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Old 06-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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what would you do with a few unlimited $$ purchases?

Ok all you LYBM-ers - if you had unlimited money to spend on a few items of your choosing, what would they be? I guess it's easier to limit it to just a few items, otherwise we might wind up with long lists of worthy charities (not that that's bad, but not quite what I'm aiming to ask here).

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Dream house designed just the way I like it in a great neighborhood. Still not a mcmansion though.

A really nice violin.

A well-outfitted wood shop.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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Home renovations and/or additions built by someone other than ourselves.
I can't think of any greater fantasy than paying other people to paint.

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Old 06-18-2008, 02:32 PM   #3
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Jackson Pollock maybe?
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:44 PM   #5
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Aircraft carrier.

Congress.

Any major railroad in the US.

You did say unlimited, right?
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Ferrari F430

It's simply the most beautiful piece of machinery I've ever seen. I made the mistake of going to the dealership to sit in one. The sound of the motor even at idle made me weak.

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Ferrari F430

It's simply the most beautiful piece of machinery I've ever seen. I made the mistake of going to the dealership to sit in one. The sound of the motor even at idle made me weak.

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You sir, haven't seen my 73 SS 454 4 speed.
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A 454? Bestill my heart. Oh, a picture, please.
I don't think I realized until now that was your screen name.
How did I miss that? Such a cool car. Way more awesome than a Ferrari, but maybe not an aircraft carrier.
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Oh yeah, and I'd buy a newbild Capesize. Can't seem to even figure out how to get myself on any size bulker for a tour, so if I had unlimited money I guess I'd buy myself one to play with.
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You sir, haven't seen my 73 SS 454 4 speed.
I have not. Sadly, I lack the gene to truly appreciate American muscle. I grew up with a father who spent his life as a fan of European sports cars and passed it on to his son. I never developed the synapses in my brain to get me excited about muscle cars.

I'm not a hater, I just don't yet "get it" even though I wish I did. I do think I'm making progress in getting there because I'm learning to love Vettes.

And for those who might not understand how the sound from a car can be so intoxicating
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I'm trying to picture what one would do with an aircraft carrier...
Travel around the world doing occasional flyovers? Or is it the sheer joy of owning a really large cool piece of machinery? Host your own floating animal rescue?
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I have not. Sadly, I lack the gene to truly appreciate American muscle. I grew up with a father who spent his life as a fan of European sports cars and passed it on to his son. I never developed the synapses in my brain to get me excited about muscle cars.

I'm not a hater, I just don't yet "get it" even though I wish I did. I do think I'm making progress in getting there because I'm learning to love Vettes.
I think if you put on a set of M&H slicks and popped the clutch at about 6K you'd get it real quick. Muscle cars don't usually turn quick like a sports car but they go straight real good.
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I think if you put on a set of M&H slicks and popped the clutch at about 6K you'd get it real quick. Muscle cars don't usually turn quick like a sports car but they go straight real good.
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I'm trying to picture what one would do with an aircraft carrier...
Travel around the world doing occasional flyovers? Or is it the sheer joy of owning a really large cool piece of machinery? Host your own floating animal rescue?

What couldn't you do with one?

Example:

Go massively long crude oil futures and short the global equity markets and sail into the Strait of Hormuz. Act belligerent, take profits, and sail away saying, "oops, sorry."
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Ok all you LYBM-ers - if you had unlimited money to spend on a few items of your choosing, what would they be? I guess it's easier to limit it to just a few items, otherwise we might wind up with long lists of worthy charities (not that that's bad, but not quite what I'm aiming to ask here).

Here are mine:

Dream house designed just the way I like it in a great neighborhood. Still not a mcmansion though.

A really nice violin.

A well-outfitted wood shop.
Ditto on the house (some variant on an Earthship).

DS3 / T3 Connection

Alien computer (or whatever is fastest)

Super comfortable office chair/recliner/desk/office with view of garden

Motor vehicle that gets 50+ mpg

Services of housekeeper and gardener and tailor and personal trainer

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I'd go with a house on the beach with a huge designer walk in closet and one of those pools that look like they are made of rock with waterfalls and lagoons .
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Initially I thought X-wing fighter, but I'd want to bring friends along.
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