Are you a financier who raked in a multi-million dollar fortune during the boom?
Bored with your world class art collection, your international portfolio of prime properties, your string of thoroughbred Polo ponies?
Looking for an interesting way to spend some of the $350m you amassed during the wonder years?
Well step forward, my much misunderstood Master of the Universe, and allow me to introduce you to the mighty Phoenix 1000 Luxury Submarine, a 213-foot extravaganza that runs to 5,000 square feet of turbo-charged underwater excess.
The price tag is a suitably insane $78m, and the specifications – across all four floors – are so decadently outrageous that they’d put Caligula to shame (“rich fabrics, beautiful woods and replete with the finest leathers.”)
Of course, for a man such as yourself, an investment of this magnitude is not be entered into rashly and without due diligence (as if!)
So to help you make a decision, here are some points to mull over:
- Yachts? Pah! In the mega rich game of one-upmanship the largest private undersea vehicle ever built trumps the lot!
- Dive below the waves when the weather turns choppy; leave the paparazzi floundering in your wake as you sink without trace
- Laugh in the face of Somali pirates, who’ll need a bloody big oxygen tank and frankly enormous flippers to chase you in this.
- Das Boot, The Hunt for Red October, K-19: The Widowmaker
- Kinda makes you look like a Bond villain
- Giant octopus! Giant octopus!
Personally, I think you should go for it – and not just because the the folks over at US Submarines pay $50,000 to anyone who refers a suitable buyer (honest!)
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Cats definitely have the marmite factor. Depending on your experience with them they’re either a) adorable bundles of fur or b) hairy evil monsters.
I tend to sway towards b), especially following I’m going to climb up your legs even though I can see you’re wearing shorts and I’m going to bat you mercilessly about the head and sit on your face until you wake up episodes.
I’ll admit that in some circles the second option is not a bad thing. In fact some people even pay good money for it, but swiftly moving on…
I know I’m not alone in this mistrust of cats but equally acknowledge that there are armies of feline lovers out there just waiting to leap to their beloved moggy’s defence.
But I think both camps can agree that the following cartoons from Matthew Inman contain more than a nugget of truth:
“How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you”
There are more cat truths on Matthew’s website ‘How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You‘, including a very helpful quiz (the results of which let me know that there is a 96% chance that my cat is trying to kill me).
The irony is that cats would be ruling the earth by now were it not for the fact that whilst they’re evil, they’re also very, very, lazy.