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Old 08-21-2006, 08:53 AM   #101
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I always figured they walled and hid their homes to deter thieves.

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Re: Conspicuous Consumption
Old 08-21-2006, 08:57 AM   #102
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Anyone else find it amusing that a post on Conspicuous Consumption was started by a poster with pseudonym Jay Gatsby?

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Here, they hide it all behind the walls..."
...oftentimes with barbed wire and strategically positioned broken glass on top...
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Anyone else find it amusing that a post on Conspicuous Consumption was started by a poster with pseudonym Jay Gatsby?

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Yep. But he wasn't engaging in conspicuous consumption to prove to everyone he was superior, rather only that he was equal.
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Let's hope the reason's for the original walls in Mexican style villa's are largely no longer valid.* heh heh heh heh heh
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I always figured they walled and hid their homes to deter thieves.
Yes, you both have a valid point! no doubt* And that style and reasoning just 'stuck', I suppose.

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Y'all want conspicuous consumption? Well, alright fellow penny pinchers, here's some cc. A little slide show for those of us who LBYM.* Hmmmm, where's the balance?
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