Avast, Ye Mateys!

Panorama of The World docked at Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park
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The World, a floating community for 140 residents and another couple hundred hangers-on (i.e. “staff”) floated into Portland on Tuesday. Basic suites on the low end (around 400 sq. ft.) start at $3 million. And according to insiders, the daily “$100 Bill Barbeque” is every afternoon at 3:30 sharp. The same source says they’d use bigger bills if they could get them but they’re all in use as bedding for guys on Wall Street who like to dress up in furry gerbil suits.

I am intrigued by the fact that they have their own submarine, though. And they do use a photo of Portland in the Lifestyle section of their web site.