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Scott Adams has a really impressive kitchen!

After you finish reading the blog post about Hillary’s lousy ad, look at the picture at the bottom of Scott Adams sitting in his kitchen. What a huge kitchen it is, loaded with expensive-looking stainless steel appliances. Such a huge refrigerator! Do Scott Adams, his wife, and [her] two kids, eat so much food that they need such a huge fridge? I bet that ultra-Orthodox Jewish families in Brooklyn with eight kids make do with a much smaller fridge.

I guess when you ha lot of money, and a wife [correction: had a wife, now he’s just a single guy in a huge kitchen] to spend it for you, the result is a really impressive kitchen like that.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 7, 2016 at 9:21 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. Adams is divorced and has no children of his own.


    May 7, 2016 at 9:24 am

    • Thank you for the correction, the post has been updated.

      • Your point is still valid, since I’m sure it was his ex’s idea.


        May 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

  2. If you have a house built for yourself these days, you pretty much have to pay for a nice kitchen for the sake of resale value. My guess is that’s what happened.


    May 7, 2016 at 9:40 am

    • Adams is extremely in to cooking and food. I’m sure he would have spent a fortune on his kitchen no matter the resale consequences.


      May 7, 2016 at 11:36 am

  3. Two sinks!

    Douglas Knight

    May 7, 2016 at 10:25 am

  4. At the risk of going prolier than thou, that picture’s more than a little depressing.


    May 7, 2016 at 10:59 am

  5. That’s a pretty standard kitchen in flyover country for a $300+/sq ft house. I assume Adams lives on a coast, so it would be more expensive there, unless it’s a remod, The kitchen in that photo is almost certainly is; unless he lives in a remote area with no building code, it’s almost always a violation to put a gas stove in an island unless it was grandfathered, and sometimes not even then..

    Counter-depth refrigerators have to be huge in the front because they’re so shallow; there’s not as much space in that thing as you think.

    It’s a beautiful kitchen, but not at all unique for someone of his wealth.


    May 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

    • In flyover country, a $300/sq foot house is a mansion. So it may be a pretty standard kitchen for mansions.

      I live in flyover country, have a $350,000 house-about 4000 sqft. My kitchen is nowhere as nice as his. . The neighborhood is upper middle class (doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, engineers). Its in the vicinity of $100/square foot.

      Adam’s kitchen was impressive. But for a guy worth $75 million, it wasn’t all that impressive.



      May 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      • “for a guy worth $75 million, it wasn’t all that impressive.” — how much more kitchen should he have bought with his money? What is his kitchen missing?

        Seems to me someone with that money isn’t going to buy a “more impressive” kitchen but other houses. Or I dunno maybe he’s going to buy a chef to cook gourmet meals for him.


        May 7, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      • “I live in flyover country, have a $350,000 house-about 4000 sqft. My kitchen is nowhere as nice as his”

        I guess I’m not following you; why would a house worth $87.50 per square foot be finished out as nice as a house worth $300 per square foot? And what does price per square foot have to do with the size of the house?


        May 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      • Indeed, cheap flyover houses don’t have the expensive finishes of expensive coastal houses.

      • “cheap flyover houses don’t have the expensive finishes of expensive coastal houses”

        You’d be surprised. A million dollar home in a Dallas suburb is going to look like a palace; a million dollar home in Mill Valley (if you can find one) is a crappy 50 year old tract home on a million dollar lot.


        May 8, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    • He lives in Berkeley.

      The odd thing to me about the kitchen is what looks to be a combo island / granite table with chairs. I’ve seen granite islands, but not usually with chairs.

      Dave Pinsen

      May 8, 2016 at 1:10 am

  6. This unsourced site says that he’s worth $75 million, and also mentions that he has a vegetarian food business. So that’s reason enough for a fancy kitchen:

    Sketch Wilson

    May 7, 2016 at 11:43 am

  7. Having grown up in NYC, I understand your reaction. You can get that here in Upstate NY at a tiny fraction of the cost than in NYC. Upper middle class gets you certain things that only the rich can afford in NYC. But that is the price you pay for mediocre Chinese food.


    May 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    • All Chinese food is mediocre at best. The chain PF Chang’s China Bistro has much better food than the cheap family-owned Chinese restaurants which litter New York City.

      • It pains me to say this, but you’re right. P.F. Chang’s is really good.

        Petery NV


        May 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      • I probably am overrating the NYC Chinese food. Went once to a nearby PF Chang”s a long time ago and found the dishes cloyingly sweet but I will go back soon with the family to check it out. You got me interested.


        May 7, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      • Independent restaurants are a two-tier business. The best restaurants are independents, but below that tiny, elite segment of the business, chains are pretty much always better than non-chain restaurants, and it’s not close. It’s no surprise that PF Chang is better than most of the mom n’ pop places. Panda Express probably is too.


        May 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      • No, Panda Express is not better.

      • Chinese food is never good, at anywhere, and at anytime in the Anglosphere. Perhaps in Spain, where niche businesses have to be superb, in order to survive, in a country that doesn’t invite much multiculturalism.

        I’m surprised how these small Chinese takeouts remain in business in SWPL neighborhoods. Chinese food would be dead last on their list of ethnic fare to be eaten.


        May 7, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      • For an optimum experience, you have to have a Chinese person pick the “mom and pop” place for you, choose what you eat, and make sure they don’t screw you on the bill. Otherwise you might as well go to China Panda.


        May 7, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      • Chinese computer programmer types that I knew enjoyed really bad greasy cheap Chinese food.

      • Agree. I love PF Chang. Goes to show that you can teach anybody anything if they are motivated. Out here in Vegas all PF Chang’s cooks are Mexican.


        May 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      • cheap family-owned Chinese restaurants which litter New York City

        Gotta love the names of those restaurants. How about Golden Lion?


        May 7, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      • Chinese computer programmer types that I knew enjoyed really bad greasy cheap Chinese food.

        Well sure it seemed like a feast – they were probably only one or two generations removed from starving to death in Mao’s China.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      • The whole “go eat with some Chinese guys!” thing is a bit racist, no? If a Chinese guy followed some typical Americans to dinner he’d likely end up at Sizzler. What makes us think that average Chinese folks are so discerning and gourmet?

        Adams’ kitchen would be typical in a $1 million home where I live in flyover land. The fridge though isn’t that big, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in a lesser home.

        May 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm

  8. He seems like a cool guy. I read that book of his you recommended — and the moon is a harsh mistress! Got any more recommendations.


    May 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm

  9. In flyover country that is what a normal upper middle class kitchen looks like in a new build neighborhood. No big deal.


    May 7, 2016 at 4:24 pm

  10. Orthodox housewives need two of those refrigerators, to boot. One for dairy and one for non-dairy. They probably need two of several other appliances and spaces also: two pantries, two dishwashers. Poor Hasidic (the majority) must be at their wit’s end financially.


    May 7, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    • The only thing that they need two of is a sink. And even that is a convenience, but not a religious requirement. Financially it’s pretty tough, but they all make it. They help each other a lot.


      May 7, 2016 at 9:20 pm

  11. That’s actually a fairly standard kitchen for newer suburban development single-family houses built in the past 15 years or so. They all come with kitchens like that now.


    May 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm

  12. Plenty of Orthodox families have many kids AND money. They have nice kitchens and often more them one refrigerator. It’s impossible to maintain a kitchen in a perfect state with a large family, but that’s not what kitchens are for. Adam’s kitchen is very nice but is nothing special for America or Orthodox Jews.

    The question is what does a guy without a spouse or kids need a kitchen for? To fry and egg and to draw cartoons? Doesn’t make any sense.


    May 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm

  13. Wait, this is crazy! This guy has 75 million and no kids? He is sooooo stupid. My son in law comes from a family of 11 kids and his dad is worth about this much. If I had this money, I would have a few wives and a few dozen kids. I kid you not! The law? Don’t make me laugh now. I would marry one and the rest would be concubines, which is like a girlfriend as far as the American law is concerned, but are legit by my law. This guy is stupid. I mean he sits in this kitchen and draws some freaking Delbert, instead of feeding a dozen kids. This is why the West is in such a mess. A smart person sees the future, this guy is stupid.


    May 7, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    • How is not having kids stupid? After a few generations of division among heirs, Adams’ fortune would be depleted. And as advances in automation technology eat into paid work, there will be fewer opportunities for people to accumulate wealth. Maybe he doesn’t want to have descendants who would likely end up poor and miserable.


      May 8, 2016 at 12:58 am

      • If he is worried about his descendants ending up poor or miserable and decides not to have any, he is an idiot. What he thinks he is, the Almighty? Working for a living equals being miserable? Mate, do you understand that if a population doesn’t reproduce, there is no future to talk about? What misery? In America?


        May 8, 2016 at 8:56 am

      • Yakov –

        My point was that advances in automation over time would render it increasingly unlikely that Adams’ descendants would be able to find well-paid work to replenish his fortune after it has been depleted. I never wrote that working for a living is necessarily miserable. As for misery, I worry that America will descend to third world-like living conditions in the future. Being poor in a third world country would be quite miserable indeed.


        May 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    • Yakov, S.Adams is extremely intelligent and an acute observator ( saw Trump’s rise in june of last year, Dilbert is an incredible cartoon) but he’s not practically minded, the guy spent a lot of his money and years of his time time raising his ex-wife’s kids (talk about a malinvestment). The western people’s (this includes FRA,the anglosphere and GER/NED/Austria) apathy and lack of a sense of duty towards its volk’s future lead to those outcomes, guys worth tens of millions of dollars without a genetic legacy to carry on into the future and when they die they all that money goes to some repulsive leftist foundation/university.


      May 8, 2016 at 2:25 am

      • I understand that he is intelligent, like IQ intelligent, but this alone is not going to secure the future for his people. A person, who with his own hands contributes to the defeat and death of his people us an idiot. Yes, you are supposed to spend at leat 30-40 years of your life, if not your whole life, working for the future generations. Otherwise you will become a dinosaur.


        May 8, 2016 at 9:01 am

      • A person, who with his own hands contributes to the defeat and death of his people us an idiot.

        This is your great $$$ opportunity to introduce Adams to a Russian housewife.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    • 11 kids is prole


      May 8, 2016 at 2:40 am

    • Yakov is FOS.

      Meanwhile, he’s sterile among his Central Asian Mistresses of Bukhara and Tajikistan.


      May 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm

  14. I just had my wife come into my office at home to look at Mr. Adam’s kitchen. Her response was that is my kitchen. We are hardly rich and many of our neighbors have similar kitchens. We live in a working class neighborhood in Renton, Wa. which is just South of Seattle.


    May 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  15. Thirty years ago that was a decidedly upscale kitchen. But as the homes got bigger, so did even the middle class kitchens. To be considered top of the line today, you need a couple or three of those Sub-Zero style refers. That is for the caterer to store food while you’re entertaining your guests. Same with a couple or three dishwashers to clean all that. Multiple ovens and cooktops for the same reasons. Multiple islands. They’re big mothers. Mike Love of the Beach Boys has a home at Lake Tahoe that has a 1000 square foot kitchen;
    40×25 feet or some like that.

    I read about a home in the coastal mountains west of San Jose that had 4 microwave ovens; wifey wanted to be able to put all the take out food containers in it’s own oven so everything would be ready at the same time.

    And that leads to another truth; the bigger the kitchen, the less actual cooking is done. I live in an area that is in the 95th percentile for household income in Kali. The womyn around here don’t know how to cook or care to learn; if anything, it’s the guy that can prepare a killer meal. It’s that male competency thang.

    My kitchen has the double sinks, biggest Sub-Zero they make, Wolf cook top, 4 burners and a center BBQ grill, Creda double convection oven, bulletproof Bosch dishwasher, U-line wine refer, big enough for 6 cases of wine. All the cabinets are cherry with mitered door frames and leaded glass inserts in the top cabinets. 8’x16′ pantry just off the kitchen. It’s nice. No island, I could never come up with a configuration that the island wasn’t in the way. There’s a reason why most restaurant kitchens don’t have them.


    May 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm

  16. Per Wikipedia, Scott Adams lives in Pleasanton, CA, where, per Zillow, the current median home price is $975,800.


    May 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm

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