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Ghetto Fabulous

I’m fascinated by the idea of Ghetto Fabulous – where poor ghetto bangers get rich and then spend their money on things they consider fancy or exotic. Only their conception of what is fancy and exotic is sometimes very very strange based on the isolation of the ghetto community. Fake gold teeth is a quintessential example – something well known to be a symbol of wealth being used for something most people would consider absurd.

Things that are hilariously Ghetto Fabulous:

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    <li> <a href="http://taylorgifts.com/prodetail~cat~toilet%20seat~itemNo~25061~ID~.asp" target="_blank">Glowing Blue Toilet Seats</a> </li>
    <li> Driving an Escalade to your slum-land apartment </li>
    <li> Mink Fur Bathroom Rugs </li>
    <li> Diamond Studded Steering Wheels </li>
    <li> Designer Track Suits </li>

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