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So you win $150m USD

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May 6, 2009
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marinoni said:
I've always thought it would be fun to be able to afford to just mess with people. One idea is to go do really bad job interviews. Talk to the interviewer like a pirate(Yar, is it my curricullum vitae ye be needin), dance on his desk, whatever. The opportunities to be creatively twisted are limitless. I'd be doing the interviewer a favour really, he'd have a great story to tell for the rest of his life.
The other thing would be to open up a store that sells only one completely useless product. Just off the top of my head I'm thinking a store that sells nothing but bent nails. Row after row, shelf after shelf of bent nails. I'd call it something like "Maureen's Ladies Wear".


Would you franchise out and sell buckled wheels, another one selling punctured tubes?

Alpe d'Huez said:
Once family, friends are taken care and a large chunk were put into low-growth securities, of I would:

1. Buy a couple of houses. Not mansions. Just nice houses in nice places. Let my friends and family visit anytime they want.

2. Travel Micronesia and the South Pacific by yacht.

3. Spend a few mil on a film and video production company.

4. Start an animal rescue.

Now, the one everyone here wants to hear:

5. Buy about 10 square miles in a hilly, forested area on the outskirts of the city, put a large paved cycling course on it, and make it to where everyone could ride on it whenever they want. I'd also then help promote a race there every year. I'd also put a small housing project on the edge of it, make sure a high quality bike shop went in, plus a health food cafe, and a covered velodrome as well.

Okay, now I'm broke.


I build them for a living so I can make sure they are built properly ;)
Mar 12, 2009
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I'll ask Maureen and get back to you.

craig1985 said:

Would you franchise out and sell buckled wheels, another one selling punctured tubes?

Punctured tubes can be patched so no, that's too useful. You wouldnt want to actually sell something! :eek: Not sure if you know this but in Bill Bryson's book about Australia, he came across a store in a small town that sold pet supplies and pornography. My favorite line went something like " I can't imagine what I'd need there, then again I still had nothing for the kids."

In all seriousness, if I had that kind of money I'd start a free-speech legal defense fund. It would attack anyone who tries to ban left or right wingers from speaking up whether in the media or on university campuses(more and more common), or just out on the streets. People like that need to be harrassed, bankrupted and destroyed. Sorry to get all screechy, but I care deeply about free-speech and nothing pushes my buttons faster than people who mess with it.
May 9, 2009
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rhubroma said:
I'd buy homes in Italy and Provence. Pay off the homes of my family, fly them over to the Med whenever they wanted.

Buy a new friggin bike.

Travel the world.

Do something charitable, but I'd have to dwell on that in terms of which charitable activity.

Break-up with my girlfriend. :D

I admire honesty. ;)
May 19, 2010
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1. I would buy a license from UPT and make a romanian license team, quickly sign these guys:
For TT: Ignatas Konovalovas, Frantisek Rabon, Tanel Kangert
Climbers: Robert Kiserlovski, Rein Taramae
Classics: Simon Spilak, Coen Vermelfoot, Rasmus Guldhammer, Grega Bole
Sprinters: Normunds Lasis, Ben Swift, Gerard Ciolek
Stage Races: Branislau Samoilau, Rigoberto Uran, Kevin Seeldraeyers, Robert Gesink
And the best romanians to fill the roster.

2. With the money left i would buy a small country and rename it after my first name, cause i'm a modest guy.