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Date: 06/07/07 02:09 AM

67 Responses to Don`t Buy Stuff You Can`t Afford

  1. Profile photo of crump199
    crump199 Male 18-29
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    June 6, 2007 at 10:10 pm
    Link: Don`t Buy Stuff You Can`t Afford - I`ve got to buy this book.
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    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 2:37 am
    http://www.amazon.com/Affluenza-All-Cons...


    yea you should all read that.

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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 2:52 am
    Hmmmm. *calls* Ya, I would like to have the book... What?? You mean I have to pay for shipping and handling!! You said it was free!

    lol

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    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 2:59 am
    I only continued watching necause it had steve martin in it. wasnt great
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    yaoninja Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 3:55 am
    unfortunately most of america really dont understand this whole concept of "saving money" and "budgeting"
    i thought it was funny
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    efst Female 30-39
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    June 7, 2007 at 4:04 am
    So this means that 99.9% of people should be living in the streets.
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 4:38 am

    Her voice was annoying.

    I`m... *sigh* If only it weren`t such a truth. Not only the concept of `credit` in America but the fact we need books to tell us pretty basic concepts.. oh god, I think someone moved my cheese, now what do I do!??! ...yeah.

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    missAZNx55 Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 4:50 am
    hahaha right on, damn whoever invented the crdit card. doesnt matter, i only buy things when i have money. sooo i dun gots a problem lol. =]
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    Dragynwing Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 5:09 am
    www.daveramsey.com

    same darn concept. funny thing is, this really is a difficult concept for most people.

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    UhOhItsMegan Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 5:33 am
    OMFG! If only that book were real I`d buy it for my boyfriend! I`ve always thought that buying things ONLY if you have the money was a general principle that everyone knew. Apparently, I was wrong. :)
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 5:34 am
    Duh-isms. I`m surprised people even need this anyway.

    I was expecting the book to be expensive.

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    Bajatar Female 40-49
    345 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 5:51 am
    A whole industry in the US relies on normal people getting more debts than they can ever afford. In fact customers that can`t afford to pay back are the best customers because they are yours forever. And everybody is working towards it to bankrupt the average citizen. We still have to learn so much from you oh glorious USA *G*
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    spitebaby Female 13-17
    170 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 7:04 am
    So if I have the money I buy stuff?--Yep-- Ok now take the money away. Same story?

    Money`s a dumb concept.

    Hey, let`s give pieces of paper to people for stuff so they can have pieces of paper for people for their stuff.

    Why that`s genius and in no way can that take a turn for the worse...

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    KingofFreaks Male 18-29
    123 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 8:17 am
    "Money`s a dumb concept.

    Hey, let`s give pieces of paper to people for stuff so they can have pieces of paper for people for their stuff.

    Why that`s genius and in no way can that take a turn for the worse..."

    So whats the alternative then? Just let people have what they want? Then people wouldn`t do jobs because there`s no need for money.
    Either that or ration everybody to have the same things. Money is the only way.

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    spitebaby Female 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 8:54 am
    How about we all do our own work and make what we need? It`s called surviving... People have done it before then they got lazy...
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    June 7, 2007 at 9:18 am
    ^^Wow. There are so many things wrong with that comment.
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 9:41 am
    -I was expecting the book to be expensive.-

    I couldn`t watch it because I can`t stand how horrible the acting is on SNL, but I was expecting the same thing.

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    cargasm Male 18-29
    340 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 9:47 am
    my mom needs that book.. everyday she complains about not having money.. then comes home with usless stuff and goes oh its ok i put it on my credit card
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    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
    452 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 9:59 am
    Lol Dumbpoos!
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    rambozo Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 10:36 am
    hahahaha nice
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    littlewooll8 Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 10:39 am
    it was funny because half of America needs to read this book....dang I`m glad my parents aren`t idiots and they learned how to invest and spend wisely
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    death123 Male 13-17
    107 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 10:58 am
    Old.
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    blipflip Male 13-17
    87 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 11:03 am
    F*cking hilarious! and the best thing is some people writing comments here actually think it`s serious!
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    doodle193 Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 11:04 am
    So true xD
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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 11:09 am
    This is AMERICA we don`t save, we don`t budget, we don`t buy stuff when we have the means, we`re America for christs` sake.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 11:38 am
    Zoidy want to buy on margin!
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    Bellatrix391 Female 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 11:41 am
    Exceedingly unfunny
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    smurfette69 Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 11:47 am
    it would have been funier if the book cost something.
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    Pinkies Female 13-17
    679 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 12:21 pm
    HAHAHAHAHA....

    That wasent funny.

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    dts_15609 Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    That was great, It`s funny how people turn a funny movie into a serious argument
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    Capt-Palmsy Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 1:43 pm
    I still prefer Harry Potter o:-)
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    larajunky Female 40-49
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    June 7, 2007 at 2:11 pm
    That was so FUNNY!!
    Classic Steve Martin!
    I think my favorite part is that its SATYRICAL (not spelled right, I know) and meant to be FUNNY and there are those here who are ruffled because they think that its a real book, omg, rotflmfao.
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    jdf2k7 Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 2:31 pm
    that was sh*t

    never got funny and they just kept saying the same crap over and over again

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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    Spitebaby
    "How about we all do our own work and make what we need? It`s called surviving... People have done it before then they got lazy..."

    That`s stupid. It`s better to specialize. Play an rpg and you would learn that. It applies to real life as well. I would rather work with a team of varying skills then with a bunch of jack of all trades.

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    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 2:40 pm
    Also paper money only hold power because the government says it does. That is out type of currency. It use to be backed up by silver but then people traded for the silver and when the money dropped down would sell it and wait for money to raise. Yay for economics.
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    Riddell Male 13-17
    239 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 3:01 pm
    O cr*p what am I gonna do about that down payment I have on a speedboat?
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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 3:14 pm
    yea thats pretty easy to understand, possibly because i already do all the stuff in this (one page) book.
  38. Profile photo of spitebaby
    spitebaby Female 13-17
    170 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 3:24 pm
    I do not even care right now. People would be completely fine without money. And the fact that you`ve just tried to justify money with an RPG game, Kyur, makes me laugh.

    P.S I`ve watched this clip so many times and I laugh so hard each time...

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 3:59 pm
    hahahahaaaa americains are so funny, and theyre also ... meh best not to say it
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    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
    426 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    Goodness, it`s so true it scares me.

    Yeah, those people moving into those new giant houses that come company tore down your local woods to build aren`t as rich as they seem.

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    Snufkin Male 18-29
    125 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 5:29 pm
    How to make a modern skit:

    1. Come up with a good premise. Use this premise to create a vaguely amusing punchline.

    2. Create a lead in to the punchline--the shorter the better. As soon as possible, insert the punchline. Then repeat this punchline over and over again until the skit ends: to encourage proper audience response, the punchline should get louder and more obnoxious every time it is said.

    3. "Hilarity" points are assigned based on the number of times you manage to say the same thing over and over again before the audience stops laughing and boos you offstage.

    4. For extra bonus points, make this skit part of a series, and air "new" versions of the same skit every six months, or whenever you run out of ideas.

    Sigh...it *could* have been funny, y`know...

  42. Profile photo of crump199
    crump199 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    *sigh*, some people just don`t seem to understand humor, the reason it`s funny is because they keep repeating the same thing. this stresses the fact that they don`t understand such a simple concept as don`t spend money you don`t have, which seems to be a big problem with about %80 of people in the world.

    and spitebaby, there is no way people would be able to live "fine" without money, unless of course you were willing to move to africa and live with one of those hunter and gatherers, they seem to live fine.
    the thing is that the world and the economy has grown so large and complex that no one person or family could possibly perform all the tasks needed to live comfortably, we need money to pay other people to perform the services that we are unable to do and vice versa

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    crump199 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 5:52 pm
    the main reason this skit is funny is that it is so true... plus it has steve martin in it, you can`t have steve martin and not be funny
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 6:27 pm
    HAHAHAH IT`S HILARIOUS!
  45. Profile photo of kevinz
    kevinz Male 13-17
    99 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 6:51 pm
    What if you can`t afford the book?
  46. Profile photo of Camira
    Camira Male 18-29
    646 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 7:20 pm
    I did`nt follow this simple rule and went bankrupt for only 3k.
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 8:05 pm
    lol.
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    DanoElMano Male 18-29
    69 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 8:21 pm
    I forget the exact percent but overall Americans spend more than they make...it`s like .7 percent or something...thus we`re constantly in debt.
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    RedNine Male 13-17
    99 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 9:22 pm
    Funny and True.

    My sister`s like that; she wants something, we tell her she can`t have it because we don`t have the money for it, and then she gets angry because she believes that somewhere deep in the laws of physics there is a rule that lets you buy stuff even if you don`t have money.

    Steve Martin makes anything funny. It`s too bad most people won`t get the idea they are trying to give in this video.

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    wingzeromkii Male 18-29
    10 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 10:00 pm
    Not funny.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2007 at 10:52 pm
    Yes, funny. Because of:
    (A) Steve Martin.
    (B) The repetition of a simple concept.
    (C) It`s true.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    June 7, 2007 at 10:53 pm
    Ooh, that reminds me to renew my subscription to Stop Buying Stuff Magazine.
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    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 11:29 pm
    Stupid people these days like to waste money.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2007 at 11:36 pm
    this clip is classic. most the AMERICANS think it`s stupid, but they`re the stupid ones! we keep handing our money to credit card companies! I mean, sure, credit cards are nice, but people think that the minimum payment is all that they need to pay for!

    this is satire people, bad acting was the point

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    Harijan Male 18-29
    36 posts
    June 8, 2007 at 3:42 am
    Hahaha stupid people spending money they don`t have! Now I`m gonna buy a new car. Right after I leave my work at McDonald`s and pick up my 4 kids!

    I feel sorry for everyone that suffer because of people that do this.

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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
    319 posts
    June 8, 2007 at 4:43 am
    Funny skit but I gotta admit it does sound like how a lot of people think. My friend actually works for a call centre that does Credit Card customer service and she`s said about half of the people that call in don`t have any understanding as to how the credit system works. She`s even had people call in and ask for more money because they went over their limit and honestly didn`t know they had to pay that money back.

    Seriously, I don`t have a credit card myself but could probably use one for emergencies so I don`t find them to be as bad as some people might. I just know that there is always a cost attached to these sorta things.

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    Sephrenia Female 13-17
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    June 8, 2007 at 8:10 am
    Haha funny :D

    Its only what I say whenever I see an advert about debt consolidation.... =D

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    TomSFox Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2007 at 1:24 pm
    Haha, it`s funny because it`s true!
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    iamboredest Female 13-17
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    June 8, 2007 at 2:36 pm
    I`ve got to go return stuff now.
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    Doomlike Male 13-17
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    June 8, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    ... I am confused... this man talks about NOT BUYING... how am I suppose to eat and have a sportcar !!! HUH ? You can`t awnser that huh mr. Smartass with his `` Don`t buy it`` rule.
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    schmexie Female 13-17
    351 posts
    June 8, 2007 at 3:12 pm
    great advice.
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    Custardface Male 13-17
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    June 8, 2007 at 11:44 pm
    lol?
  63. Profile photo of Cashcleaner
    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2007 at 5:52 am
    Doomlike, I don`t even know if you`re being sarcastic or not! :D
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    poke321 Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2007 at 11:48 am
    hahah theyre soo dumb!!!!
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    blue_mess Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2007 at 12:59 pm
    lol funny, but a bit over exaddurated
  66. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
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    June 13, 2007 at 1:51 am
    "It`s just one page long."
    That was fantastic.
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    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
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    June 18, 2007 at 2:41 pm
    Golly. <insert sarcasm>

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