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What would you do if you won Twenty Million $$$?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Drinkwaters, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    This Looks like a great location, fairly modern house, good price, and etc. I wonder whats wrong with it? If I had 20 million, I'd go look at it.
     
  2. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a great location, fairly modern house, good price, and etc. I wonder whats wrong with it?

    If I had 20 million, I'd go look at it.


    What's a "tatami" on the second floor?

    Is that Tokyo?
     
  3. RJman

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    I'd buy the all-leather Goyard trunk currently on ebay and put all the money in it.

    More seriously, I'd probably try to invest enough of it conservatively to have some steady income. After taxes and lump-sum discounting, it would probably come to 5 mill, which is great but not enough to retire on right now and live lavishly. Let's live in fantasy and say that it's the full 20 mil. So I invest quite a bit, maybe buy a house in the 7th -- probably a few million euro, and finally be able to afford someone who wouldn't fuck up my shirts and other clothes. I'm thinking a dedicated live-in cleaner and caretaker. Sending out my shirts would probably cost over $15 a shirt at Paris prices, for someone who'd do it right. Oh, and some fresh seafood for the RJ cat.

    Maybe give in to temptation to have a Breguet, even though I can't appreciate an automatic watch.

    Custom order special carbon fiber luggage from Hermes.
    And have them re-issue the Traite des Armes motif pocket square (if anyone has one of these, I will pay you very good money for it).

    Get that sword umbrella.

    Charity, broadly...

    And some cufflinks from Arfan, Taffin and/or Trianon.
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    What's a "tatami" on the second floor?

    Is that Tokyo?


    Yeah, that's Tokyo.

    Jon.
     
  5. LabelKing

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    I'd buy the all-leather Goyard trunk currently on ebay and put all the money in it.

    More seriously, I'd probably try to invest enough of it conservatively to have some steady income. After taxes and lump-sum discounting, it would probably come to 5 mill, which is great but not enough to retire on right now and live lavishly. Let's live in fantasy and say that it's the full 20 mil. So I invest quite a bit, maybe buy a house in the 7th -- probably a few million euro, and finally be able to afford someone who wouldn't fuck up my shirts and other clothes. I'm thinking a dedicated live-in cleaner and caretaker. Sending out my shirts would probably cost over $15 a shirt at Paris prices, for someone who'd do it right. Oh, and some fresh seafood for the RJ cat.

    Maybe give in to temptation to have a Breguet, even though I can't appreciate an automatic watch.

    Custom order special carbon fiber luggage from Hermes.
    And have them re-issue the Traite des Armes motif pocket square (if anyone has one of these, I will pay you very good money for it).

    Get that sword umbrella.

    Charity, broadly...

    And some cufflinks from Arfan, Taffin and/or Trianon.

    Is Trianon still in business?

    I see their dress sets at auction often.
     
  6. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    What's a "tatami" on the second floor? Is that Tokyo?
    Tatami ...and not only is it Tokyo, its one of my favorite areas of Tokyo. Omotesando/Harajuku/Aoyama. Great park a few blocks away, with sunday goth lolita, cosplay parade, and street bands, plus the mecca of fine clothing and streetwear shopping that surrounds you. One of the top two tonkatsu places in Tokyo is literally three minutes away from your house, AND you are within a six minute walk from the subway station. Plus there are plenty of trendy bars and places to hang. Anyone wanna loan me $700,000?
     
  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Tatami

    ...and not only is it Tokyo, its one of my favorite areas of Tokyo. Omotesando/Harajuku/Aoyama. Great park a few blocks away, with sunday goth lolita, cosplay parade, and street bands, plus the mecca of fine clothing and streetwear shopping that surrounds you. One of the top two tonkatsu places in Tokyo is literally three minutes away from your house, AND you are within a six minute walk from the subway station. Plus there are plenty of trendy bars and places to hang.

    Anyone wanna loan me $700,000?


    What's wrong with Shinjuku?

    Jon.
     
  8. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with Shinjuku?

    Jon.


    Nothing.
     
  9. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Nothing.

    I thought so. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  10. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    I thought so. [​IMG] [​IMG] Jon.
    The greatest store in the entire world Don Quijote is in Shinjuku. [​IMG] Six floors of utter chaos piled up to the ceiling. Unbelievable.
     
  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    The greatest store in the entire world Don Quijote is in Shinjuku.

    [​IMG]
    Six floors of utter chaos piled up to the ceiling. Unbelievable.


    I really must go to Tokyo.

    Jon.
     
  12. Violinist

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    I'd probably do exactly what I'm doing now to be honest...

    I heard that you can have a lawyer collect the cheque by the way.
     
  13. Mr. Checks

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    I'd probably do exactly what I'm doing now to be honest...

    I heard that you can have a lawyer collect the cheque by the way.


    Apparently not everywhere.
    Mrs. Checks's godmother just won $250,000, and they made here take a picture for the lottery. It's part of the license scheme.
     
  14. Violinist

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    Apparently not everywhere.
    Mrs. Checks's godmother just won $250,000, and they made here take a picture for the lottery. It's part of the license scheme.


    I heard about this happening in Canada... everyone thought that the lawyer had won.
     
  15. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Well-Known Member

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    I'd:

    Buy a cottage in the Cotswolds

    Buy a sailboat, a cruiser ~50 feet

    Hire a crew, and someone to teach me to captain the damn thing

    Buy a ranch in the northern Hill Country

    Stock said ranch with few thousand dollars worth of choice firearms

    Buy a Defender 90 for the ranch

    Make a sartorial tour of London, Paris, Milan, and Rome to build a solid wardrobe

    Collect antique books (especially grimoires, encyclopedias, atlases, and travel guides)

    Collect antique maps, especially pre-Industrial European city maps

    Collect late medieval swords

    Stash ~$7000 in various safety deposit boxes and foreign accounts to enable a bug out if necessary, and indulge my paranoid fantasies

    Split whatever's left between long-term investments, the Bodleian, the ACLU, and poverty-reduction organizations.
     
  16. rdawson808

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    Collect antique books (especially grimoires, encyclopedias, atlases, and travel guides)

    Collect antique maps, especially pre-Industrial European city maps

    Split whatever's left between ... the Bodleian....



    Stop trying to steal my fiancee (a librarian). [​IMG]

    b
     
  17. keal

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    The greatest store in the entire world Don Quijote is in Shinjuku.

    [​IMG]
    Six floors of utter chaos piled up to the ceiling. Unbelievable.


    We're gonna have Don Quijote in Hawaii pretty soon. If it looks that cluttered, I can't wait! A store chain here called Daiei was recently purchased by DQ. They haven't changed the store's names yet.

    Gotta love Japanese sundry stores!
     
  18. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    Look what it did for me!!!

    Doesn't anyone ever wonder where politicians get the money for that kind of house? Especially ones supposedly outside Beltway influence like McCain?

    Keggers of Old Style are still for sale?

    I thought it was only sold by the cup at Wrigley...

    Will be in Chi mid-August. Gotta get me some. My first beer ever...
     
  19. imageWIS

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    Look what it did for me!!!

    LMFAO. Although, after reading through JA's Jag / Asshole post I don't think he gets it...

    Jon.
     
  20. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    I'd still like to know how with 4,720 posts you can still claim to work...Maybe at one of those U-Store-It places with Internet access???

    [​IMG]
     

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