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(Architectural Digest)   Possible bubble forming in the rare plant market. Subby will sell his rare tulips for a dozen oxen and a silver chalice   (architecturaldigest.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, Chlorophyll, Tulip mania, Mutation, Tulip, Fern, Economic bubble, rare plants, Photosynthesis  
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2020-09-21 9:38:50 PM  
"Heavens, what do do with all this money I don't need?"
 
2020-09-21 10:58:17 PM  
Y'all got any more of them darthvaderianas?
 
2020-09-22 1:38:16 AM  

croesius: Y'all got any more of them darthvaderianas?


No, but we have a deal on variegated wookie willows.
 
2020-09-22 3:00:28 AM  
Subby, yaasssss.

One of the best History lecture I sat through was about the tulip madness. One of the long lists of items traded for bulbs included oxen, furniture, jewelry, and ended with a silver chalice. Everyone was so seriously taking notes, the prof so boring...

One of my friends said, just perfectly, "I dunno...throw in that chalice and you got a deal" and the whole class cracked up. The questions started flying. What kind of chalice? Do you know the karats? Sterling silver or what? Did it match the cutlery? Was the whole tulip sale just a ruse to get they dude's sick-ass chalice? Do you have a citation to back up the chalice, or is it debated by scholars? Have you considered the chalice sucked and the buyer was unable to sell it on the Belgian cup market? How many chalices equaled one oxen on the open market? The prof couldn't restore order and called a ten minute break.

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2020-09-22 7:50:30 AM  
I got some rare magic beans to sell you
 
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