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Archive for the 'Money' Category

The Classic Ford Taurus

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 @ 11:55 am in Comedy, Money | Comments Off

Back on October 26th, after 20 years, the last Ford Taurus rolled off the assembly lines. I think in the next year or two, Ford (NYSE: F) could be a nice stock to own, assuming the company is successful in its plan to be profitable in 2009. Perhaps Ford will follow the turnaround [...]

Amusing Stock Ticker Symbols

Posted: Thursday, October 26th, 2006 @ 1:06 pm in Money | Comments Off

I have some technical blog posts I’m working on but until those are ready, here’s a quick list of amusing stock symbols that I’ve come across through my new interest in the stock market. If you know of any more, feel free to post them below.
(Note: WOOF added 2006-11-21, considered adding Crazy Woman Creek [...]

Would You Want to be One in a Million?

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 @ 10:14 pm in Money, Online Events | Comments Off

I received an email advertisement (aka SPAM - but I’m trying to be nice) for a new site, www.onesiteinamillion.com. They are charging $15/year for the privilege of being randomly featured on their homepage. It’s a good example of a “copycat” site to the Million Dollar Homepage mentioned in my previous post.
It looks [...]

One Paperclip = One House?!

Posted: Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 @ 5:01 pm in Google, Money, Online Events | Comments Off

1) Someone really did trade a paper clip (after 14 other trades in a year) for a house!
Wikipedia - One_red_paperclip
Original Site: http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com
There have been other seemingly crazy ideas that have had some success:
2) Student sells each pixel on his web page for $1.
1 million pixels sold = $1 million dollars.
Wikipedia Article: Milliondollarhomepage
Original Site: http://milliondollarhomepage.com
3) A [...]

On to the Final Round -

Posted: Monday, May 15th, 2006 @ 5:05 pm in Money, Online Events, The Da Vinci Code | Comments Off

Pictured below is the prize for the final 10,000 contestants in The Da Vinci Code Quest. To be one of the first 10,000, I submitted the answer to the 24th and final question 6 minutes after it was posted on May 10th, 2006 at 1:00PM EST. It’s interesting that the prize page gives [...]

Going, Going, Gone!

Posted: Monday, May 15th, 2006 @ 5:01 pm in Money, The Da Vinci Code | Comments Off

I couldn’t resist selling on eBay - one seller had his Da Vinci Code Cryptex bid up to $57 - so I posted mine and someone picked it up for $68!
(Perhaps it was the subliminal message in the item’s picture that sealed the deal?:)