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    Stupid Stuff People Buy

    I just overheard my son tell my wife that Gwenyth Paltrow sells vampire repellent on her Goop site. I'm thinking, no, can't be. I looked it up (https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/...nt?country=USA) and sho 'nuff there it is and it's sold out, too!! This has got to be the stupidest thing people buy, except maybe her vagina-scented candle (https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/...le?country=USA) for $75.00.

    I remember years ago in Fate magazine, you could buy a UFO detector for something like $98.

    Any other stupid things out there one can buy?
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    Pet rocks.
    Sea monkeys (actually brine shrimp).
    X-Ray Spex.
    Rubber dog turds, rubber vomit.
    Onion- and hot pepper-flavored gums to fool your friends (and enemies and, in my foolish case, my little sister).
    "Soap" that contains black ink to stain peoples' hands.
    Little plastic cockroaches to freeze into someone's ice cubes.
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    Phil Collins solo albums.
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    Mono versions of albums that had good stereo mixes to begin with.

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    Wait, is this the audiophile thread? I kid, I'm a kidder.
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    Prefab peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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    Gas station sushi

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    Water in plastic bottles. Remember when we drank out of the garden hose?

    Beanie Babies. To quote the recently departed "Old Man" Harrison on Pawn Stars, anything created specifically to be collectible is anything but.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    I just overheard my son tell my wife that Gwenyth Paltrow sells vampire repellent on her Goop site. I'm thinking, no, can't be. I looked it up (https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/...nt?country=USA) and sho 'nuff there it is and it's sold out, too!! This has got to be the stupidest thing people buy, except maybe her vagina-scented candle (https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/...le?country=USA) for $75.00.

    I remember years ago in Fate magazine, you could buy a UFO detector for something like $98.

    Any other stupid things out there one can buy?
    Lou, that's fricken funny as hell.

    Do you remember K-Tel (might be a Canadian thing) products in the 70s!
    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    I have my K-Tel rekkids!
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    Speaking of buying, WHO CAN MAIL ME SOME OF THE DEVIL’S LETTUCE?
    Just kidding BUT I’M NOT KIDDING. PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Speaking of buying, WHO CAN MAIL ME SOME OF THE DEVIL’S LETTUCE?
    Just kidding BUT I’M NOT KIDDING. PM me.
    Do you guys really buy lettuce through the mail?........

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    Water in plastic bottles. Remember when we drank out of the garden hose?

    Beanie Babies. To quote the recently departed "Old Man" Harrison on Pawn Stars, anything created specifically to be collectible is anything but.
    Bottled water, especially extra expensive imported water. More expensive than gasoline. I know there are places where the water is bad, but the little bottles are a cancer on this world.
    And just take a peek into the business practices of the giant corporations mining ground water. Pure freaking evil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Bottled water, especially extra expensive imported water. More expensive than gasoline. I know there are places where the water is bad, but the little bottles are a cancer on this world.
    And just take a peek into the business practices of the giant corporations mining ground water. Pure freaking evil.
    Most bottled water is no better than tap water, in fact, if you look at the labels, a lot of them are from municipal water systems.

    Granted, if you live in Flint, Michigan, you really have little choice in the matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    I just overheard my son tell my wife that Gwenyth Paltrow sells vampire repellent on her Goop site. I'm thinking, no, can't be. I looked it up (https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/...nt?country=USA) and sho 'nuff there it is and it's sold out, too!! This has got to be the stupidest thing people buy, except maybe her vagina-scented candle (https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/...le?country=USA) for $75.00.

    I remember years ago in Fate magazine, you could buy a UFO detector for something like $98.

    Any other stupid things out there one can buy?
    All the vampires bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Do you remember K-Tel (might be a Canadian thing) products in the 70s!
    I remember a K-Tel radio with a grid of lights showing a band playing, a precursor to MTV. Those radios sold as well sand in the desert.
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    Head Cheese (as opposed to "Cheese Heads", fine folk from Wisconsin USA)

    Head cheese or brawn is a cold cut that originated in Europe. A version pickled with vinegar is known as souse. Head cheese is not a dairy cheese, but a terrine or meat jelly often made with flesh from the head of a calf or pig, or less commonly a sheep or cow, and often set in aspic. The parts of the head used vary, but the brain, eyes, and ears are usually removed. The tongue, and sometimes the feet and heart, may be included. It can also be made from trimmings from pork and veal, adding gelatin to the stock as a binder. Sometimes, it is made with nothing from the head.

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    ^ Sounds delish. Seriously, I'd try it. I've had similar food like that.

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    ^ My Dad used to buy it when I was a kid. Utterly disgusting, I never had the urge to even try it.
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    Many things sold on QVC, HSN and associated tv channels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunRunner2 View Post
    Head Cheese (as opposed to "Cheese Heads", fine folk from Wisconsin USA)

    Head cheese or brawn is a cold cut that originated in Europe. A version pickled with vinegar is known as souse. Head cheese is not a dairy cheese, but a terrine or meat jelly often made with flesh from the head of a calf or pig, or less commonly a sheep or cow, and often set in aspic. The parts of the head used vary, but the brain, eyes, and ears are usually removed. The tongue, and sometimes the feet and heart, may be included. It can also be made from trimmings from pork and veal, adding gelatin to the stock as a binder. Sometimes, it is made with nothing from the head.
    I'll add scrapple to that list.
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