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June 4th, 2014 at 12:55:23 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

you would hate djatc, that @#$%er orders the most expensive thing on the menu, even if he doesn't even like it.

He used to pick up all his free gift spatulas and crap at the casinos.

How annoying is that when he says, "Oh. I got to stop here hear real quick to get my 20th free snuggy"



Ahaha! That's great.
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June 4th, 2014 at 1:15:15 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

you would hate djatc, that @#$%er orders the most expensive thing on the menu, even if he doesn't even like it.

He used to pick up all his free gift spatulas and crap at the casinos.

How annoying is that when he says, "Oh. I got to stop here hear real quick to get my 20th free snuggy"



Ya but I only do that with my own comp, or if we have unlimited.
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June 4th, 2014 at 1:16:22 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

Ya but I only do that with my own comp, or if we have unlimited.



Why would you order the most expensive thing if you don't like it? Wouldn't maximizing enjoyment make more sense than maximizing retail cost?
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June 4th, 2014 at 1:22:51 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Why would you order the most expensive thing if you don't like it? Wouldn't maximizing enjoyment make more sense than maximizing retail cost?



I think part of the fun in a RFB or comp is to try new things you normally wouldn't because of a budget. I don't know anyone in their right mind who would pay for some of these items such as lobster and filets. Better to find out you don't like it if you didn't pay for it, and some faceless entity such as the casino is.
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June 4th, 2014 at 1:24:32 PM permalink
When I used to go to buffets I would try to shovel as much food down my gullet as possible trying to get the most "value". Then looked at myself and thought wtf am I doing. Now I tend to just have a couple plates and maybe some soup and a dessert.
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June 4th, 2014 at 1:39:25 PM permalink
With the quality of some items at buffets these days, I sometimes joke about paying more so I can eat less.

As to social security the question is not is it optimal, nor is the question is it "fair". The origin of unemployment insurance and social security was the Great Depression. Half the soup kitchens in Chicago were funded by Al Capone. Many NY gangsters funded the Three Penny Restaurants that fed the working poor too proud to accept hand outs. That was certainly not optimal but they got the task done.

The purpose when the legislation was passed was to provide a cushion for the unfortunate not a "return for all". There was never an intent to tax the poor nor support everyone, but thats how it is now.

Alaska set things up so the trust fund could not be touched. We should have done that with the income tax and with social security.

When it was passed, you were a big shot if you got a long distance phone call. You were certainly a big shot if you had to pay income tax... and if you did pay the rate was one percent. Raising it to one and a half percent caused about as much of a ruckus as raising beer from a nickle to a dime did. Once you let politicians near things they ruin it. OBJ raised social security payouts on the eve of an election. You think he cared about actuarial support for the bribe to the voters?
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June 4th, 2014 at 1:41:16 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I think part of the fun in a RFB or comp is to try new things you normally wouldn't because of a budget. I don't know anyone in their right mind who would pay for some of these items such as lobster and filets. Better to find out you don't like it if you didn't pay for it, and some faceless entity such as the casino is.



Yeah, ok, that is different. I have done the same thing.

I thought that Axel meant that you knew beforehand that you didn't like it, but ordered it anyway just because it was the most expensive thing.
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June 4th, 2014 at 1:49:49 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I don't know anyone in their right mind who would pay for some of these items such as lobster and filets.



I may not be in my right mind but I occasionally order surf and turf even if I am paying for it.

On a value note: I had a filet and tail at a nice casino steakhouse outside of Vegas a week ago and the menu price was only $39. I was shocked at how cheap it was for being a quality meal in an upscale environment. I think it would have been around $89 at most Las Vegas steakhouses. BTW, my $39 meal was comped.
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June 4th, 2014 at 2:03:04 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I may not be in my right mind but I occasionally order surf and turf even if I am paying for it.

On a value note: I had a filet and tail at a nice casino steakhouse outside of Vegas a week ago and the menu price was only $39. I was shocked at how cheap it was for being a quality meal in an upscale environment. I think it would have been around $89 at most Las Vegas steakhouses. BTW, my $39 meal was comped.



I pay for expensive meals all the time. But I really enjoy them. I'm not sure what the point is of having money if you are not going to enjoy it.

As far as your second point, many casinos outside of Vegas still seem to use the strategy of pricing meals close to cost to try to get people into the casinos. In Vegas the casinos seem to have moved to making more money from retail, nightclubs, pools, and restaurants than they do from gambling, but that doesn't seem to be the case at other places. The steakhouse at my local casino is really cheap (by upscale-food-standards), and, while it's not going to be confused with Craftsteak, it is still quite good.
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June 4th, 2014 at 2:04:39 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Yeah, ok, that is different. I have done the same thing.

I thought that Axel meant that you knew beforehand that you didn't like it, but ordered it anyway just because it was the most expensive thing.

I think he has
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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