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marc weber
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I just received an invitation to attend an exciting conference that will show me how to start my own cash-based business setting up vending machines. I know the potential is huge, because there was a photo of someone who's already made a lot of money, and he had stacks of cash in the photo to prove it. I know they're serious, because the invitation included a sample business card with my name and address on it (so I can correct any errors before they print more).

The problem is, I was planning on returning to a career as a fine artist (using mixed media to effectuate a conceptual persona, but also producing some interesting films along the way).

Now I don't know what to do. Please advise.


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Bear Bibeault
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Plastics.


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marc weber
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Thanks, Bear. I've invested heavily in Kydex, because this is what the shells for the original Star Trek communicators were formed from.
Bear Bibeault
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That will pay off big in the middle of the 23rd century! Enjoy!
Paul Clapham
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I just got an e-mail from some guy in the government of Togo who needs help in cashing a cheque for 10 million dollars, or something like that. Promised me 10% if I would help him out. Problem is, I don't have time for that project right now. But I could forward the e-mail to you. That would provide some seed money for your next art flick.
marc weber
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Wow, Paul! You were sure lucky to get that offer! If you don't think you can use it, I would be a fool not to. That extra million would even buy me some time to finish my novel.
Paul Clapham
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Okay, then, I will forward it on to you. Just one thing, though, he wanted $5,000 to get some papers notarized and I already sent that to him before I found out I couldn't proceed with the project. So if you wouldn't mind, could you pay me back for that? He told me that's all he would need to get the wheels in motion.
marc weber
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Hey, it's the least I could do! Will you accept Kydex stock?
Doug Slattery
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I was just notified by a country that I would be receiving a check for $600 *AND* I wouldn't have to declare it as income on my taxes. If you guys are getting 10 mil, I think I'll tear mine up.

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marc weber
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Originally posted by marc weber:
... Will you accept Kydex stock?

I should clarify. When I say "stock," I do not mean shares of the company, Kleerdex. I mean a few hundred pounds of stock plastic sheets (Calcutta Black, #52000, in a P1 "leatherette" texture). I've taken to using this in place of currency.
Paul Clapham
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Originally posted by marc weber:
I mean a few hundred pounds of stock plastic sheets (Calcutta Black, #52000, in a P1 "leatherette" texture). I've taken to using this in place of currency.
That's very artistic. Back in the last century the Canadian government demonetized the one-dollar bill and replaced it by a one-dollar coin. Near the cutover date you could buy a sheet (uncut) of 40 one-dollar bills as a souvenir. (For $50.) I had the idea of buying one of those sheets, then pulling out a pair of scissors at the supermarket checkout and cutting off the right number of bills, but I never had the nerve of the true performance artist.
David O'Meara
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It's clear that we both have a small member and trouble satisfying women. What I want to know is how everyone on the internet seems to be aware of that.
Aj Mathia
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wow you guys have all the luck, i could really use the millions to invest in IPOs of McScrewed.U Inc


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marc weber
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
It's clear that we both have a small member and trouble satisfying women...

Yes, my membership is very small indeed! Who is "women"?
David O'Meara
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Apparently a 'women' is a guy at the other end of the internet. Often confused with the 'Russian Mafia'
marc weber
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
Apparently a 'women' is a guy at the other end of the internet. Often confused with the 'Russian Mafia'

Oh, yes! This is the gentlemen from whom I purchase pharmaceuticals and genuine Microsoft software. Can he help me increase my very small membership?
David O'Meara
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Yes.
(as I understand it) You need to give your bank details so that (s)he can come over to marry you, as they have been sitting there in an internet cafe thinking about you for a long time. It is then possible to get the blue pill for unforgettable happiness (from the Matrix? I am unsure) and they will tell you how to make millions.
marc weber
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Sounds good! What can possibly go wrong?
Ulf Dittmer
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Originally posted by marc weber:
Who is "women"?

A woman is more or less like a man, but not of the same sex. See this film for why that is so.


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David O'Meara
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I just heard from a 23yo blonde looking for love. cya guys, I'm outa here!
 
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