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The 1966 Batmobile Sold At At Aution for $4.2M

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Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:07:26 AM

"The world's 100 richest people earned ... enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over."

[singing] Beautiful dreamer ...... [/singing]

Except the food doesn't get to the most extreme poor. The warlords swoop in, take the food and sell it for money to buy arms. So, since your money won't go to support anyone gut a terrorist, why not buy a car :)

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16730 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 11:18:07 PM
HG: "The world's 100 richest people earned ... enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over."

That completely depends on how 'extreme poverty' is defined and how much it would take per person per day to raise that to another higher level of poverty.

In some parts of the world, $10 a day is considered to be middle class. Here in America that would still be desperate poverty, pretty much homelessness. Considering that disparity of terms, one can't possibly calculate what it would take to eliminate poverty adequately.

"... at some point it gets obscene."

That's your opinion, here in America. In some parts of the world, the fact that you use water to flush your toilet is considered 'obscene', because clean water is so scarce and precious to them.

Judge not, lest Ye be judged.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 7:17:01 PM

When you guys get bored you get mean to each other.
And while I find it very entertaining, you are marring the memory of the sexiest car ever built.

Therefore, this thread will self destruct.



Vexys
Male, 18-29, Europe
 74 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 4:04:43 PM
@HG, Crakr, I see both sides to it but i think it's a question of scale. These days realistically thats not all that much, sure its more than I'll ever see and I would probably do something helpful with it if I had it but certainly Crakr is right in the fact you cant make a judgement like that when you know nothing of what the man does with his money currently or is planning to do with anythign he earns in the future.

Sure if I knew you were a billionaire (the 21st century equivalent to the past century's millionaire) and you did nothing charitable with it then I can make that judgement and I'm sure Crakr would agree too.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4818 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 3:53:17 PM
CrakrJak

"You're making this an extreme ends argument."

It was a hypothetical. The point is every time you make any purchase you are choosing to spend money on that instead of everything else you could spend it on.

"You're saying that people can't buy nice things"

Not at all. I have lots of nice things. However at some point it gets obscene. If you have a BMW, good for you. If however you have a custom BMW with platinum detailing on the interior and diamond inlays then you are an a.sshole.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4818 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 3:52:58 PM
"your utopian redistributing wealth socialist ideal won't ever solve that problem."

Wrong. http://tinyurl.com/anfqlh3 The super rich just have you convinced of that.

FTA: "The world's 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over"

"I'm in the category of 'have-not'"

Yes, but you aren't going to starve to death because you live off the 'haves'. Lucky for you that you were born in a country where some "redistributing wealth socialist ideals" were pushed through years ago or you would probably be f.ucked.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16730 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 2:00:56 PM
HG: "If you had 4 million dollars..."

I'd pick neither. You're making this an extreme ends argument. How do you know that this guy doesn't already give a lot to charity? You don't. Plus you have no idea what his plans are for this car. It could be he'll charge admission to see it and then donate those funds to charity (which could easily add up to more than he paid for the car).

You're saying that people can't buy nice things because some people are doing badly. Sorry, but that's not how the world works and your utopian redistributing wealth socialist ideal won't ever solve that problem.

There will always be have and have-nots. Right now I'm in the category of 'have-not' and I don't begrudge this buyer one bit, I'm happy for him.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 1:07:47 PM




HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4818 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 11:05:56 AM
CrakrJak

"Buying a 4.2 million dollar car is killing children?"

No. Certainly not. But it is choosing not to save them.

Let's frame it this way. If you had 4 million dollars and I said you have two choices: You can buy a car to sit in your living room, or you can feed 5,000 starving children for a year, what would you choose? Now he wasn't offered a choice that directly, but fundamentally he made that choice. He knows all the suffering out there that money could ease and instead he chose to have the bat mobile in his living room.

I find that choice reprehensible. Just as I do in the case of the guy that builds a private golf course in his backyard or gilds the ceiling of his office in gold.

Sometimes I wish I did believe in heaven because I would love to think of those guys standing in front of the Pearly Gates explaining those choices.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16730 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 10:21:50 AM
HG: I'm not criticizing your personal choice to be generous. I'm criticizing your condescending judgement of others. Isn't that what you liberals accuse us Christians of doing to you?

"America is about stepping over a dying child to buy a $100,000 watch?"

Really? Is that how you're going frame this argument? Buying a 4.2 million dollar car is killing children? You know that is not only a facetious but hyperbolic accusation.

The Barret-Jackson auction had several vehicles for sale, as every year, sold just for charity. Those charities included those dedicated to ending hunger and St. Jude's hospital, among others.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4818 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 9:10:46 AM
AJ and Crakr

"My money. I earned it. If I want to spend 4.2 million of it on a car, it's my right as a FREE HUMAN BEING!"

Absolutely. It is your right. I just find it morally reprehensible. You and I just have a different moral code obviously which is funny since YOU are the "christians" and I am the atheist. I'm pretty sure Jesus was on my side on this one.

"Stop with all the pretentious bullpoo!"

No pretense whatsoever. I practice what I preach.

"liberal 'bleeding heart' guilt"

What does it have to do with liberal? I know plenty of conservatives who spend their money helping others and bettering society and several liberals who do nothing with it but indulge themselves.

"That's what America is really about."

America is about stepping over a dying child to buy a $100,000 watch? Some people obviously think so. I guess you and i just have a difference of opinion.

panth753
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 8822 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 7:49:00 AM
Some people don't realize that this was the Batman who saved the Superhero. They were thinking of ending Batman all together if it weren't for this show.

chuckleboy
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 145 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 4:28:00 AM
"The most beautiful car ever built."

Gerry1of1, I second that emotion. I thought the TV show sucked, except for two things: Julie Newmar in a skin-tight Catwoman suit, and the Batmobile...

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16730 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 1:42:02 AM
AJ: You just got a dose of that liberal 'bleeding heart' guilt, Ignore it and spend your life and money however you want. That's what America is really about.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9877 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 11:45:58 PM
@HolyGod: Seriously?

My money. I earned it. If I want to spend 4.2 million of it on a car, it's my right as a FREE HUMAN BEING!

Stop with all the pretentious bullpoo!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:30:20 PM

Here's My BatMobile

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16730 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:41:05 PM
r66tramp: Spaceship? What's that a'boot?

r66tramp
Male, 40-49, Canada
 678 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 4:02:13 PM
If I had hundreds of millions of cash to burn, I could... say... spend perhaps 50K on one car, the other two or three would be junkers to mess around with. I'd spend the rest getting high & building my spaceship.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16730 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:38:23 PM
Gerry: No, Jay Leno wasn't the buyer. I seen the auction live on the Speed Channel last night. Two guys bid the same amount and they flipped a coin to decide who would take it home.

It was an exciting round of bidding and I was kind of in shock after the hammer went down.

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1292 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:26:17 PM
Even if I had hundreds of millions of dollars, I couldn't spend more than 150 grand on a car. Not only can almost any car be souped up enough to gain ridiculous amounts of power, but a GT-R costs less than 100k and does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. It can destroy most supercars that cost 1 mil+. I don't care if this car is a collectible, not worth 4 million.

r66tramp
Male, 40-49, Canada
 678 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:16:05 PM
Leave Gerry out, he has a car fetish...perhaps he did not mean that?

PTPete
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1244 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:49:30 PM
Disgusting.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4818 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:35:12 PM
Gerry1of1

"if I were rich I'd have been there bidding and I'd go higher thant 4.2"

Sure. Whey feed starving kids or help destitute people when you can spend 4 million on a car? The morality in this country is sickening. But hey let's celebrate it!

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:33:49 PM
he couldn't afford to get Adam West to show up?

syke22
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1116 Posts
Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:20:48 PM
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