Jul 30

Million Dollar Mercedes Benz! Ugghh …

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As an individual who sees the beauty and sense of getting more with less, the idea that getting less for more is appalling to me. I recently viewed a video on YouTube that features a million dollar Mercedes Benz that is encrusted with diamonds. What an utterly silly idea. See this ostentatious display of conspicuous consumption for yourself …

I simply can not understand what the appeal would be here of owning a million dollar Mercedes Benz encrusted with diamonds. Are these even ‘certified diamonds’ that at least ensure that they are bloodshed and conflict free? It doesn’t specify, so I guess probably not.

So let me get this straight, the person that buys this diamond-encrusted, one million dollar Mercedes-Benz will most probably drive around very visibly and proudly in a vehicle that:

1) Costs more than than the entire years income of 1500 people in the world that live on under $2.00 per day;

2) Has caused increased bloodshed and conflict around the world;

3) Will be completely useless in an accident and could cause at least a dozen more accidents as people scramble to collect the diamonds;

4) Creates a serious driving hazard for oncoming drivers due to its opulent and over-the-top sparkle;

5) Will cause so much glare and reflect so much brilliant light that no one will even be able to see who it is in the car anyways.

I guess, however, that there could be a few advantages of buying this car. Here are a few:

1) You could attach it to a huge drill and use it to bore down to the centre of the earth if you love magma;

2) You could attach it to a gigantic turntable arm and use it to play thousands of vinyl records simultaneously;

3) You could direct it towards a concentrated beam of sun light and use it to deflect meteorites or asteroids headed for Earth by burning them up:

4) You could try your hand at engagement to be married thousands of times over until you find the right person;

5) You would probably get an automatic Diamond Club membership at any golf course, dance club, or country club that you ever visited;

6) Your car will be around a lot longer than you ever will be.

In all honesty, there are far better ways to get yourself around (if your intentionality is getting around safely and efficiently). I will start by stating how much I love my 2001 Mazda Protege. Check back soon for a full review.

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