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'Fabergé eggs' are inordinately valuable jewelled egg-shaped objects, created by the House of Fabergé.
'Conkers' is a game for two participants and two horse-chestnut tree seeds. Only one of the latter survives the game.
The ludicrously rich have the difficult problem of how indicate to the world
just how much money they have. I propose that they could each commission the manufacture of an immensely delicate, valuable and beautiful jewelled spheroid on a chain.
These could then take part in a most exclusive contest.
All proceeds to charity, of course.
Also available for smaller children (with extremely rich well-wishers) - the Fabergé piñata.
[calum, Sep 07 2010]
||+ yes and I love the pinata!!
||Would require an unusual mindset on the part of the artisans
who made them, to put so much work into something
intended for destruction.
||More like performance or
conceptual artists than like the people who go beyond ideas
and into the realm of real materials.
||Would it still count as cheating to pickle them with vinegar? +
||Since everything that once indicated some status has become mass marketed, this accurately predicts that the nouveau-leisure-class will have to actively and visibly engage in the destruction of commonized items that they too must possess, converting mobiles, and wristwatches, laptops and their own infants into the figurative chestnuts of the rural social in a stunning reversal of social practice.
||You say that like it's a bad thing...
||//I propose that they could each commission the manufacture of an immensely delicate, valuable and beautiful jewelled spheroid on a chain.
These could then take part in a most exclusive contest//
Sort of like Veyron stock-car racing.
Bun magnet [+]