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Old June 27 2014, 07:23 PM   #31
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Re: TrekBBSer's Millions!

How about investing in a stock you know will plunge?

(You're not damaging it - the market is.)
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Old June 27 2014, 07:51 PM   #32
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Re: TrekBBSer's Millions!

Would it be OK to spend the whole amount on a short trip?

If so, I think it's about the right price for a round trip to the ISS...


If not I could take a couple of friends along I'm sure.
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Old June 27 2014, 11:16 PM   #33
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I considered that. but decided that getting a trip to the ISS at one month's notice would probably cost a lot more than $60 million.
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Old June 27 2014, 11:22 PM   #34
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I'd buy shares with it that I know are likely to go down the shitter and lose most of the money when I sell at a lower price.

EDIT: shit someone else said it. Grrrrr!!!!!

EDIT 2: I would hire as many people as possible to sweep the streets clean and pay them wages amounting to the 60 mill.
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Old June 28 2014, 12:39 AM   #35
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When I told her about this problem, the first thing my sister said was: make a shitty movie!.

She's right of course, but another movie got in the way for it being the perfect solution; The Producers... the moment you think you've succeded in making the most expensive most horrible movie in history, someone makes it become the biggest hit in movie history (even if they don't know the back story).
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Old June 28 2014, 12:48 AM   #36
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At the end of it, you have a movie. I believe that contravenes the rules anyway since that is the tangible result of your investment.
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Old June 28 2014, 01:02 AM   #37
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Take a first class flight two to three times a day.
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Old June 28 2014, 01:13 AM   #38
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At the end of it, you have a movie. I believe that contravenes the rules anyway since that is the tangible result of your investment.
Sure, but it's worthless; a testament to how bad your investment was... a bit like holding on to a betting slip despite loosing the bet.
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Old June 28 2014, 02:19 AM   #39
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At the end of it, you have a movie. I believe that contravenes the rules anyway since that is the tangible result of your investment.
Yeah, you might be right since the movie can still be released in some fashion and then be at the very least used to recoup some of the production costs. So I'd argue producing a movie results in a tangible result from the money, giving you more than you started with, thus breaking the rules of the game.
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Old June 28 2014, 02:27 AM   #40
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Re: TrekBBSer's Millions!

But that just gets us back to the plot of The Producers: not a movie but a theatre show that has to bomb.
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Old June 28 2014, 02:38 AM   #41
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I'd bribe the probate judge or whatever to declare that I fulfilled the terms of the will.
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Old June 28 2014, 08:25 AM   #42
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Well, you're assuming this offer will come to you during Super Bowl season.
And therein is one of the differences between Kommander's idea and mine. Mine does not depend on the time of year as they are pretty much selling advertising for some huge sporting event going on in that month. I figure also that I would have to hire producers, camera people, ad men, etc and pay them top wage.

BTW, Trekker, is that 30% or 5% to charity/gambling? You've said both
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Old June 28 2014, 11:26 AM   #43
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Well, you're assuming this offer will come to you during Super Bowl season.
And therein is one of the differences between Kommander's idea and mine. Mine does not depend on the time of year as they are pretty much selling advertising for some huge sporting event going on in that month. I figure also that I would have to hire producers, camera people, ad men, etc and pay them top wage.

BTW, Trekker, is that 30% or 5% to charity/gambling? You've said both
Probably a typo on my part on the 30. Only 5% to charity, another 5% to gambling.
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Old June 29 2014, 10:12 PM   #44
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Idea 1: Buy a 60 million dollar drone
Now your're thinking--aerospace...it turns billionaires into millionaires.

If we both had this amount of money--and you put it in aerospace, and I put all mine into supporting the meth and crack habits of everyone in the United States, you still go broke faster than I do.

Case in point--the Very Light Jet.
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Old June 29 2014, 10:18 PM   #45
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hide it in a big hole or similar. at the end of the time period, you have no money and if anyone asks you what you did with it, you are forbidden from telling under number 1, so they have to give you the rest.

then i'd trash the grave of the dead relative for being such a twat.
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