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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I thought of this first

Goddamn it, I thought of this when this whole "we are offended over the cartoons" thing started. Alas, it's not too late. Investors Wanted for a lucrative Business opprutunity: I am seeking investors to raise money to build a Flag Factory in the West Bank, where we will make the flags of the US, Israel, Denmark and any other western country that the muslim/arab population may decide to have a problem with in the future, which we will sell to the crazies amongst them during their daily ritual of flag burning. Hell, provide extra funding and we will open a gas station nextdoor to it. Repeat process in other arab and muslim countries. I assure you, we will make so much money it will seem like we are printing our own dollars.


At 2/08/2006 02:40:00 AM, Blogger Jordan said...

It's brilliant!!

They buy it, they burn it, we refuse to cave-in to censorship, they need more flags!

Tell you what SM, I will get the Toronto Star to publish the cartoons, and you be the first to offer Canadian flags. Who would even suspect that Canada has newspapers.

Afer you corner the market, we split the profits 50/50

Now if you excuse me, I have to write an tearfull editorial in favor of free speech :)

At 2/08/2006 03:32:00 AM, Blogger Cindy said...

You can't be making any flags!! That would mean jobs and if people have jobs they can't take the day to protest. I say you just BUY the flags and warehouse them. On the day you need to sell them, have only 1 guy there so the lines are nice and long and tempers get really, really hot about standing in line. That way they are likely to prematurely burn the flag without the press to film it and they will have to buy another one!!

At 2/08/2006 04:41:00 AM, Blogger Seneferu said...

I had also thought of something similar: dummy factory in Pakistan! With all the mock dummies that get burned in every demonstration, it must be a very lucrative business over there.

We may make a merger with the flag factory, because flags would be needed to wrap the dummies with.

At 2/08/2006 04:45:00 AM, Blogger Seneferu said...

P.s.: the flags may be made of a special combustible material that gives a visual effect similar to birthday candles. See we are starting a whole new industry here.

At 2/08/2006 05:02:00 AM, Anonymous Michael said...

Or perhaps we could produce the flags in Denmark and sell them in Downtown Gaza. Then they could show the world their disgust over the danish flag and we could make some money on it...

At 2/08/2006 06:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we will make the flags of the US, Israel, Denmark and any other western country that the muslim/arab population may decide to have a problem with in the future,

How many countries are there in the world? ;)

Yes, just make flags, effigies, and posters. You might think about adding guns, ammo, sharp rocks, and sticks to your inventory. Mo money.


At 2/08/2006 06:32:00 AM, Anonymous Jason in DC said...

I thought about this the other day. Clearly there is a market in flammable flags. Well, it seems like a really fantastic opportunity!

At 2/08/2006 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Meg Q said...

Ha! I just referred to "this" in my comment on your post "That train is never late", and I hadn't even seen this post. And effigies/dummies, as Seneferu mentions. Great minds think alike, or what!

Cindy, how about the workers get paid time off for the protests, then they can go to the protests, burn MORE flags, make more flags, everybody makes more money, more money goes into economy, everybody wins - well, except us evil Americans? Who wouldn't like that? ;^) (Though workers making more money and more money going into all these economies sounds like a good idea)

At 2/08/2006 11:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With marketing ideas like that, you should'av been snapped up by a US firm.


At 2/08/2006 12:36:00 PM, Blogger elengil said...

You're too late, this is already being capitalized upon.

I guess one entripeneuring (how the HELL do you spell that word?!?) buisiness fellow in the West Bank stocked up Danish and Norwegian flags before this exploded entirely.

He also imports Israeli flags from Israel! Some Israeli businessman is making a bundle off the Palestinian's propensity to burn Israeli flags.

How ironic is that. Support Israel, burn an Israeli flag!

I wonder if anyone will tell them? Shouldn't Hamas immediately outlaw the burning of all Israeli flags so as not to support Israel. *snerk*

At 2/09/2006 01:41:00 AM, Blogger Mr Holger said...

Boycot of danish products backfires:

The "Buy Dansih" campaign has exploded in the US and in Germany and is spreading, newspapers report.
If you search google for "Buy Danish", more than a 100.000 hits comes up!
Danish exporters as Arla, Lego and Carlsberg expects a bigger income from this, than the lost suffered from the arab boycot!
The reason why it has backfired is, according to the newspaper, the disgust people are having with the reactions from the arab world.


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