Daily Archives: May 19, 2007

You Know Your Recession Is Over When …

Your idea of a relaxing drink with your significant other at the end of a long day is a $15,000 Diamond-Tini at the Ritz-Carlton.

The Diamond-Tini, a cocktail with a hint of lime and chilled Belvedere vodka over a 1.06 carat stone, is Japan’s answer to Manchester’s slightly more expensive Diamond Cocktail, which uses a 1/2k pink tourmaline and diamond ring set in 18k white gold, which averages around $30,000 a pop.

My only question is what’s next? A solid-gold sundae dish that doubles as a crown?

Desert Chocolate

Although some Oompa-Loompas have forsaken the ways of their forefathers and now blend code instead of chocolate, others still work in the chocolate factory, although it’s not your fathers chocolate they blend these days.

Armed with chemistry, biology, and nutrition expertise, they have developed a new vitamin-packed super form of dark chocolate that will last for years and not melt even in desert heat. Now when you’re vacationing in the South American Jungle, the deserts of Egypt, and on Ayers Rock down Under, you’ll be able to take your chocolate with you – after all, what could you possibly want more in 48C weather under a blazing hot sun?

Kudos to The Cynical Sourcerer for the assist.