Here's one more sign that the good ol' world that we used to know is evermore resembling a fantasy world that requires E-Tickets only when most of us just ain't got 'em.
Today I just saw SpecHampton, a blog targeting those swinging sultans of the South Fork who have dreams of getting rich(er) by buying and "flipping" houses. I'd like to "flip" some of these nabobs. This post -- Middleweight Spec House Battle -- ever so blithely compares the relative virtues of spending either $4.3 million or $3.9 million for either of two neighboring McMansions on a bog next to a cornfield. The author, whom I'm sure I'd be dear friends with if he showed a bit more karmic insight and a rosier disposition rather than his trademark eagle's nose for a good deal, thinks that all things being as good as equal, he'd opt for the castle that's $400,000 cheaper. To him I toss this softball, you take the el cheapo abode and come over to my pad next door to borrow a penny or chamomile tea. Good luck, Charlie!