Penny for Your Thoughts ...


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Penny for Your Thoughts ...

Postby EPelle » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:49 am

Why is it you get a penny for your thoughts, but have to put in your two cents worth?
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Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:39 am

a penny for your thoughts-

SOMEONE is offering legal tender for whats on your mind and that monetary figure has been set at $.01

put your two cents in-

YOU are offering whats on your mind and if you expect people to listen you had better give $.02 worth

this is best i can do 6:30 am and no coffee yet.
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Postby EPelle » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:17 am

So if someone pays money for a thought, and is not happy with the outcome, sues and wins, then that must be the best return on investment ever!
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:21 am

So based on his 13,000+ posts, doesn't tafnut owe us each over $260?? :P
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Postby EPelle » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:23 am

bad hammy wrote:So based on his 13,000+ posts, doesn't tafnut owe us each over $260?? :P

I (almost) promise to stop at 6,000 :-)
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:34 am

Well, I was thinking about this, and it would get kind of ugly. First off, we would have get an accountant to keep track of all of this. He or she would have to hire some poor intern to go back and read every thread on the board to determine which posts were solicited (plus .01) or unsolicited (minus .02). They would have to reconcile tafnut's 13,000+ posts with everyone else’s. There would eventually be a bottom line where a bunch of folks would have to write a check, send it in to the accountant to be re-distributed to the other folks.

I say tafnut write bad hammy a check for, say $225 and we call it all even. 8) :lol: :P
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Postby Law dude » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:36 am

EPelle wrote:So if someone pays money for a thought, and is not happy with the outcome, sues and wins, then that must be the best return on investment ever!

But it's not quite that good a return if you hire a law dude and he/she has to take the usual cut.
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Postby tafnut » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:33 am

bad hammy wrote:So based on his 13,000+ posts, doesn't tafnut owe us each over $260?? :P


On the contrary! I read all your minds and heard that 'a penny for your thoughts' notion running through your heads. Therefore, I am owed $.01 for every post of mine TIMES the number of people who read them (and yes, if you were foolish enough to read a post twice, I do get a royalty for each reading!), so y'all owe me over $1000!!!

Why the heck do you think I posted so many? SHOW ME THE MONEY!
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Postby SQUACKEE » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:09 am

tafnut wrote:
bad hammy wrote:So based on his 13,000+ posts, doesn't tafnut owe us each over $260?? :P


On the contrary! I read all your minds and heard that 'a penny for your thoughts' notion running through your heads. Therefore, I am owed $.01 for every post of mine TIMES the number of people who read them (and yes, if you were foolish enough to read a post twice, I do get a royalty for each reading!), so y'all owe me over $1000!!!

Why the heck do you think I posted so many? SHOW ME THE MONEY!


as the paper cut outs from guinness would shout "BRILLANT!"
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