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kfield
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Re: Where can we find an old man at this time of the day?
kfield   8/22/2013 4:44:46 PM
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Loved the concept and hope to see more of these in the future!

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Re: Where can we find an old man at this time of the day?
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2013 4:43:40 PM
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@kfield: For some reason I thought that the punch line was going to involve Nixie Tubes

Ah! That's where you made your big mistake (just sayin' :-)

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Re: Where can we find an old man at this time of the day?
kfield   8/22/2013 4:41:28 PM
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For some reason I thought that the punch line was going to involve Nixie Tubes, just sayin'

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Re: Which is more impressive?
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2013 12:58:15 PM
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@Luiz: And it ends up as a joke. Humor never fails.

Were you expecting the ending? Thsi works really well when I tell it in person because the ending is unexpected .. .the big thing is to emphasize the suitcase at the beginning ... then not mention it again till the very end...

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Luis Sanchez   8/22/2013 12:56:09 PM
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Oh man! Money belt! The bulk! Great story! thanks Max!

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Max The Magnificent   8/22/2013 12:50:25 PM
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@Luis: Which is more impressive? the super watch or the fact that someone was walking with 10,000 usd in his pocket :)

That reminds me of a true story -- must be 30 years ago in England -- the newspapers and television stations were telling of a 16-year old boy who was walking home in the evening in London when he was robbed of around 1,000 UK pounds.

The first question he was asked was "what were you doing with all that money?"

It turned out that he was either an orphan or didn't have a wonderful family life or something (I forget). He'd started selling cheap jewelry to tourists in the street when he was about 12 or 13 -- worked his way up to having a barrow (street cart) ... then to having several carts and paying other young lads to run them for him ... and then to owning a full-up jewelry store. He had just been visiting his barrow boys to collect the day's takings.

One reporter on the TV news asked him how he felt about losing 1,000 pounds (which was a LOT of money back then). I remember his answer "I was just happy they didn't realize I was wearing a money belt containing the bulk of the takings!"

 

 

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Which is more impressive?
Luis Sanchez   8/22/2013 12:29:59 PM
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Which is more impressive? the super watch or the fact that someone was walking with 10,000 usd in his pocket :)

Anyway, I think this is a good story to show kids the convenience of STEM and coming up with innovation. 

And it ends up as a joke. Humor never fails. 

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Where can we find an old man at this time of the day?
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2013 10:31:31 AM
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I must admit that I really like the way this turned out, but I'm still thinking that it might be fun to do a treatment using photographs of real people.

The problem is getting everyone together at the same time. Maybe we could do this at the next DesignCon or Design West conference... would anyone be interested in a starring role?

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