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12-07-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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Copenhagen Climate Summit

1,200 limos and 140 private jets. $5 says half of them left the heat turned up back home too. Limos had to be imported for the conference. I'm so glad I redid my weatherstripping last summer to save the world.

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges - Telegraph

12-07-2009, 02:33 PM   #2
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1,200 limos and 140 private jets. $5 says half of them left the heat turned up back home too. Limos had to be imported for the conference. I'm so glad I redid my weatherstripping last summer to save the world.

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges - Telegraph
Gods know you flip out if anyone ever suggests that mass quantities of SUV's might somehow be impractical enough to bankrupt the auto industry, then you say... What, about heads of state showing up in the bulletproof to actually do something about it?

Seriously, dude. You want us to identify with AIG execs who wlk away with billions for *failing,* and then you want to put the kibosh on energy and climate policy cause *now* you want world leaders to show up in a Chevette?

Gimme a break.
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Hookers & Blow are cheaper than caviar and a lot more fun!

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12-07-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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Hookers & Blow are cheaper than caviar and a lot more fun!

Beets!
But did you ever get an incurable disease from caviar?

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The limos are rented and hardly bulletproof, the private jets are borrowed, rented and leased. I do know that Denmark and Copenhagen have no commercial airports or taxis. I do believe in bad SUVs, politicans, the Global Warming industry and demagogary. I do hope they do something about that sometime down the road while I am saving gas and traveling less.
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But did you ever get an incurable disease from caviar?
Nope, you?
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But did you ever get an incurable disease from caviar?
If I did, the rich people whose party I crashed would never admit it. Probably say I made it up.


In actuality, caviar's not that impressive. May have once tasted like something in particular, but in an overstimulated world, we're kind of past that, and it's all about 'You can't have this.'

Not *bad,* and any salmonella or E Coli infections would surely be secondary, but, it's not actually all it's cracked up to be. work any ritzy jobs, you see it comes out of cans. A couple occasions I've worked, you'd be sitting with the bar staff putting it on tortillas and wondering what the big deal is. As a general rule, if they think 'caviar' is a big deal, they also don't think the help need feeding.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
If I did, the rich people whose party I crashed would never admit it. Probably say I made it up.


In actuality, caviar's not that impressive. May have once tasted like something in particular, but in an overstimulated world, we're kind of past that, and it's all about 'You can't have this.'

Not *bad,* and any salmonella or E Coli infections would surely be secondary, but, it's not actually all it's cracked up to be. work any ritzy jobs, you see it comes out of cans.
Well we agree on something anyway. Back when I worked as a chef's assistant in NYC I used a lot of it. Just didn't really see what all the brouha was about. Just never felt the flavor was worth killing all those fishies for.

Have to say though I sure do miss the money that job paid.

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Well we agree on something anyway. Back when I worked as a chef's assistant in NYC I used a lot of it. Just didn't really see what all the brouha was about. Just never felt the flavor was worth killing all those fishies for.

Have to say though I sure do miss the money that job paid.

Can't say I do, myself. If they were hiring me, they'd be dropping large on any caterer that said 'Caviar' and giving me a hard time for weeks on end if I didn't organize the whole wedding feast while accounting for the wishes of multiple MOB and or MOG's while they micromanaged the whole feast into major meltdowns.

Expectations, dude.

'Cowan' people choose weddings, if they didn't do it on the last winter holiday, to *flip out* and then blame the photog if she can't steer two families of abusive drunks through what's on her to both manage and make to look like an occasion of great joyousness and harmony for the ages. Or else.

That's one thing I'm well and truly out of. When people say something about 'Sanctity of marriage,' as regards me not wanting to be like that? Forget about it. Been there, done that, undercut Bacharach by ten times on the price of an album. With a smile.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
Can't say I do, myself. If they were hiring me, they'd be dropping large on any caterer that said 'Caviar' and giving me a hard time for weeks on end if I didn't organize the whole wedding feast while accounting for the wishes of multiple MOB and or MOG's while they micromanaged the whole feast into major meltdowns.

Expectations, dude.

'Cowan' people choose weddings, if they didn't do it on the last winter holiday, to *flip out* and then blame the photog if she can't steer two families of abusive drunks through what's on her to both manage and look like an occasion of great joyousness and harmony for the ages. Or else.

That's one thing I'm well and truly out of. When people say something about 'Sanctity of marriage,' as regards me not wanting to be like that? Forget about it. Been there, done that, undercut Bacharach by ten times on the price of an album. With a smile.

What?


I (and probably most of those reading) have no idea what in tarnation you are saying, or trying to say here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by graphicgr8s Quote
What?


I (and probably most of those reading) have no idea what in tarnation you are saying, or trying to say here.
Well, ignore the 'tarnation.' Think of being an underpaid wedding photog eating the canned 'caviar' after people staged a much bigger production than you were paid to manage... When the pressure detonated about a half hour before... And suddenly it's on you, to not just help your employers get through the night, but make sure they have pretty negs in the morning.


Wedding photogs burn out all the time. If you don't love people to begin with, you just do not make it. Frankly, it seems to require more cynicism than I care to entertain to even negotiate a good price for most 'traditional' weddings.

When the same people come after my family and my civil rights, on some notion "there's a 'sanctity' of marriage, you lackey...."

I say, 'Goddess gentle and strong, I've *shot* your weddings."

Ate the canned caviar (leftovers) Known someone got paid more for calling it 'caviar' than I'll go home with once I get the proofs and albums and repairs done and out.



Borne the *burden* of giving people who seem hell bent on ruining their own evening something they can look at in the morning. And take onward.

Anyone who's shot weddings should know they're messed-up.

Someone like me, to whom you'd deny even civil marriage to, ends up... Hoping the MOB going ballistic isn't what people remember.

You have to love people...warts and fits and Gods-know whatever twitches and all, to do that for long.


Also the best argument for a leaf shutter ever. You're dealing with people at their worst, and it's on you to both keep the whole thing from degenerating, but have what comes back from the lab look like their best.

These moments are often quite fleeting, even if they'll spend much more trying to say they're 'good' for blaming you, if you ever speak for your own life. Your own right to *have* even the humblest wedding, while they strut about having paid more for 'caviar' than the whole responsibility for giving them some 'sanctity' to remember when the hangover fades.

Dig?

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12-07-2009, 05:14 PM   #12
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RML what does your post have to do with any part of this thread?

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QuoteOriginally posted by graphicgr8s Quote
RML what does your post have to do with any part of this thread?
Addressing things I was called upon by means of some ill-directed ad-hominem stuff?


In the words of the 'Handbook for the newly Deceased,'

What would you like to do now?

Supose I wasn't here to prickle your conscience and be in the way of your ideology:

What happens now? Speak it.

Say it were possible for me to 'just go away.'


What's the plan *then,* big guy?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
Addressing things I was called upon by means of some ill-directed ad-hominem stuff?


In the words of the 'Handbook for the newly Deceased,'

What would you like to do now?

Supose I wasn't here to prickle your conscience and be in the way of your ideology:

What happens now? Speak it.
What? All I did was say we agreed on something and that begets one of your pointless rants?

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Well we agree on something anyway. Back when I worked as a chef's assistant in NYC I used a lot of it. Just didn't really see what all the brouha was about. Just never felt the flavor was worth killing all those fishies for.

Have to say though I sure do miss the money that job paid.
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What would you like to do now? Assuming I accede to all you say about me.

What would you like to do now?

What's the plan, big guy?

Speak it, Captain Alpha Male. On the Internet.

Speak it.

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