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2014-06-18 10:58:57 AM  
I remember the time a drug dealer make the same offer to roller-skating teens on CHiPs.  Fortunately, his plans were foiled by Ponch and his disco moves.

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This is not to be confused with the time Ponch sang "Celebration" and converted all of the punk rock kids into well-adjusted youth.
 
2014-06-18 11:04:02 AM  
FTFA: And now, thanks to the "Ticket to Rise" campaign, which benefits Oxfam, PETA and the Voice Project

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Not even $10 for a chance to go to space.
 
2014-06-18 01:54:56 PM  
I know how to get insanely high for $10.
 
2014-06-18 02:46:30 PM  
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2014-06-18 03:02:07 PM  
$10 worth of DMT?
 
2014-06-18 03:35:14 PM  
Sure they get you on for as little at $10 but wait until the attendant rings up the $10 million on your credit card when you order peanuts and a bloody mary.
 
2014-06-18 07:11:38 PM  
Fark space. I'd rather go to Tahiti.
 
2014-06-18 07:29:27 PM  

gopher321: Fark space. I'd rather go to Tahiti.


Its a magical place.
 
2014-06-18 08:26:38 PM  
Yeah, but the return trip will cost you $5 million.

gopher321: Fark space. I'd rather go to Tahiti.


Tahiti is not in Europe.
 
2014-06-18 09:10:54 PM  
Since when is the "cost" of a raffle prize equal to the face value of the ticket?
 
2014-06-18 09:14:39 PM  
FTFA:

"And now, thanks to the 'Ticket to Rise' campaign, which benefits Oxfam, PETA ..."

Stopped reading right there.  So not interested.
 
2014-06-18 09:15:42 PM  

nmrsnr: Yeah, but the return trip will cost you $5 million.


Beat me to it.
 
2014-06-18 09:30:33 PM  
Win the powerball, then buy yourself a ride.
 
2014-06-18 09:38:09 PM  

you have pee hands: Win the powerball, then buy yourself a ride.


Exactly, and that's even cheaper! The ticket only costs a dollar! Just think; a trip to space only costs a dollar.
 
2014-06-18 09:44:56 PM  

BKITU: FTFA: And now, thanks to the "Ticket to Rise" campaign, which benefits Oxfam, PETA and the Voice Project

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Not even $10 for a chance to go to space.


Whats wrong with PETA?
http://mtd.com/tasty/

Oh, there is another one?

And they aren't pro-eating animals?

Yea, I'll have go with Nope on that one too then.
 
2014-06-18 09:51:30 PM  
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What a $10 rocket trip might look like.
 
2014-06-18 10:34:20 PM  
I could, but for the whole trip I'd be thinking about those two footlongs I could have bought.
 
2014-06-18 10:38:53 PM  
Three years ago, a young man got to do the next best thing to going into space, for a song! (Several others were among the winners as well.)

Here's him and the other winners enjoying their awesome prize.
 
2014-06-18 10:39:47 PM  

BKITU: FTFA: And now, thanks to the "Ticket to Rise" campaign, which benefits Oxfam, PETA and the Voice Project

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Not even $10 for a chance to go to space.


Thank you.  This was the very first thought in my mind upon reading the name PETA.
 
2014-06-18 10:58:47 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: gopher321: Fark space. I'd rather go to Tahiti.

Its a magical place.


Already got that covered I see.  Keep up the good work.
 
2014-06-18 11:00:20 PM  
Wasn't there a scam in the late 80's about a "contest" where the winner would get to ride on a Soyuz flight, and to fund the ride, it would be taken from the profits made from a 1-900 phone call (1 call = 1 ticket)? I heard that one got shut down fast by the govt. because you cannot run a contest that way.

And now this has the same sort of smell, but with a Kickstarter twist.

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 A few years ago, I myself came THIS close to winning the Grand Prize on 7 Up's "Ticket To Space" contest. I won the $500 2nd Prize and my name added to the final raffle of other Second Prize winners, but I didn't get picked. I heard that the GP winner chose the cash option instead.
 
2014-06-18 11:04:36 PM  

gopher321: Fark space. I'd rather go to Tahiti.


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No you don't.
 
2014-06-18 11:26:07 PM  
All you have to do is deposit one penny in a savings account in your own era, and when you arrive at the End of Time the operation of compound interest means that the fabulous cost of your trip has been paid for.
 
2014-06-19 01:10:31 AM  

MindStalker: All you have to do is deposit one penny in a savings account in your own era, and when you arrive at the End of Time the operation of compound interest means that the fabulous cost of your trip has been paid for.


I have an even better deal. You just pay a penny, then the next day two pennies, keep doubling it every day but just for one short month.
 
2014-06-19 01:55:36 AM  
You'd have to pay me several billion dollars to go into space.

It's ridiculously dangerous, there's no real point to it, and there's nothing to do once you're there. I'll leave the dreams of going into space to the nutbars who think we're going to colonize planets and live on them within the next hundred years.
 
2014-06-19 04:28:03 AM  

Nix Nightbird: You'd have to pay me several billion dollars to go into space.

It's ridiculously dangerous, there's no real point to it, and there's nothing to do once you're there. I'll leave the dreams of going into space to the nutbars who think we're going to colonize planets and live on them within the next hundred years.



At some point in history people decided to leave their safe home in the forest, put on pants, and sail the oceans. We started colonizing every part of this planet long before we had the technology to do it efficiently. Trips were often one way and most colonists weren't paid a cent.

Space is only two hundred miles up, so given enough advance in technology and a large enough scale you might actually get people to orbit for a few hundred bucks each within our lifetime.
At that price, someone's bound to want to go somewhere on a one way ticket.
 
2014-06-19 06:00:17 AM  

Nix Nightbird: You'd have to pay me several billion dollars to go into space.

It's ridiculously dangerous, there's no real point to it, and there's nothing to do once you're there. I'll leave the dreams of going into space to the nutbars who think we're going to colonize planets and live on them within the next hundred years.


There have been somewhere around 100,000,000,000 people who have lived on this planet.  How many of them have gone faster than 40 kph?  How many have been more than 30 m off the ground?  Life is experience, and I cherish experiences that are afforded to me because of the time I happen to be living in.  I love the roller coasters and the tops of skyscrapers and flying.  I'd love to skydive, and I'd immediately jump at the chance to go into space.

By the way, one hundred years ago was 1914.  It was the year of the first scheduled airline flight, the first steamboat to pass through the Panama canal, the first assembly line for Ford Models T, the first successful performance of a blood transfusion, and the first granted patent for liquid-fueled rocket design.  As scientific discovery is proceeding at an ever-advancing rate, I'd say that, if we don't blow or burn ourselves up, it's hard to imagine what we'll be capable of one hundred years from now.
 
2014-06-19 07:40:33 AM  
As long as I can go see Uranus then I will be interested.
 
2014-06-19 04:19:13 PM  
Was getting my money ready to throw at the screen, until I saw that some of the proceeds may go to PETA. I will NEVER support those bastards.
 
2014-06-19 05:48:57 PM  
And it's still sub-orbital.
 
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