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    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.

    But the one I keep hearing about on the radio is the Star Registry deal.

    I laugh every time I hear it. People can pay something like $50 to register a star in their name.

    I mean, this just opens up so many questions for me.

    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 Moscow or Berlin. Come on, this is my star right.

    Are you kidding me? I’m not sure I could even find my star again but that’s just me.

    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.

    Or maybe I’ll box up air in the Rocky Mountains and sell it in Los Angeles.

    What’s the craziest thing you ever heard as far as what people are willing to spend money on?

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    Pacer tickets.

    Unbelievable!!



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    Pants.

    So unnecessary.

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    OMG - Read the customer reviews!

    http://www.amazon.com/review/product...owViewpoints=1
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    Those reviews are great.

    42 of 44 people found the following review helpful:
    Good but caution, February 13, 2008
    By R. Jocson - See all my reviews

    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.

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    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.


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    AWWW - Amazon took down the easy reader.
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    I laughed about the Pacer tickets post until I realized how true that is....

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    Bottled Water.
    2.00 for something I all ready pay for and can get out of the tap. I refuse to buy bottled water.

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    bottled water > tap

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

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    Multi thousand dollar burial vaults.

    For that matter high price caskets.

    Crazy spending.


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    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.

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    bottled water > tap

    I don't know how some people can't tell the difference in the taste.
    tap > unnecessary plastic

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    newspapers

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    A pre-op tranny.

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

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    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.
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