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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:44 pm

Day One.

My name is Donald Trump. I built a vast empire from sweat and chutzpah, and now I'm looking for an apprentice to help me run my vast empire. From the Trump Tower to the Trump Bigger Tower to the Trump Biggest Tower, I've trumped every obstacle that ever stood in my way. Do you have what it takes to be my apprentice?

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:44 pm

Here's how it works. In this game, it's every person for themselves. Your first assignment is to assign yourself a clever business name, like "Trump's Apprentice," except that you can't use "Trump's Apprentice" because I already own that one. In fact, you can't use anything that starts with "Trump"; I own them all. Think of a different clever business name and post that back here by this time tomorrow, and be ready for your first assignment.

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:45 pm

Day Two.

Okay. Let's see how you did. Carolyn, what are the team names?

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Postby JulieB » Sat May 28, 2005 10:46 pm

First, we have Futura Girl, competing as "Futura Earnings Corp.," and I understand that she already has a web site, a message board, a chat room, and "Futura Earnings" T-shirts for sale.

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:46 pm

Nice.

Who else?

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Postby JulieB » Sat May 28, 2005 10:47 pm

Next is Joe, competing as "Oregon House."

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:48 pm

I don't get it. What does that mean? Do I own anything in Oregon? Who cares about Oregon?

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Postby sean » Sat May 28, 2005 10:48 pm

I don't get it either.

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:48 pm

Shut up, George.

Who else, Carolyn?

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Postby JulieB » Sat May 28, 2005 10:49 pm

Next is SDR, competing as "Bender Inc."￾

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:49 pm

I don't get it. What does that mean? Bend over? Bend under? What?

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Postby JulieB » Sat May 28, 2005 10:50 pm

Next is moderns-r-us competing as "Moderns-r-me."￾
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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:51 pm

I don't get it? Moderns-r-me - does that make sense? Isn't there already an r-me franchise? How about Trump-r-me, or do I already own that?

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Postby JulieB » Sat May 28, 2005 10:51 pm

Next is Matt Deckard competing as "Matt Deckard."￾
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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:52 pm

I get that! Very good. I like it.

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Postby sean » Sat May 28, 2005 10:52 pm

I like it too.

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:52 pm

Shut up, George.

Can you speed it up, Carolyn? I haven't got all day. I got the Trump Helicopter waiting to take me to Trump Country Club for the big Trump Bridge Tournament.

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Postby JulieB » Sat May 28, 2005 10:54 pm

Let's see, there's also:

Chimay competing as "Chimay Worth Inc."￾
Modfan competing as "Mod Profit Corp."￾
Nichols competing as "Omni-chols Enterprises."￾
I Luv Power competing as "Enron 2."￾
Sienna competing as "CNA Corp."￾
And Luke Trash competing as "Darth Modern Unlimited"￾

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:55 pm

This looks like a good group. Now everyone get a good night's rest, enjoy your accommodation at Trump Virtual Penthouse, and be back here tomorrow at 10:00 sharp.

And one more thing: I don't want to hear any more "Trump Hair Jokes." I've heard them all, right down to the orange toupee on Howard Johnson's outhouse. I get it; I have bad hair. Okay? Now good night.

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Postby JulieB » Sat May 28, 2005 10:56 pm

Day Three.

It's 10:00, and everyone is present and accounted for, Boss.

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:57 pm

Your first assignment is to build a mid-century modern house using only a single deck of playing cards. These aren't ordinary playing cards; these are "Trump Playing Cards," a standard deck of 56 cards, each with my likeness, and not counting the two Jokers, George and Carolyn.

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Postby JulieB » Sat May 28, 2005 10:57 pm

That's a good one, Boss!

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 10:58 pm

JulieB wrote:That's a good one, Boss!


You know, Carolyn, I really want to nail you right here on the board room table, but what can I do? I just got married.

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Postby sean » Sat May 28, 2005 10:58 pm

That's a good one, Boss!

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Postby sky » Sat May 28, 2005 11:00 pm

Shut up, George.

Now, after you build your "Trump House of Cards," I want you to buy a "Trump Lot" for it, anywhere in Manhattan, using someone else's money - not mine, but someone else's.. Then, I want you to permanently set the "Trump House of Cards" on the "Trump Lot," and make it ready for sale - you know - landscaping and everything. Then, I want you to sell your "Trump House of Cards" and "Trump Lot" on e-Bay. Whoever earns the most money wins and will be exempt from being fired in the next round. The others will come back here to this thread the next day, and somebody will be fired.

Any questions? Good. Now everyone go out there and make a mint. I did it, and you can too.

Good night and have a pleasant holiday everyone!

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Postby sid » Sun May 29, 2005 12:20 am

I'll be the Tramp Mr. Trump. Or, shall I be bendher? Let me know sir.
SID

MISSING my long and straight beams, stretching from the outside and piercing through the interior and back out again; seeing it all in one glance! WOW, it was gorgeous!

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Postby SDR » Sun May 29, 2005 9:34 am

The man is mad ! This thing is on auto-pilot; no extraneous participation required -- even by the participants !

I'm sitting back and waiting for my first million to roll in. (Unbeknownst to Mr Trump, my house of cards has been planted somewhere in his voluminous coif, and has a radio-controlled detonation device attached to the Jack of spades. Now, where did I put my cell-phone. . .?)


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"I laugh in the face of danger! Then I hide until it goes away." Bender

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Postby sky » Sun May 29, 2005 11:21 am

sid wrote:I'll be the Tramp Mr. Trump. Or, shall I be bendher? Let me know sir.

"The Tramp"? You mean like an homage to Trump?

Charlie Chaplin was the Tramp, and he did okay. Frank Sinatra sang "The Lady Is A Tramp" and he did okay. I married a tramp, and I did okay.

Sure, Sid, you can be "The Tramp." I think that will be okay, don't you guys?

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Postby JulieB » Sun May 29, 2005 11:22 am

Yes, I think it will be okay.

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Postby sean » Sun May 29, 2005 11:23 am

:D


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