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Rich Kids Of Instagram
posted by gwint (136 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
They don't look especially nourishing, but they should be eaten all the same.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:10 AM on July 18, 2012 [46 favorites]


God, rich people these days are ridiculous. Look at all of them! They're so skinny! Hardly any fat or meat on those bones. I'm not sure how this whole "eat the rich" thing is going to work out anymore.

When the revolution comes, we're going to have to go for Chinese after or something. I dunno.
posted by griphus at 8:11 AM on July 18, 2012 [37 favorites]


OH FOR
posted by griphus at 8:11 AM on July 18, 2012 [29 favorites]


It's not immediately apparent to me how we're supposed to know some of these people are rich and not, I don't know, hopelessly preppy. Private jets are certainly a sign, but I'm pretty sure I could take a picture of myself on a rowboat. Possibly even looking hopelessly preppy.
posted by hoyland at 8:13 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm depressed.
posted by gagglezoomer at 8:14 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


The heirs of Walmart have as much wealth as the bottom 40% of Americans combined.
posted by crunchland at 8:14 AM on July 18, 2012 [23 favorites]


Dibs on the toddler in the private jet. He still has some baby fat...and still has some delicious innocence to spice up the dish.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:15 AM on July 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


Most of these are obnoxious, but I will admit I lolled at this.

Also, what's up with all the Dom Perignon bottles? I thought Cristal was still in?
posted by KGMoney at 8:16 AM on July 18, 2012


I don't know, it looks like if you change the scenery you've got the same old friends-partying pictures you can find anywhere. Let me know when there's photos of like rich kids doing coke off of platinum breast implants attached to an immigrant laborer who was hired specifically to receive platinum breast implants that rich kids can do coke off of. And I don't really know what platinum breast implants are except uncomfortable.
posted by palidor at 8:16 AM on July 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


Wait, just because you get carried around holding a giant bottle of champagne in a huge bucket by a bevvy of young men does not mean you are shallow or anything. I do this at most of the library conferences, and I have plenty of gravitas, thank you very much!
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:17 AM on July 18, 2012 [28 favorites]


And I don't really know what platinum breast implants are except uncomfortable.

Possibly bulletproof.
posted by griphus at 8:19 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


The children of the rich are the best argument against eugenics
posted by The Whelk at 8:21 AM on July 18, 2012 [16 favorites]


And I don't really know what platinum breast implants are except uncomfortable.

Possibly bulletproof.


Definitely cold.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:21 AM on July 18, 2012


Metafilter just became the google nexus for platinum breast implant information, I'm afraid.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:22 AM on July 18, 2012 [8 favorites]


Those implants will be like Goldschlager flakes when you liquefy and ferment their corpses for quaffing.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:24 AM on July 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


And besides? Cristal? Dom? What do you have relatives that spend lots of money on aquatic recreation equipment? Please, pass the Veuve and we'll talk, not that champange is good for much more than mixing anyway and it always gives the most wicked hangovers, damable sugar stuff, I'd rather a Manhattan.
posted by The Whelk at 8:25 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've done all this stuff. It's not that exciting.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:26 AM on July 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


As to the Cristal vs. Dom, it was Dom, things shifted to Cristal, and then this article came out and everything shifted back to Dom as a result.
posted by togdon at 8:28 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Someone funnier and cleverer than me should create a Jeeves & Wooster Instagram. I would follow that so hard
posted by Doleful Creature at 8:28 AM on July 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


cjorgensen: "I've done all this stuff. It's not that exciting."

So have I and while I don't miss it, it didn't suck at the time.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:28 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I am clearly not of the mindset of the rich. Some of these pictures made me go WTF, such as the girl posing by the teeny pool and the guy posing in the red coat with the steam cleaner in the background. Why would you want a teeny pool when you could go to a lake or something? I'm glad you like your coat, but do we really need to know you just ironed it?
posted by LN at 8:28 AM on July 18, 2012


Champagne is great for marinating the corpses of immigrant laborers with platinum breast implants before you liquify and ferment them.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:29 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Nice haircut, asshole.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:30 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


These people clearly can't afford an extra 3.9% increase in the top marginal tax rate.
posted by T.D. Strange at 8:30 AM on July 18, 2012 [60 favorites]


Looking at the footer, is this an esquire blog?
posted by CharlesV42 at 8:31 AM on July 18, 2012


I picked a hell of a week to give up class warfare.
posted by Oddly at 8:31 AM on July 18, 2012 [45 favorites]


rich kids doing coke off of platinum breast implants attached to an immigrant laborer who was hired specifically to receive platinum breast implants that rich kids can do coke off of

And once again, liberals are belittling the efforts of job creators.
posted by PlusDistance at 8:33 AM on July 18, 2012 [24 favorites]


...damable sugar stuff, I'd rather a Manhattan.

I'd also prefer a Manhattan, generally, but this is an odd critique of champagne: in general, dry champagnes are the most popular/common, whereas a Manhattan has rather a lot of sugar, from the sweet vermouth.
posted by gilrain at 8:33 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Even the driest champagne just seems sugary to me in a way that sweet vermouth does not, maybe all the orange bitters in a Manhattan masks it, and maybe cause you can't down an entire glass of it in 30 seconds.
posted by The Whelk at 8:35 AM on July 18, 2012


The teeny pool is presumably on the roof or terrace of someone's glorious penthouse apartment, no?
posted by elizardbits at 8:35 AM on July 18, 2012


The Whelk: and maybe cause you can't down an entire glass of it in 30 seconds

Hoho, sir.
posted by gilrain at 8:36 AM on July 18, 2012 [8 favorites]


Hardly any fat or meat on those bones. I'm not sure how this whole "eat the rich" thing is going to work out anymore.

Low 'n slow.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:38 AM on July 18, 2012 [8 favorites]


More proof that you can't buy class.
posted by notsnot at 8:39 AM on July 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


OK, this could actually be a scene from The Rules of Attraction.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:39 AM on July 18, 2012


and maybe cause you can't down an entire glass of it in 30 seconds

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
posted by yerfatma at 8:40 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Looking at the footer, is this an esquire blog?

No, just a Tumblr theme that uses their logo. They might want to look into that, as I was confused for a second-- and I even knew of that theme in advance.
posted by cell divide at 8:40 AM on July 18, 2012


Instagram might be one of the few social networks where the wealthy are not insulated from the non-wealthy. Surely all of these people have Facebook pages, but unless you're already their friends, you probably can't see photos of them hanging out in Learjets.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:41 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


I would have sort of figured the "rich folks always drink champagne" think was a joke until I met my wife's grandmother who pretty much lived on Veuve Clicquot for the time that I knew her. I mean I like champagne, but there's no real reason to make it your go to drink unless they've burned down all the bourbon distilleries.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 8:41 AM on July 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


These people clearly can't afford an extra 3.9% increase in the top marginal tax rate.

Seriously, look at all the jobs they are creating. Janitor (at a pool), janitor (on a private jet), janitor (in a frat house), etc.
posted by DU at 8:42 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Now, if only we had their debit card numbers...
posted by obscurator at 8:43 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


eat the rich...
posted by incandissonance at 8:45 AM on July 18, 2012


I was guessing the little pool was Soho House, but the ground looks different
posted by leotrotsky at 8:47 AM on July 18, 2012


American Psycho would be a very different book, if written today.




Oh what am I saying?
posted by alex_skazat at 8:49 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yep, those sure are some rich kids.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:50 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


These future job creators are just getting this out of their system, guys. Soon, they'll be in an office, knuckled down and making sure that jobs stay in our country. Really.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 8:50 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


As much as seeing people who didn't earn their money bragging about the consumption of presumably expensive champagne and riding around in helicopters sickens me, I... I don't know, man. I guess I just feel like this isn't the outrage I'm looking for. I mean, you want to incite some serious class indignation in me, show me the billion dollar Walton family end-of-the-world bunker on instagram, I guess. This? These are a bunch of kids considerably luckier than me who aren't aware of the effect of their privilege on other people because that is a characteristic of privilege. I can look at that with revulsion, as is my right, but someone born considerably less lucky than me (and there are so many levels of privilege way below mine that that is essentially most of the world at large) could rightfully feel the same revulsion because I'm able to post a picture on instagram at all.

I guess the bullet point is: these kids are lucky and enjoying it. I'm lucky and mostly enjoying it, too. Show me the pictures of what their parents are doing if you want my actual outrage.
posted by shmegegge at 8:50 AM on July 18, 2012 [40 favorites]


I used to have trouble understanding the excesses of the French Revolution.

Écrasez l'infâme!
posted by winna at 8:51 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


janitor (in a frat house)

Have you been in many frat houses? I can assure you that this is not an actual job being performed on any level.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:52 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Preppy Kids in a Rowboat would make an okay Parry Gripp tune.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:53 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


The 10th Regiment of Foot: I can assure you that this is not an actual job being performed on any level.

Well, yes... rampant cronyism leads to really poor janitors.
posted by gilrain at 8:54 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one who found the topless-Barbie-snorting-blow picture the most disturbing and hilarious one of the bunch?
posted by Fritz Langwedge at 8:55 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I was guessing the little pool was Soho House

idk, it looks almost too tiny even for Soho House
posted by elizardbits at 8:55 AM on July 18, 2012


Écrasez l'infâme!

Sous les pavés, la plage!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:56 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Michael Avedon is the grandson of Richard Avedon. What's he doing in there? ...

*slaps forehead* - got it, not the kids who got rich from selling Instagram, all the young people on Instagram who are or look like they are rich. Got it.

Carry on with the class warfare. I'm all for it.

But I wonder, how rich is this lovely woman? Maybe she borrowed a dress and snuck in.

Yep, those sure are some rich kids.

A lot of the "rich kids" are hangers-on. That is, everybody still wants to be rich. Most of the anger against the 1% is still misplaced, imo, i.e. people want more for themselves.

Show me the pictures of what their parents are doing if you want my actual outrage.

Amen.

on preview: "Am I the only one who found the topless-Barbie-snorting-blow picture the most disturbing and hilarious one of the bunch?"

dammit. now I gotta go back ...
posted by mrgrimm at 8:56 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


janitor (in a frat house)

Have you been in many frat houses? I can assure you that this is not an actual job being performed on any level.


They're called pledges. Once a week during pledge season, for about an hour or so, you could probably eat off the floors.

In fact, someone usually has to.
posted by snottydick at 8:56 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


The French Revolution is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the matrix. It is the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden to sedulously avoid it, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.
posted by CautionToTheWind at 8:57 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Show me the pictures of what their parents are doing if you want my actual outrage.

Yeah this. I'm not sure what else I expect privileged kids to be doing. They're kids.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:58 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one who found the topless-Barbie-snorting-blow picture the most disturbing and hilarious one of the bunch?

oh, a doll. pales in comparison to the Barbie Death Camp (and Wine Bistro)
posted by mrgrimm at 8:58 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


also, are cigarettes somehow a signifier of wealth now? odd.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:01 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Below a given level, you don't know Dom Perignon from Lambrini, and don't really know how much something cost to be angered at a teen being able to afford it. Ignorance is bliss.
posted by Jehan at 9:02 AM on July 18, 2012


Perhaps they are from NYC where a pack of cigarettes costs over two thousand dollars and can only be smoked a minimum of two hundred feet from the ground.
posted by griphus at 9:03 AM on July 18, 2012 [35 favorites]


Hang on there was a press conference. It's now five hundred feet.
posted by griphus at 9:05 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Now I want to create some sort of highly exclusive tethered zeppelin smoking bar.
posted by elizardbits at 9:05 AM on July 18, 2012 [16 favorites]


Is "rich kids" the new term for hipsters?
posted by dng at 9:05 AM on July 18, 2012


Pool looks like the top of a Thompson Hotel, the NYC ones have small rooftop pools
posted by The Whelk at 9:07 AM on July 18, 2012


I will call it the Highly Exclusive Tethered Zeppelin Smoking Bar because it will be both ironic and whimsical.
posted by elizardbits at 9:08 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Perhaps they are from NYC

Perhaps. But the picture is from Paris.
posted by cell divide at 9:09 AM on July 18, 2012


fucking steam punk tobacco bars
posted by klangklangston at 9:10 AM on July 18, 2012 [11 favorites]


Have you been in many frat houses? I can assure you that this is not an actual job being performed on any level.

I dunno. There were some Saturday "how the hell can you guys live like this" kitchen cleanups on the days when we were having mixers that evening. Hell hath no fury like a sorority girl who can't find a clean coffee cup - or a clean coffeemaker. /ex-sorority, still a caffeine addict
posted by catlet at 9:11 AM on July 18, 2012


OK everyone. We have to do Poor Folk Instagram. Except poor folk don't have ipads or whatever, so let's just make a text one.

Ms. Moonlight's poor instagram:

*7 year old glasses that hang partially off face, which can't afford to be fixed.
*Cheap bread and cheap lunch meat.
* Sleeping bag on floor, which is the primary source of heating in English winter
* Picture of crack in ceiling outside of flat. It's OK until it's raining.
* Drink of choice: non-filtered tap water, occasionally with basics orange juice.
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 9:11 AM on July 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


I will call it the Highly Exclusive Tethered Zeppelin Smoking Bar because it will be both ironic and whimsical.

No, the Best Name would be "Oh, The Humanity!" It would be the best name because it would keep the nightlife reviewers from coining horrible pun after horrible pun on the phrase.
posted by griphus at 9:11 AM on July 18, 2012 [9 favorites]


klang shall be escorted from the premises by the burly robot bouncers
posted by elizardbits at 9:11 AM on July 18, 2012


If I were rich, which I'm not, and if I were the type to go in for conspicuous consumption, which I'm also not, the experience of smoking a fine cigar while drifting gently above the canyons of New York City in an ultra-luxurious zeppelin would be pretty high up there on my bucket list.
posted by Scientist at 9:12 AM on July 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


In solidarity with several other comments herein, I would also like to note that this Tumblr photostream is entirely lacking in the full context, penetrating socioeconomic analysis and reportorial precision I have come to expect from Tumblr photostreams.
posted by gompa at 9:12 AM on July 18, 2012


I thought klang was a burly robot bouncer.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:13 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Champagne is a vulgar drink for vulgar people.
posted by Decani at 9:13 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


But I wonder, how rich is this lovely woman? Maybe she borrowed a dress and snuck in.

I wonder what would cause you to wonder that...
posted by adamdschneider at 9:14 AM on July 18, 2012 [13 favorites]


Oh yeah? Would a vulgar person have a Swarovski-encrusted champagne bong designed by Karl Lagerfeld?
posted by griphus at 9:15 AM on July 18, 2012 [13 favorites]


Stop hanging out with Lindsay Lohan, dude.
posted by elizardbits at 9:15 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


That 'Sunday BBQ' picture looks like the most boring Sunday BBQ ever.
posted by NationalKato at 9:16 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


OH A SILVER 911 HOW ORIGINAL
posted by ninjew at 9:16 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


But I wonder, how rich is this lovely woman? Maybe she borrowed a dress and snuck in.

Why? There are plenty of rich Africans, Brazilians, Mexicans, Chinese, etc. on the international party circuit. Undernourished designer-clad hedonism is color-blind.
posted by Blue Meanie at 9:20 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Explain to me what's going on in this one that makes this like the others, please.
posted by crunchland at 9:23 AM on July 18, 2012


Metafilter: The Google nexus for platinum breast implants
posted by Billiken at 9:24 AM on July 18, 2012


Explain to me what's going on in this one that makes this like the others, please.

Rolex.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:25 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Recommended soundtrack:
Frank Ocean feat. Earl Sweatshirt - "Super Rich Kids"
posted by naju at 9:25 AM on July 18, 2012


As someone who hates anyone richer and happier than themselves I can honestly say that this doesn't help.
posted by tommasz at 9:27 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


crunchland: I'm guessing the Rolex Day Date.

although it's got an Oyster band, and it's not a submariner, so that's not right.
posted by leotrotsky at 9:28 AM on July 18, 2012


I know it's not the theme, but at least one picture of some bajillionaire's kid building a house in Peru or digging a well in Uganda would be refreshing.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:32 AM on July 18, 2012


They can drink champagne the whole time if they must.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 9:32 AM on July 18, 2012


Why? There are plenty of rich Africans, Brazilians, Mexicans, Chinese, etc. on the international party circuit. Undernourished designer-clad hedonism is color-blind.

She looks American to me. I wasn't commenting on her color. I could have picked either one of these two.

It just seems like some of the signifiers are a bit personal.

Explain to me what's going on in this one that makes this like the others, please.

Rolex.


And room service?
posted by mrgrimm at 9:38 AM on July 18, 2012


The rooftop pool is at the James Hotel in Manhattan.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:39 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Anyone else getting an ad for gold bullion at 1% over cost (whatever that means) on the sidebar? Now that's audience targeting.
posted by me3dia at 9:43 AM on July 18, 2012


There is something depressing about having all that money and still drinking Bud Light.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:43 AM on July 18, 2012 [8 favorites]


Weird, the link quit working for me. I'd checked it maybe 10 minutes ago, and now I just get a 'can't connect' message.
posted by jpziller at 9:45 AM on July 18, 2012


Maybe it's champagne in ironic bud light bottles.
posted by elizardbits at 9:45 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Now I want to create some sort of highly exclusive tethered zeppelin smoking bar.
posted by elizardbits at 11:05 on July 18


klang shall be escorted from the premises by the burly robot bouncers

NO TICKET
posted by samofidelis at 9:46 AM on July 18, 2012 [11 favorites]


There is something depressing about having all that money and still drinking Bud Light.

I will take this as yet another opportunity to evangelize for Schaeffer, the one beer to have when you're having twelve for $6.49.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:46 AM on July 18, 2012


OK, this could actually be a scene from The Rules of Attraction.

Those rich kids with their parks and their lunches and their hipster chicks and their lolling about lolling aboutery!
posted by octobersurprise at 9:48 AM on July 18, 2012


I could have picked either one of these two.

"Slumming it" is so common that it's barely even a thing. When you have more money than most people can imagine, it's quietly chic to pig out at McDonald's or whatever. The fact that they're drinking a cheap, easy "hang out" beer like Bud Light is perfectly in line with that. Besides, they're not going to be all beer snobs just because they can afford to be.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:52 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


You know, at first I felt bad looking at this, because I will never be twenty, riding around getting chiefed in a helicopter with a cooler strapped in beside me, but that is ok: because the kind of rich that I wish to be, is to be rich enough to own a dilapidated farmhouse from which I can walk down to the end of my overgrown apple orchard, where I shall bullseye old beer bottles with a carbine. I will look like this picture of DFW in a corn field, but more like if that were a picture of DFW as an overgrown apple orchard himself. On Sundays I shall play a half broken melodeon. And I think that this is still a very attainable kind of rich.

But yeah no, these kids are dorks. I don't need that much.
posted by samofidelis at 9:56 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cristal? Dom? ... pass the Veuve and we'll talk.
posted by The Whelk

The Veuve rules, true. And she (The Veuve = The Widow) was a she, and she invented modern champagne, and the orange label is perfect. Cristal has always been for crack whores, it was designed to be a token of conspicuous consumption. And to be served as a frozen slushy, which I'm not entirely against.

But Dom Pérignon has the tiniest bubbles, and where would the Veuve have been without him?
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:59 AM on July 18, 2012


] I know it's not the theme, but at least one picture of some bajillionaire's kid building a house in Peru or digging a well in Uganda would be refreshing.

Why, it would be the same type of privilege. It'd be one of those resume building status junkets that we've had a few threads over. If we really wanted more wells in Uganda, they could cut a check. It'd be a hell of lot more bang for the buck.

I also think you could make a middle class dorks of instagram by showing people taking pictures of themselves unboxing modern electronics and the like.
posted by zabuni at 10:01 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Save every one of these photos. In 20 years, when they're running on the GOP ticket for Senator, we can use these to dissuade the social conservatives from...

Aw, who the hell am I kidding...?
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 10:04 AM on July 18, 2012


Sounds real classy, living in a chateau
So lonely, all the other kids will never know
posted by malocchio at 10:14 AM on July 18, 2012


Joke's on you. Half of them are only drinking sparkling water and are actually Batmen.
posted by Legomancer at 10:27 AM on July 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


I will take this as yet another opportunity to evangelize for Schaeffer

You mean PBR for people who want to be extra-ironic without straying too far out of character (or brand)?*

*Note: I'm kidding.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:32 AM on July 18, 2012


I still don't get how instagram works. How do you get links to someone's pictures? The website just redirects to an app. The app (iPhone here) does not provide a link nor can you save the photos. So is the tumblr person just taking screenshots of the pictures? Sounds like a lot of work.
posted by desjardins at 10:35 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: I can assure you that this is not an actual job being performed on any level
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:37 AM on July 18, 2012


In any case these look way better than most instagram pictures that I've seen. Fuck that 70s retro shit.
posted by desjardins at 10:39 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


> Fuck that 70s retro shit.

Amen. Instagram is the dumbest thing. Well, not the dumbest thing, but still. Smartphone cameras are getting really good (self link) and now you want to make that shit look all kitschy to give your dopey social activity some character? Well, you have no character!
posted by Burhanistan at 10:51 AM on July 18, 2012


BURHANISTAN WHAT FLOWER IS THAT

(We found a bunch of them on vacation and this is going to save me an AskMe.)
posted by griphus at 10:54 AM on July 18, 2012


desjardins, a lot of instagram users link to twitter which may be how this person is getting the snaps?
posted by Mister_A at 10:55 AM on July 18, 2012


That's my passiflora (passion flower), of course! I don't recall the exact species at the moment. Apparently, they can even be smoked, although that probably is far more trouble than its worth.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:56 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


It this where we come to make fun of the nouveau riche?
posted by palbo at 10:59 AM on July 18, 2012


I think that is passiflora witchcraft.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:01 AM on July 18, 2012


Now I want to create some sort of highly exclusive tethered zeppelin smoking bar.
Like the smoking room on the Hindenburg perhaps?
posted by shothotbot at 11:19 AM on July 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Wow. I didn't think that my dislike for Instagram could get any worse. Thank you for expanding my horizons.
posted by Splunge at 11:33 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


BURHANISTAN WHAT FLOWER IS THAT

I think that is passiflora witchcraft.


Yep, passion flower or in the North American version maypop, the flowers of the passion fruits.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:37 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


It does indeed fruit, and I've eaten one. It tastes....ok. Like, if I needed to stave off starvation it would be totally fine.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:40 AM on July 18, 2012


Maybe I'm suffering from outrage fatigue, but most of this was disappointingly mundane. There wasn't much pictured that made me jealous aside from flying on private jets (mostly to avoid crowds and the TSA). I've got champagne in the fridge, don't like helicopters or cigarettes, and don't really imagine I'd enjoy hanging out with most of the people pictured.

Apparently I'd make a lousy billionaire.

Either that or most of these kids are doing it wrong.
posted by Davenhill at 12:04 PM on July 18, 2012


> Maybe I'm suffering from outrage fatigue, but most of this was disappointingly mundane

I don't know if this is presented/compiled for recreational outrage, it seems more like a People of Walmart-type thing. Point and laugh.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:06 PM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Apparently I'd make a lousy billionaire.

Either that or most of these kids are doing it wrong.


Almost every rich person on earth is doing it wrong. If I was rich, you'd better believe I'd found the Banzai Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Strategic Information.

Youth is wasted on the young, money is wasted on the rich, and these people are wasting both.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:03 PM on July 18, 2012 [4 favorites]


where in the world can i go to get as far away from these people and their money as possible, its my only ambition anymore
posted by junco at 2:49 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Either that or most of these kids are doing it wrong.

I think the ones that are doing it "right" are probably not posting it to Instagram.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:08 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Instagram might be one of the few social networks where the wealthy are not insulated from the non-wealthy. Surely all of these people have Facebook pages, but unless you're already their friends, you probably can't see photos of them hanging out in Learjets.

Actually, I was going to say the wealthy probably use Facebook and Instagram (more than say Tumblr or Pinterest) because they are so isolated.

I never use Instagram, but I thought it was fairly private. No?
posted by mrgrimm at 3:09 PM on July 18, 2012


I still don't get how instagram works. How do you get links to someone's pictures? The website just redirects to an app. The app (iPhone here) does not provide a link nor can you save the photos. So is the tumblr person just taking screenshots of the pictures?

I have this question too. I don't think it's Twitter.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:10 PM on July 18, 2012


The really rich kids have 3D Instagram, which is not compatible with your mediocre middle-class iPhone, so you don't get to see those pics.
posted by davejay at 4:43 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


I will take this as yet another opportunity to evangelize for Schaeffer, the one beer to have when you're having twelve for $6.49.

Around here genny costs 5.99 for twelve and PBR costs about 6.30. I usually alternate between the two.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 5:39 PM on July 18, 2012


Explain to me what's going on in this one that makes this like the others, please.

crunchland, I gather it's the person, Nick Hissom, rather than the activity. According to his website, the 20-year-old is "a recording artist, fashion model, philanthropist, and full-time student at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia." His stepfather, Vegas resort billionaire Steve Wynn, is also a UPenn grad.
posted by gingerest at 6:22 PM on July 18, 2012


You know, the recording and modeling and studying keeps me so busy, I've really been neglecting my philandering.
posted by box at 6:41 PM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cristal has always been for crack whores

Christ. Get over yourself.

And not just because champagne, like caviar, is massively overrated as far as luxury goods go.
posted by mippy at 4:17 AM on July 19, 2012


Southpaw is the cheap southern beer of choice, imo. But I live in a micro-brewery rich town now, so it's been a while since I touched the stuff.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:22 AM on July 19, 2012


These Are the Worst People to Ever Use Instagram (Updated)
posted by gen at 9:25 AM on July 19, 2012


Rich Kids of Instagram Epitomize Everything Wrong with Instagram
posted by gen at 9:25 AM on July 19, 2012


from: "Rich Kids of Instagram Epitomize Everything Wrong with Instagram"

Instagram and photo apps like it are shallow mediums that will generate shallow results.

You could almost say the same about photography then, right?

Full disclosure: Yeah, we know. We use Instagram, too.

Oh, so you're just wanking off for SEO clicks?
posted by mrgrimm at 9:57 AM on July 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


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