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Miscellaneous Ramblings – TGIF Edition

written by John Chow on May 9, 2008

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Record Attendance Expected at Dot Com Pho

The TGIF edition of Miscellaneous Ramblings is all about fun. After all, it’s Friday and that means only one more day until Dot Com Pho! We are expecting over 30 people to show up for this weekend’s Pho fest. That will shatter the previous record of 16. I’m going to see Pho Lan today to let him know that we’re taking over his entire restaurant. I’m sure his reaction will be priceless. Looking forward to meeting everyone. The fun starts at 12:30.

Ten Steps to Avoid Becoming a Millionaire

The last time I checked, most people want to become millionaires. However, there’s always a small percentage who don’t. In the spirit of niche marketing gone wrong, No Debt Plan has posted Ten Steps to Avoid Becoming a Millionaire. I don’t think you really need to do all ten steps. Just performing step number five should keep you in the poor house for a long time to come.

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Send Hope with Photos

BenSpark is working on a project to create a special slideshow/video for a family that really needs some hope. If you would like to see further details about the family you can visit his blog for the full write up.

Write a short message of hope and be photographed with that message, so write it large and colorful. Also if you could take the photo in a place that represents your part of the world that would be even better. What I will do is put each photo into a video slideshow to give to this family. I will set the video slideshow to music and hopefully have photos of people with messages of hope from all over the world. You can e-mail me your photo at [email protected]

Emergency Party Button

You ever see those “That was easy” buttons at Staple? You can’t help but push it, right? That’s the idea behind the Emergency Party Button. And for a mere $634, you can make your own. I know what I’ll be making this weekend! Check out this video of the emergency party button in action.

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Dave May 9, 2008 at 10:18 am

I wonder how that party button would work outside. Might be something I want to tell my readers about seeing how I blog about tailgating.

Thiago Prado May 9, 2008 at 10:18 am

This Emergency Party Button is definitely the gadget of the week. wow…

Lipton May 9, 2008 at 10:20 am

LOL 10 steps to NOT be a millionaire?
Thats some good linkbait ;)

Hey John are you going to update your ebook?

Flimjo May 9, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Yes, it’s a great title for attracting readers. Kind of like a “how to” list of what NOT to do.

John Chow May 9, 2008 at 3:03 pm

The book is being updated, yes.

Sava May 10, 2008 at 8:05 am

looking forward to reading your updated book. Maybe some more tips in it :mrgreen: ?

Drew May 9, 2008 at 10:25 am

Thanks for posting about the message of hope. I appreciate it very much John. Looking forward to meeting you at IZEAFest 2008.

Paul Piotrowski May 9, 2008 at 10:32 am

Wow, that’s one crazy button. Someone needs to invent a party button for Blogs. You click the button and the webpage explodes with music and dancing hamsters and stuff. It’d be pretty fun to click people’s party buttons.

James May 9, 2008 at 10:40 am

Kinda sad when it part was over. At least there was nothing to clean up.

Affiliate Confession May 9, 2008 at 11:41 am

Ah, spending more than you earn is one of the best ways to avoid becoming a millionaire. I think a lot of people are working at that one real hard.

Michael Kwan May 9, 2008 at 4:22 pm

*cough* subprime mortgage *cough*

Terry Tay May 9, 2008 at 9:21 pm

I think those people are trying to emulate the government and go as far into debt as they can.

btw…If you have a Million dollars you’re called a Millionaire….What would you be called if you were $1 Million dollars in debt?
~Terry (Stanley Bronstein) May 9, 2008 at 11:41 am

I’ll eat Pho locally, but you’re a little to far away for me to attend.
Stanley Bronstein
Attorney, CPA, Author, Blogger & Professional Motivational Speaker
Scottsdale, AZ

The Oracle May 9, 2008 at 12:46 pm

:lol: LOL on Shaggablogger…but at least the site looks tite!

Btw:I added another step to avoid being a millionaire on the original site’s posting.

Make Money Talks May 9, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I like that fancy Emergency Party Button :twisted:

Flimjo May 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm

John, TGIF for you is every day, isn’t it??

John Chow May 9, 2008 at 3:04 pm

I TG everyday. :mrgreen:

Michael Kwan May 9, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Not only that, but John loses track of the day of the week very often. It’s more like “Thank Goodness It’s Today”

Syed Balkhi May 10, 2008 at 4:27 am

lol thats probably the most funniest comment I have seen about John in a while .. good one Michael

Terry Tay May 9, 2008 at 9:27 pm

He says YW… :wink: …but try not to be so evil :twisted:

pileofblogs May 9, 2008 at 5:55 pm

I will make it to a dot com pho one of these weeks. Why oh why are Saturdays so busy? Oh I know, it’s becasue I’m at work every other day so I always have plenty to do on my day off!

Nice day today hey John! Well, it was nice here in kits.

Ed Lau May 9, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Dude, I can’t wait to see 30 people fit into Pho Lan. That’s the entire middle row of the restaurant or all the tables to the sides.

SUNCHICKEN.COM May 9, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Someone want to tell me what – “» Make Money Onine with The Peel Away Ad” means. Is that Chinese for online?

I love how all you scabs kiss Johns brown ass like a bunch of wannabees. “Oh if only I can take a picture of a Ferrari in a Car dealer some day…’

The Sun Chicken

Paolo U May 9, 2008 at 7:33 pm

I wish I have a party button for myself. :razz:

Nintendo Games May 10, 2008 at 1:32 am

Whats wrong with the no. 5 point on the millionaire blog? :?:

Asela May 10, 2008 at 3:18 am

Emergency Party Button huh!! Hmmm… Interesting! This box reminds me of Jumanji. But if only you could unleash a party from a box like that and press away when you feel that its a bit too much… :cool:

Sava May 10, 2008 at 8:07 am

A money button would be more useful in my opinion :lol:
Press the button and … abracadabra … 100.000$ :)

Syed Balkhi May 10, 2008 at 4:23 am

I am sure you guys will have a wonderful time at a Dot com PHO …..I am gonna miss out once again.

Sava May 10, 2008 at 8:10 am

I miss all this for sure … I’m from Romania.
I would love to meet John Chow and maybe talk to him a bit … but Romania is to far away

dick May 10, 2008 at 1:03 pm

wow that button is worth WAY more than 600 bucks, I want ten of them.
Love the “lady don’t hurt me no more” too .. makes a change from MOTORHEAD.

Mr. Javo May 11, 2008 at 9:48 am

Damn! I need that buttom…. I’m going to build one of those :twisted: