OK, I must admit to being a fan of block ice, and stabbing out chunks of it for use in the bar. I don’t actually do this, of course. And I’ve never been to a bar that does it. But it sounds cool.
The good folks at my personal favorite brand of Premium (priced) Vodka, Belvedere, have also noticed that hacking at ice is pretty cool.
They have teamed up with Mick Jagger’s daughter, Jade to design the ultimate, overdone, make-the-Neiman-Marcus-Christmas-Catalog-blush ice pick….
Teamed up with?
What are you, a total marketing shill?
You are right. Sorry. Belvedere has paid a lot of money to Jade Jagger to design (maybe) and put her name on (certainly) a glorious ice pick that is a tribute to the overblown economy of yesteryear. Well, the overblown economy of six months ago. (H/T: The Complex Blog)
The diamond and sapphire coated blade will run you a mere $250,000, or you can buy the semi-precious version cheap. If you call $10,000 cheap.
If you buy one of these for your mistress, to make up for cutting back on other gifts in these hard times, or for your wife, for not cutting back on mistresses, may I advise you to not do anything else to piss the recipient off for a…. well, ever again.
Oh, and below the fold is a new add by Belvedere that is perhaps the worst ad for a premium liquor that I’ve ever seen. It’s almost enough to make me stop buying their product.