Hahah i know it is.
Whenever I see stuff like $500 + jackets etc it makes me think of that song, that's all.
I was at a ski shop at squaw and found so many things for example a turtleneck for $150, it's just like wow what the fuck is happening?
As for going skiing, and money used to buy a pass and get to the hill, I don't really see it as selfish entertainment, I think of it as a healthy lifestyle that greatly benefits my mental and physical health, because it does. People can do what they want, our culture thrives on materialism, and I'm definitely no exception at all. I spend so much fucking money it's ridiculous, I've just recently thought about trying to be more idealistic. I've thought man maybe instead of buying new things (clothes, electronics, etc) I'll save this money and take a bad ass ski trip this winter. ya know?