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spiceboy
May 31st, 2012, 01:50 PM
http://gawker.com/5914285/russian-millionaire-tosses-paper-money-planes-out-of-office-window-laughs-as-people-brawl-over-them

Russian Millionaire Tosses Paper Money Planes Out of Office Window, Laughs as People Brawl Over Them

Pavel Durov, founder of the popular Russian Facebook-alike VKontakte (http://vk.com/), took a bread-and-circuses approach to generosity over the weekend, spending time with VK's vice president tossing paper airplanes made of money out of the company's St. Petersburg offices.

A crowd soon formed outside the building, eager to catch every 5,000-rouble ($160) bill Durov and his cohort were throwing. As tends to happen in these situations, the scene quickly devolved into an all-out brawl.

"People turned into dogs as they were literally attacking the notes," said one eyewitness (http://www.rt.com/news/russian-zuckerberg-money-experiment-406/). "They broke each other's noses, climbed the traffic lights with their prey just like monkeys. Shame on Durov!"

For his part, the 27-year-old, whose net worth is valued at some $260 million, appeared to be enjoying the commotion, reportedly "laughing and filming" as people trampled over each other in desperation. He later claimed he was simply hoping to create "a festive atmosphere," and stopped as soon as "people turned into animals."

Despite online critics calling his experiment "too cruel," Durov promised that "more such actions are to follow."

Emiel Goelen
May 31st, 2012, 01:56 PM
:help:

Sammo
May 31st, 2012, 02:41 PM
:spit:

Super Dave
May 31st, 2012, 02:42 PM
So it didn't look or feel fake at all?

NyCPsU
May 31st, 2012, 02:58 PM
^ The money was real. ;)

Smith Saybrook
May 31st, 2012, 03:16 PM
The real life Monty Burns?

Super Dave
May 31st, 2012, 03:36 PM
^ The money was real. ;)

Oh, Jesus. I was assuming it was fake for some reason. :facepalm: WTF. :smash: Yes, I'm stupid.

duhcity
May 31st, 2012, 04:08 PM
Am I an asshole for thinking this is hilarious?

NyCPsU
May 31st, 2012, 04:24 PM
Thought it was funny too. :lol:

HippityHop
May 31st, 2012, 04:53 PM
The man is redistributing his wealth. I don't see what the problem is. :confused::angel:

Just Do It
May 31st, 2012, 05:29 PM
My father used to say his biggest wish is to do exactly the same.

pov
May 31st, 2012, 06:19 PM
In his position I'd probably either get p'd off and stop. Or I'd see if I could bring some order to things.

It's also interesting to me that the quoted eyewitness blames Durov for the people's behaviour.

Maddox
May 31st, 2012, 07:22 PM
:o The rich and the funny games they play

Sammo
May 31st, 2012, 09:42 PM
If it had been me down there I would have given him the middle finger though, I hate these rich assholes who think of normal people as of 'stupid ants' only because they're richer, when they're inferior compared to the 'ants' in many other ways.

ranfurly
May 31st, 2012, 10:17 PM
Hilarious,

watching the plebs fight over money,

A Billionaries's best entertainment

GeeTee
Jun 2nd, 2012, 01:49 AM
I would have been leaning out of a second floor window....with a fishing net..

skanky~skanketta
Jun 2nd, 2012, 09:33 AM
If it had been me down there I would have given him the middle finger though, I hate these rich assholes who think of normal people as of 'stupid ants' only because they're richer, when they're inferior compared to the 'ants' in many other ways.
Yeah, right. :rolleyes:

At the end of the day, these "normal" people act like hooligans becase they want the money.

skanky~skanketta
Jun 2nd, 2012, 09:34 AM
I would have been leaning out of a second floor window....with a fishing net.. I would have joined you!