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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:31 PM
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This is some really sorry, exploitative crap ......








Who the fuck buys this shit?????










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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:33 PM
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1. Lots of people or they wouldn't sell it.
I guess years from now, might be valuable. :shrug:

I always thought the twin towers coin was in terribly poor taste.
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luvspeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:33 PM
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2. his eyes look CRAZEEEE in that first one....
the iris' are poking out.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:34 PM
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3. I assume it's the same people who actually respond to spam emails
Those Twin Towers are disgusting.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:36 PM
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6. Bad thought about that one
they pop up, so you can knock them down and put them back up. shit I am cynical tonight.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:37 PM
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9. does it come with mini model airplanes too? ugh. nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:40 PM
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10. That is it. ugh indeed
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:04 PM
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21. No kidding
it costs $9.95 PLUS shipping and handling for a 50 cent piece!


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Synicus Maximus Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:27 PM
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37. If you are talking about the first one
$9.95 isn't bad if the shipping is not to high. A oz. of .999 silver is at $11.90 today.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:34 PM
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4. You'd be surprised.
I'm not that all that bothered by it.

My grandma gave me her JFK stuff right before she died. I have a JFK inaugural paper weight and letter opener. :shrug: To me it's priceless.
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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:46 PM
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14. now the JFK stuff was different........
I don't recall the paper weight or the letter opener but we used to have a JFK silver dollar but that was made by the govt, not someone trying to make a buck off of someone else's fame.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:49 PM
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17. I have no idea where she bought it
I cannot imagine it coming from the govt. :shrug: Maybe it was... I have no idea.
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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:24 PM
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30. I meant to say, the coins were from the govt.......
...I'm sure the other merchandise was not.

But still, I'm fond of anything having to do with JFK......
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Veritas_et_Aequitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:35 PM
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5. Very stupid people.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:36 PM
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7. Maybe that's the one expanding sector of our economy.
But I agree, it's crap. Who would even want it?
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:37 PM
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8. The artist could use a course in bird anatomy. nt
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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:41 PM
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11. good question!
I see that stuff on TV all the time!

There was something advertised a few days ago where they were selling a $2.00 bill with Obama's image on it in gold leaf. And they also had a coin that they would add which was worth about $1.00 They were charging something like $29.98 for both of them.

I sat there thinking.....so you basically pay $30.00 for something that's only worth $3.00!!

I don't know, I suppose there could be a market for that stuff since it was an historic election but I wouldn't buy it.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:41 PM
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12. My mother will
She's a collector's item junkie from way back.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:46 PM
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13. Some Obama merchandise is quite tasteful ...




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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:48 PM
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16. haha........that's funny!
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:10 PM
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24. ...
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 08:12 PM by ColbertWatcher
... Dr Colbert featured them on his show last week!

Along with this:



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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:22 PM
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29. I saw part of it one night.........
...when he was crying so much he had (what looked like) mascara running down his face!!
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:19 PM
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38. Like this?


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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 03:32 PM
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41. that's the one!!
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:47 PM
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15. The Twin Towers one is really funny. nt
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:50 PM
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18. LOL at the Twin Towers pop-up. Heck, why not some gold airplanes?
Bronze passport replicas?

Little platinum figurines jumping out of the windows.

This stuff is nuckin' futz.

:eyes:
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luvspeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:53 PM
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19. how about this? On Amazon!
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:06 PM
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22. WANT. n/t
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:11 PM
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26. Oh. My. God.
:rofl:

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:01 PM
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32. Oh now that is amusing. Not a good likeness but, well, really tacky and funny
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:14 PM
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34. That is the "happy" pose, here is the "determined" pose (seriously)...
http://www.amazon.com/Chia-Handmade-Decorative-Planter-...



Then there is this, Philosophers Guild, magnet:
http://www.amazon.com/Philosophers-Guild-0654-Obamarama...


Obama squeezable figure:
http://www.amazon.com/President-Obama-3am-Squeezable-Fi...


Obama nesting dolls:
http://www.amazon.com/Obama-Nesting-Doll-5pc-5/dp/B001I...


Alternatively: other nesting dolls (Obama, Clinton, Carter, Johnson & Kennedy.):
http://www.amazon.com/RUSSIAN-BARACK-OBAMA-NESTING-DOLL...


Lifesize Standup Obama:
http://www.amazon.com/PRE-ORDER-Life-size-PRESIDENT-Dem...


Finally, just for fun, the "Blue Suit Sarah Palin". Yes, the page says Blue Suit. Is it blue? You betcha!:
http://www.amazon.com/GOVERNOR-SARAH-LIFESIZE-STANDUP-P...
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:21 PM
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35. Is that Palin doll inflatable?
Just askin' ..........
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:23 PM
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36. I think it is a cardboard cut out, sorry. In a "blue" red suit though!
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:38 PM
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39. Wouldn't need to be inflated...
she's already full of hot air.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:58 PM
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20. A friend sent me the Obama gold coin for
Christmas. He has seen my coin collection - I have hundreds of coins and some are quite valuable.

He does have more sense than to send me the Twin Towers. I don't know why anyone would want that one.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:08 PM
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23. I would buy some for my kid to give to his kids (the President not 9/11ers.)
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 08:09 PM by lonestarnot
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:10 PM
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25. I hate seeing that stupid towers coin.
Every few months someone seems to post that here. I'm not sure if I'm the only one here at DU, but my much loved stepson lost his much loved aunt that day -top floor- and that coin is the one this that pisses me off more than anything else. I always try to ignore it, but I always end up clicking, and commenting. When it's on TV I change the channel, but it's hard not to say something when it's on DU.

Am I alone in not even wanting to see this as an example of bad taste? Isn't this a little bit like holding up shit to point out that sometimes things smell?
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:50 PM
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40. You are not alone - it is in the worst possible taste n/t
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:17 PM
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27. Who buys this shit?
Exactly my thought every time I see the tabloids by the checkout stand at the grocery store. Same people who read the tabloids probably buy the other crap.
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chucktaylor Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:20 PM
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28. I paid for my Obama plates with Obama coins.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:06 PM
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33. ...
:spray:
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:53 PM
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31. Always remember...
if it's not any kind of official money, often the only worth these type of coins have is what one would get for the material.
Too many people eventually had to realize that their collection is only worth a fraction of what they had to pay.
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Ocracoker16 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:21 PM
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42. what a bunch of tacky junk
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