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.
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.