Susan Boyle Costs $16,000 Per Minute

It’ll cost you a whole lot to get Susan Boyle to sing a little ditty at your next party. The “Britain’s Got Talent” star is charging $203K for a 12-minute set—if you do the math, that comes out to about $16,000 per minute. This is the most preposterous thing I’ve heard in days, but corporate clients are actually booking her. Since the idea of someone actually spending $16K for 60 seconds of Susan Boyle makes me want to dry heave, I’ve compiled some items with $16,000 price tags that are actually worth the money and will last longer than a minute. (Plus, listening to your “Cats” soundtrack is totes free!) [News From All Angles]

  • A Car. The Car Connection recently made a list of 16 cars valued at $16,000 or less. [The Car Connection]
  • A Computer. With eight hard drives, a water cooling system, external radiator, 32 GB of RAM and whole bunch more technical stuff that would make any geek oogle in awe, this insanely hooked up computer could basically power the entire Internet. [Gadget Tastic]
  • A Cruise. For 107 nights from Honolulu to Hong Kong, this Princess Cruise will transport you around the entire globe. [Cruise Compete]
  • A Couch. Specifically a couch covered in sheepskin that feels like sitting on a cloud. [Luxist]
  • An Education. Get smart with a semester of schooling at any of the most expensive universities in the U.S. (room and board not included). [CNN]
  • A Lavish Suite. Have one extravagant night in the presidential suite at the Ritz Carlton in Moscow. []
  • A Purse. Jill Zarin of the “Real Housewives of NYC” bought herself this birthday present for the same price. We gagged then, but hey, at least she’ll have it forever. [YouTube]