Clinton Wants, Gets It AllOkay, okay, okay. So Hillary Clinton staged a comeback by opening up a can of whoop-ass at last night’s Democratic presidential debate. She is “a champ,” she “scored a win,” and she “hit the jackpot” (the debate was in Vegas, see?). But after the last debate, a lot of the next-morning press coverage missed out on important events from the end of the debate because of reporting deadlines. So we went through the last few minutes of the New York Times genius transcript feature to see if our colleagues in print missed anything. Which, to our minds, they did. Right at the close came a question from Maria, a UNLV student:
Maria: [To Clinton] Do you prefer diamonds or pearls?
Clinton: Now I know I’m sometimes accused of not being able to make a choice. I want both.
Moderator: Now do I get to ask any of the other candidates or, I suppose, just Senator Clinton?
Maria: It’s the only shiny thing up there.
There ended the debate. If that isn’t a metaphor, we don’t know what the hell is.
Clinton’s in Thick of Barbed Democratic Debate [NYT]
The Most Iced-Out Cone You’ve Ever SeenWhat you see here is a replica of a cone of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, made with eighteen-karat white and yellow gold and over 600 Lazare diamonds. After it goes on a national tour, it can be yours for $1 million (plus however much you end up spending on gold caps when you get high one day and try to bite into it). One has to wonder, is this ridiculous blingfest the ice-cream industry’s last-ditch effort to keep it crispy in the face of fro-yo mania? (Willie Nelson’s ice cream sure didn’t work.) And how long before Pinkberry counters with some ice of its own? Considering Pinkberry got the Lady Tigra for their bumpin’ jingle, they could probably bring Jacob the Jeweler out of retirement for a pimp cone.