Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Things I Won't Be Buying This Weekend (Cose che non Compreranno Questo Fine Settimana)

A brass knuckle chia garden - $25
















A fifth century Syrian leopard mosaic, polychromatic tessarae - est. $40,000










A Hadrianic period Roman marble grave stele with sculpture - est. $50,000










An Eleuthera 18.25 meter luxury catamaran from Fontaine Pajot - 2.25 million
















The Hope Diamond in the Smithsonian (with setting) - approx. 325 million


















An authentic 13th century copy of the Magna Carta, $25 million
















The original Palace of Versailles in France, price unknown
















A clue...










33 comments:

  1. Um, so that's my whole wishlist. What ARE you going to buy me if not one of these gifts?

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  2. I assume as you didn't mention it on your list, you WILL be buying on of THESE...

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  3. I'm sure you knew this, but (I think) Tuesday was the anniversary of the Magna Carta being signed. Might have been Monday.

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  4. I need the knuckle-Chias, because I'm so hood.

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  5. WendyB, apparently one of these cool jackets and a spot over on the left for my blog roll of cool blogs because you have great taste and are very interesting.

    Vegetable Assassin - hey, as long as no spiders, I'm down with it (it is a bit creepy staring at a cobra / scorpion combo with only a little bit of glass between).

    Mjenks - yep, accounts place it on Monday. I'll bet only 1 in every 750 people know that in Texas. haha

    Soda,
    I'll send you brass green to keep yo block clean. The #*$(@-#$*(-$%*& will #$*%(@*#$ off if you *know* what I mean. lol

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  6. Are you trying to drop subtle hints about what you want for your birthday???

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  7. I'll probably pick up the Hope Diamond for my girlfriend. You know...if I feel like it.

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  8. Oh, how sad. And I was going to make a teeny, tiny request for my own private island, but now I see that's just not on the cards. Maybe next weekend?

    xo

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  9. Grant, how did you see through all that?

    Shawn, not if I buy it first...

    Girl, thanks for the link, maybe next time :)

    Soda, word indeed...

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  10. me, I'd go for the Magna Carter
    or the stele

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  11. If you blogged less and worked harder, maybe you COULD afford these things, mister.

    ;) haha

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  12. Those brass knuckles are awesome. "I'll break your nose and leave grass stains on your teeth, Biaotch!"

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  13. Mouse, da niente! Yes the Magna Carta would be nice in reminding us that the governments shouldn't go too far again in restricting personal liberties. We could hold it up and say 'see, read this (in Latin of course)'

    Katrocket - I can afford some of these things, just not all of them :( So yes, I'll make more, and be rollerblading down the halls of Versailles before I know it.

    Otherworldlyone, lol, had not fully thought through the added grass stain benefit.

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  14. What's up with the grass on that brass knuckle?

    A good reason for buying a live-aboard catamaran - you will not have any money left in your wallet weighing down the vessel.

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  15. Ok, look. Out of everything on that list, what can you actually afford? The knuckles, right?

    So here's what you do: You buy those. You find a catamaran docked somewhere...then you brain the Captain with the knuckles. Bam. Now you have two items on your list. The others...well, you're on your own with those.

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  16. Dutch Donut Girl - yeah, that's why I'm probably not buying them. They are defective I think. I agree the boats are expensive, but it is a fun time, maybe I'll just always charter.

    OtherworldlyOne - that's a better idea that knocking out the captain and crew with the affordable marble stele or mosaic, either of which might crack.

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  17. Hey, this would have been good for Margo's "What I'm NOT Buying this Weekend" meme. Anyhoo, LOVE the knuckles. You'd need a tiny lawnmover for them. I'm picturing one like from that old "Marriage of Figaro" Bugs Bunny cartoon.

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  18. Heather, :)
    What an intriguing cartoon reference...
    I agree, it's greatness when glove-like implements seem to have their own ecosystem.

    ps - You have a great sense of humor on your blog. I kinda hoped if I left clever enough comments, you might stop by.

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  19. I need those Chia knuckles to match my Chia teef grille.

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  20. eric! I will be super impressed should you buy the magna carta copy and light a cigar with it!

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  21. Looks like your up the proverbial creek with nothing to show for it but green grassy knuckles. Do you suppose they have to be re-seeded when the seasons change? I mean.. how suckky would it be to have winter lawn knuckles. lol.

    Oh.. I checked out the link.. I prefer my wine made with grapes, and on that note.. I'll go throw up now.

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  22. Prunella, I knew you kind of supported Green stuff, but really?

    Mr. C., I'm not sure how well the sheepskin will burn, but I'm willing to try maybe. Probably would start by just cutting off the margins because the whole thing to light just one cigar?

    Tony, sorry about the scary liquor link, and yes, I'll have my knuckles overseeded with Rye, thanks. lol

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  23. AnonymousJune 19, 2009

    thanks for your passage on my blog... but you of where you are? patty

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  24. Aw, shucks. Thanks! And yeah, I stop by every now and then. ;)

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  25. Whatever! I would ROCK those knuckle Chias!

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  26. Patty, thanks to you for writing a good blog about retail stores. It helps me practice my Italian language, and laugh at the same time.

    Heather, You're welcome.
    You visit every now and then, huh? Well, I hope that in the future you might leave more of your comedic genius like little glowing footprints of hilarity in the comments section of this blog. Ok, that was an odd metaphor, I'll stop talking now. Anyway, have a great weekend! ;)

    LiLu, I think if anyone could pull those off, it would be you. Whatup DC???

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  27. I understand the other stuff, but the brass knuckles? come on now, that is GENIUS! I've always wanted to grow a little garden on my hands.

    ;o)

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  28. Lopez, I'll send you a set for your boot camp. Have a great weekend!

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  29. I'll try! P.S. If you've never seen the Marriage of Figaro Bugs cartoon, look it up on YouTube or something. It's hysterical. Or email me at heathercherry1979@gmail.com and I'll see if I can find a link to send you.

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  30. Hey! Versailles is mine! And I strongly disapprove of the rollerblading!!

    Well just not in the Hall of Mirrors anyway ...

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  31. Heather, thanks, I found it. The version I watched was a bit shaky though because I think someone in the 1940's sneaked in their camcorder to bootleg a copy. I laughed, until I stopped.

    Girl Interrupted, well ok, I guess I can sub-let you the right hand side of the chateau if you like the Hall of Mirrors so much.

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