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This is why I'm broke
« on: August 05, 2014, 03:34:52 PM »
http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/  <---- Consumerism at its finest! My favorite was the glow in the dark toilet paper.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 04:42:19 PM »
Oreo dunking spoon, where have you been all my life???
http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/oreo-dunking-spoon

« Last Edit: August 05, 2014, 05:44:28 PM by Basenji »

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 05:02:11 PM »
It's all about the baby carrying jacket. Totally not creepy.

http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/baby-carrying-jacket

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 05:06:57 PM »

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 05:37:17 PM »
A nice counter balance: http://theworstthingsforsale.com/
(How much overlap is there between the two? )

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 06:26:30 PM »
A nice counter balance: http://theworstthingsforsale.com/
(How much overlap is there between the two? )

I can't stop looking at this...

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 07:38:54 PM »
There's a really clever income generator. A website linking to things for sale and making fun of them. But also having affiliate links. People come to laugh and send their friends. But they also think some of the things are cute and buy some. And the website owner gets 5% or more of what they spend.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 07:48:24 PM »
There's a really clever income generator. A website linking to things for sale and making fun of them. But also having affiliate links. People come to laugh and send their friends. But they also think some of the things are cute and buy some. And the website owner gets 5% or more of what they spend.

no doubt. 

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 09:47:34 PM »
My God it never ends!!!

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 09:55:03 PM »
The Star Wars  car Sun protector is cool

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 10:16:22 PM »
At least they are admitting to going broke buying this stuff?

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2014, 10:32:04 PM »
There's a really clever income generator. A website linking to things for sale and making fun of them. But also having affiliate links. People come to laugh and send their friends. But they also think some of the things are cute and buy some. And the website owner gets 5% or more of what they spend.

And indeed, they get a cut of any Amazon purchase within a certain time period, not just the specific linked item.  I think.  So you click over to look at the stupid oreo spoon, but remember you also need socks.  I think the referral site still gets a cut of your socks purchase.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2014, 10:52:13 PM »
The Gentlemanís Ball Scratcher I already purchased and Millennium Falcon Bed is on order.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2014, 06:43:52 AM »
The Gentlemanís Ball Scratcher I already purchased and Millennium Falcon Bed is on order.
We really need a like button. LOL

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2014, 06:46:19 AM »
I actually have a set of the freezable soapstone cubes...they were a gift, but I admit they are quite handy for wanting to drink a nice cold scotch without the diluting effect of ice cubes

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2014, 07:24:19 AM »
I actually have a set of the freezable soapstone cubes...they were a gift, but I admit they are quite handy for wanting to drink a nice cold scotch without the diluting effect of ice cubes

Yeah some of the stuff there is less ridiculous, but still unnecessary especially if you're trying to save money.  I had fun looking through it, and I hope there's some mustachian person who is reaching FI through this website and its affiliate links hah.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2014, 09:10:32 PM »
The Star Wars  car Sun protector is cool
I almost got out my credit card!

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2014, 10:55:44 PM »
The random super-expensive stuff is amazing.  There's a bunch of <$100 trinkets, and then boom, A FLYING CAR.

Seriously though, the transformers USB flash drive...

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2014, 12:38:37 PM »
Am I the only one reminded of the SkyMall catalog looking at this website? There's some cool stuff, but 90% of it would be used once and shoved in a closet somewhere... except for the dolphin boat, my god...

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2014, 01:53:47 PM »
I want the showerhead with colored lights. But it probably isn't low-flow.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2014, 01:54:47 PM »
so, uh, wall outlets with usb plug-ins?  thanks a lot OP. brb.



and this is why I'm not FIRE. :(

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2014, 01:59:44 PM »
I think I may have a problem........ Because I would love having like half that shit. Haha.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2014, 03:11:12 PM »
I think I may have a problem........ Because I would love having like half that shit. Haha.

Totally agree.  Will not pay for any of it but would get a kick out of having much of it!

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2014, 03:29:56 PM »
I think I may have a problem........ Because I would love having like half that shit. Haha.

Totally agree.  Will not pay for any of it but would get a kick out of having much of it!

Exactly!  Some items are pretty cool and downright amusing, but there is no way I'd pay for any of it.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2014, 03:30:47 PM »
I think I may have a problem........ Because I would love having like half that shit. Haha.

Totally agree.  Will not pay for any of it but would get a kick out of having much of it!

Exactly!  Some items are pretty cool and downright amusing, but there is no way I'd pay for any of it.

Haha that's how I see it too.  Kinda reminds me of being a kid and wanting all the shiny toys, but then only playing with them a few times before getting bored.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2014, 03:51:10 PM »
I liked the biogel fridge the most, though I would be interested in finding how it is supposed to work.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2014, 04:20:22 PM »
Wowie just created my fake wishlist:

- offensive business cards,
- Tron cycle, ok it'd be fun to try then auction off to charity.
- bike wheel lights,
- world's most powerful laser,
- brass knuckle tasers,
- go to fuck to sleep book,
- offensive fortune cookies,
- driving message display,
- batmobile replica,

these are all calling out to me! 

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2014, 06:36:46 PM »
Actually I'll be buying the Titanic ice cubes for my Dad for christmas. 

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2014, 06:02:01 AM »
We got Go the Fuck to Sleep from my sister in law when our son was born...it is quite hilarious.

Samuel L. Jackson reads Go the Fuck to Sleep:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jUGOwnsTa0

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2014, 06:58:35 PM »
so, uh, wall outlets with usb plug-ins?  thanks a lot OP. brb.



and this is why I'm not FIRE. :(

That actually might be awesome for hotels, at least I would have thought so until I realized that I can just use the room's TV for this. I should add that it is on me not to bring a wall adapter, but at least once the cord has broken.

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« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2014, 10:53:52 PM »
so, uh, wall outlets with usb plug-ins?  thanks a lot OP. brb.



and this is why I'm not FIRE. :(

That actually might be awesome for hotels, at least I would have thought so until I realized that I can just use the room's TV for this. I should add that it is on me not to bring a wall adapter, but at least once the cord has broken.

I just don't see the utility because it's not really any harder to take the tiny adapter with you.  If I forget my adapter, I definitely forgot the cable too.  You can't be sure wherever you are going will have one of these, so you need to take the adapter anyways.  Once you get there, you don't need the adapter, but you brought it.  If you disconnect the cable from the adapter to use this outlet, you are more likely to forget the adapter.

For the rest of the stuff... yeah lots of cool things.  It's kind of like a bloggified version of ThinkGeek.  I also like Uncrate for looking at a bunch of fancy stuff I shouldn't purchase.  And SkyMall!

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2014, 11:39:08 AM »
so, uh, wall outlets with usb plug-ins?  thanks a lot OP. brb.



and this is why I'm not FIRE. :(

That actually might be awesome for hotels, at least I would have thought so until I realized that I can just use the room's TV for this. I should add that it is on me not to bring a wall adapter, but at least once the cord has broken.

I just don't see the utility because it's not really any harder to take the tiny adapter with you.  If I forget my adapter, I definitely forgot the cable too.  You can't be sure wherever you are going will have one of these, so you need to take the adapter anyways.  Once you get there, you don't need the adapter, but you brought it.  If you disconnect the cable from the adapter to use this outlet, you are more likely to forget the adapter.

For the rest of the stuff... yeah lots of cool things.  It's kind of like a bloggified version of ThinkGeek.  I also like Uncrate for looking at a bunch of fancy stuff I shouldn't purchase.  And SkyMall!
Oh I definitely covet some of these.  I see the utility here.  Not at hotels but at home.   Specifically for next to my bed, where I have 1 standard outlet.  I'm constantly juggling plugs.  However I'm not going to buy them since the juggling has to do with the job.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2014, 11:47:57 AM »
I'm pretty sure those are less than $27.99 at Home Depot.  I've thought about installing one in a spot where the old outlet needs replacing anyway.  Then maybe we'd charge our phones there instead of leaving them on the kitchen counter within the danger zone of the stove.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2014, 12:25:35 PM »
The Star Wars family car stickers are a must.

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« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2014, 12:31:07 PM »
I'm pretty sure those are less than $27.99 at Home Depot.  I've thought about installing one in a spot where the old outlet needs replacing anyway.  Then maybe we'd charge our phones there instead of leaving them on the kitchen counter within the danger zone of the stove.

Note that these will draw power even when not used (like any other wall wart, for example)

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2014, 09:51:23 AM »
so, uh, wall outlets with usb plug-ins?  thanks a lot OP. brb.



and this is why I'm not FIRE. :(

That actually might be awesome for hotels, at least I would have thought so until I realized that I can just use the room's TV for this. I should add that it is on me not to bring a wall adapter, but at least once the cord has broken.
Except I would never, ever plug my phone, with all my personal and financial information, into an unknown USB outlet at a hotel! That's just asking for trouble. And never use the USB plugs at airports either. Not until someone invents a USB condom.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2014, 10:30:16 AM »
so, uh, wall outlets with usb plug-ins?  thanks a lot OP. brb.



and this is why I'm not FIRE. :(

That actually might be awesome for hotels, at least I would have thought so until I realized that I can just use the room's TV for this. I should add that it is on me not to bring a wall adapter, but at least once the cord has broken.
Except I would never, ever plug my phone, with all my personal and financial information, into an unknown USB outlet at a hotel! That's just asking for trouble. And never use the USB plugs at airports either. Not until someone invents a USB condom.

This is why you're broke: http://int3.cc/collections/frontpage/products/usbcondoms

(although  modern phones now ask whether you "trust" a new computer... at least my iphone does)

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2014, 11:28:19 AM »
Not until someone invents a USB condom.

I think that's not only been done, but I'd bet the product is actually named that too.

(But I'm not going to google it since I'm at work.)

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« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2014, 11:39:45 AM »
Not until someone invents a USB condom.

I think that's not only been done, but I'd bet the product is actually named that too.

(But I'm not going to google it since I'm at work.)

yeah..me neither.
I did see a tutorial where you cut the data transfer wires in the USB cables, so it will charge only. That would make these safe, ish. A USB vasectomy?

The "trusted computer" thing was added to iOS after a flaw was discovered (phone would dump data). But I don't trust that someone can't work around it.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2014, 11:41:49 AM »
It's all about the baby carrying jacket. Totally not creepy.

http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/baby-carrying-jacket
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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2014, 01:30:31 PM »
omfg... why did i click the link... pee wee cycling suit???  wallet that says "bad mother fucker" on it? tron cycle?  mood shower tiles?

OK, I won't buy anything, but that stuff is cool as shit to browse :D

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2014, 01:40:20 PM »
Not until someone invents a USB condom.

I think that's not only been done, but I'd bet the product is actually named that too.

(But I'm not going to google it since I'm at work.)

It's in the post right above yours!

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2014, 03:09:17 PM »
It's in the post right above yours!

Damn. I need to pay attention to those "this thread has been updated since you started editing your post" messages.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2014, 03:19:00 PM »
It's in the post right above yours!

Damn. I need to pay attention to those "this thread has been updated since you started editing your post" messages.

Or take less than an hour to edit your posts :-P

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2014, 07:12:22 PM »
I like the Nintendo dress.  I can probably make it. 

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2014, 11:24:49 AM »
Seriously? Nobody here wants the Nicholas Cage as Pokemon paintings?

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2014, 11:47:32 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007CDGPV6/?tag=g10r-20


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« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2014, 02:34:35 PM »
OK, I need to leave this thread and never click on it again now.  I actually double-checked what my spending for the month is when I saw they make USB power outlets now.

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2014, 03:33:28 AM »
So. I actually put an item from theworstthingsforsale.com in my Amazon cart. I can't bring myself to buy it, but I can't bring myself to delete it from my saved items list.

The super spooky just in time for Halloween Sarah Palin knife: http://theworstthingsforsale.com/2014/10/06/sarah-palin-knife/

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Re: This is why I'm broke
« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2014, 02:07:25 PM »
Oreo dunking spoon, where have you been all my life???
http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/oreo-dunking-spoon

Here's a life hack for you:  use a fork by putting it into the cream filling and using that to dunk your oreo.  No having to buy shit to dunk oreo!