It’s videos like this that make me hate Rich People.

Via on May 19, 2010

Colbert Platinum: Seven Figure Wall $treet Bonu$e$, $34 Million Dollar Mansions sold for $100, Branson, Whale Penis Leather, Cash Wrapping Paper, 24 Karat Gold Ice Cream, $1,000 Buck Pizza, Slumming—with Bentleys + “The Right Roads.”

But it’s not wealth we ought to hate—it’s greed.

I grew up poor, but had a wonderfully rich, fun, fulfilling life thanks to me ma. I got a great education, and have been given everything I need to make something of myself. I generally consider that I don’t have too many money issues. Other than not having any.

But then I watch something like the first video below, and it’s hard to find it funny. The insular world of the super-rich makes me sick (the Lexus bit, particularly). It gives me an uncomfortable ache in my chest—like I can’t breathe. Spending 325K so they can take a vaykay plus a private submarine trip?

Enjoy:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Platinum – Necker Nymph & Lexus LFA
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Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Platinum – Estate Tax & Skull Ballot Box
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Platinum – Estate Tax & Skull Ballot Box
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Platinum – Urbane Nomads, Gigayacht & Michael Jackson Diamond
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Platinum – $1,000 Dishes
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Platinum – Ass-Covering Edition
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Platinum – Supermodel Statue
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Platinum – The Dribble-Down Effect
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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2 Responses to “It’s videos like this that make me hate Rich People.”

  1. Sarah says:

    Hey, they earned it, so let them spend it! It might be appalling to people like you and me who grew up poor, but not any more than knowing we have to give substantial portions of our hard-earned salaries away to those not willing to work and earn on their own.

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