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Sunday, September 11, 2005

91. LET'S MAKE A DOOM DEAL

Call me a party-pooper, but I'm a little wary of peak oil websites that try to sell me something. My alarm bells start going off when I see the little shopping cart icon.
Have you folks buzzed over to the LATOC (Life After the Oil Crash) Store run by peak oil marketing genius, Matt Savinar? Apparently they've got these nifty tote bags coming out in October:

Stylish White-On-Black LATOC
Reusable Shopping Bag Made From
Recycled Materials
Expected Price: $14-$17
Available October 2005

Thanks Matt! I owe you so much for opening my eyes to peak oil. I don't know about you, but I've got my credit card out already. I'm sure a stylish LATOC shopping bag will come in real handy once civilization as we know it has ended, and the global monetary system has collapsed.
I think I'll also get me one of those bitchin' From the Wilderness Tees to go with it:
And the Peak Oil Medical care special offer:

You know yer gonna need those books because the modern medical system is utterly dependent on crude oil. They pump it into the back of hospital facilities through 15" hoses.

13 Comments:

At Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 5:54:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found your site and I think its geat

 
At Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 8:12:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Antimatter said...

LOL. Gotta love the 'package deals' of books by Heinberg et al and videos, which just offer content that can be found all over the net for free anyway.

 
At Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 10:29:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did LATOC start offering bags?
Maybe they are doing it, to offset the cost of hosting
I knew about FTW ... this is interesting

 
At Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 12:17:00 PM PDT, Anonymous WW said...

I've never laughed so much for ages!

 
At Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 1:24:00 PM PDT, Blogger Jon said...

lol, tote bags. Next he will be offering a "NFL football phone".

I hope I am not the only one that gets that. ;-)

 
At Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 3:56:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people who try to make a profit from scaring folks with doomsday PO scenarious make me sick.

Not only is it immoral, it is very harmful to a sane understanding and dealing with this serious issue of PO.


Tim

 
At Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 7:59:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Matt Savinar said...

Waste oil by using plastic shopping bags or save oil and raise awarenss by using reusalbe bags made from recyled materials? I would think you would support this type of thing JD? Obviously, I can't give the bags away for free as they cost a pretty penny to manufacture. Even you acknowledge this is an issue. The bags help to save energy, protect the environment and raise awareness. I don't understand why you are so vitriolic on your blog. Geez lousie.

 
At Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 8:00:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say it's immoral to waste electricity blogging that peak oil is debunked.

 
At Monday, September 12, 2005 at 12:25:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bags are all part of the PO doomsday cult, when oil runs out they'll stick them over their heads, while sitting in their cars...

 
At Monday, September 12, 2005 at 10:25:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt, do you make a profit on those bags?

 
At Monday, September 12, 2005 at 7:08:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Matt Savinar said...

That's the plan. If I can raise my sales by 20-30%, I'll be able to hire somebody. Given the economic ramifications of peak oil (drying up of jobs working for large coroparations) creating new ones is probably one of the best things somebody cand do to soften the fall, albeit in their own little way. More importantly, it will enable me to pay people upfront for quality articles. Right now, I have Dmitry O. working on an article which I'm going to have to sell as a pay-per-download PDF (with the vast majority of the profits going straight to him). He's willing to work under such an agreement. Most authors of his caliber would demand upfront payment. But without more income, I simply can't afford to pony up like that.

What's ironic is people, including JD, will no doubt cite newspapers and magazine articles - all of which depend on revenue from things like cars ads (which I know JD hates) to keep going. So it's kind of hypocritical to say I'm a jerk for making a living selling people quality items like "When Technology Fails" but then citing a mainstream paper when they are trying to sell people garbage, both in their articles and in their ads.

 
At Monday, October 3, 2005 at 8:10:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."
Samuel Johnson 1709-1784

 
At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 3:22:00 AM PST, Anonymous Thomas said...

JD, your sacasm is world-class!

I'd hate to be on the receiving end...

Thomas

 

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