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(CBS News)   $105 million Andy Warhol work sells for $105 million   (cbsnews.com) divider line 15
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2013-11-14 09:08:38 AM
You could buy a lot of soup for that.
 
2013-11-14 09:09:36 AM
I'd buy that for a dollar.
 
2013-11-14 09:10:55 AM
I didn't get any bread!
 
2013-11-14 09:13:05 AM
The rare case of something being sold for exactly what it's worth?
 
2013-11-14 09:13:34 AM
A bit off topic but why is the dollar sign placed at the beginning but said at the end.  If the line is to be read, "One hundred and five million dollars", shouldn't it be written "105 million $".  Likewise if it is written "$105 million" shouldn't it be read "Dollars, 105 million".  I understand the convention of reading "$105 million" as "One hundred and five million dollars" but why is it this way.
 
2013-11-14 09:14:24 AM

Muta: A bit off topic but why is the dollar sign placed at the beginning but said at the end.  If the line is to be read, "One hundred and five million dollars", shouldn't it be written "105 million $".  Likewise if it is written "$105 million" shouldn't it be read "Dollars, 105 million".  I understand the convention of reading "$105 million" as "One hundred and five million dollars" but why is it this way.


Because America, assclown. Shut up.
 
2013-11-14 09:16:33 AM
FTFA: "The hefty price tag for a 1967 Francis Bacon triptych called "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" shattered the previous world record - nearly $120 million paid for Edvard Munch's "The Scream" at a 2012 Sotheby's sale. "

Um...I think you got snookered, bro. That dude was way dead in 1967.
 
2013-11-14 09:17:59 AM
104 million dollars? Sure, it's worth that much. But 105 million dollars? Nah. Now if it was a picture of a GOLD car accident, then I could definitely see 105, maybe even 106.

/just think, how rich Google would be if Andy Warhol was alive to drive around their street view camera car?
 
2013-11-14 09:26:56 AM
In other news, $600 iPhone sells for $600.
/cast not the first stone. Or something.
//Jehovah!
 
2013-11-14 09:50:10 AM
I don't know.  I understand how he's an icon, but I can't really get into pop and modern art.  Picasso even trends towards the weird side for me.  I'll stick with the more traditional stuff, really.

I'm not even an art snob.  I just don't get 6 TVs stacked on top of each other, each with a different mouth saying a different word every three seconds.  Or a giant inverted foot.  Or a bunch of random junk.

Still, I do have to say some of his stuff has a kind of stark brilliance to it.  This just isn't one of them, in my opinion.
 
2013-11-14 09:52:22 AM
$105 M could buy about 50 square miles of land in rural Florida.  You could make a huge state park and name it for yourself.

Better than a picture.
 
2013-11-14 10:09:51 AM

Muta: A bit off topic but why is the dollar sign placed at the beginning but said at the end.  If the line is to be read, "One hundred and five million dollars", shouldn't it be written "105 million $".  Likewise if it is written "$105 million" shouldn't it be read "Dollars, 105 million".  I understand the convention of reading "$105 million" as "One hundred and five million dollars" but why is it this way.


In speaking, it isn't said "105 dollars million" because it creates a situation where you've said a complete, incorrect meaning ("105 dollars") which is then reinterpreted one word later. The cognitive disruption is jarring.

Text isn't temporal in nature; you can see there on the page or screen that there's more coming adjacent, so your brain isn't in a hurry to lock in a meaning. In this case the $ sitting alone calls visual attention to itself but isn't really near any crucial information. That feels inelegant and looks ugly. You see the $ and then have to search around for the number. As for being on the left rather than the right of the number ("105$"), that's just a historical oddity.
 
2013-11-14 10:32:42 AM

BFletch651: $105 M could buy about 50 square miles of land in rural Florida.  You could make a huge state park and name it for yourself.


I'd call it the Most Awesome Place on Earth. And then charge you all $100 a day to visit.
 
2013-11-14 11:47:14 AM
So when do I get my trickle down cut of this 105 million?
 
2013-11-14 04:13:37 PM

timster: As for being on the left rather than the right of the number ("105$"), that's just a historical oddity.


It might also be that way because it instantly informs people that the coming figure represents money.
 
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