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Sell the government your old cheese

I'm still trying to find a clear explanation of how we got in this economic mess.

Sell the government your old cheese

I'm still trying to find a clear explanation of how we got in this economic mess.

Meanwhile, snide takes are a dime-a-dozen -- none more edifying than the Buy My S#*&%, Henry! site, where people are encouraged to sell the government their most useless items:

We figured that instead of protesting this plan, we'd give regular Americans the same opportunity to sell their bad assets to the government. We need your help and you need the Government's help!

Among the items the site's readers are seeking to unload:

 A 1995 Ford Probe GTI.

700 Joe Raciti's "Duck Duck Moose" Cds

A $100 bill. (For $25,000.)

Someone's ex-wife.

And, my favorite -- two Boxcar Willie CDs. "Classic tunes that will clearly become relevant to everyday life for many of us soon!"

UPDATE:

Wonderful thing, this Internet. Got an e-mail from Joe Raciti, creator of the "Duck Duck Moose" cd. Turns out some Blinq reader went to Swarthmore College with him. Let him know he was infamous. Raciti good-naturedly asked that I publish his Web address, http://www.joeraciti.com, writing:

It might save the US government and the American tax payers a couple of bucks if I can put some of these cd's in the hands of people who might actually want them.

He's no quack.

 

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Daniel Rubin is a columnist and The Inquirer's director of social media. Since joining newspaper as a staff writer in 1988, Daniel Rubin has reported from Mayfair to Macedonia, 27 countries in all. He has been the European Correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers and for two years he sat at home and wrote Blinq, the paper's first daily blog. Dan began newspaper work in Norfolk and Louisville, Ky., after getting his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. He has lived in all four commonwealths, most recently in Pennsylvania. He teaches urban journalism at the University of Pennsylvania

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