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…It’s Movie Monday: The Illusive?

The Illusive

Though I doubt the world of the automotive spy photographer is anything near as glamorous as how it’s portrayed in “The Illusive”, it sure is a neat way to debut a new ride.

The film, which features the new SLR Roadster (among other Mercedes offerings), the Apple iPhone, and a Canon camera (“ideal brand partners are brought together and acquired for each film individually”), follows a freelance photog as he attempts to get the exclusive shot, and the illusive girl.

    A closed-off racecourse in northern France. A high-class German carmaker is holding a hush-hush photo shoot for its hypercharged baby. No one outside of the company has ever seen the secret new roadster.

It’s a very entertaining film, if a bit short, and does a great job of advertising for the product without coming off as a blatant product advertisement.

If only all ads were as subtle.

[The Illusive]

[Via: Motor Authority]

…The 2-20 Club is no longer a secret?

2-20 Club Logo

Lost track of how many zeros are at the end of the numbers in your bank account?

Forgot that bills come in sizes smaller then one hundred?

Mastered the universe?

Then you may get offered admission into one of the world’s most exclusive (and expensive) clubs.

How exclusive?

Membership is capped at 20, and only 11 members have made the cut so far.

How expensive?

Try £100,000 up front, followed by £1,000,000 per year just to retain your membership.

So what does that kind of cash buy you?

How about yachts (they’ve got two hundred-footers), helicopters (they’ve got a pair), jets (they’ve got four, including a Gulfstream G5), and more?

More?

Well since you asked: Five star travel, a Bugatti Veyron, a collection of exotic autos, private islands, and access to just about any club or event that you can imagine (think anything Vegas, sporting events, award shows, parties and more).

Plus, there’s a team of researchers, operations managers, logistic managers, transport managers, global operations managers, account managers, asset managers, and consultants on hand at all times to meet your every need.

Not enough?

Then check out what you get when the paperwork finally clears:

2-20 Club Partner Pack

The membership card and the box are made form aerospace grade titanium, the box is covered in Japanese urushi lacquer, and the Centre of Membership tag features metal crafted form a decommissioned space rocket.

Ready to join?

Not so fast. Members must first be nominated by a current member, then seconded, then interviewed before even being considered for a spot.

So what’s this all about then?

Called the 2-20 Club, it’s an asset and contact sharing partnership for the best of the best hedge fund managers around the world, often known simply as ‘Masters of the Universe’.

What does it take to become a master?

Cash, and lots of it.

The name 2-20 comes from the source of that cash, as 2 and 20 is the standard fee arrangement in the hedge fund industry. Managers make 2 percent of assets under their control, and 20 percent of profits after a predetermined benchmark has been met.

If that sounds like a lot of dough, then you’re right, because it is.

With top managers making profits in the billions, 20 percent adds up quickly, and you’ll soon find yourself on a Forbes list spending Franklins like he’s going out of style. (Combined assets of the group are an estimated quarter of a trillion dollars!)

But here’s the thing: You shouldn’t even know about the 2-20 Club.

That’s because until recently, the club was a secret society, carefully shielded from the curious eyes of the world around it.

Why then, are you hearing about it now?

Well, unfortunately for the club, one potential inductee had already wired his £1,000,000 fee when a party that he was hosting on one of the club’s yachts got a little out of hand, and the six figure damage that he caused was not looked kindly upon by current members. (Estimates of the damage are in excess of £650,000.) The club decided to revoke his membership, and he decided to reveal the club to the general public.

Rather then let him run rampant with the story, twisting it into his own version of the truth, 2-20 contacted DYH and decided to break the story first.

So here it is; the world’s first sneak peak into the lives of the super rich.

Ready to join? Then have that black American Express card waiting, because a chance like this doesn’t come around often. (Or, for most people, ever.)


…It’s Website Wednesday: Rip TV?

Rip TV

Rip TV is “an interactive broadband action sports TV network with an emphasis on Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Skiing, BMX, Surfing, MotoX, and more”.

With “exclusive programming, live-event coverage, and entertaining weekly shows”, as well as crazy crashes, treacherous tricks, cool contests, and gnarly news, it’s designed to fill all of your extreme sports needs in one place (and let you know about all of the sports that can kill you).

If that’s not good enough, then just keep in mind that Rip TV is still in Beta, so you can have that ‘there before the crowds’ feeling for a little wile longer.

[Rip TV]

…NOKA Chocolates are extremely overpriced?

NOKA

If anyone actually took the time to work out a price to weight ratio, I’m sure more than a few customers would be shocked to find out that they just shelled out approximately $2,080 per pound for a few pieces of high priced chocolate. Dallas Food took an extremely thorough look at NOKA Chocolates, a company that is charging just that for some of their exclusive chocolates. Though the company is only four years old, they are now the most expensive chocolates you can buy, and the report takes a look to see if the prices can possible be justified. Short answer: No. But read through for a great look inside the chocolate industry.

[Dallas Food]

[NOKA Chocolates]