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(BusinessWeek)   Diamond formerly belonging to Austro-Hungarian archduke sells for $21.5 million at auction, shortly thereafter, it was fatally stabbed by a radical Serbian brooch   (businessweek.com) divider line 32
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2012-11-14 11:21:02 AM  
No-man's land? Oh no, he went to Jared!
 
2012-11-14 12:03:27 PM  
I was there so getting a kick etc.
 
2012-11-14 12:03:35 PM  
Let's just pray that Zales doesn't have a mutal defense treaty with Jared..
 
2012-11-14 12:04:12 PM  
Available for comment?
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2012-11-14 12:08:53 PM  
I'm sure the Tsar will be thrilled.
 
2012-11-14 12:09:13 PM  
It's just a simple misunderstanding until the German Rubies, Russian Sapphires, and French Emeralds get involved.
 
2012-11-14 12:11:08 PM  
Excellent headline, bravo.

/Throws bomb into carriage
 
2012-11-14 12:18:05 PM  
Nice headline, but this farking failure of an article has not one damn picture.
 
2012-11-14 12:20:51 PM  
Thus starting Pearl War One.
 
2012-11-14 12:23:34 PM  
Is that the Russians mobilizing thier troops I hear?
 
2012-11-14 12:23:50 PM  
So WWI started because Ferdinand's driver had a lousy sense of direction. It's like the truck that almost killed Hitler when he was in his 20's, another ounce of pressure on the gas pedal and the whole world changes.
 
2012-11-14 12:25:43 PM  
static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-11-14 12:26:17 PM  
Too soon.
 
2012-11-14 12:27:18 PM  
Oh, and the Archduke was shot, not stabbed. And the assassin was Bosnian, not Serbian. To be more accurate, the assassin was a member of the Black Hand and a radical anarchist.
 
2012-11-14 12:27:22 PM  

VitaminTom: Too soon.


Dammit beat me to it.
 
2012-11-14 12:34:59 PM  
Was it a prize in a box of cereal?

media.steampowered.com
 
2012-11-14 12:43:38 PM  
I had heard that some guy named Archie Duke shot an Ostrich cause he was hungry...
 
2012-11-14 12:48:24 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Oh, and the Archduke was shot, not stabbed. And the assassin was Bosnian, not Serbian. To be more accurate, the assassin was a member of the Black Hand and a radical anarchist.


yes but A) brooches have pins not trigger fingers so the headline wouldn' be nearly as funny now would it? and B) History says it was a Serb because the Black hand is ususlly described as a "Serbian Terrorist group" and "Bosnian Serb" is an actual thing
 
2012-11-14 12:49:30 PM  
A diamond, you say?

web.mit.edu
 
2012-11-14 12:59:53 PM  
I dunno... unless you're royalty or a museum, there's not a lot you can DO with a 76 carat diamond other than visit it in your vault and stroke it and call it "The Preciousss..."

Personally I'd rather have something I can actually wear without having to bring SEAL Team 7 along with me to protect me -- perhaps something like this nearly flawless 6 carat bauble from DBL... (sigh) 

The man has some amazing natural colored diamonds too, in virtually every hue of the rainbow, though none the size of that white diamond.
 
2012-11-14 01:01:05 PM  
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2012-11-14 01:02:44 PM  
pegitboard.com
 
2012-11-14 01:07:08 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: So WWI started because Ferdinand's driver had a lousy sense of direction. It's like the truck that almost killed Hitler when he was in his 20's, another ounce of pressure on the gas pedal and the whole world changes.


Nah, the war started because of a sandwich.

Assassin Princip was despondent because his group failed in killing Franzie the day before. So Princip decides to go to a Deli for lunch. As he emerges from the Deli with his yummy sandwich, he sees Duke Franz in his stalled car out right front. What luck! Bang, bang.

If Princip had only brown-bagged it that day, millions would still be alive (or at least something else would have started the powder keg).
 
2012-11-14 01:44:16 PM  
Best war ever, man.

I wish people would read up more on WWI so I would have more people to talk about it with.

/so lonely
 
2012-11-14 01:52:23 PM  
pool.theinfosphere.org
 
2012-11-14 02:49:43 PM  
Apocrhyphal story:

One of the Hapsburg scions worked for a UN office in Geneva, and notice one afternoon that there was no one
at their desks. He walked around the office and found everyone gathered around a TV in the break room.

"What's going on?" he asked the nearest person.

"Its a cup semi-final," the person answered when not staring rapt at the screen.

"Ah," Mr. Hapsburg said.

"Great game," the person said, "Austria/Hungary."

"Ah. And who are they playing?"

/CSB
 
2012-11-14 04:00:49 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Apocrhyphal story:

One of the Hapsburg scions worked for a UN office in Geneva, and notice one afternoon that there was no one
at their desks. He walked around the office and found everyone gathered around a TV in the break room.

"What's going on?" he asked the nearest person.

"Its a cup semi-final," the person answered when not staring rapt at the screen.

"Ah," Mr. Hapsburg said.

"Great game," the person said, "Austria/Hungary."

"Ah. And who are they playing?"

/CSB

Golf clap

 
2012-11-14 04:53:07 PM  
As former Serb I know Serbia can't afford toilet paper, let alone stabbing Hapsburg anywhere, not even where the sun don't shine.
 
2012-11-14 05:12:23 PM  
What a Serbian looks like.

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2012-11-14 05:29:54 PM  

OgreMagi: What a Serbian looks like.

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x750]


'Scuse me while I "Shoot the ArchDuke".

IfyaknowwhatImean

/If she plays half as good as she looks, she must be brilliant.
 
2012-11-14 05:33:59 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: OgreMagi: What a Serbian looks like.

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x750]

'Scuse me while I "Shoot the ArchDuke".

IfyaknowwhatImean

/If she plays half as good as she looks, she must be brilliant.


See for yourself: Navajo Moon

/the keyboardist is my roommate
 
2012-11-14 06:48:22 PM  
Begun, the diamond wars have.
 
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