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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

A Chinese entrepreneur is selling fresh air in soft drinks cans, similar to bottled drinking water, as north China is once again choking in toxic smog.

The concentration of airborne PM 2.5 particulates — the smallest and most deadly — went off the chart in the early hours of this morning for the second time this month, according to pollution gauge at the American Embassy in Beijing.

http://www.smh.com.a...0129-2dht3.html

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

I had the same idea for an advertising art class I took in high school.  The assignment was to come up with a product, including packaging and an ad campaign for the future.  My idea was that in the future fresh air would be gone so my future company was stealing air from the earths past, putting it in a ziplock bag and selling it.  My air filled ziplock had a great label with ingredients, warnings, awsome logo.  That was in 1981 or 82 and to this day I'm still bitter when I think of it because my art teacher, who was a great artist himself, gave me a low grade and a higher grade to some much less imaginative and aparently now, less accurate ideas of some of the other students.  Grrrrrr.... now my shoulders are all hunched and I'm feeling b****y LOL!


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

In some cities in China their air is so bad there would be a market for fresh air there.  Wake up and smell the pollution.

Edited by Hilander, 29 January 2013 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

We have a couple of oxygen bars here in Berlin. You can inhale up to 100% pure oxygen in many different ways there. It's nothing more than a rip-off for bored yuppies and hipster,


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Next he'll be selling scented fresh air.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

On an unrelated note, I read a legitamate story many years ago about a man who became rich by selling caffeine-laced clear water.

His starting and primary niche is the New York Stock Exchange, which does not permit coffee or any colored drink on the trading floor.
Something to do with potential spilling and staining other trader's papers/notes during trading frenzy.

With all the electronic devices/cell phones now, not sure if he is still in business there, or whether the NYSE permits any beverages now.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Too bad, there already are canned farts.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

View PostOverSword, on 29 January 2013 - 04:20 PM, said:

I had the same idea for an advertising art class I took in high school.  The assignment was to come up with a product, including packaging and an ad campaign for the future.  My idea was that in the future fresh air would be gone so my future company was stealing air from the earths past, putting it in a ziplock bag and selling it.  My air filled ziplock had a great label with ingredients, warnings, awsome logo.  That was in 1981 or 82 and to this day I'm still bitter when I think of it because my art teacher, who was a great artist himself, gave me a low grade and a higher grade to some much less imaginative and aparently now, less accurate ideas of some of the other students.  Grrrrrr.... now my shoulders are all hunched and I'm feeling b****y LOL!

The dude selling it is most likely your old teacher  ........

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 29 January 2013 - 05:53 PM, said:

We have a couple of oxygen bars here in Berlin. You can inhale up to 100% pure oxygen in many different ways there. It's nothing more than a rip-off for bored yuppies and hipster,

I thought pure oxygen was poisonous to inhale...


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

If you market it right you can sell anything and someone will buy it .


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 29 January 2013 - 06:17 PM, said:

Next he'll be selling scented fresh air.
As long as it's not imported from Mexico or New Jersey, it could be a big hit. :whistle:

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Just can't help but think it will not smell like fresh air coming from a can...

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

Brilliant! And who knows what "fresh" air even smells like these days.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Inspired by Space Balls?


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

If he sold it in the UK he`d be taxed to the hilt.........





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