Friday, January 11, 2013

Liquid Gold

Geez, some folks must have more money than sense. If I had a spare $27G sittin' around, I might be thinkin' about replacin' Sammy the Sequoia who ain't no spring chickin' with 115,000 miles, or maybe I would stash a few thousand away in my kids' college funds. Of course a VA-CAY to Australia would be the ultimate guilty pleasure for me, but I ain't got that chunk of change. However,  Lyle Shellenberg, a retired businessman from Salem, Oregon, apparently does, and he chose to lay it all down on a 50 year old bottle of Glenfiddich Scotch. Dang, that shizz must be liquid gold to cost that much.
 
Mr. Shellenberg became one of only six people in the country to own this limited edition bottle. He says his ties to Glenfiddich go back 40 years when he toured the distillery in Scotland with his grandfather. I believe that was about the same time he started to grow that porn star mustache. Now Mr. Shellenberg did say he wanted to own something that no one else in the state would have. Of course if he slams that scotch himself he could have a $27,000 hangover. Not many folks can make that claim to fame fo' sho!! 
 
 Call me crazy, but somethin' tells me that an expensive hangover from drinkin' liquid gold ain't no different from a hangover on the cheap. Plus, Two Buck Chuck ain't so bad goin' down. I have a feelin' it's all 'bout the same comin' back up.
 
 
Story: Here

19 comments:

  1. He may have a lot of money, but probably not a lot of friends. He could have used that 27G to buy 15 thousand bottles of two buck chuck to hand out all over the state. But no, he decided to hoard one bottle, which he will never bust open. Selfish jerk. :)

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  2. so sad... here you have poor little me who would spent the money on a flat to have a place of his own... and there you have him who'd spent such money on booze :(

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  3. Pffft if I had that money I'd half my debt. Don't care how rich I was, 27 grand on a bottle of anything is stupid.

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  4. WOW! The crazy things people spend their money on! I'm hoping he's got money to spare to pay his bills and not try to bank on selling that on Ebay for more.

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  5. I still can't believe people would pay that much. What if he opens it and is like "this is awful"? Actually I hopes he has buyers remorse.

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  6. Yeah, he ain't getting laid so why not. xo

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  7. I read that article as well and I agree with "in the coop". The article I read said he was going to open it and drink it with a small group of family and friends. That's one way to get friends but not the most cost efficient.

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  8. wow that's some expensive liquor... I guess I would drink it right before I die if I was to pick a time? lol

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  9. Deb! You are a laugh well appreciated each day. I love your sense of humor!!!!! Too bad you didn't get your Guess Jeans where I did. I'm sorry. Mine were a fluke. Grateful fluke, but none the less, still a frickin' fluke.

    (man, say that three times fast - haaaaaaaaa)

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  10. I heard this thing on NPR yesterday about the new pawn shops that cater to the wealthy and wine collections are one of the things they listed as something rich people pawn for quick cash.
    heh

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  11. I bet nobody even knows if that's really Scotch in there. It isn't as if anyone would pay 27,000 and then drink it. It could be goat piss and nobody would ever be the wiser.

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  12. The price of the bottle would leave a bad taste in my mouth no matter how good the contents. Give me two buck Chuck anytime.

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  13. Oh god, you don't want to come to Australia, at least not right now! It's about two degrees hotter than he'll and I'm contemplating moving into my freezer!

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    1. Annnnnnnnddddddddddd, that sound you hear is the sound of my testicles freezing off. I'll settle for hell.
      :-)

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  14. Think his mom will let him drink it in her basement?

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. You are a spit fire, I love these posts and you are keeping it real!

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  16. Money is wasted on people like him. Seriously. I could have taken my dream cruise, and traveled around Europe with that kind of money. Seriously. What a waste!

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    http://theramblingsofcharliebrown.blogspot.com

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  17. Im waiting on the story where he gets drunk on Two Buck Chuck and whilst trying to remove his penny loafers, he drunkenly stumbles into the cabinet that holds the liquid gold, and it shatters to the floor. He later chokes on glass while licking the remaining gold from the hardwood.Tragic.

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  18. As for the liquid, I say...SELL! Immediately!

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