Gold: It's For More Than Just Wealth Preservation

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Presented with little comment, aside to note that 32-year-old Indian Datta Phuge, thought this $25,000 solid gold shirt would be just right to attract female attention: "I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?" So much for the yellow metal being a barbarous relic.



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Sun, 01/06/2013 - 18:48 | 3127905 chump666
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He better get a big gun.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 18:48 | 3127906 forwardho
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King Lobengula of Matabeleland used to cover his body in rancid cattle fat, then his attendents would stick thousands of carats of uncut diamond to said fat. He saw no value in the useless stones, but since the whites prized them above life itself, he felt he should show his true majesty. Later he would be murdered, by the whites, for his brightly colored stones.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 18:51 | 3127914 Enslavethechild...
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Step away from the crackpipe...

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:22 | 3127990 DosZap
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Considering how much gold there appears to be at only $25,000 it must all be 10K - cheapskate.

That's just the shirt, and no telling how lightweight it is.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:29 | 3128197 HardAssets
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Hell, those could be little tiny gold sequins sewn on the shirt.

In any case, you can make fun of the guy - but he obviously knows more about gold and money than 95% of the US population.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:41 | 3128222 Things that go bump
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Not to mention his obvious skill with the ladies.  

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:06 | 3128583 monad
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He could have gotten much OJT from real professional women for far less. Practice makes perfect.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 23:57 | 3131696 thisandthat
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Easy: if it's 24k, 600 g.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:02 | 3127935 knukles
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Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:06 | 3127940 Salt
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Excellent EMP protection for his pacemaker.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:06 | 3127941 kill switch
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I've posted this before, but for those that didn't see it, it's amazing...

Joni Mitchell with Carlie Rose ...GOTO 4:20 In the vid......ZH WILL ALL AGREE


Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:11 | 3127957 tip e. canoe
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worth noting that she said this 5 years ago...and it's only gotten worse since...

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:08 | 3127943 monad
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Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:06 | 3127944 gimli
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Jaime Dimon is interested in buying that shirt, he's sure he can get it at a better price though.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 19:28 | 3134465 Dr. Sandi
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I buy all my gold shirts at the Comex Factory Outlet.

They kind of look like gold paper though.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:10 | 3127949 secret_sam
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     "I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?"

This is a lot more amusing when you imagine it in a strong Madras accent...

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:59 | 3128266 Karlus
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I can't wait until he develops his pimp hand and starts calling everyone (male and female) "bitch."


Wait, maybe he does already....

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:39 | 3128743 Nage42
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Exactly my mental image... I had Russell Peters using is _full on_ accent.


Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:13 | 3127961 thorgodofthunder
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Still not a spec of info on the Herbalife/Ackman controversy. I wonder what's up with Zerohedge?

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:15 | 3128165 Prometheus418
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Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:15 | 3127972 GrinandBearit
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Mr T. wears 14k = wimp 

This guy wears 22k = baller


Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:18 | 3127975 buzzsaw99
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He seems to be looking for a gold digger. :groans:

I pity the fool. [/Mr. T.]

The Mr. T gold chart 1981-1992:


Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:19 | 3127980 economicfreefall
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What about silver?!

Even though it might not look as good as T-shirt material. Silver should keep a man odor-free though :P

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:25 | 3127989 buzzsaw99
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Silver should keep a man odor-free though

Yeah, with tarnished underarms and a colloidal complexion. ;)

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 21:09 | 3128289 trav777
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silver tarnishes.  And silverbugz are stupid.

There was a silver-paneled Audi A8 owned by some sheik in the ME tho.  Was pretty baller.  Tough to keep clean without constant polishing but that's what indians are for in places like UAE.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 21:19 | 3128307 akak
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silver tarnishes. And silverbugz are stupid.

So declares the bond-buying bagholder. LOL!  Good luck holding THAT particular bag!

You really are a hateful, vile and moronic little turd, aren't you?

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 02:03 | 3128838 Freddie
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You really are a hateful, vile and moronic little turd, aren't you?

Those are Trav's good attributes.  ;-)

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:21 | 3128708 merizobeach
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"And silverbugz are stupid."

Here, choke on my cock, bitch.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 19:57 | 3131149 kill switch
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Turn yourself in to what ever entity that would correct your ranting, there are many, I don't give a fuck,, it would be for the betterment of humanity.


Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:22 | 3127986 ReptilianSlaveMaster
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When the economic collapse comes good luck trying to exchange that gold with the merchant with a gun at your head robbing you dry

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:22 | 3127987 orangegeek
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Lots of gold bulls out there.


Some are saying Friday was a bouce, but we are still into lower highs and lower lows.  If the US Dollar continues to rise, Gold in US Dollars will probably continue to fall.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:23 | 3127992 nmewn
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Snappily dressed man seeking his eight armed goddess for fun & frivolity.

Likes long walks through the bustling streets of Calcutta and quiet nights alone counting the threads in his jacket.

Only serious inquiries please.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:52 | 3128097 Freddie
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I could be such a stud in that get up he is wearing.  I just need to grow a stache. 

Not to be confused with a stash of Obama EBT cars and The Ben Bernank bucks to buy a Porsche.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:23 | 3127994 BrigstockBoy
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I'd like to meet his tailor!

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 08:43 | 3129085 WmMcK
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+1 For the (intentional?) Zevon reference.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:24 | 3127997 pragmatic hobo
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this looks like one of those indicator ... like the time when times magazine front cover had "home sweet home" ...

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:27 | 3127999 AgAu_man
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I know of plenty US women who would take him, and the shirt off his back. And reciprocate with a golden finger.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:38 | 3128040 holdbuysell
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Meet the future spokesman for the "Got Gold?" campaign.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:41 | 3128050 Quinvarius
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Bernanke will sell you 3000 of them for $25 a piece.  It isn't his money.  What does he care?

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:42 | 3128057 Caucasian Mongrel
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Thanks ZH, this is the absolute height of tacky style. The BA-esque gold junk round his neck and arms really sets the whole thing off.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:46 | 3128068 Acidtest Dummy
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Hindustan Times also running a story about Paki artillary targeting Hindu Kashmir bases, but the lavious shirt gets Tyler's attention.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:51 | 3128084 Freddie
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Well the hinjoos want to know if the shirt will stop paki muzzie 7.62.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:49 | 3128072 Freddie
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Charlie Mungo and his pals Buffett and The Ben Benank - all have golden robes and slippers.  It is a "barbaric relic" but it makes for lovely lounging wear after a bath in fetid water.  Charlie and Warner have leakage issues like The Bernank.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 19:55 | 3128107 UGrev
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My loony bun is fine benny lava.. 

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:01 | 3128124 PUD
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" 32-year-old Indian Datta Phuge"  NO NO NO...THEY MIS-SPELLED IT!





Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:07 | 3128139 TalkToLind
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Fuck designer fragrances, energy drinks, $300 headphones and sneakers.  If you're gonna pimp then PIMP BIG, bitchez.  


Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:10 | 3128155 sgorem
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I've got a closet FULL of gold ETF shirts, frick this guy!

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:13 | 3128160 Cman5000
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It's like that. Player to player, pimp to pimp ...


Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:15 | 3128168 Anonymouse
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Personally, I prefer mithril shirts

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:16 | 3128170 jack stephan
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Birdie num nums.....

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