Wednesday, January 20

You'll work off that cake in the acid mines!

or for those who watch better off ted instead of the simpsons "What am I supposed to do? Go back to Wisconsin and work in the cheese mines? After I made that speech, threw down my cheese shovel, and stormed out of there?" While as improbable as cheese or acid mines, they think there may actually be oceans of liquid diamonds, with floating diamond icebergs on Uranus and Neptune. It seems like someone should outfit a spacecraft to bring back some of those diamonds. The only problem is that any successful diamond run would crash the price of diamonds, therefore making a successful diamond run unprofitable, and in a delicious catch 22 diamonds will stay very expensive for the forseeible future. They probably would anyway, cause the technology to retreive a diamond iceburg probably doesn't exist, but if it did it would be very expansive, and as such could only be used if the high price of diamonds upon it's return could be used to offset the cost, but as i mentioned the catch 22 would thwart that possibility.


Blogger Liepa said...

diamonds are for suckers. ladies, do you really need a shiny rock to prove yourself to your friends.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Aras said...

that would only be true about the price falling if there were any competition--i seriously doubt more than one company could get to the diamonds at the same time. the one company then sets the price just below the market price and get all the business.

useless as diamonds are, liepa, don't discount the value of question marks.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

you are correct arai, but probably only if the company that controls diamonds currently was the one to get them. As i recall one company already controls like 75% of the diamonds, so they set the price, there is no real market price.

Liepa the point isn't the possession of a shiny rock, it's the possession of something that other people don't possess. If in fact the price of diamonds dropped they would no longer be in vogue, some other gem/material that was still expensive would be. And the purpose isn't for you to prove yourself, it's to prove your husband. For him to prove to you/your friends that he is capable of being a good provide because he can provide this exceedingly expensive thing.

1:06 AM  

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