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Why Jewelry Makes A Wonderful Gift (Not!)

Posted By Jim On 12/20/2008 @ 6:37 am In Shopping | 12 Comments

Meg Marco of The Consumerist posted this [3] hilarious clip from Current TV where Sarah Haskins makes mockery of jewelry, jewelry advertising, and the whole concept of shiny carbon and pretty rocks in a wrapped 3 minute, 31 second robin’s eggshell blue box. Just some background, the clip is part of a recurring feature called Target Women [4] on a show called infoMania [5]. Target Women makes fun of something that media or marketing targets towards women. All this is hosted on Current TV, which bills itself as “the world’s leading peer-to-peer news and information network” and it has a ton of great content on it (like great smart content, not just videos of monkeys smelling their fingers and falling off trees).

I need to find myself a woolly mammoth (and a HUGE red bow) because I’m tired of jewelry face. Haha, wonderful video. (This one about Lessons for 2008 [6] is great too)

Want to get hooked on Current? This is what got me hooked. Check out this video where Kaj Larsen and Christof Putzel go to a gun market in Mogadishu, Somalia in search of AK-47s [7]. Yes, you read that all correctly… a gun market… in Mogadishu (site of the Black Hawk Down incident)… to buy an AK-47. If all that wasn’t insane enough, they brought a video camera. Actually, that’s not a bad idea… I should buy an AK-47 for my wife for Christmas!

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[4] Target Women: http://current.com/topics/88813968/target_women/new/0.htm

[5] infoMania: http://current.com/topics/76254712/infomania/new/0.htm

[6] Lessons for 2008: http://current.com/items/89638578/target_women_lessons_2008.htm

[7] Kaj Larsen and Christof Putzel go to a gun market in Mogadishu, Somalia in search of AK-47s: http://current.com/items/76356342/wanna_buy_an_ak_47.htm

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