Wow! That is some ****ed up **** man! I obviously left that thread a couple of pages too soon. When I get an extra hour or so, I'll have to read that usedupbraids thread to see if there are any similarities.
I have to confess, prior to the thread, I had no idea what the Hope Chest reference was all about. i thought it was some internet slang i had no idea about...again, so I googled "hope chest and slang". This is what I found in something called The Gay Slang Dictionary:
hope chest fund
Price of the baths.
Money saved to buy a boy prostitute.
Very appropriate don't you think?