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(PBS)   Feeling good about yourself because your concern about "blood diamonds" caused you to forego the traditional engagement ring and opt for a plain gold band instead? Ummm, yeah, about that gold   (pbs.org) divider line 32
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2013-07-10 01:27:29 PM
11 votes:
My wife and I forwent engagement jewelry of any kind, because, frankly, we're better than you people.

I also don't own a TeeVee and I use a non-ironic rotary phone.

Pretty much King Sh*T of F*ck Island over here.
2013-07-10 01:23:02 PM
6 votes:
Also:

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Obligatory.
2013-07-10 02:24:40 PM
5 votes:
But look at those abs! I don't feel bad for that kid at all.

newshour.s3.amazonaws.com
2013-07-10 02:18:10 PM
5 votes:
I specifically DEMANDED blood diamonds for my wife's engagement ring. It came with a notarized certificate assuring me that three underprivileged children, a goat, and three puppies died to provide me with a diamond.
2013-07-10 02:30:09 PM
4 votes:
That's why I only buy jewelry made from gold that was mined by Orcs.

classic.battle.net

/something need doing?
2013-07-10 02:28:18 PM
4 votes:
To hell with jewelry. I eliminated the middleman and bought my fiancee a little slave boy.
2013-07-10 02:27:37 PM
4 votes:
I only get my precious gold from crazed prospectors that speak authentic frontier gibberish.
2013-07-10 03:16:55 PM
2 votes:

Bonobo62: To hell with jewelry. I eliminated the middleman and bought my fiancee a little slave boy.


Just so you know, I'm posting this on my Facebook and pretending I made it up
2013-07-10 02:56:29 PM
2 votes:
i1.ytimg.com

They're diamonds!
2013-07-10 02:44:34 PM
2 votes:

Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: Diogenes:
Grandma gave it to me when I graduated high school and asked me if I wanted "H" (family name initial) or another monogram put back on to it.  I told her no.  I wanted to wear the ring I remember Pappy wearing.

What if pappy was evil?


Oh, he was.  I turn into a supervillain whenever I put the thing on.
2013-07-10 02:24:56 PM
2 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-10 02:20:44 PM
2 votes:

WhippingBoy: I specifically DEMANDED blood diamonds for my wife's engagement ring. It came with a notarized certificate assuring me that three underprivileged children, a goat, and three puppies died to provide me with a diamond.


I was disappointed that there was no actual blood in the diamonds...
2013-07-10 02:20:37 PM
2 votes:
The diamonds in my wife's wedding ring are blood diamonds. The gold band were forged from goldmines in Burkina Faso worked by children. The ring was manufactured by underpaid Chinese workers in Shanghai. The ring was smuggled in to America by an illegal immigrant from Mexico. The ring was delivered to me by a Russian Mobster pimp. And my wedding was in Vegas.
2013-07-11 04:20:23 PM
1 votes:

BATMANATEE: If you must have diamonds, just buy Canadian. All we do is fark over the <B>Natives</B> and Territories for their fair share of the mineral rights, so It's more of a <B>twisted arm</B> diamond than a blood diamond. Also, they have little polar bears etched on 'em!


Was that an Indian burn reference?  If so, nice.
2013-07-10 06:28:50 PM
1 votes:

cynicalbastard: [cdn.kveller.com image 300x211]
Remember, no guy in recorded history has ever gotten in trouble for giving jewelry.


Unless she finds out that the ring you gave her is the same one you gave your previous girlfriend. An ex roomie of mine did that. It got ugly quick.
2013-07-10 06:28:49 PM
1 votes:
We used Ring Pops for our civil union ceremony last month.
2013-07-10 05:05:04 PM
1 votes:

browntimmy: Let's categorize the types of people who are impressed by big shiny rocks. We have the Icy Hot Stuntaz, the mentally handicapped, small children, cartoon cat burglars, and a large percentage of women. One of these groups might want to think about distancing themselves from the others.


Probably kids.

Small things are choking hazards.
2013-07-10 05:03:57 PM
1 votes:
Let's categorize the types of people who are impressed by big shiny rocks. We have the Icy Hot Stuntaz, the mentally handicapped, small children, cartoon cat burglars, and a large percentage of women. One of these groups might want to think about distancing themselves from the others.
2013-07-10 04:35:33 PM
1 votes:

rikkitikkitavi: CapeFearCadaver: I still better get a goddamn diamond.

You sound like you'll be disappointed. Frequently.


You sound like you miss jokes and have no idea what sarcasm means and stand there gaping at people in utter confusion. Frequently.
2013-07-10 03:18:40 PM
1 votes:

Skirl Hutsenreiter: Or you can buy antique jewelry secure in the knowledge that whoever was mutilated in its manufacture is long dead.


Scab Diamonds. I like it.
2013-07-10 03:01:30 PM
1 votes:
Technically, women who demand a diamond engagement ring are even worse than the assholes who want endangered rhino horn to give them magic sexual powers.
2013-07-10 02:42:51 PM
1 votes:
"Diamonds...that'll shut her up..."
2013-07-10 02:36:44 PM
1 votes:

skozlaw: Actually, I feel good myself because I'm not dumb enough to pay hard-earned money for silly-looking rocks that are only "valuable" because some people are dumb enough to pay hard-earned money for silly-looking rocks.

If I just wanted a geological mechanism for completely wasting my money I'd just dig a hole and bury it. At least then I'd get some exercise.


Stop liking what I don't like!
2013-07-10 02:36:41 PM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: I specifically DEMANDED blood diamonds for my wife's engagement ring. It came with a notarized certificate assuring me that three underprivileged children, a goat, and three puppies died to provide me with a diamond.


Did you specify that the gold had to come from Nazi era bars that where made from the dental gold of holocaust victims? And did they have a mass spectometer reading to show it had enough mercury tobe dental gold?
2013-07-10 02:25:24 PM
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: My wife and I forwent engagement jewelry of any kind, because, frankly, we're better than you people.

I also don't own a TeeVee and I use a non-ironic rotary phone.

Pretty much King Sh*T of F*ck Island over here.


Best Uppity, Pretentious, Fark Comment Ever.

I am SO stealing this for later.
2013-07-10 02:24:33 PM
1 votes:

skinink: The diamonds in my wife's wedding ring are blood diamonds. The gold band were forged from goldmines in Burkina Faso worked by children. The ring was manufactured by underpaid Chinese workers in Shanghai. The ring was smuggled in to America by an illegal immigrant from Mexico. The ring was delivered to me by a Russian Mobster pimp. And my wedding was in Vegas.


You sir, are a got dang job creator, and deserve a significant tax break!
2013-07-10 02:22:01 PM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: I specifically DEMANDED blood diamonds for my wife's engagement ring. It came with a notarized certificate assuring me that three underprivileged children, a goat, and three puppies died to provide me with a diamond.


if there were no cattle harmed then all you have is a shiny stone...have a herd of cattle slaughtered along with mining your ring then you have basically become the Green Lantern
2013-07-10 02:21:50 PM
1 votes:

Calmamity: Why someone would pay a bunch of money for a clear rock OR a bunch of smudgy yellow metal is absolutely beyond me.

Fortunately my wife feels the same. We used our money as a down payment on a house. That we live in.


My GF and I see eye to eye on almost everything. And she will nod her head in agreement when I tell her about how she has been manipulated to think that diamonds are valuable. And she will agree with me that most diamond store ads are demeaning to both men and women (a guy is a chump not worth marrying if he does not buy a gigantic diamond, and a women's self worth is tied to how big and flashy the diamond is). I think we are in agreement.

But then she sees sparkle in a Debeers ad on TV and reverts back to a "must have" mindset. It's very frustrating when staring down the barrel of engagement. I want to do it, but I don't want to buy the ring.
2013-07-10 02:06:12 PM
1 votes:

Calmamity: Why someone would pay a bunch of money for a clear rock OR a bunch of smudgy yellow metal is absolutely beyond me.

Fortunately my wife feels the same. We used our money as a down payment on a house. That we live in.


CSB:  My great grandparents did the same.  But Grammy secretly squirreled away enough money to get Pappy a gold monogrammed ring.  One day he lost it while working on a car in the back yard.  It was lost for decades.  He found it while gardening many a year later, and the monogram had been worn off.  He put it back on and never took it off till the day he died.

Grandma gave it to me when I graduated high school and asked me if I wanted "H" (family name initial) or another monogram put back on to it.  I told her no.  I wanted to wear the ring I remember Pappy wearing.
2013-07-10 02:01:50 PM
1 votes:

basemetal: I need for all of my precious stones and metals to have as many consumed souls as possible.


Easy there, Thanos.

i.annihil.us
2013-07-10 01:33:38 PM
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: The gold band is traditional subby.

The diamond ring is a pretty new thing... relatively speaking... and a marketing fabrication.


I still better get a goddamn diamond.
2013-07-10 01:21:19 PM
1 votes:
I only buy organic free trade gold.
 
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