Christmas List #1: For my rich friends bleeding cash

by on Dec.21, 2009, under are you serious, blog, technology, video games

It was bound to happen, me making a Christmas list.  People have been bugging me for one for a few weeks now so instead of giving them one drab lil list of bogus items I don’t want or need cause they fit into a price category, I’m going balls out and providing you with TWO lists.  Today’s list will be all the items that are on the “HOLY JESUS, THANKS FOR BEING BORN AND FOR BEING RICH” list. No-holds barred.

10) 250G PS3 BUNDLE — $299-$399

The PS3 Uncharted 2 Bundle

The PS3 Uncharted 2 Bundle

This is the cheapest item on my “RICH” list. It’s also the one that can steal the most of my time. I have an Xbox 360 and love the shit out of it. But there’s this competing system that has a bevy of amazing games I’d love to sink my teeth into. Uncharted 2 – The SpikeTV video game of the year – is up on the top of that list. Coming out next year, Gran Turismo 5 is also up there. So why not, it’s currently out of my price-range so it’s made the “rich guy” list. Maybe I have a sugar momma out there somewhere.

9) MACBOOK PRO — $1200-$2600

The Macbook Pro

The Macbook Pro

I need one of these for obvious reasons. This computer runs my life, my work, my future. I currently own a 4 year old Macbook Pro and this thing is a workhorse. It performs all of my graphics, video, and motion graphics needs flawlessly…to a point. Over the years, the machine has gradually gotten slower, less powerful, less effective as the software and graphics requirements have increased. The only way I can keep up with the changing trends in the design world is to have up-to-date hardware. This is the machine I need. It’s so hot.

8 ) CANON 7D / 5D MARK II — $1699-$2800

The Canon 7D

The Canon 7D

This has been on my list for awhile.  You can see my previous post on the Canon 7D here.  I’ve always been a filmmaker (well, video sketch maker) and have always wanted the latest and greatest when it came to video cameras.  The technology has changed so much in the last 10 years and will only continue to change from here on out.  However, there has been one wall that consumer video hasn’t been able to scale – the ability to showcase accurate depth of field.  Sure, the redrock adapter has allowed the technology to bridge to smaller consumer and pro-sumer camcorders, but it requires lenses, and TONS of on-set lighting to get a pretty result.  Let alone the lack of portability in the on camera hardware.  The Canon 7D and 5D Mark II have finally jumped the level of indie film making to a whole new level.  With the canon lenses I already own for my Rebel XTi, both of these machines just inspire and excite me.  In fact, The Real Cool Club has already started a tip fund to try and save $2k to purchase a 7D (we’re currently at $1100!).  If you’d like to help us get one and contribute to our film making/sketch making you can do so HERE

7) LANCE ARMSTRONG’S BIKE (TREK MADONE 6.9) — $8,600-$10,000

The Trek Madone

The Trek Madone

I’ve been a cyclist for years, and recently invigorated my passion for road cycling. Now Lance Armstrong has also been an idol of mine for 10 years so to be able to ride what he rides would be a special privilege. The Trek Madone symbolizes all that is great in cycling (while also highlighting the bad). It has all the best components, the best frame design, and an eye-popping aesthetic. I can only imagine the smoothness with which the gears swap through mountain passes, the sound of the wheels whirring down the 101. It excites me just thinking about it. And hell, let’s just throw in one of Lances custom made art bikes while we’re at it. He had artists from around the country design the frames of a few bikes he actually rode in the 2009 Tour De France. Yeah, I’ll take one of those too, thanks.

6) LOTUS EXIGE / TESLA ROADSTER — $65,000-$120,000

The Lotus Exige

The Lotus Exige

I love cars.  I love fast cars.  I love sexy fuckin fast cars that make all humans cream with greatness.  Now, I love me the Ariel Atom, a Ferrari California, Porsche Carrera GT, blah blah.  But for some reason, there is a special place in my heart for the Lotus Exige.  There’s something about small cars that are built for the purity of corning at top speeds.  I’d drive a go-kart over a Mercedes whale any day.  There’s just something about feeling every bump, G-Force, rev, and break force – something you can only get in a small, bare-bones race car.  This beast is light, fast, small, and $70,000.  I want one please, thanks.  Oh and if you only have access to a Tesla Roadster (built on the same frame as a Lotus) I’ll deal with the hassle of charging up the engine every night in order to travel 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds.

5) 108″ SHARP LCD HD FLAT SCREEN — $111,000+

The 108" LCD Screen

The 108" LCD Screen

This is one of those items that by the time you bring it into your home, it’s already outdated and been outsized.  However, a 108″ LCD screen will make me feel pretty damn good playin Modern Warfare 2 for a good while.  Now, the problem is that I’d need to upgrade my house in order to squeeze it’s gargantuan size inside.  Either that, or I could leave it outside and let the whole neighborhood watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation together.

4) SPACE RIDE — $200,000+

SPACE FLIGHT!

SPACE FLIGHT!

SPACE FLIGHT! Nuff Said.

3) A NICE COZY MANSION (OR JUST PAY OFF MY MORTGAGES) — $280,000-$Millions!

A Nice Cozy Mansion

A Nice Cozy Mansion

Yup, me wanty a nice, modern mansion in the woods please. 20pts if you can guess why this house is famous, and trust me, you want those 20pts. While we’re at it, I have some pretty hefty debt in my condo back in Seattle. Anyone want to help me get rid of those bills? Yes? Thanks!

2) GULFSTREAM G350 — $28 million

Gulfstream g350

The Gulfstream G350 aka Fuck-Tha-Poor

Ok, this is pretty much the status symbol to destroy all other status symbol. In addition to the plane costing a ridiculous fortune, the maintenance, staff, and gas costs associated with owning a private jet are astronomical. But honestly, I love to travel and if I had the ability to pick up and dash off to Seattle, New York, Paris, Djibouti, or Thailand I would use it incessantly. The bonus is that I would take each and every one of you with me. Well, except for you with the poor person clothes on.

1) SWEDISH CHEERLEADERS — $PRICELESS

Mmmm, Cheerleaders

Mmmm, Cheerleaders

Obvious choice.  I figure a rich person can hook a brother up.  Not necessarily by BUYing them, but most rich people have the means of introducing anyone to anyone else.  Even if the other party is a cheerleading squad.  Yum. Maybe I should have made #1 a new face to help attract an entire cheerleading squad…oh well, there’s always next year!

Stay tuned for my budget, realistic Christmas list coming tomorrow.  What’s on YOUR dream, budget-less list?

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4 Comments for this entry

  • Melinda

    Uh… I ditto abunchofthose.
    Except the PS3 – I gots me one of them. And forget your frat boy games, all you need is the Final Fantasy franchise.

    But… the best FF games are on PS2. Start with VII and X. Those used are hella cheap. HA! Richness problem SOLVED.
    And call me when you’re balling your eyes out at video games… sigh. Memories.

  • Terri

    haha, nice list. :D and that would be the twilight house, yes? (: hehe. happy holidays in LA!!!

  • LadySniper

    I was thinking about your wishlist today and just happened to get curious: did Santa bring you any of these items!? Where you good enough to deserve them? well… I just wish u have been a good boy! ; )

  • Alessandra Tcher

    I was thinking about your wishlist today and just happened to get curious: did Santa bring you any of these items!? Were you good enough to deserve them? well… I just wish u have been a good boy! ; )

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