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Brilliant schemes you concocted but never implemented

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Dr Funk MD, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Dr Funk MD

    Dr Funk MD TRIBE Promoter

    Rather then spend the fifty cents on a stamp to pay my bills I'd reuse the envelope it was sent in. Just put my cheque inside.

    I suppose you could do this will all local mail and just switch the send and return addresses, sans stamp.
     
  2. ian

    ian TRIBE Member

    You do know they cancel stamps on delivery right? Those little black marks over the stamp? Can't re-use 'em.
     
  3. JOSHB

    JOSHB TRIBE Member

    Or maybe write the address in the return address slot, then write return to sender.
     
  4. Dr Funk MD

    Dr Funk MD TRIBE Promoter

    I forgot to add that.


    This is why I don't try my hair brained schemes!!
     
  5. kaniz

    kaniz TRIBE Member

    .... to write a program that captures half pennies of every transaction and...........

    or something like that
     
  6. JOSHB

    JOSHB TRIBE Member

    My scheme would be to just not pay the bill and when they call, pretend like I did.
     
  7. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    portable mp3 players.

    edit: oops, I misread the title as

    Brilliant schemes concocted but you never implemented
     
  8. Beer babe

    Beer babe TRIBE Member

    send a cheque to pay a bill and 'forget' to sign it. oh or send the cheque for the hydro to bell and vice versa. heehee
     
  9. Persephone

    Persephone TRIBE Member

    The stanley keg/bubba.

    Imagine a keg or bubba that looks pretty much like the stanley cup. Guys would eat that shit up come any hockey game when they're having the guys over for beer. I just can't seem to design the thing.

    The party Gnome.

    Similar to the little travelling gnome in Amelie, the party Gnome would be dressed up like a raver, and his picture would be taken at various parties/club events. He would have his own website, post reviews, maybe even a message board.

    "look, there's the party gnome with Christopher Lawrence"

    "look, the party gnome is sleeping under a bush at WEMF"

    Well, I guess that isn't a scheme, but it was a really fun idea.
     
  10. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    I thought it was hare-brained, like rabbits are stupid

    is it hair-brained ? is there some kind of condition, like an ingrown hair that leads to infection and faulty judgement ?

    which is it ?
     
  11. Dr Funk MD

    Dr Funk MD TRIBE Promoter

    That's not a scheme. that's an invention.

    Reading Comprehension: F

    Edit: nevermind.
     
  12. Liquidity

    Liquidity TRIBE Member

    to make a big collage of with the movies stubs i've ever collected...

    to keep track of every penny i earn and spend and do monthly reconcilations...

    to write my own web based strategy multiplayer strategy game...

    to write that fantasy novel and become a famous writer...

    to move to vancouver permanently...
     
  13. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    planned obsolecence in mp3 players is the schemiest scheme ever schemed
     
  14. Dr Funk MD

    Dr Funk MD TRIBE Promoter

    You know what... I don't know...
     
  15. EffinHard

    EffinHard TRIBE Member

    For the Guv 9 Year Party I concocted a scheme to remove "unwanted" people from the Guvernment. Unwanted people being an anonymous mass of people that prevent me from having a good time because its always too crowded.

    I was going to use the printers at work to create fake "free drink" tickets that would have "last call special" and guv 9 year logo's on them with the text:

    LAST CALL SPECIAL
    1 FREE DRINK IN THE KOOL HAUS @ 1:45

    randomly passing them around or leaving them in piles or just launching them into the crowd.

    This was so enough people would leave that I could get a good spot when carl cox came on.

    However, since it was advertised that he wasnt coming on until 5:30, I didnt have to go through with it.
     
  16. VinylRach

    VinylRach TRIBE Promoter

    dude i know that guy!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    You have no idea how much I wanted to build one back in the day. I used to use my old Pentium PC to supplement my DJ setup at early gigs. PCs weren't fast enough to allow for pitch augmentation back then so I used to use a dos based program called Cubic Player which would pitch shift in 3% increments. Heh. You can imagine how cumbersome this was but the convenience of cataloging my tunes and calling some up conveniently made up for it. It only played first-gen mp3’s as well, you know the ones with the video compression built in still.

    Hah, those were the days. I was thinking about creating a portable mp3 device back then with pitch control, if only I moved on it. Ah well.
     
  18. Dr Funk MD

    Dr Funk MD TRIBE Promoter

    Too bad you didn't. But it's another fine example of 'It takes money to make money.'
     
  19. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    I think both are cool
     
  20. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    In highschool, I came up with this scheme of doubling bets on roullette when betting black or red. Just to continuously make money and beat the odds (because what are the odds of getting red 7 times in a row right?)

    I stood infront of my finite mathematics class at the time and drew out the entire idea on the board and asked if any students could find fault in it. Even the teacher said there were no faults.

    Well I didn't implement it...but my friends did. They came home $3000 lost....

    Sucks.

    Oh well, at least it wasn't my cash.

    :)
    Karim
     
  21. Prickly Pete

    Prickly Pete TRIBE Member

    make kahlua
    sell on street corner
    profit
     
  22. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    And motivation.
     
  23. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-hai1.htm
     
  24. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    Came up with this one the other day:

    Bobble-head J-Lo doll but instead of her head on a spring it's her ass.

    Or maybe it could be a Snoop bobble-head entourage, Snoop with bobble-head, booty dancers with bobble-asses.
     
  25. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    The problem with that theory is the 0 and 00 spots on the wheel. So in the long run the odds are always stacked towards the house.
     

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