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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Public Option Or Best Offer


  1. Now if you wanted to be REALLY shrewd with your tough negotiators, you'd have one who offers $80 for that iPod, while other people scream outside the seller's house about how iPods cause brain cancer and their batteries explode, killing people. The point would be to scare anyone else off from offering ANY money for the thing.

    Then when the desperate seller says "OK, give me $80," you withdraw the original offer. Have a new buyer come in offering $50. And when the seller accepts that, then have the second buyer refuse to return the seller's calls. And get someone else to offer $25 a couple weeks later. Have the handover in a dark alley, where the hard-nosed bargainers will ALL be waiting so they can bash the iPod owner over the head and steal it.

    But a mere iPod isn't worth the trouble. That would NEVER happen. And since health care is a matter of life and death, NOBODY would try tactics like that in America. It's such a moral, God-fearing country, after all.

  2. Sad thing is that the iPod won't hold your downloads for longer than 6o seconds now matter how much you paid.


We'll try dumping haloscan and see how it works.