Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Are You #%^1n' Kiddin' Me #6

This installment of "Are You #%^1n' Kiddin' Me" made me feel that way three times over. Here's how it went.

I saw a commercial on TV recently that I really liked:

I liked it because I thought, "Are You #%^1n' Kiddin' Me? That guy just said "Yes, the money's expensive, but there's no collateral""!  That kind of candor isn't something you normally ever see in a commercial. Cool.

When I went on youtube to find it, the comments made me want to throw up. There were a bunch of stupid racist comments about Native people. I know I shouldn't have been surprised... comments sections on big sites like youtube seem to bring out all the worst and dimmest rather than the best and brightest. Just the same, Are You #%^1n' Kiddin' Me? In 2011? Really?

I was, of course, intrigued by this straight-shooting lender. That dude said right out that the money was expensive. How expensive? I went to their website to find out:

I'm not gonna say it a third time. I will also leave you to do some of the math. I agree with the guy in the commercial. Keep the costs down by paying it off as fast as you can. Like, really really fast. Really.

Yer Pal,


Mighk said...

Sad to see Native Americans stooping to the same self-destructive usury that our "civilized" economy is so fond of.

Steve A said...

"comments sections on big sites like Rantwick seem to bring out all the worst and dimmest rather than the best and brightest..."

(inappropriate expression deleted)

I can't bring myself to go to YouTube to read the comments.

fred_dot_u said...

As a YouTube uploader, I have to disable automatic comment approval, due to the quality of users as noted in the post. I hope Steve A's comment about Rantwick's site is tongue-in-cheek.

rlove2bike said...

It would be nice if we as a people didn't need to carry much debt, but that is not reality. It would be nice to be treated fairly though. We all know there are scoundrels among us.

Agreed on the racism. It is running rampant on sites where anonymous posting are allowed. I think it would be less if they had to own up to their statements.

John Romeo Alpha said...

It seems to me that beyond being able to sign your name to get a loan that is so ruinous, you should also be required to operate a calculator to figure out how much you will be paying, and then also have to show SOME evidence that you have any chance of actually paying it off.

RANTWICK said...

fred - I think Steve was actually trying to poke fun at himself. Tongue-in-cheek for sure.

JRA - I used my calculator a little on those loans. Staggering.

Steve A said...

Hmm, Fred and Steve are commenting here. That makes either of us poor judges of bright versus dim comments. He says, with tongue firmly in cheek after quoting Rantwick, though changing one word from the original quote. Besides, didn't JRA start all that inappropriate stuff? ;-) in case anyone remains confused about humorous intent.

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