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Poor Paul Allen

It's tough to be rich. You have to decide which house to spend the weekend in, where to take your mega-yacht next and how to redecorate your Gulf stream. And the endless pampering really takes its toll.

That's why Microsoft co-founder took a badly needed vacation on the Antarctic on his 200-foot yacht (one of several big boats).

Before Allen arrived on his yacht, named the Octopus, there was a problem with one of the two helicopters on board (helicopters are like underwear to the rich -- you really should change them everyday) and it made an emergency landing on the water.

Even though Allen was miles away at the time, the poor guy must have been traumatized.

We can help. I'd like to start The Paul Allen Fund. Money collected will pay for Microsoft stock, boat fuel and rock-and-roll memorabilia. How much you gonna give? Answers (facetious of course) readily accepted at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/04/2011 at 1:18 PM


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