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Posts Tagged ‘Finance’

Bookmarks Are For People That Hate Money

In Uncategorized on February 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm

I’m not sure how much money the bookmark industry brings in these days. I actually tried a brief search but the term “bookmark” has been co-oped by everyone in technology. My question is: why on earth do people pay for bookmarks anyway? I almost understand beautiful ones like the image attached but these are made of brushed stainless steel!?! Is that really necessary or even prudent?

The purpose of a bookmark is to mark your page in a book, yes? Perhaps people also use them to remind themselves that they are rich, appreciate beautiful design, or want to be constantly asked WWJD but I’m not so sure. I think the entire bookmark industry is a conspiracy against our good sense.

I’ll keep using a trusty dollar bill as my bookmark…because after all, it’s still cheaper than a bookmark.

This Doesn’t Make Any Sense!

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2008 at 7:44 pm

1917 D penny
Originally uploaded by Dystopos

According to 60 Minutes they can’t find anyone under 60 who wants to work there. Except for Katie Couric, but is there anywhere Katie Couric won’t work?

In other news, do you know that it takes 2 cents to make every penny and 10 cents to make every nickel? How much does this account for our deficit? Probably not as much as the two wars we’re in but still…