Got a bonus! What should I buy?

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  1. Brad Porter

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    I got an $800 bonus at work today, which comes out to $656 and change once the leeches take their cut. Since I'm not currently carrying any debt, I consider it my civic duty to frivolously spend this entire sum. To aid me in my shopping spree, I'm conducting this non-binding poll on where the money should go (sending it to any of you is not an option).
    Option 1: Mainboard, processor, and RAM upgrade for the HTPC - currently using a PIII 800E with 256 MB. Slow but functional.
    Option 2: Spray-in bedliner and cover for my truck bed (a 2002 Chevy S-10 extended cab) (I haven't priced this, but I would prefer a hard cover that opens from the side and hinges in the middle of the bed)
    Option 3: A consumer-grade digital camcorder (Have no idea what brands are good and how much should be budgeted)
    Option 4: A banjo (Hey! Why not?)
    Option 5: Vegas baby!
    Option 6: Your suggestions...
    Brad
     
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Option 6: Buy ME some DVDs! [​IMG]
     
  3. Steeve Bergeron

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    Option 6: Buy all the SW stuff you can find! [​IMG]
     
  4. Brad Porter

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    But you already have 466 DVDs, Steve. If I bought you more you'd end up with silly movies like Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein... no wait, you already have that one. [​IMG]
    Brad
     
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    Option 4. No one can possibly experience depression in any form as long as there is a banjo playing within earshot. [​IMG]
     
  6. Brad Porter

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  7. Steeve Bergeron

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    I don't think you can afford that amount, Brad! [​IMG]
     
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    Option 2 sounds good to me, I want to get a sprayed on bedliner for my truck too. If you were to just get the liner and hold off on the cap you'd have enough cash to get the camcorder too.
     
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    Option 6
    Step 1 You come out to Ohio.
    Step 2 We go on a bender the likes of which have never been seen.
    Step 3 I'm not real sure exactly but I know it involves hookers, pudding, French ticklers, a donkey, a wicker basket, and 7 deadly sins.
    Step 4 We don't tell my wife
    Step 5 We become legends in our own time!
     
  10. Brad Porter

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    Brian, how much would it cost just for the hookers and the pudding. :b

    So 1 vote for a banjo, 1 vote for bedliner/camcorder combo, and three comedians.

    Brad
     
  11. Lew Crippen

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    A banjo, plus a handful of ‘Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys’ CDs for inspiration. I’d particularly recommend Foggy Mountain Banjo and The Essential Flatt & Scruggs.

    At worst, you can put on one of these treasures if you get a bit frustrated attempting to master three-finger picking and that depression (as Agee suggest) will go right out the door.
     
  12. Brad Porter

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    Another vote for the banjo! It appears to be the sentimental favorite. I'm more into non-traditional banjo music (Bela Fleck for example) because of my utter inability to pick more than five strings in a row without screwing up. [​IMG]
    Brad
     
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    Save it for the Charlie Chaplin special editions on DVD coming in 2003.

    While The Great Dictator is considered Chaplin's last "great" film, Monseuir Verdoux, Limelight, and A King In New York are worth checking out as well.

    The start of this wave will be in June starting with 2-disc SE's of The Circus, City Lights, and The Great Dictator.
     
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    Option 6: Go immediately to Ebay and purchase one of every title of OOP Criterion Collection DVDs. In twelve months they should be worth $800!

    Remember to sell them before Criterion gets into the HD-DVD market and make the DVDs less valuable.
     
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    Should've known that if anyone beat me to it, it'd been StEEve.

    "Buy a laserdisc player and the Star Wars LDs" - was my reference to Star Wars.

    HAW HEE HAWW
     
  16. Brad Porter

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    Option 5 may have won today. I found out there was an opening for a work conference in Vegas in two weeks and I'm actually the right person to go. $656 on red... spin that wheel. (Actually, $656 means about 10-12 hours at the $2-$5 Texas Hold'em tables and a couple trips to the buffet)
    Brad
     

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