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linebaugh

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Michale jordan famously has this massive house that wont sell because its truly hideous
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The agent who shows off the King's Lounge is literally oily, his sole axis of value is whether things are "oversized." It's no surprise this thing is still on the market.
 

linebaugh

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theres a weird tension with these massive complexes in that they're conspicuous displays of wealth but also use the modern design ethos which aims to make everything as immaterial and discreet as possible
 

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One problem, what you could possibly call these properties' ostentatiousness, is that they often go for uber-legible symbols of wealth, shit that would be appealing to Joe Plumber—a bowling alley, to pair with your six pack! Endless candy dispensers! A grand piano!

You think, isn't this unappealing to actual upperclass people? Yes, this is true, but actors (and many billionaires) are not actually upperclass. They are stunted development types nostalgic for the simplicity of their childhood and teen years
 

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If my startup becomes a billion-dollar unicorn I just might, and we can have the 2030 Luka Davis/Edmund "Whoops" Davies poetry launch event there.
 

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its true actors and entertainers are the lowest of the low. in a future more just society it will be classified as a mental derangement and they will be medicated properly
That's exactly it, couldn't have said it better myself. Luckily machine learning and animation will allow us to continue receiving our endless content streams, while also ensuring these people get the help they need.
 

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its near impossible to have good taste and be successful. we all have good taste here but at what cost?
Bourdieu spends an entire book (Distinction) trying to say this, but you've managed to sum it up in a sentence. The structure of fields makes both high taste and high economic earnings a near impossibility.
 

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I know they're unoccupied and done up for the tour, but 'sterile' is one word which comes to mind looking at these places. They don't look as though you could ever really live in them or that they're even designed to be lived in. They look made to be empty.

 
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