An 8-carat diamond-and-platinum engagement ring.
A brand-new house in Las Vegas.
Raising a human being.
Know what else may have cost up to a quarter-million dollars? That "Blurred Lines" video. You know: The one with three girls, no clothes, a handful of mylar balloons and a white backdrop. That one.
Actually, to be fair, the visual representation of Robin Thicke's Pharrell-fueled jam o' the summer is actually two videos, one featuring Thicke, Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I. in suits and three models in plastic shirts; the other much the same, but without the tops for the ladies.
Oh. I forgot the live goat. And the stuffed dog. And the single bale of hay. And some big words that occasionally come between the audience and all those boobies.
But still: Up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. For 4 minutes 31 seconds of ... that.