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The Fuck It List
  • October 21, 2013 : 07:10
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Spending six figures on a Ferrari is a distant dream for most guys; the reality of a 400-horsepower beauty idling in rush-hour traffic is a distinct bummer. To affordably and unforgettably experience the automotive quintessence of la dolce vita, spend your next vacation in northern Italy, where at Push Start Maranello you can drive a Ferrari the way it was meant to be driven. For $450 you get a Ferrari F430 Spider and 60 minutes of drive time in the Italian countryside. pushstart.it

Book a $5,000 flight on Zero Gravity Corporation’s modified Boeing 727 to experience the closest thing to weightlessness without a rocket. This is the same company NASA uses to train spaceflight crews, so you know it’s the real deal. gozerog.com

You don’t need to be Thomas Jefferson or Francis Ford Coppola to realize the gentlemanly dream of producing your own wine. For as little as $5,000 you can oversee the making and bottling of a barrel of wine (that’s 300 bottles) through the Sonoma-based Wine Foundry. Consult with staff winemakers and designers on everything from selecting a vineyard and a varietal to creating a label and marketing your creation. With the trained pros at your back, the hardest part will be coming up with a name for your wine. thewinefoundry.com

Here’s one story you won’t want to stay in Vegas: You deejayed TAO nightclub at the Venetian, the same venue that globe-trotting artists Steve Aoki and DJ Vice have played. It’s a brag-worthy experience you can claim as your own—no experience necessary. For $25,000 (plus a private-event rental fee), a resident DJ will give you a lesson in how to work the decks and build a perfect set list. When you take the stage, your set will be accompanied by a synchronized audiovisual production complete with lights and lasers. taolasvegas.com

The big-shot move of ordering a Kobe beef T-bone at a steakhouse is nothing compared with owning the whole damned cow. True Grass Farms in northern California raises organic grass-fed wagyu cattle and will sell you all 350 pounds of the finely marbled beef broken down into steaks, roasts and humble cuts for $3,800. If you don’t have a walk-in meat locker or enough friends to divvy up the spoils, opt for the more apartment-dweller-friendly 22-pound “urban share” for $315. truegrassfarms.com

The idea of having your own resident butler is a fine daydream, until you factor in the reality of sharing your bachelor pad with someone other than a beautiful girl. A host of new apps and websites put an army of private staffers at your disposal without all the Downton Abbey drama. Popular requests include booking travel, assembling furniture and shopping for groceries, but there’s nothing to stop you from asking someone to buy gin, vermouth and ice and then stir up a batch of martinis on a Friday night.

$$$$$ • TASKRABBIT Post the job you need to have completed; background-checked helpers will submit bids. taskrabbit.com

$$$ • FANCY HANDS A $45 monthly fee gets you 15 requests for any job that can be done over the phone or on a computer. Yes, you can hire someone to be on hold for you. fancyhands.com

$ • FIVERR An online marketplace for services that cost just five bucks. fiverr.com

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