Scammer who lived high life as fake Saudi prince gets outed by 🥓

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/07/09/scam-artist-who-lived-the-high.html

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On the other hand, what’s the point of living high on the hog if you can’t actually eat the hog?

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I have a Muslim friend who was accidentally fed something with bacon in it. She remarked how good it tasted and asked what was in it. When they told her bacon she was a bit angry and disgusted, but also admitted “now I know why you guys eat it so much.” I myself try to avoid pork and beef, but it’s so hard to say no to bacon.

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So, not so much stupidity but rather lack of willpower, which is an interesting fault for a confidence man.

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Another player brought down by the pigs.

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He’s probably less crooked than actual Saudi royalty.

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His Instagram account is a catalog of lavish meals, literal stacks of cash, black AMEX cards and his gigantic diamond Rolex watch.

Clever of this grifter to leverage the whole “rich kids of Instagram” phenomenon and its spinoffs, which is consumption porn douchebaggery that young people buy into on a massive scale:

What brought this multi-year charade to an end?

Bacon.

I’m not surprised he kept it going for years despite that. Most members of the House of Saud regularly indulge in behaviours that are frowned upon by Islam starting from the moment their jets leave the KSA’s airspace.

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Bacon.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Meat Candy.

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Roger that!

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Spot on. How is a con man claiming he deserves to live a life of luxury any different from a royal claiming to deserve a life of luxury? Neither has a good justification for their supremacy, but at least the conman worked for it, and doesn’t buy his own bullshit.

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I’m curious. How does one even begin to impersonate a Saudi prince? Does he just walk in the door of the palace and declare himself a prince and start lving the lifestyle? It’s beyond me, but I’d like to give it a go. Hell, I don’t eat pork products anyway so I’m already a leg up, or a pork loin up.

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Well one is illegal and the other is legal. But laws themselves are often corrupt or bullshit. Especially for property inheritance among the top tier social class.

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:thinking: yes, I do believe I might!

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It is entirely possible to make a bacon substitute from lamb. No need for her to miss out on the salty, smoky, fatty goodness!

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IKR? Mad props. I’m cool with it for the downward wealth redistribution.

Few people deserve to be fleeced more than those who’d give a supposed Saudi prince free stuff.

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no, it isn’t.
although crispy-fried goat tummy is good but goat bacon is no more bacon than turkey bacon is bacon.

when I lived in Knoxville a couple of decades ago there was this above-average jewish deli on gay street. they made a wonderful BLT with crispy-fried corned beef.

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I’m not sure how I did it, but my kids, who are fans of bacon, asked me, “hey, how did you make this bacon? It’s really good!” It wasn’t bacon - it was brined and smoked lamb roast. So at least some people felt it was a good substitute.

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figure it out man!

the market for a non-swine bacon that actually tastes like bacon (texture would be a plus) is world-wide.

hell, I’d pay extra just to look cool at the check out counter (and to support alternatives to pigs)

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Not for me, all i have to do is remember a bit about how that shit gets made, then that it’s carcinogenic, and then any appetite for it that I may have had dissipates completely (yuck).

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