Friday, February 03, 2006


Evidence of genuinely bad people

Content warning: the following may cause you to vomit

Holy Moses- every now and then I find something to make me despair of the human race. Today's object of horrified fascination is, an internet-based scheme which enables customers to purchase bulk quantities of the bedevilled Iraqi dinar.

According to, the dinar currently stands at less than a cent, having once been valued at more than $3. "Once the oil really starts to flow," according to this page, the dinar will stage a recovery and the sackload of monopoly money you purchased for a U.S. pittance will transform into riches beyond Ali Baba's wildest dreams.

I was particularly struck by the what if? section of the page, describing a scenario in which you purchase a load of dinar, use them to start conversations with your friends who, apparently, are not horrified at your avarice. You then put the dinar away in your closet for a rainy day...

A few years from now, you see a program on A&E portraying the lives of average Iraqis. You see people drinking locally bottled, genuine Pepsi Cola; not the ersatz they'd been consuming for years. They are buying their cars from Baghdad Mitsubishi.

Amazing, isn't it- that this dystopia could be considered a prosperous future for Iraq. Who the hell wants to drink Pepsi? It's a drink for fascists. Who the hell wants to buy a Mitsubishi? If you look at the company's recent history, you'll realise it's more likely to blow up than any other car in Iraq right now and that's before you stick a bomb in it.

To hell with trying to get rich out of the war in Iraq. If you want to speculate, buy up some Livedoor shares- they're going pretty cheap this week.

Free Horiemon! The nail that sticks out...causes infection in the hand.
I just placed my order. maybe Ill start a shitty Irish bar in Osaka
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