The decline of our society may one day be pinpointed to this moment:
Artist Damien Hurst decorated a human skull with platinum and diamonds (8,601 of them to be exact) and sold it to an investment group (of which he is part) for $100 million dollars. (cue Dr. Evil: "one hundred MILLION dollars! mwa-ha-ha")
Excuse me while I pick up my non-jewel-encrusted jaw off the floor.