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Swag Bag

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is one of the most prestigious and expensive conferences on the planet.

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The attendees, the world’s financial and economic elite, are a small group but one that still manages to account for roughly 50% of the entire wealth on the planet. This is entirely mind-blowing, of course, and the fact that 1,700 private jets transported this precious cargo to their destination nestled in the Swiss Alps, where they were to focus their collective genius on income inequality and climate change is tragically ironic. The organizers of the meeting even went so far as to hire A-List actresses Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as all-time Major League Baseball hits leader Pete Rose to work the coat-check.

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Its no surprise then that the swag given to each person who attended the conference was impressive, to say the least. What follows is a list of the items and services provided in the official Davos Gift Bag for all who attended the 2015 World Economic Forum:

 

A stylish satchel with shoulder strap that proudly states, “Committed to improving the state of the world.”

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A pair of Roots Canada winter mittens.

 

A 1.5 litre bottle of virgin glacial water, hand-melted by Greenland artisans who chip the ice out of the glacier, transport it home and melt it over a fire using a traditional stentøj.

 

An albino peacock.

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Box seats at the 2016 NHL All-Star game.

 

A six-month personal services contract with a supermodel.

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A permit to hunt the Amur Leopard of the Primorye region of Russia.

 

A lock of Ronald Regan’s hair.

 

An Academy Award.

 

Sarah Palin’s stolen cell phone pics.

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A special guest appearance on Game of Thrones.

 

Embryonic stem cells from Roger Federer’s twins.

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Time machine.

 

Actual torture hood used at Abu Ghraib.

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Damn you are funny.

    January 26, 2015
  2. Rohan H Wickramasinghe #

    Isn’t the Amur Leopard a protected species?

    Please read http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=112545

    Thanks.

    January 26, 2015
  3. Michael Murray #

    Jamie:

    Thanks! That means a lot coming from somebody as talented as yourself!

    And Rohan, the organizing committee at the WEF were able to procure an “exception” to the protected species status for their valued guests. It’s a VERY powerful group of people we’re dealing with here.

    January 26, 2015
  4. You know, when you google “Sarah Palin’s stolen cell phone pics,” the results are less than impressive.

    January 28, 2015
  5. A comment not necessarily for public consumption but nevertheless heartfelt: Michael, you continue to make my world a better place. Thanks for all the smiles.

    January 29, 2015

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