You've heard of the Antikythera Mechanism??
Well, here is the Oligarchical Hippopotamus.
Actually, it's the Oligarchical AND the Antikythera Hippopotamuses.
My main worry is that the right people "earned" their $500 in nightly mostly tax-free tips. Yes, I mean Mr. Sirius and his D.C. gay mafia.
As I reckon, using a base manager's salary of $35K and a 10% Federal tax rate, but adjusted to an actual real-world income including runaway tips in excess of $100K that totals $150K per year, the amount declared to the IRS for Federal purposes works out to $1.16 per $50 truly
Remember that $100K in tips works out to $2,000 per week for 50 weeks per year -- something that has gone on for many years, even if it is not technically true in 2012.
Think that's unreasonable?
Consider if you were given a $30 tip on a $35 bill just on, say, Monday night. And that's just one frickin' bill over 8 hours.
And there you have it.
"LIKE, OH MY GAWHD! Like, I'm so worth it!"
In my view, even if every frickin' high-end bartender, waiter, and gigolo in L.A. and New York / Manhattan does it, it's still just immoral.
Anyway, tonight, I went to Nellie's with Gary and Kristof and had a rather good time.
I should mention that tomorrow Gary, Wendy, and I are supposed to go to Wildwood, New Jersey.
As it is, I'm planning on ONE MORE entry tomorrow, if possible.