This phonograph "reads" a rock’s rough surface and transforms it into beautiful ambient music pic.twitter.com/PYDzYsWWf8— Surreal Videos (@SurrealVideos) March 3, 2023
This phonograph "reads" a rock’s rough surface and transforms it into beautiful ambient music pic.twitter.com/PYDzYsWWf8— Surreal Videos (@SurrealVideos) March 3, 2023
wait, that means the gift bags must worth a shit ton.
how old are you?
ask your mum
>Paying more in tax on a gift bag than the average person makes in a year
Who's the onions on the right?
Director of EEAAO
Honestly not surprised he looks like that. Bojack Horseman's creator also has the soi phenotype as well.
Gift bags are money laundering
IRS not falling for it
IT WAS A FUCKING TRAP
HOW MUCH MORE LIFEBLOOD CAN THEY DRAW FROM BRENDAN HE'S DYING YOU MONSTERS
Okay, good? The gift bag shit is ridiculous anyway.
>Americans can be bankruptcy from a gift
Did they learn nothing from the Oprah fiasco about the free cars? Well, it's not like 63k is that much for celebrities.
Thats like half the cost of the shit. Just overpriced creams.
Baby foreskin creams
this is just shuffling money around from elites to the federal coffers (which will later be raided by the elites)
What the fuck is this gay shit?? It’s all shit for women
For me it's the alien moron doll.
literally advertisements disguised as gifts
i assume most of them throw it directly in the trash
They probably pass them off to their maids and gardeners (who then sell them on eBay).
It’s all fucking plastic surgery and a bunch of overpriced food and alcohol along with gift cards for sponsors.
literally goyslop for rich people
I badly need that norwood restoration gift card.
Just steal it like Chrissy Moltisanti, it's as easy as that T
>$50 dollar piece of Australia
FUCK HOW DO I GET NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR
They forgot to mention, if you buy that plot of land you can legally call yourself cunt or cuntess
That hair transplant doc charges $7000 just for a consultation?
>Shit dude, you have no hair
>Here's a list of expensive surgeries and surgeons I recommend
>That will be $7000 please
>name is literally Dr. Sue
This dude is 100% running a shell office for keeping celebs drugged/unbogged
>I only get 3 days off in 1 year
>land of the free
lmao australia wtf have some pride don’t whore out your country to these people
You can guarantee it's some garden gnome who bought some large section of uninhabitable land for $1000 an acre.
Are you just spitballing that number or is there really land there for $1000? Because I’ll make it habitable if there is.
A bit of both. I do remember seeing a map of how much land costs which included dirt cheap prices.
A bit of googling lead me to
>One of such areas is the Grenfern region in Tasmania. The piece of land I am talking about costs about 50 cents per square meter
Since we were talking acres, there are 4046 square meters in an acre making that $2023 per acre.
No idea how accurate the article is, it's from 2022.
Another one lists a "10 hectare land property" for $29,950.
Apparently this area is where you get your land.
>The land parcels all come with a “certificate of land licence”, but the terms and conditions go on to state that “you have purchased a symbolic souvenir … of the land” and people who own a “pack” may not “take possession of the parcel; use the parcel; enter upon the parcel and/or the land without the licensor’s express written consent”.
>The Aussie Mate pack is the most basic package the company offers, starting at $79.95 for 1 sq metre, with other pack categories offering up to 10 sq metres for $199.95 in the “Ultimate Bush Rangers Pack”.
>On Pieces of Australia’s website, the coordinates listed lead to a property at 253 Happiness Road, Tara, which was last sold in October 2021 for $35,000.
Yeah land's pretty worthless out there. Probably about 4 hours from Brisbane iirc.
Had a friend looking to buy acreage a few years ago and that was one of the places he considered, there's no water, elec, etc.
Would probably be a good investment if you plan on having grandkids, I could see it becoming like a Toowoomba type city in 50 years, as the liveable/expensive areas slowly get pushed further and further out, that sort of thing.
To clarify I mean actually going and buying a real acreage yourself to hold onto, not some made up 1m2 novelty thing.
yeah i'm 100% sure this isn't a thing.
Mate, it’s clearly a scam like that plot of land shit to give you the lord title
>get free plastic surgery
>pay for more plastic surgery to fix it
>get even more bogged
We've lost so many celebreties this way.
Someday, that $50 piece of land will be worth $50 Million
>Plot of land in Australia
Fuck off, celebrity gays. We're full.
>get liposuction you fat goy
would it be rude to refuse the gift because giving it seems like an insult?
No wonder everyone is so fucking bogged when they're giving out free visits as party favors
>plot of land in ausieland for $50
Bloody hell.I've heard of real-estate near Chernobyl that goes for more.
I could probably buy one third of the continent for the balance of my bank account.
Single individuals own plots of land bigger than many European countries. It's fucking worthless.
>9k for three night stay at a lighthouse
>3k a night
do you get unlimited blowjobs? why is it so expensive
>hair transplant consultation
And yet there are idiots on this board who continue to think that their favorite actor looks great because they eat well and use lotions, lmao
Why do actors just fall apart? Is it excessive drug consumption?
Most of them probably have pretty wild lifestyles with lots of alcohol and drugs. And they age just like normal people, yet they look much better than the average Joe when they're 50. Without plastic surgery and hair transplants most of them would look fucking terrible. Probably even worse than Joe Sixpack at the same age
do americucks really give out moron babies as gifts?
Yes. It's customary to always bring a moron Baby as a gift whenever you go over to someones house as a guest. Americans always keep said babies on hand so that they can give them out. It's considered extremely polite because Americans worship them. That's why everyone is getting butthurt over Abortion Laws. Blacks kill the most babies out of everyone and they worship them, so they want to keep them around as much as possible.
t. Fat American Cuckold. Son to Jamal. Husband to Karen. Father of my wifes son. And I will have my processed fatty food in this line or the next.
Interesting. American culture is interesting.
Yes. American Culture is so beautiful. I am so blessed to be part of the best country in the world.
wow thats pretty cucked
>Fat American Cuckold. Son to Jamal. Husband to Karen. Father of my wifes son. And I will have my processed fatty food in this line or the next.
Well no one is gonna buy them.
it's a 200 year old tradition
It's the greatest gift one can give, save for a live one.
How the fuck can this shit raise your taxes any amount; this is all shit you would buy to shut your kid up at an airport for a few minutes.
Look at the gift cards. The one to the bottom left is $10k alone.
>save $10k when you spend $60k in our store!
They give plots of land in Scotland
>They give plots of land in Scotland
Thats just a scam/gag gift
Wow. Def worth 63k
>take a sip of your room temperature San Pellegrino
>now owe $60,000
Imagine having to pay $63k for this.
What a grift.
Why the fuck is this 5 dollar self-published amazon book part of all that? Who is this guy? What’s the story here?
Probably a quack psychologist who worked with the roastie who put together these bags.
This is the most sad and desperate "smile" I've ever seen
im gonna assume garden gnomes
probably some nepo baby shit, probably some old AMPAS board member's nephew or some shit.
>readers are introduced to EFT - a natural process for letting go of unwanted emotions
sounds like scientology bullshit
Sounds like some fucking commie gobbledymoron
It's a pre-rape book to lay the groundwork to rape children and them not telling people and instead lobotomize their brain with this "EFT" new-age bullshit.
Wizard == gay pedo
Nothing says helping marine life like a big plastic whale that will probably be thrown away.
>Nominees can also cash in a $12,000 arm liposuction procedure, as well as $10,000 worth of Botox, chemical peels, and other cosmetic procedures.
that isnt a gift bag its a fucking gift suitcase
thats the kind of crap you get your mom for her birthday when you have no fucking clue what she wants
schizophreniacs explaining how the exploding minions relates to baal worshipping child sacrifice:
>$10k gift certificate
Wow that's fucking awful
>Endless make-up and perfume samples
>1 liter of Pellegrino
THIS IS HOW THE ELITE LIVE
AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA WHAT THE FUCK
Even if we assume the 63k is combined with all the winners I don't see how the cost of that can reach that high let alone taxes
theres like $500 worth of shit here how do people figure they owe 62k
>$10k chemical peels and botox
>$7k hair transplant consultation
>$12k arm lipsuction voucher
>$9k three night stay at lighthouse
Seems to add up.
>$38k adds up to $63k in taxes
I meant that the price keeps adding up. Those are only a few of the high price items. There's more.
It's gnomish magic
I recall many years prior seeing the contents of an Oscar giftbag, and it had actual valuable stuff like high-end cellphones, garden gnomeelry, etc., not just discount coupons and cashews.
Yep it used to have all kinds of shit like that. I am not sure exactly why it changed but lots of the companies that used to contribute to it see no fucking value in doing so.
Its all products made for women because they want the women going to the Oscars to be seen with their products which they can use to market to women. Or to get them to at least know the product so when they get approached about a promotional deal they won't just dismiss it because they have no idea what it is.
what is a woman
laughing so hard at the idea of someone being handed this sack of literal shit garbage and then getting a 60,000 dollar bill
Oh wow I’ve always wanted my very own moron baby doll and peta balloon! What lucky bastards.
how many trees died for this?
It’s okay they were white trees
lol that fucking milk foam thing which is dirt cheap everywhere
That'll be $63,000, plus tip.
fucking hell, even celebrities fall for the youtuber grift
>even celebrities fall for the youtuber grift
Bruv celebrities are some of the trashiest people who fall for pretty much all vapid scams out there, beginning with the most obvious one where they sell their souls to garden gnomes.
Show me one very classy modern celebrity that isn't extremely old.
Isn't Highland Titles quite literally a scam?
Yes it is
WHAT THE FUCK
americans pay $63k for ads?
>$63k for some peta balloon, a black doll and some gift cards
how much is that alcohol they're given?
>literally a bunch of plastic litter
>I NEED TO CONVINCE 7000 OF YOU TO STOP DRIVING YOUR CARS SO I CAN OFFSET MY SUPERYACHT FUEL CONSUPTION
I NEED that sloth plushie.
Does seaworld even still exist?
It does here in Australia. Apparently they just opened some new Atlantis world there with three new rides.
they could have just given them all a nice $1k bottle of wine and it have been more valuable and less wasteful.
Because it's an advertisement.
>be struggling actor
>give the performance of your life in some shitty arthouse oscarbait film
>nominated for oscar
>gifted basket of candy and a plastic inflatable orca
>forced to pay $63,000 in taxes + tip
What the actual fuck all of this combined can't be more than $1k how the fuck do you end up paying $63k of tax on this worthless garbage?
On a side note I got better gifts on generic business conferences, champagnes, cognacs, cigars, hard drives, books, leather goods and so on...
'cado in the 'ag
But those are "Gift baskets" you don't pay taxes on gifts, the one that buy the gift already did. What fucking backwards reality is thus shit from?
How do they get taxed, what if they took the bag and left it in their car? Did they get a receipt or something? You can't get handed a gift and then be taxed for it, that's crazy
Most of them are incredibly rich, but imagine the literally-who nominees in the Best Documentary Short Subject category having to pay a lot of money in taxes for a bunch of crap they received as a "gift"
Can they give it back? If I give it to someone else do we both get taxed?
Do you honestly think any of them actually pay taxes on that shit? They can just write it off as a business expense, since showing up to the oscars can be considered part of the job, as well as receiving the basket/awards/etc.
They dont pay taxes on it anyway, this some clickbait nonsense
Oh shit I didn't know James Hong got an oscar, that actually makes me happy
he didn't. they're just gave him one to pose with.
Did James Hong win an Oscar too or did I miss something?
You automatically get one if you're part of the main cast in a movie that wins best picture
Because it is from the Oscar's, there is some retard probably willing to spend thousands just on green glass water. Gift tax is based on assumed value. You can't just gift someone $50000 and not pay taxes. Because of consumer culture that whole thing is worth a stupid amount. Gift cards not included btw.
How? Even if we assume worst case scenario and it was 40% taxed, how the hell is that gift bag worth almost 150k dollars?
The only one that costs more than 50 bucks there are the coupons, and those are coupons so they have ten asterixes and limitations so it’s not like it’s really worth 10k
>You can't just gift someone $50000 and not pay taxes.
The IRS allows you to make a one-time gift of up to $60,000 to your spouse completely tax-free.
Source: The Shawshank Redemption
>Falling for e "jouralism" bait
Those poor actors. We should set up a kickstarter to help them, otherwise they will starve!
Then set up another kickstarter to pay for the tax they have to pay for receiving the money from the first kickstarter
I'm happy to offer up a portion of my paycheck if it means we'll get Wakanda 5ever soon.
Apparently a lot of these gifts are sourced from independent nobodies who the Oscars committee convinces to give them the stuff for free "for the exposure."
wasnt tax already paid by the one who bought it for them? i dont understand? why'd you get taxed twice?
Gifts get taxed.
but the buyer pays tax when he buys the items. they dont appear out of nowhere?
>dude, why do I have to pay taxes when inheriting my parents' house/money? they already paid for it didn't they?
Yes. Inheritance tax is evil.
I like it on paper since it prevents generational wealth but in practice it just taxes the middle class disproportionately, since they're the only ones who actually pay it in full. The truly wealthy will just keep their assets overseas or put them into fiscal structures to avoid paying it at all. Otherwise the death of someone like Bill Gates would benefit the state by billions.
>I like it on paper since it prevents generational wealth
Holy fucking retarded ~~*communist*~~ golem, imagine wanting your kids to be poor servants of the garden gnomes
Why do you think rich people all leave their fortunes to their charity foundations? Just allows them to get it to their kids without paying any estate or inheritance tax.
And thus we have the reason why inheritance tax disproportionately affects the middle class. Make sure to pay it, otherwise your filthy bloodline might be able to join the upper class!
You have sales tax, which is when you buy something. We can't have nice things because of rich douchebags abusing the system, so if you receive things worth money, you get taxed on those gifts because they act like you received income(and income is taxed). It's to prevent a rich person whose worth 2 billion dollars buying a 2 billion dollar diamond and 'gifting' it to their kid to avoid estate taxes for example. Or 'gifting' the family home and everything in it, etc.
>We can't have nice things because of rich douchebags abusing the system
Fucking idiot, you can't have nice things because of the government taxing the lining crap out of you at every step, abolishing taxes for rich and poor would solve this immediately.
It's real simple. You gotta pay taxes every time property changes hands. It's not just one time, it's literally every time the owner changes for any reason.
Don’t forget to tip!
Taxation is worse than theft, it's literally slavery, libertarians are right.
Around 90% of worth you create with your labour end up in taxes, run the numbers you pay tax at every step of the money cycle.
Why are there so many asians?
$63,000 is pocket change to these Hollywood types. It's insane what the salary is just for being a supporting character in a TV show no one even watches, let alone what Oscar-nominated actors and directors are probably getting
>The 2023 gift tax limit (taxes filed in 2024) is $17,000.
What a bunch of bullshit I thought it used to be bottles of champagne and roles watches?
Bidengrumes vote against their own economic interests.
what's in the baaag
>100% risk free
Do americans really have to pay taxes on gifts?
Obviously otherwise you could just gift everything and never pay taxes
most developed countries have such tax
What kind of shithole are you from?
From communist Europe and even here paying taxes on gift is not a thing lmao, in many ways US is the most communist country in the world sadly.
>No universal health care program
>Highly privatised military and public sectors
Yeah we’re commies alright
Shit, dudes, someone gifted me a Lego set this past Christmas, do I have to pay taxes??
smug IRS agent.jpg
You don't have to accept it.
Taxation is theft
>paying taxes on gifts
Ameria is trully an Israel colony...
Liberals like taxes so it's fine. They need to pay a fairer share
This. The people bitching about paying taxes on gift bags also preach that people making under $20k a year need to pay more income tax and need to buy $100k electric cars or be fined.
I've no sympathy for these Hollywood elites when the other shoe drops.
WATCH OUT FOR THE FREE BAG GIFT
Yeah, I’m thinking we’re back Cali bros
In an email, Distinctive Assets founder Lash Fary told VERIFY the gift bags his company gives out are considered business gifts by the IRS.
“All business gifts are taxable. The IRS bases any applicable tax on the fair market value of a business gift,” Fary said. “However, the vast majority of our gift bag's value is comprised of gift vouchers or invitations to partake in services. That means that unless a nominee uses a particular gift certificate the fair market value of that gift is zero (with no tax consequence whatsoever).”
you guys have got it all wrong, having a tax expense like that means you can claim things to negate that debt. It's actually $63k tax avoidance