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March Madness: What Can $1.8 Billion Buy You?

PhotobucketPhotobucketAs Challenger, Gray & Christmas announced last week in their annual report on workplace productivity losses during March Madness, the first week of this year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament is likely to cost our economy $1.8 billion. But we here at the GSF aren’t part of the solution-we’re proud to be part of the problem.

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So just what does that kind of coin buy you? From cars to lap dances to recreational drugs, there’s plenty of options of how to blow through a cool $1.8 billion. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

1.) 25,317 Houses in Detroit — There goes the neighborhood…

2.) 20 million pairs of Nike Sneakers — And 8 million Chinese toddlers will be diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.

3.) 2.25 billion pounds of chicken — 2 billion pounds later, it will really taste like chicken.

4.) 3600 Maybach 62S’s — We hear MC Hammer has some space in his garage.

5.) The next 6 sequels to Avatar (at $300 million a pop) — And if you’re financing these flicks, make sure to push for some Na’vi full frontal in there…

6.) 4,511,278 8GB iPhones – It’s way cheaper to buy data plans in bulk.

7.) 200 million cases of Natty Light — ‘Nuff said.

8.) 180,000 Vietnamese mail order brides — Eat your heart out, Bill Henrickson…

9.) 3,321,033 Autographed Peyton Manning jerseys — And every time he signs one, he’s obligated to yell “Thank you, sir, may I have another?!”

10.) 180 million buy-ins to your office pool (at $10 a pop) — No way Rick from accounting is winning this year…

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