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 From: "Bhairitu noozguru@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 On 10/30/2014 09:13 AM, TurquoiseBee turquoiseb@... mailto:turquoiseb@... 
[FairfieldLife] wrote:

   From: "Bhairitu noozguru@... mailto:noozguru@... [FairfieldLife]" 
<FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:07 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Looking for an Xmas gift for your favorite 
astrologer or Jyotishi?
 There are free apps on Android that do that.
 You really don't understand the concept of "rich people toys," do you? 
 -- Quarter-million-dollar watch from a famous French jeweler: YES
 -- Free app that runs on a free platform on cheap telephones: NO

Yup they wouldn't be absurdly rich if they weren't so narcissistic.

Indeed. Suffice it to say I'm not a rich person. I'm not poor by any stretch of 
the imagination, but I really never cared enough about being rich to try to get 
that way, so I didn't. But for some reason I've managed to know and interact 
with a few rich people in my life, and that experience has left me with an 
enduring curiosity about them. 

For this reason every so often I pick up a copy of one of those 
10-12-Euros-a-pop glossy magazines around here that obviously cater to the 
rich. I like to do this primarily for the ads in the magazines -- I like to see 
what rich people's "consumer items" are, as opposed to what yours and mine are. 

It's utterly fascinating. $50,000 fountain pens. $100,000 bicycles. Cars that 
turn into helicopters. Wretched excess, in sharp, professionally-done 
photographic splendor in every ad. I make it a point to buy one of these 
magazines at least once a year and peruse it thoroughly to help me remember to 
be grateful that I'm *not* rich, and thus *not* looking at it as an 
advertisement for what my life should look like. 

 On 10/30/2014 06:51 AM, TurquoiseBee turquoiseb@... mailto:turquoiseb@... 
[FairfieldLife] wrote:


   How about a watch that displays the position of the six planets visible from 
the Earth, in real time. A bargain at only $250,000.
 VanCleef & Arpels Complication Poétique Midnight Planétarium

 Van Cleef & Arpels Complication Poétique Midnight Planét...

 View on www.youtube.com
 Preview by Yahoo



 Gorgeous. The commercial is beautifully done as well. The smooth complexity of 
the clock workings plus the conceptualization of creating a watch that shows 
the movement of the planets (so cool) is proof there must be some intelligence 
beyond that of humans beyond it all. I'm sure you'll agree.




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