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(Some Guy)   Explain to me again how it's possible for polls to show how personally popular Obama is when he can't even add value to NASCAR tickets   (moneyrunner.blogspot.com) divider line 119
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2012-07-11 08:35:05 AM
So, this means that derp is derp for life and derp gets derp?

amidoinitrite?
 
2012-07-11 08:37:22 AM
Because hillbillies are poor and stupid and couldn't afford face value.
 
2012-07-11 08:37:22 AM
I figured this thread couldn't get any dumber after that headline. Then I saw the Weeners.
 
2012-07-11 08:38:20 AM
Goddammit I haven't been caught by a filter like that for a while. Coffee Mark I had minimal effect, the Mark II is currently in testing.
 
2012-07-11 08:40:28 AM
Hey! The YouTube comment derper must work here, too!
 
2012-07-11 08:43:55 AM
Probably because refused tickets by anyone would not add value to them. farking Elvis could have refused them. They were idiots for thinking it would increase their value. Well, that and the fact that NASCAR is an ultra-white redneck "sport".
 
2012-07-11 08:49:10 AM

GAT_00: I figured this thread couldn't get any dumber after that headline. Then I saw the Weeners.


So many dongs, you'll go stupid!
 
2012-07-11 08:53:53 AM
Uh ... Because a lot of NASCAR fans tend to be republicans and or libertarians who don't necessarily endorse Obama? (I mean look at the comments in the linked article)

Furthermore, the tickets WERE sold with added value.

Cost of ticket $110.00

Selling price $300.00


*sigh*

but whatever, if this is all you have...
 
2012-07-11 08:56:58 AM

Mrs.Sharpier: Uh ... Because a lot of NASCAR fans tend to be republicans and or libertarians who don't necessarily endorse Obama? (I mean look at the comments in the linked article)

Furthermore, the tickets WERE sold with added value.

Cost of ticket $110.00

Selling price $300.00


*sigh*

but whatever, if this is all you have...


I wondered about that, too

/but I think there were 4 tickets, maybe?
 
2012-07-11 09:18:48 AM
Explain to me again how it's possible for polls to show how personally popular Obama is when he can't even add value to NASCAR tickets.

Is someone asking this question with a straight face?

What next, extrapolating the popularity results of Obama at a David Allen Coe concert to his actual popularity nationwide?

/Liberal and severe gearhead (motorcycles). I can tear one down and rebuild it before you get your talking points from Glenn Beck at 9am
//still hates NASCAR and their 45 minutes of jingoism preceding the actual event...prefer Formula
///and I'm faster than any of you idiots
/yeah, I said it. And meant it.
 
2012-07-11 09:22:01 AM
I enjoy going to NASCAR races - I go about 4-5 times a year. But by and large, the people who attend the races are racist hillbillies, and NASCAR caters to them.

The prayers to Jesus before the race and the jingoism just makes me want the throw up, but it's only about 10 minutes, and then the race starts.
 
2012-07-11 09:25:23 AM
$110 for a NASCAR ticket is disturbing.
 
2012-07-11 09:41:01 AM

sweetmelissa31: $110 for a NASCAR ticket is disturbing normal.


I've found the default entertainment cost right now is about $20/hour, and most NASCAR fans tailgate for at least half the day before the race.

What's unique about NASCAR is that you can go look at people attending the event and know they've spent their last dime on the ticket.
 
2012-07-11 09:42:38 AM

Babwa Wawa: What's unique about NASCAR is that you can go look at people attending the event and know they've spent their last dime on the ticket.


It's sad considering they can have the same experience for free by just sitting on the side of a highway watching traffic.
 
2012-07-11 09:45:08 AM

sweetmelissa31: It's sad considering they can have the same experience for free by just sitting on the side of a highway watching traffic.


Well, no, that's not really accurate. I used to think that as well, until I attended a race.
 
2012-07-11 09:55:41 AM

sweetmelissa31: It's sad considering they can have the same experience for free by just sitting on the side of a highway watching traffic.


That's not a fair comparison. Highways have these new-fangled right turns thrown in.
 
2012-07-11 10:02:57 AM

Babwa Wawa: sweetmelissa31: It's sad considering they can have the same experience for free by just sitting on the side of a highway watching traffic.

Well, no, that's not really accurate. I used to think that as well, until I attended a race.


Yeah, sorry. Gonna have to go with the brony on this one. Not that I would pay $110 for like bleacher seats or anything though good lord.
 
2012-07-11 10:03:21 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-11 10:06:44 AM

BillCo: So, this means that derp is derp for life and derp gets derp?

amidoinitrite?


That is, by far, the most intelligent thing you ever posted on this site.
 
2012-07-11 10:07:19 AM
Good time for a sales lesson:

The four tickets, which are emblazoned with Obama's name and the White House address, were sold for $300. Bidding began at $100 and the tickets, which are for some of the best seats at the track, are valued at $110 each.

They amount they sold for is what they were valued at. They are "valued" at $300 for the four. They are likely valued even less individually.

The word you were looking for is "priced". They were priced at $110. They were valued at $300.
 
2012-07-11 10:08:09 AM

sweetmelissa31: $110 for a NASCAR ticket is disturbing.


$110 per ticket? For reals? Fox should use that data point instead of the '97% of the poor have refrigerators' tidbit.
 
2012-07-11 10:08:56 AM
Formula 1 > Soapbox Derbies > NASCAR > Watching Paint Dry > This article
 
2012-07-11 10:09:46 AM

chimp_ninja: sweetmelissa31: It's sad considering they can have the same experience for free by just sitting on the side of a highway watching traffic.

That's not a fair comparison. Highways have these new-fangled right turns thrown in.


In 2005, I worked with two Americans that loved NASCAR. They missed being home and asked if we could watch taped races that their wives had sent them as some lunch time entertainment. Being polite Canadians, and not uninterested in auto racing. we said sure. It helped they were really nice guys and had a good sense of humour. Whenever someone wanted to get lunch, we'd poke our heads into each other's offices and say, "Turning left?"

The practical upshot of this anecdote... I can now have reasonable discussions about pit strategy with proper red necks. It might save my life sometime if I need to "blend".
 
2012-07-11 10:10:24 AM
For real though it's Bad News For Obama that he doesn't have a lot of fans in the NASCAR demographic. I'm likt totally concerned.
 
2012-07-11 10:10:27 AM
Q: what was the last thing that went through Dale Earnhardt's mind?

A: his asshole
 
2012-07-11 10:10:29 AM
Non-overlapping demographics.

i.imgur.com

Next question.
 
2012-07-11 10:11:18 AM

Babwa Wawa: sweetmelissa31: It's sad considering they can have the same experience for free by just sitting on the side of a highway watching traffic.

Well, no, that's not really accurate. I used to think that as well, until I attended a race.


The real fun happens at the demolition derby! Sure, it sounds like white trash Nirvana, but try it!
 
2012-07-11 10:11:22 AM
Obama has the same problem Bush had.

Not as many people actually dislike him personally as think he's bad at his job.
 
2012-07-11 10:12:42 AM
The fact anyone would pay any amount of money to watch cars make left turns is beyond my comprehension.
 
2012-07-11 10:12:42 AM
Ok, then. How much are the tickets to the NAACP thingy RMoney is speaking at going to increase?
 
2012-07-11 10:13:25 AM
Subby: Explain to me again how it's possible for polls to show how personally popular Obama is when he can't even add value to NASCAR tickets

Because NASCAR fans, by and large, don't like blah people.
 
2012-07-11 10:17:21 AM
www.captainsquartersblog.com

Is this a joke?
 
2012-07-11 10:17:30 AM

Glicky: Non-overlapping demographics.

[i.imgur.com image 640x331]

Next question.


Do those work for modern 3D movies?
 
2012-07-11 10:17:44 AM
It's because NASCAR fans are not real patriots.
 
2012-07-11 10:19:56 AM

fringedmyotis: sweetmelissa31: $110 for a NASCAR ticket is disturbing.

$110 per ticket? For reals? Fox should use that data point instead of the '97% of the poor have refrigerators' tidbit.


They're not the kind of poor people that fox is alluding too.
 
2012-07-11 10:22:09 AM

Robots are Strong: fringedmyotis: sweetmelissa31: $110 for a NASCAR ticket is disturbing.

$110 per ticket? For reals? Fox should use that data point instead of the '97% of the poor have refrigerators' tidbit.

They're not the kind of poor people that fox is alluding too.


yeah those are some pretty dark accusations you are making there.
 
2012-07-11 10:24:09 AM

GameSprocket: Babwa Wawa: sweetmelissa31: It's sad considering they can have the same experience for free by just sitting on the side of a highway watching traffic.

Well, no, that's not really accurate. I used to think that as well, until I attended a race.

The real fun happens at the demolition derby! Sure, it sounds like white trash Nirvana, but try it!


Demolition Derby rules. It's NASCAR without the pretense of racing and you're guaranteed that two rednecks will jump out of their cars and get into a fight. I always go for the pit pass so I can stand right on the edge and duck the dirt clods. It's been years since I've been to one. They were much more popular where I used to live in the Midwest than here in Atlanta.
 
2012-07-11 10:26:15 AM

Rapmaster2000: I always go for the pit pass so I can stand right on the edge and duck the dirt clods


Damn you live near a DIRT track? I thought I was redneck.
 
2012-07-11 10:27:23 AM
I'd have paid a pretty penny for those tickets. I wouldn't have USED them, but I would have paid well for them. Just because the wet dickslaps that actually GO to NASCAR events hate Obama enough not to pay for a cool piece of presidential memorabilia, it doesn't mean they aren't worth something if you bother to find a buyer who ISN'T one of the wet dickslaps that would actually go to a NASCAR event.
 
2012-07-11 10:27:52 AM

Jackson Herring: Rapmaster2000: I always go for the pit pass so I can stand right on the edge and duck the dirt clods

Damn you live near a DIRT track? I thought I was redneck.


Used to. Now I live near a paved track called I-285.
 
2012-07-11 10:29:36 AM
I think they may have meant this:

Pack of 4 tickets is sold for $300
Each individual ticket is valued at/normally costs $110
4 tickets * $110 per ticket is $440
$300

That having been said, even if they were good seats is that seating area totally sold out otherwise? If not it may be that actual consumers felt the price was too high and only wanted to buy the tickets at a discount, regardless of their previous owner.
 
2012-07-11 10:30:44 AM

Babwa Wawa:
What's unique about NASCAR is that you can go look at people attending the event and know they've spent their last dime on the ticket.


Thanks alot, Babwa -- this comment totally busted me at work, and I'm pretty sure my guffaw indicated I was NOT reviewing spreadsheets.

*snort*
 
2012-07-11 10:32:51 AM

Babwa Wawa: The prayers to Jesus before the race and the jingoism just makes me want the throw up


At the race I went to, I looked up at the fighter jets doing their flyover at the climax of the anthem and I thought "Hmmm... I wonder how many schoolteachers could work for a year on the amount of money being spent to provide us with this five second glimpse of war machinery?"
 
2012-07-11 10:32:54 AM

BeatrixK: Babwa Wawa:
What's unique about NASCAR is that you can go look at people attending the event and know they've spent their last dime on the ticket.

Thanks alot, Babwa -- this comment totally busted me at work, and I'm pretty sure my guffaw indicated I was NOT reviewing spreadsheets.

*snort*


I've seen some unintentionally funny spreadsheets before.

/Mostly when lazy/silly people use them instead of a table in Word to make fancy non-mathematical charts
 
2012-07-11 10:32:57 AM
I doubt Romney would add value to a Def Comedy Jam ticket.
or a NBA game ticket.
or a NFL ticket
or a MLB ticket.
or a NHL ticket

I doubt he'd even bring value to a PGA ticket.
 
2012-07-11 10:33:54 AM

quatchi: Formula 1 > Soapbox Derbies > NASCAR > Watching Paint Dry > This article


My Father-in-law got to race a Formula-1 car a couple weekends ago. It was one of those "pay a couple thousand and we'll teach you how to drive one of these things and let you go 180 mph for awhile" things.

Apparently, there was a similar thing going on for NASCAR before the F1 thing happened. He said the crowds were COMPLETELY different. The F1 guys were all professionals - doctors, lawyers, my FIL is a chemical engineer. But the NASCAR folks? Redneck central. Mullets, cutoffs, cheap beer and missing teeth. He said there was one women being shoehorned into the cockpit of one of those cars that probably weighed as much as the car itself. If you want to judge a sport by the people enthusiastic enough about the sport to throw down heavy cash to play at it for a day, then even the creme de la creme of NASCAR fans is still broke-ass white trash.
 
2012-07-11 10:33:57 AM
I'll explain it slow:

NASCAR hillbillies ..... watch fox news .... and believe everything.
 
2012-07-11 10:34:26 AM

Babwa Wawa: I enjoy going to NASCAR races - I go about 4-5 times a year. But by and large, the people who attend the races are racist hillbillies, and NASCAR caters to them.


I had a chance two years ago to see both the Montreal F1 Grand Prix and then the NASCAR road series on the same course, a few weeks apart.

You REALLY could see a difference in the fanbase. Far more rednecks. French ones, ones from out West, American ones, etc.

You could take a picture of the two different crowds and immediately see the NASCAR ones, because they were kind of dirty and unwashed,

/F1 is like Playboy, NASCAR is like Juggz or Swank
 
2012-07-11 10:34:45 AM

Hobodeluxe: I doubt Romney would add value to a Def Comedy Jam ticket.
or a NBA game ticket.
or a NFL ticket
or a MLB ticket.
or a NHL ticket

I doubt he'd even bring value to a PGA ticket.


He'd farking rock a National Dressage League ticket though.
 
2012-07-11 10:36:03 AM
Is someone seriously, actually asking the question why NASCAR fans wouldn't like a black, Democratic, President?

That's like asking someone to describe lemonade and them failing miserably at it...
 
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