23 karat gold

Did You Know?

The Metropolitan Opera’s expansive auditorium ceiling is entirely covered in 23 karat gold leaf – applied one 2 ½ inch square at a time. Because of the unusually large quantity this project required, the Met was restricted to a weekly gold quota while building it in order to avoid a drain in gold supplies to other Manhattan businesses. 

Did y’all see what was in the Grammys [swag bag] this year? Holy crap. Each nominee was given about $22k worth of random prizes! Check this out, they even got a piece of candy that is worth $80. A PIECE OF CANDY. 

It’s a frickin [23-karat gold dusted pecan praline]! Worth $80! And you just EAT IT. 

Imagine being given $22k worth of useless stuff just because you were already awesome enough to be nominated for a Grammy! Jesus. And who the flip wants to eat actual gold? AND THEN HAVE THEIR FACE WRAPPED IN GOLD FOR ANOTHER $460?

This is literally just throwing money away. You can’t even donate this ridiculousness to the homeless or anything. What’s a homeless person gonna do with a gold-wrapped face? CONTINUE TO BE HOMELESS. 

Next year they oughta give all the Grammy nominees a choice between getting the swag bag or having the $22,000 that would have been spent on their swag bag donated to charity on their behalf instead. See who does it. 

Flipping gold pralines. 

Unbelievable. 

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23 karat gold window sign in Hayes Valley, SF. Water gilded outlines (and California bear silhouettes) with matte centers and black drop shadow. Custom design by GWSA.