Posts Tagged ‘rock’

Screw gold, we’re saving up for some Mars rock

January 18th, 2012 6 Comments By Andy Dawson

Red planet thumb 300x225 Screw gold, were saving up for some Mars rockThey say that gold is a good bet if you’re looking for a safe and steady investment but we poo-pooh that. Anyone can get their hands on stupid old gold. The REALLY hyper-desirable investment these days is an ACTUAL PIECE OF MARS.

It’s been confirmed by boffins at NASA that 15 pounds of Mars rock fell to Earth six months ago, with the bits landing in Morocco. It’s only the fifth time that pieces of the red planet have made it here and collectors have gone gaga for it, with the stuff selling for up to $22,500 an ounce.

If you were in Morocco in July, check your pockets – you might be a MILLIONAIRE!

Hail to the Barock!

June 14th, 2009 3 Comments By Andy Dawson

In 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his momentous ‘I have a dream…’ speech to a crowd at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. It was a cry for racial equality to the people in the fragmented United States of America. Fast forward 45 years, and those self same people had voted for a black man to take the highest office in the land, that of President. Well apart from those voters who had died and those who weren’t alive in 1963. Or those who voted for McCain.

Fast forward a few months from that historical election result and you can own a piece of smooth stone with the face of that inaugural black President scrawled on it. For it is the Barock and it is only $9.99, available from an unnamed American supermarket. As the promotional spiel says: ‘Want a way to ‘hold on to hope?’’ and ‘It’s a real rock!’. At best you can clutch it in your palm at all times, a reminder that truly, anything is possible in this strangest of worlds.

At worst, you can track down George W. Bush and try popping it off the side of his fat, ignorant noggin. But be quick and be accurate – we’ve all seen his prowess when faced with a flying shoe.

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