Friday, December 21, 2007
DuckTales LogoSo last month I made a side reference to Disney's animated television series DuckTales that still is cracking me up to this day (see Maybach 62 Landaulet).

In reference to the new Maybach super-luxury car, I said:

This Landaulet is pretty sweet. It's a half-a-convertible, so your driver (in the front seat) is covered, and you (in the back seat) can enjoy the sun. Ironically it's kind of the opposite of Scrooge McDuck's car in DuckTales (the one Duckworth the butler used to drive).

Yes, I get all of my preconceived notions about wealthy lifestyles from 1980s cartoons. Doesn't matter if Scrooge was a duck, homeboy was richer than the Sheikh. I mean, does he have a ginormous Money Bin in which he can literally swim through gold coins?

For those of you who don't recall DuckTales, the premise was that Donald Duck went off to serve in the Navy so he left his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie in his rich uncle Scrooge McDuck's care. Scrooge lived in, and darn-near owned, the town of Duckburg. In fact, on a hill overlooking the town he built a huge warehouse for money that he called his Money Bin.

Scrooge's Money Bin from DuckTales

It was a total gaudy architectural monstrosity.

See, the thing is that Dubai loves gaudy architectural monstrosities. I can't even count the times I've written about them here. Rotating towers, iPod buildings, buildings in the shape of a man, buildings in the shape of fire, and of course the world's tallest free-standing structure on land and the one that will be taller.

A money bin tower might actually be too staid for Dubai.

Though I do see swimming in gold coins becoming the favorite sport of the rich and richer here in Dubai ...
posted by Josh at 3:36 PM |