Good Pro Stuff – Don’t Try This At Home — 3 Comments

  1. Hey, guy’s a “near-billionaire” Chinese – from all accounts, 500-year-old ceramic tea gear is a very big deal for folks like that. My guess would be that, among his “set”, that’s a very “cool-guy” acquisition, even at $30 Million.

    Besides – my further guess would be, he cares a whole lot less about being some WaPo drone’s idea of “cool-guy” than he does about being either “rich-guy” or “ancient-ceramic-collector-guy”.

    Oh, and what’s the prob with him using his AMEX (24 straight swipes – dang! Imagine what his monthly statement looks like? “Credit Limit: Unlimited [Yes, We Really Mean That!]”), thereby getting all those lovely “points” to use? Sounds like the kind of financial “smarts” that helped him become a “near-billionaire”, doesn’t it?

    Sarah Larimer is a general assignment reporter wealthy-envious moron for the Washington Post.

    FTFT –

  2. BTW, this sort of moronic thing coming out of his WaPo “investment” could have easily been even worse-case for Bezos, as Andy over at Ace’s place sorta points out:

    Great Moments In Leftist Logic

    Courtesy of Amateur Webzine Slate‘s Jamelle Bouie…

    Watch as a “right-wing meme” …

    … magically becomes the conventional wisdom.

    …Score another win for Jeff Bezos, who bought the Washington Post but wisely left Slate with its prior owner. (emphasis added)

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