Buffalo Bill Gates Buys Lake Irma, May Have Started Holy War Against Cloistered Monks. Do I Love It? Ayup.
Bill Gates, the richest man in the universe, decided that the exact hunk of Wyoming – the same place that some monks wanted to cloister themselves (is that still legal in Wyoming?) – is a vast spread of Wyoming he wants.
The monks have been trying to raise the almost $9 million it would take for them to live on the few hundred acres near Yellowstone to be alone.
Instead Bill Gates swoops in with Thousand Dollar Bills flying from his underwear, like Underdog, and snatches this pristine land from these peaceful God-loving men.
In a solitary monastery under the Rocky Mountains in northern Wyoming, the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming seek to perpetuate the charism of the Blessed Virgin Mary, living the Marian life as prescribed by the primitive Carmelite Rule and the ancient monastic observance. This new monastery of contemplative monks lives a life of faithful orthodoxy to the Magisterium, where joy and peace abound in a manly, agrarian way of life.
Take a look, and tell me who belongs more to this land… The Dark Lord Bill of Prickdom, or the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming.
Aside from the fact that the monks blend in too much and might get mistaken for a trophy elk, who could argue that these men belong here.
Even Buffalo Bill, who used to live on the Lake Irma Ranch, would agree.
The fabled South Fork ranch is 21 miles from Cody and includes Buffalo Bill Cody’s historic hunting cabin. Cody named the 492-acre property after his youngest daughter.
So Nerdy Bill Gates is a two time loser on this deal. He buys land out from under a cult of religious fanatics and it’s land once owned by a revered American hero. Has Bill Gates ever toured with somebody like Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull?
No, he plays bridge with rich old white guys.
Here’s how one of Bill Gates future neighbors put it:
“What a drag they are on the rest of us who would simply like to be invited up for dinner occasionally. I for one just wish them and all the tourists and the oil companies would leave here and let us work toward being like Medicine Bow, or Burgess Junction, or Powder River. “
Usually the rich are good care-takers of the land. But in this case, Bill Gates is a Prick.
Carmelite Monks would have been best care-takers of this land.
I sense a road trip coming on.
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The catholic church owns far too much property as it is. Why do a bunch of men living together in robes need hundreds of acres of land? Well, it would at least keep them at a good distance from altar boys.
$9 million home? What happened to the vows of poverty?
I don’t recall any mention of monks riding with Buffalo Bill or Annie Oakley. I also doubt that Buffalo Bill built the 15,000 sq. ft. residence and all the other buildings on the property. Sounds like a great corporate retreat for the MS techies. And who better to own Bill’s former property than another Bill?
BTW I don’t think you could have written a better post to drive traffic to your blog – lots of links, name dropping, and references to religion and holy wars. If this one doesn’t rack up the numbers, I don’t know what will.
Catch Her in the Wry…also wrote this…Hair today, gone tomorrow
Catch Her in the Wry: Right you are about the residence for Buff Bill. It’s what you might expect – a real rustic cabin.
I think it means Bill is really going to retire and I’ll wager no MSFT people will see the inside of the place. Wonder if they are allowed to use Google Earth?
Are you calling me a traffic whore? (if so, you are right.) I’ll get back to you on the results.
No matter who bought the Irma Lake property it would have been kept private anyway. Let’s face it, its been private for many years now so what’s the difference. I hope Mr. Gates enjoys the ranch and preserves it for future owners. Why is it people bad mouth wealthy folks? In my opinion its nothing more than pure Jealousy. If you had his money you would do the same thing.
@Terry: no I wouldn’t, for realz. I would let you ( and anybody) roam around to attract rattlers. Bill Gates is broke, remember? He gave all his money away so he isn’t paying any taxes. Was he born in the US?
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