February 16th, 2006

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Commercialism at its best

It's always nice to know that whatever the news story of the day happens to be, there will always be capitalists there to try to make a buck off of it. I heartily endorse this endeavor but you have to wonder about the long term applicability of the purchase. With our 24 hour a day news cycle, you only have a few weeks or maybe at most a couple of months before the story has been thoroughly flushed out of the public consciousness and what you bought no longer applies. What's the point of basically displaying a joke no one actually gets? But then again, there were plenty of people with kerry/edwards '04 bumper stickers around and god knows I still find that funny. Anyway, here are a couple of commercial items based on recent news events that I wouldn't mind owning. At least while people recall it enough for it to be funny.

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For the rich and stupid

Got $1,000? Why Not Try a Golden Opulence Sundae?

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I know. It sounds crazy: $1,000 for an ice cream sundae? But, the sundae is The Grand Opulence Sundae from famed Serendipity of New York City and it's made up of the best of the best. According to the restaurant, they sell approximately one a month, so apparently, quite a few people have some money to indulge in such opulence.

The Golden Opulence Sundae, the "World's most expensive sundae", was created to celebrate Serendipity's 50th Anniversay last year. (If you are paying attention, the 50th anniversary is the "golden" anniversary. Get it?)

Made with "5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world's most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela's coast. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It's sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgenceserved with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel."

Wow. Now that's spectacular. Worth $1,000? Well, I'd like to find out, if only I can get out of paying my rent this month...


They should lump all of these various over the top items into one meal. They can have that cocktail from a while back with the ruby in it with dinner, roasted bald eagle stuffed with the piping plover and then followed up with the dessert sundae. It never fails to amaze me that some people are willing to put out that much cash for something to eat or drink. At least spend the money to buy something tangiable like a solid gold toothbrush or diamond studded back stratcher.
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