Saturday 12 May 2012

5 things I would buy if I was filthy rich

Much like many people, I like to fantasise on occasion about what I would do if I won the lottery and was obscenely rich overnight.

There's the obvious things that I map out; How much I would spend on a house, how much I would divvy up amongst my siblings and friends, and what percentage I would save for investments etc. After all of these things though, my mind wanders to the completely frivolous purchases. The things I could potentially buy if money was no object.

This is not a definitive list, but just a few of the things I'd buy if I had the money to waste.

1. Powered Paragliding
Cost: Anywhere from about $5,000-$15,000 for equipment

I have a giant fan strapped to my back, your argument is invalid.

If you're unfamiliar with Powered Paragliding, you're in for a treat my friend. Basically, you have a parachute strapped to your back like regular paragliding,  but you're also equipped with an epic fan that makes spontaneous take off possible. If you're interested in how it works, this video may explain a couple of things for you.

For those of you reading on mobile devices or simply can't be arsed watching the video, it basically works like this. You have this ridiculous fan on your back with a lawnmower motor, and a parachute. You start up the fan (it has a throttle on it), start running and catch the parachute in the wind, and then rev the motor and take off.

Complete unadulterated fun as you fang around the air, taking in the sites. Even if you were up there long enough to run out of fuel (most tanks will last for a few hours), you'd safely float to the ground courtesy of your parachute and be on your merry way.

More about Powered Paragliding or Paramotoring can be learned about here.

2. Emperor 200 Computer Lab
Cost: About $45,000 per machine

I don't care who you are, you totally want one of these.

Made by MWE Lab, The Emperor 200 is the ultimate geekstation for a PC Gamer, or even PC user in general. Equipped with an adjustable three LCD monitor setup and a custom Recaro seat, this futuristic PC station will make anybody look like they're jacked into the Matrix while using the internet. Imagine having a gaming den kitted out with 24 of these bad boys? I'd be able to conduct the most epic LAN battles on the planet.

If only I had enough friends to fill the seats.

Forever Alone playing by myself.
I want one of these things so bad that it hurts.

3. Fully Equipped Zombie Survival Panic Room
Cost: Somewhere in the region of $750,000 - $1,000,000

Enough weaponry to do a 1:1 scale reproduction of Vietnam.

Who wants to wake up in the midst of the zombie apocalypse and not be prepared? Not me, that's who. I would build a panic room bunker, with enough munitions and supplies to stay alive isolated for at least a year. Canned food, long-life rations and guns. Like, lots and lots of guns. In addition, it'd have a veritable smorgasbord of medieval weaponry, crossbows and Eastern swords. Steel would adorn the room.

It'd have a built-in firing range, too, with zombie targets to hone those zombie killing skills.

'Cause shooting paper targets is lame.

4. Tesla Roadster

Cost: Prices starting at $49,999

The most awesome car on the planet.

What better way to honour the long dead genius Nikola Tesla then to buy a car named after his namesake? Probably many different ways to better honour him, actually. Never mind. This car rocks. Manufactured by a division of Lotus, it actually looks quite similar. There is a fundamental difference, however. It's main feature is that despite being 100% electric it can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds. It can drive up to 245 miles on a single charge, and outputs 0 emissions. Why on earth are car companies still making gas guzzling machines? Oh yeah, that right - 'Cause the patents for most water fuel cell and electric technology has been bought out by Big Oil.

5. My own private cinema
Cost: Probably about $200,000

CloakerJosh on a 200 inch screen. Awesome sauce.

Who doesn't want their own private cinema? Nobody. Aside from having the best projector money can buy, it would feature state-of-the-art 7.1 Dolby sound and every gaming console known to man hooked up to it. It'd be networked to my server room (yeah that's right, I'll have a server room), which my private collection of every movie worth owning from the dawn of time in stunning HD (where available).

All of my friends could come over for movie pre-screenings as I'd be registered as a cinema, but only admit friends and myself.

Oh yeah, that's right. Crap.


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