Cyber Monday, Part II

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 - 10:00pm

And this one really does deal with electronic retailing. We had hoped and tried to bring the "TurdMart" online today. Just didn't quite make it. Soon, it will be live, however, with an assortment of TFMR merchandise. In the meantime, I've decided to offer you a deal.

Over the past six months or so, I've gotten quite a few requests for "turd hats". Every time there's a contest, I get emails from folks wanting to know if they could simply buy one. Frankly, this cracks me up but...if there's actual demand...

So, here you go. The site could use some additional funding and it could also use some additional promotion. I'm uncomfortable simply coming to you with hat-in-hand again (no pun intended), so I'll make you a deal. From now until midnight EST on the 30th, I'll be accepting donations. Anyone who "feeds the turd" to the tune of $50 or more will receive their very own, 100% authentic, Turd-autographed, genuine, real deal, oversized yellow cowboy hat. Here's how it works:

1) Make a donation of at least $50 through DONATE button on the right side of the page. (Remember, The Turd is NOT a 501(c)3 so your donation is NOT tax-deductible.)

2) Enter your shipping address on the paypal form or email it to me.

3) Give me a couple of weeks to order the hats, sign them all, box them up and take them to a post office.

4) You receive an extremely valuable piece of yellow foam right before Christmas.

5) You become the envy of friends and family at all your holiday celebrations.

I honestly have no idea whether I'll be shipping 5 hats or 500. This could be fun or it might be the dumbest thing I've ever thought of. I might raise a little money but I also might get a little sick of running to the post office day and night. Oh well, the offer is out there. Do with it what you may. You have 41 hours.


p.s. But wait, there's more! If you order now, we'll throw in a set of Ginsu Knives and a free "Clapper". No, not really. I'm just joking about that part. No knives and no clapper. Just a hat...if you want one.

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Nov 28, 2011 - 10:11pm


first on Cyber Monday

Nov 28, 2011 - 10:11pm

Turd's Hat! :-)

Can you make a shirt that says the following:

"All I got this lousy cyber Monday was The Turd's Hat!"

Nov 28, 2011 - 10:15pm

turds for all!!

turds for all!!

colihondro boricuadigm-shift
Nov 28, 2011 - 10:15pm

I was just thinking about that

the irony that I have only purchased food today, and that is not included in inflation.

Nov 28, 2011 - 10:19pm


I just got mine! :-) Thanks Turd! Happy Holidays!

Nov 28, 2011 - 10:26pm

If you get around to doing

If you get around to doing video interviews, both you and your guest should wear "turd hats". I'll bet you could get Ned Naylor Leyland to wear one, he seems like a pretty good sport.

Nov 28, 2011 - 10:54pm

Who doesn't want a hat?

Of course you do. Just picture you and your fellow Turdites wearing a big yellow hat while they are posting away and the visual part of that is smile worthy in of itself. 

Make a contribution to get a hat and join the crowd.

Everyone who hasn't and knows they should have done so by now, please show your appreciation and kick in what you can on a monthly basis if possible or just get it over with it.

Those that have and do, your awesome! Those that don't and can, please consider it. 

Any of you long time lurkers (or even short term ones) just need to sign up and register and hop aboard. New blood is welcome and always needed. You have more to offer then you might realize. There are many "almost" newbies on here who blow me away with their passion and insight.

In my opinion, fifty cents a day to use this site and to gain the insight and useful knowledge of all the members plus everything that TF does is only $15 a month approx.

That's dirt cheap to hang here. Please consider the value and do what you can.

Thanks for considering ityes

(these statements do not reflect the opinion of the management and any resemblance to it is purely a ploy by DPH to get you to continue reading this until you realize your reading this for no reason)

Please contribute!

Nov 28, 2011 - 10:56pm

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Removed comment.

Nov 28, 2011 - 11:18pm


In for one! I feel like this should be posted on the website as the "Deal of the Day". I can't wait for my hat. Thanks for everything you do! I don't know where I would be without you and the other Turdites!!

Nick Elway
Nov 28, 2011 - 11:48pm

I love my ginsu knives

People keep giving me expensive knives, but when I have to cut a tomato or a bolt, I get out the ginsu!

I just did the PayPal donation, but there was no "shipping address" question (It is the same as my mailing address)

PM me if needed.

Stack Nickels! They are good for Inflation AND Deflation!

Nick Elway

Nov 28, 2011 - 11:58pm

Hells Ya

I've learned a lot from my lurking. Thanks for the CHRISTmas in November. I've already sent in the 50 bones. One day my grandkids will be on the antiques road show selling their autographed TF hat for many oz. of silver (or 1 bazillion dollars if you prefer). God bless!

Nov 29, 2011 - 12:25am


Does your offer include overseas shippings Turd?

Nov 29, 2011 - 12:34am

No doubt these items will

No doubt these items will eventually be on ebay for hundreds of dollars. Turd you are like a modern William Jennings Bryant. Keep doing your thing baby.

---------------------------------------- - get the best deal on bullion

Nov 29, 2011 - 12:39am

Turdus Spartacus

If everyone gets a hat then if the goons come for Turd on battlefield USA, we can all stand with our heads held high, adorned with yellow hats, and proclaim:


I'm Spartacus (Ext. Length)
Nov 29, 2011 - 12:41am

How about also

How about also presenting gold, silver and bronze "turds" for future competitions or some such ? smiley

Just a thought. Carry on.

Nov 29, 2011 - 1:16am

Courts Decision May Be Bad News for Citibank

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has the right idea.

This almost makes me think that the Legislative Branch is tired of looking like an over lobbied puppet of the Fed, well at least this Judge appears that way.

We can only hope.

Titus Andronicus
Nov 29, 2011 - 1:23am

It's gonna be more than 5!

I hope your wrist is in good shape, Turd. I think you're going to need it.

Nov 29, 2011 - 1:47am

23 and 1/2 weeks

23 1/2 weeks ago is how long it has been since I first registered here and you have created the most compelling reason for me to emerge from the shadows to write my first post. A genuine autographed TF hat!! I have been a fan for exactly 1 year now, and what a way to celebrate! Actually I am quite ashamed that I postponed feeding the turd for a whole year - it was long overdue. I hope the paypal thing worked. 

I took my early elementary school aged kids to see the new muppet movie this weekend, and I feel right now like the lead character of the movie, Walter, who does not feel worthy in the presence of the muppets who he has idolized his whole life. (you are the muppets) I thank each of you for your thousands of contributions and links you have posted on this site and the old blogspot site.

You all have helped me in my stacking by leading me to places like tulving, gainsville, and apmex. You all have helped me buy my first mining stock SVM in the middle of the albertlittle acusations - partly just to stand up to manipulators. This is truly the best site on the net for staying informed and the cross section of society and global members is truly amazing. Where else can you get the opinons of a california lawyer, an oregon goatfarmer, a midwest professor, a college student and countless others all sharing common concerns diverse opinions.

I, like Turd, am a Cornhusker btw - both a fan, resident and one who husks corn which I grow and sell so I can stack some more. I hope to contribute what I can in the future.

Thank you Turd!

Nov 29, 2011 - 1:57am

Hyperinflation Warning, Preserve Value with Gold

Hyperinflation could be a reality as soon as 2014.

"Patience: bad news will become good news"

"A major liquidity crisis should not occur this time, as we think we are on the eve of major QE in the UK, US and (a bit) later on in the EZ."

Buy gold ahead of QE3 as money creation has a strong impact on prices" -Gold = $ 8500/Oz: to catch up with the increase in the monetary base since 1920 (as it did in the early 80s). Gold = $1900/Oz: to close the gap with the monetary base increase since July 2007(QE1+QE2)." So go long a bank that may well go bankrupt and return nothing before it at best doubles, or go long a real asset, which will always have value and may quadruple in short notice.


Nov 29, 2011 - 2:55am

Better Order More Hats!

Thanks, Turd. Maybe I will wear the hat outside court? Then I will upload the image to the forum? Kind of like the Steelers and the terrible towel. . . Somehow, I believe that I am not the only one that will be taking this yellow-hat-wearing to cult status. We should do a contest. Predict the first date that an image of a turdite in a yellow TF hat airs and is featured on mainstream media. It can't be a fleeting image. It has to be an integral part of the story. I will go with June 6, 2012, right about the time that Bernanke is fired. Good luck!

Chris P. Bacon
Nov 29, 2011 - 3:00am

Buckle in Turd...........

And prepare for writer's cramp. ​I think you've opened a king sized can of Whup Turd this time!

Nov 29, 2011 - 3:48am

I for one can't wait to see

I for one can't wait to see said Turd Hats in action. IE Pictures and videos that will get posted here. A "Where's Waldo" if you will for the Turd Hats. :)

Nov 29, 2011 - 4:07am

Way Cool Website=Historic Gold

It's kind of an odd site and it's called,

Unwanted Publicity Intelligence

$$Edit$$ Woops forgot to put the site link in;

Perfidious Albion
Nov 29, 2011 - 4:09am
Nov 29, 2011 - 4:56am

Dollar up, gold

Dollar up, gold down........dollar down, gold up. USD running the show right now.

Nov 29, 2011 - 6:20am

How 'bout a tattoo?

LOL! Whoever said a woman scorned...didn't meet this guy! Although...a 'Turd Tat' could be a big money maker!

"she wanted a scene from Narnia, but said it was up to Fitzgerald to design the look of the tattoo. What Brovent ended up with was a giant full back tattoo of a steaming pile of shit."

Nov 29, 2011 - 7:34am

Indexing the debt

I have been listening to the recent Bix Weir interview. The moderator mentions that Thomas Jefferson attempted to profit by taking on debt in French money, but as inflation rose, the French "indexed" their debt, meaning if inflation rose by 20%, your debt was 20% greater. Hmmmm.... does anyone know of other example of governments doing this? I think many of us here may be planning to pay off homes with PMs after inflation reduces the actual debt. I am sure that the banksters are well aware of this...

A couple of you have insisted that we need to have our home paid off before the crash.

Just wondering about stuff this morning.

Nov 29, 2011 - 7:42am


Overseas shipping is included. This offer is valid globally.

33 and a turd
Nov 29, 2011 - 8:19am

Promotion idea

It would be awesome to get Nigel Farrage to wear a Turd Hat in the European Parliament (XTY, work your magic!) or get Ron Paul to wear one for a CNBS interview!

33 and a turd
Nov 29, 2011 - 8:22am

Another idea

A monthly prize (or just recognition from our peers) for the "Turd Hat in the most obscure location"

Think a Turd Hat on a Llama, or a Canadian Mounty wearing one instead of is usual hat, or a Catholic Priest saying mass while wearing one..

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