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    I have a new invention sure to make me a multi-billionaire.......



    It's a humane fly swatter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    I have a new invention sure to make me a multi-billionaire.......



    It's a humane fly swatter.
    Took me a while to get it. Love it! Where do I invest?
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    How about the stupid stuff marketed to old men, like "male enhancement" products. Now there's a snake oil that always sells well. All for geezers that can't come to terms with the fact that they don't wake up in the morning as hard as a rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    How about the stupid stuff marketed to old men, like "male enhancement" products. Now there's a snake oil that always sells well. All for geezers that can't come to terms with the fact that they don't wake up in the morning as hard as a rock.
    What cracks me up are the "for Him" commercials (or whatever it's called), selling male enhancement products to guys in their 20s and 30s.
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    What cracks me up are the "for Him" commercials (or whatever it's called), selling male enhancement products to guys in their 20s and 30s.
    Or those sending mails to me, to try to sell them. The last time I looked, there wasn't anything that could be enhanced.

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    Or those sending mails to me, to try to sell them. The last time I looked, there wasn't anything that could be enhanced.
    My wife gets them, too.

    Then again, it's not just for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Took me a while to get it. Love it! Where do I invest?
    It's actually a gag gift I made for my Mom's birthday. My folks are at a point in their lives when they want to declutter, rather than add to the clutter. They specifically asked my brothers and me not to give them any gifts. In lieu of that, I've been giving gag gifts. On father's day, I gave my Dad a Dodge Charger. I took a USB phone charger, printed out 2 Dodge logos, and affixed them to either side of the charger.
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    I just saw an infomercial for "Organic" bed linens. Is there such a thing as inorganic linens??? Even petroleum based synthetic fibers are organic, because petroleum itself is an organic compound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    I just saw an infomercial for "Organic" bed linens. Is there such a thing as inorganic linens??? Even petroleum based synthetic fibers are organic, because petroleum itself is an organic compound.
    I'M ALL IN! As long as their Gluten Free.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    On father's day, I gave my Dad a Dodge Charger. I took a USB phone charger, printed out 2 Dodge logos, and affixed them to either side of the charger.
    Oh this is good! Not for my Dad but for my car crazed nephew. Perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    I just saw an infomercial for "Organic" bed linens. Is there such a thing as inorganic linens??? Even petroleum based synthetic fibers are organic, because petroleum itself is an organic compound.
    Alas, alack, and Alaska, that is not what "organic" means in marketing. It has a legal meaning that pretty much excludes anything made from petroleum...

    So, no, there is no "organic" Vaseline. It has no fiber, either. But it's guaranteed gluten-free...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    Alas, alack, and Alaska, that is not what "organic" means in marketing. It has a legal meaning that pretty much excludes anything made from petroleum...

    So, no, there is no "organic" Vaseline. It has no fiber, either.
    There's actually no "legal" definition of "Organic." It's pretty much whatever some slick salesman convinces people it is.

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    But it's guaranteed gluten-free...
    Even that gluten-free fade is starting to fade. Not nearly as many people are diagnosing themselves with Celiac Disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    There's actually no "legal" definition of "Organic." It's pretty much whatever some slick salesman convinces people it is.
    Not quite. There absolutely are legal requirements for labeling food as organic. I think you're confusing that with "natural."
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    In the US the original Oregon Tilth , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Tilth https://tilth.org rules were significantly watered down by industry lobbying.
    But the 'official rules " https://www.usda.gov/topics/organic
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    There's actually no "legal" definition of "Organic." It's pretty much whatever some slick salesman convinces people it is.
    Depends, I suppose, on what you mean by "legal". There is definitely USDA code that defines it. Here is an explanatory page from the USDA.
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