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Twes
02-15-2008, 10:24 AM
What’s the strangest thing you can think of that the marketing geniuses of the world have persuaded people to spend money for?
Of course, bottled water has to be right up there.
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But the one I keep hearing about on the radio is the Star Registry deal.
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I laugh every time I hear it. People can pay something like $50 to register a star in their name.
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I mean, this just opens up so many questions for me.
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Who granted the authority to these folks to control the naming of the stars? And what level of force are they authorized to use in enforcing this name I purchased. Who’s to say my star won’t be taken by somebody else in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comhttp://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-default/ /><st1:City w:st=Moscow</st1:City> or Berlin. <st1:State w:st="on"><ST1:p</st1:State>Come on, this is my star right.
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Are you kidding me? I’m not sure I could even find my star again but that’s just me.
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I want to charge people to register grains of sand or blades or grass. This is pure genius man. I see grand new markets unfolding before my eye’s.
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Or maybe I’ll box up air in the Rocky Mountains and sell it in <st1:City w:st="on"><ST1:pLos Angeles</st1:City>.
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What’s the craziest thing you ever heard as far as what people are willing to spend money on?

heywoode
02-15-2008, 10:43 AM
Pacer tickets.

Unbelievable!!

bellisimo
02-15-2008, 11:01 AM
Easy Book Reader - Book Holder
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AA8KPM43L._SS400_.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Reader-Book-Holder-Paper/dp/B000EX3N5C/ref=sr_1_44?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1202867185&sr=8-44

JayRedd
02-15-2008, 11:07 AM
Pants.

So unnecessary.

Los Angeles
02-15-2008, 11:09 AM
Easy Book Reader - Book Holder
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AA8KPM43L._SS400_.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Reader-Book-Holder-Paper/dp/B000EX3N5C/ref=sr_1_44?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1202867185&sr=8-44

OMG - Read the customer reviews! :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B000EX3N5C/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?%5Fencoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

JayRedd
02-15-2008, 11:39 AM
Those reviews are great.



<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=right width=0></TD><TD vAlign=top align=left width="100%">42 of 44 people found the following review helpful:
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/x-locale/common/customer-reviews/stars-4-0._V47081936_.gif Good but caution, <NOBR>February 13, 2008</NOBR>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top>By </TD><TD>R. Jocson (http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AB3LGJ8NURJLI/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp) - See all my reviews (http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AB3LGJ8NURJLI/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort%5Fby=MostRecentReview)
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/x-locale/communities/reputation/c7y_badge_rn_1._V47060296_.gif (http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=cm_rn_bdg_help?ie=UTF8&nodeId=14279681&pop-up=1#RN) </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
This product works great, but one word of caution. The Easy Reader WILL NOT fit on a motorcycle's steering assembly. The device fails to hold down the pages and rattles like crazy at any speed over 5 mph. Guess we'll have to wait for a motorbike version to come out. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

indygeezer
02-15-2008, 01:23 PM
Government. We actually pay people to make up these silly rules and regulations and then give them the authority to act as royalty.

Seems as if the original 10 rules should about cover everything.


WAIT.....is this an actual TWES sighting?

Los Angeles
02-15-2008, 01:34 PM
AWWW - Amazon took down the easy reader. :sad:

travmil
02-15-2008, 11:13 PM
I laughed about the Pacer tickets post until I realized how true that is....

campy
02-19-2008, 04:25 PM
Bottled Water.
2.00 for something I all ready pay for and can get out of the tap. I refuse to buy bottled water.

bellisimo
02-19-2008, 04:37 PM
bottled water > tap

I don't know how some people can't tell the difference in the taste.

Twes
02-19-2008, 04:40 PM
Multi thousand dollar burial vaults.

For that matter high price caskets.

Crazy spending.

:cool:

Twes
02-19-2008, 04:41 PM
bottled water > tap

I don't know how some people can't tell the difference in the taste.

I think it completely depends on where you are.

JayRedd
02-19-2008, 04:43 PM
bottled water > tap

I don't know how some people can't tell the difference in the taste.

tap > unnecessary plastic

Twes
02-19-2008, 04:44 PM
newspapers

btowncolt
02-19-2008, 05:16 PM
A pre-op tranny.

Don't let anyone ever tell you it's the same thing as post-op.

Los Angeles
02-19-2008, 09:56 PM
A pre-op tranny.

Don't let anyone ever tell you it's the same thing as post-op.

Meh. Post-op ain't that great either.