Saturday, December 20, 2008

Versace's idea of "Frozen Tundra"

I can see putting heating coils under Lambeau stadium's grass, but Versace's plans to put a coolant network under the beach to keep the sand cool, just shows the level of absurdity of the folks living in Dubai who haven't understood or grasped the new economic reality.

Versace, the renowned fashion house, is to create the world’s first refrigerated beach so that hotel guests can walk comfortably across the sand on scorching days.

The beach will be next to the the new Palazzo Versace hotel which is being built in Dubai where summer temperatures average 40C and can reach 50C.

The beach will have a network of pipes beneath the sand containing a coolant that will absorb heat from the surface.

In the mail today, I got a gift certificate from Cartier, offering me $1000 off any purchase over $5,000 and a $500 donation to the charity of my choice. Now that the Picower Foundation in Florida is bust, maybe Cartier feels they can recoup some donations by selling some over-priced merchandise.

Gold sales in Dubai have fallen 80% the last couple of weeks, since Dubai relies on tourists as much as Disneyland.

Maybe someone should alert Donatella Versace about conditions in the real world!

Football is more recession proof than Dubai!

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