I have written before about my my late and growing interest in watching the LPGA. The main reason for this 'sporting flowering' being the rise and progress of New Zealand's own golfing superstar, Lydia Ko.
To see someone so young achieve so much, in such a short space of time, has been quite extraordinary. She is a credit to her family and a proud Kiwi, which her adopted country greatly appreciates.
A growing interest in golf reminded me of the unique shape and patterns of golfing paraphernalia and the figures in action which lent themselves to artistic interpretation.
The result is this coffee table book which records recent art works based on a golfing theme. As I stated in its introduction I make no apologies for the eclectic mix of styles. They were used as the mood took me!
The world's most expensive ice cream, according to a television programme I recently watched, earns its title due to the fact that its ice is sourced from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The appropriately named Absurdity Sundae made from this ice cream is a mere 'snip' at $US 60,000 per serving. Just how pretentious is that, and how jaded must be the appetites of the nouveau riche!
The Absurdity Sundae
Mind you, the sundae in question does come with a first class ticket and a souvenir t-shirt.
In keeping with these these gourmet pretensions I thought I would suggest a couple of equally far-fetched additions to the menu:
The Salty Caramel Surprise - using sea salt scooped up from the depths of the Mariana Trench by a replica of Jules Verne's Nautilus.
Roar Coffee - forget the Vietnamese weasel coffee, kopi luwak, made by collecting coffee beans eaten & passed through wild civets. My version is made from beans eaten and excreted by a reverse engineered chicken-to-dinosaur.
What all of the above goes to prove is that some people have more money than sense. I would suggest the super rich try a good New Zealand hokey pokey ice cream. It even tastes good when served in a private jet.