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October 24, 2004

My Brilliant Idea Remains Unexecuted

The Los Angeles Times has a story here about a film producer who agreed to pay a couple $1000 to call off the loud tree-trimming they had planned for the day of a shoot on their block. But the producer was so irritated about it he sent them the $1000 in the form of 100,000 pennies.

This is similar, but inferior, to a concept I've had for a long time. I've always thought: if there's someone you have to pay $1000, but you're really pissed off about it, why not give them 100,000 checks all in the amount of $0.01? You could print the checks via computer, but they might have to endorse them all individually.

True, my scheme has flaws, such as possibly being illegal. But my job is to be the idea man. It's not my responsibility if my ideas are completely unworkable, highly dangerous, against the law, or all three. (For instance: I think America should invade the Vatican and install Ahmed Chalabi as Pope. But how this should be implemented is up to my subordinates.)

Posted at October 24, 2004 10:41 AM | TrackBack

Just make it all ones, put in a brief case, shit in said briefcase. Or piss. Either way.

Posted by: JasonC at October 24, 2004 03:38 PM

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Posted by: anando bharti at October 26, 2004 10:00 AM