Humour: 42 Ways of Making Money out of Nothing


Dammit! I need money. Do you?

What do I have to offer? Nothing.


But anyone with even a nodding acquaintance with the theory or relativity knows that nothing is a variety of something and so you can always make something out of nothing.

~ Vladimir Voinovich “Moscow 2042”


I have nothing to offer by my wonderfulness and my mind.

Creativity is cheap. Freedom is priceless, so is happiness.


1) Brainstorming:


a. Brainstorming - $250.

b. Brainstorming and cleaning up afterwards - $500.


"Take a brain. Preferably not your own. Your own you might need later.

Put it in a blender. Close the lid. Shake vigorously until homogenous.

Open the lid. Turn the switch. There you go - storm."


2) A piece of my mind - $250.

3) Framing:


a. Your mind - $100.

b. My mind - $500.

4) Handing out toilet paper in men's washrooms:


a. Outside the stall - $10.

b. Inside the stall - $25.

c. For staying outside the washroom and minding my own business - $75 per visit.

5) Singing in the mall:

a. In Russian - $25 per song.

b. In German - $50 per song.

c. In French - $75 per song.

d. In Spanish - $100 per song.

e. Shutting up promptly - $250.


6) Running:

a. Away from you - $25.

b. Towards you with a moderate joy - $50.

c. Towards you with ecstasy - $150.

d. Around you with an idiotic expression - $300.

(facial or assial expression? - to be negotiated.)


7) Tempering with your inner light:


a. Switching it on - $500.

b. Switching it off - $2,500.

8) Introduction to the Bed of Procrustes (normalization technique):


a. Watching how others get normalized - $25.

b. Using the Bed of Procrustes - $2,500.

c. Explaining what the hell it is before the procedure - $50.

d. Explaining what the hell it is after the procedure – free of charge. Rehabilitaion if necessary is your responsibility.

9) Psychiatric help:


a. Quick diagnosis - $25 per word.

b. Treatment

i. Silent - $250 per day.

ii. In low volume - $500 per day.

iii. In high volume - $50 per decibell.


10) Graphic Design:


a. Free - $25.

b. Cheap - $50.

c. Fast - $75.

d. Great - $1,000.


11) Thinking:


a. Outside the box - $500 per hour.

b. Inside the box - $5,000 per hour.

c. Beside the box - $500 per hour.

d. Under the box

i. When the box is loaded - $500 per hour.

ii. When the box is empty - $50 per hour.

12) Colouring your world:



a. with random colours - $10.

b. with your personality colours - $25.

c. leaving you colourless - $100.

13) Teaching Modern Art:


a. First Equation - $250.

Unhappy = Un + Happy

b. Second Equation - $500.

First Impression = Everything you figure out later - later

c. Third Equation - $1,500.

Modern Art = I could do that + yeah, but you did not

14) Breaking:


a. Piecrusts - $25 per pie.

b. Promises

i. Mine - $25 per promise.

ii. Someone else’s - $50 per promise.

iii. Yours - $500 per promise.

15) Questions:


a. Asking stupid questions - $25 per question.

b. Answering stupid questions - $250 per question.

16) Trendsetting:


a. In Fashion - $50 per idea.

b. When I get an idea I will let you know.

17) Making:

a. Progress - $50 per hour.

b. Sense - $1,500 per sense.

c. Hay - $15 per straw.

d. A scene - $500 per scene.

e. You laugh - $30 per minute.

f. You cry - $30 per hour.

18) Finding:


a. a missing piece -$25.

b. Explaining that you need not fill the void - $2,500.







“All things are void. So how possibly could there be any obscurations since everything is void, when you're void itself? There's only the void. In the void, there's only shining, perfect clear light of reality.”


The highest pilotage - Tango in a Bathroom

19) Dancing:


a. Solitude - $50.

b. Silence - $150.

c. Tango - $1,500.

d. With you – double the price.

e. Without you – the price to be negotiated.



“Carlos Gavito: The important thing is to know why we want to dance. We dance a solitude that we have inside us and cannot occupy with anything. This gap, that emptiness to which we put movement is the tango.


"Lo importante es saber para qué queremos bailar. Bailamos una soledad que tenemos dentro de nosotros y no la podemos ocupar con nada. Ese vacío al que le ponemos movimiento es el tango."


20) Free haircut - $25.


"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair". Sam Ewing

21) Twisting:


a. Your words - $50 per word.

b. Your arms - $250 per arm.

22) Singing:


a. In the rain for you - $50 per hour.

b. In the rain with you

i. If you sing off-key - $500 per hour.

ii. Otherwise – free of charge.

23) Showing the beauty of NOW - $100.


“Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. “

Edna Ferber


“Having spent the better part of my life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives, I have come to believe that in between these two extremes is peace.”

Author Unknown


“Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts.”

Jean Cocteau, Professional Secrets, 1922


24) Dispensing wisdom:


a. A statement - $25.

b. In bulk - $100 per pound.

c. Creating your personal vision - $2,500.

d. Admitting I know nothing of things I talk about – priceless.

25) Creating a mood:


a. Sadness - $25.

b. Joy - $250.

c. Pensiveness - $2,500.


Pensive they sit, and roll their languid eyes.

~ John Keats


26) Explaining why you need any of it - $5,000.


Prerequisite: Try something less expensive than hearing me pontificating first.



27) Explaining how to count to 42 - $10,000.


One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, ... twenty-seven, ..., forty-two.


Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.

~ Maugham, W. Somerset


To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle.

~ Orwell, George




While writing this slightly insane article, I was listening to the song in Spanish “The Stone Heart.”

a. Translating the lyrics (letras) - $ …, oh, forget it, just enjoy it.

"The best things in life aren't things."




Written with love and passion by Kallini on June 21, 2011



(free of charge)




Follow the Passion not the Buck.

Income

After I have published my hub, something came back. A heart. A whole bank of hearts. Now I have a bank. I wonder what's next?

© 2011 kallini2010

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Comments 40 comments

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Good Morning,

This was such a colorful, diversified hub! I really liked it..I liked the dancing in the rain and the haircut part..Dispensing wisdom..And admitting we know nothing is priceless hit home...It was interesting to try to read in-between the lines...the humor was great and could find some slightly hidden sarcasm too which was truth. But then I read, "Don't make simple things complicated" and realized I may be trying to read more into this than there is...haha Any way...great hub, thank you!

Sunnie


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

A wonderful hub worth coming back to time and again. And I guarantee that every time I do I will see a different aspect. Up and awesome.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I arrived late. Inspiration arrives late. What a witty and charming Hub. Clever in it’s presentation. Colorful in layout. Full of ‘wonderfulness’ to use your word. But forty-two?

I have your million dollar idea, (it will be safe with Sunnie and TL). Oh maybe not, maybe it is only a 1/2 million idea. OK, ok 1/4 million. What was I talking about again?

For some reason I’m very glad you took the time to compose such a Hub as this. A good exercise. The video’s added the appropriate flare. And you always introduce to me music that I would not have otherwise heard.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Sunnie Day. After your comment I started questioning myself - how serious I was writing it. It was mostly not even writing, it was selecting images...

I don't think I have a favourite way, but when I found a picture for "running" yesterday - tigers chasing a poor bird ... then I thought (after I laughed) - who is the customer here? A bird? A bunch of tigers? When I wrote "the running towards you with ecstasy" - I was selling emotions to emotionally deprived customers. But then after seeing the picture, I thought it might be a questionable blessing. They do have genuine ecstasy, but does the bird need it?

P.S. It goes under the Point #26 - I am pontificating.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Ian. That makes two of us - I did not notice that two of my most expensive items (26 & 27) were not displayed due to the fact that the capsules had no content. Only titles.

And I thought the fewer words the better was the message. Well, it just shows you what kind of business woman I am.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Mike. I am not quite sure, whether you saw the last Point when you left your comment.

Explaining "Why 42?" can be found somewhere else.

I always take time to create - I need time to think. I have seen a challenge recently - compose a hub for a selected topic within fairly short time. Everybody was so excited to rush into it - it was inspiring, but not more than that. Writing about what brings you JOY on a regular basis. I started, but now it will sit for a while.

Writing is not a race. Once I have an idea - I let other things to get my attention and give me pieces of the puzzle: an episode, a story, an article, an image, a song...

I am glad you like the videos - for me they certainly make a difference. I even thought to do a few hubs - just putting together a few songs.

Thank you for the inspiration. While I was thinking about my Joy - dancing - I was reading about dancing tango - dancing solitude and spirit/spirituality/inspiration.

It is quite interesting as well - the spirit is our breath, the breath is our life.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Oh, I did miss the last point, it blended in with the ads. Thanks. And the ‘bathroom partitiion’ ads brought a smile. The computer ‘matching’ of ads to Hubs can be amusing.

I did see that challenge offered up. I want you to note that I did not accept, offer, say well maybe. I have no foundation to attempt something so bold.

Your unique vision of how dancing feeds your soul to ignite joy is eagerly anticipated. You might even be able to use some of the material here in this Hub. Even the love (Spanish ?) song from one of your earlier Hubs would fit well.

I am amazed at how rapidly some of the fine writers here can produce a new work. There must be a level on consciousness that these writers can tap which I don’t have the key. I just wander close to the edge and peer down.

This Hub could not have been written without a spirit of ‘fun’ entering into it. Your inner comic was allowed to stretch. bravo


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

I feel like I'm outside the window looking in! Interesting in there!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Mike, I even misread "bathroom partitions" - the way I saw it was something nonsensical and funny, so I have to stop with "What the what?" But now I can't even remember what I saw.

I agree -- I entertain HP, HP entertain me - what can you do? Karma.

What challenge are you talking about? Writing about JOY in the fashion "Ready, Set, GO!!!"?

My sense of humour is very much me, without it - I am as good as dead.

You have a writer's voice, I have a voice and in the end - every article is a self-portrait, don't you find?

I don't think I am very productive. In six months I have not written that much compare to others, and some of my articles were written before. Long before. But I think I am getting better at it and it is the whole point.

Dancing - it is so hard to write about it - describing feelings versus thoughts. Last Friday I was dancing and I was trying to watch my "feelings/thoughts" during dancing - probably for the first time I was able to listen to the music in a very different way - I was hanging onto every sound and word (or it seemed so). But, of course, this article might take quite a while.

I loved what I read about tango - dancing void and dancing solitude - the article is so philosophical that it has to be "studied" not simply reread for many times.

Thank you for encouraging me. You are one of the few people who keep me going. Maybe I am writing the same silence and solitude as I do in dancing.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Nellieanna:

Thank you for visiting. Are you afraid that there is a sign somewhere

"Private Property. Trespassers will be prosecuted. Fine - $5,000"?

You don't have to keep out - you can come closer.

I have cameras installed everywhere.

The entrance is right under the song - The Stone Heart.

I chose the image specifically to illustrate that the stone on the outside makes a heart inside, it is empty, yet if it won't be, it would not be a heart.

The missing piece, void, solitude, silence and the Stone Heart. You can only come through the Heart, you can only see through the Heart.

What is inside?

If I don't stop writing, maybe...


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Good morning,

Yes, the challenge that I saw presented was, ‘What brings you Joy?”, with the tight deadline. It was an interesting concept, but too much of a challenge. I will look forward to reading your reply when you have a chance to delve into the words to make them just right for you.

As for your sense of humor, it can sneak up on you while reading your Hubs. Reading along, reading along, and then your (my) mind says, ‘oh, go back, that was funny’. Or that’s the way in occurs to me.

You have set out on a mission, and that mission is to find yourself. You have chosen to explore who you are and the method is the pen and paper. Many of us are on the same mission. All of us put ourselves into our work, some more than others. I mostly put thoughts down on paper to amuse myself and hopefully a few others. (Though my feedback clearly shows that I am not funny. Which surprises me, because I thought I had a bit of humor in me.) You take journeys of the mind and some of us try and tag along the best we can.

You do not have many Hubs, but every one is times ten the work of other writers here. Then again the goals are different. A message comes to me over and over try different things. Which makes sense, because you know what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

This Hub is different. You have applied a lighter tough. The spotlight on humor makes it glow.

I do not envy you trying to capture the exhilaration of dancing and translating it into the written word, but if anyone can do that you can. Intertwining of videos will help with that.

I will go back and see what ‘dancing void and dancing solitude’ refers to. I’m afraid I don’t always grasp the bigger picture of the message that I am presented.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Ah -No, no, not at all. It was just in the wee hours after a big rainstorm and my brain was creating a curtain, blocking the view. No, I'd not even thought of there being a "stop" sign anywhere. Should I have? ;-> It would be beyond me to visualize such a really serious blocking sign, saying "trespassers", "prosecuted" & serious "fine"! You would never post such a thing! :-) But - in the unlikely event there was such a sign - my response to it would not be fear. No, it would be clarity and certainty that I would be violating if I tried to approach, uninvited or without a password or whatever would permit visitors and prohibit trespassers. I just had no reason to think about that, though.

I'm a bit surprised at there being surveillance cameras, though, actually! :-)) What is that all about? Is there some fear of trespassers barging in or have I missed a key factor in the hub - which I need to read more carefully anyway?

Whatever it is, though - why would I be afraid of it, if it were the truth? As it is, "what chair?" hehe

Knowing that I have an actual invitation to come closer and find the entrance, which looks welcoming, is reassuring, though the "written with love and passion by Kallini. . ." was sufficient from the start to my somewhat stumbling initial response when my eyes were blurry and my mind half-asleep.

In spite of any resemblance to a stone exterior, the heart-shaped entrance and its very warm and inviting interior ARE quite inviting. As for its being empty, a heart's main function is to keep the flow to and from the other parts of the body in healthy circulation. So being a heart, it is never really empty, but it is also never filled - in a static sense, right? Its contents are constantly in dynamic motion, so long as there is life there, it's not too unlike the dancers gliding seamlessly across and over a smooth and streamlined floor. A fitting shape and metaphor for this melodic hub! It is all certainly an intriguing premise and one worthy of your many facets, and your illustrations and videos are the sparks flying off them. Refreshing!

Now I must stop lingering at the entranceway and go see what the dancing is all about inside here, and linger further over each illustration.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

ps ~ even in my stupor, I was not so dull as to fail to notice the use of that magical # - 42!


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Rates seem reasonable. What's the conversion rate between Canadian and American currency?

I'm glad to see that the menu of options have solo and couples packages. The rate for making hay and running towards me with ecstasy is very attractive. Counting my change now...


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Augustine, you are out of luck. I do everything free of charge. Especially for my friends. There is nothing more precious to me in this life than friendship.

I guess I am a true artist because I need an impresario - a person who would be able to cash my wonderfulness.

I don't feel comfortable "charging", only if with energy...

Remember the quote about the light?

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Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. ~Michael Strassfeld

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Talk about self-fulfilling prophesies.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Oh, Nellieanna:

The only reason I was talking about a "STOP" sign was that you seemed to peek from outside the window and not entering. I was joking, of course.

You know me well enough. My sign is "Point of No Return" or "Road Not Maintained", anything but "STOP".

It is not your sign either. You would either not notice it or will do it anyways just to see what will happen if you trespass.

The money joke - it just fits with the central idea of the hub.

The cameras? This is a heavily photographs infused hub - I do need cameras for taking pictures, don't I?

And the heart?

I have an idea how to explain the heart. Wait ten minutes and I will put another picture at the end. Money and Heart.


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Brilliantly placed together and you got a few laughs from me here. I love the one about the final exam given to the Philosophy students - oh so very true!

In this crazy world today, you really can charge people for almost anything - and some people do!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Majadez. As always, after writing, I continue my journey thinking about the topic... it is like a springboard for me...

We envy people who have a lot of money. Why don't we envy people with big hearts?

Having a heart does not bring happiness? Maybe for making money we need Stone Hearts. And believe me - the song "The Stone Heart" was a background while I was putting the article together, no more. And the picture "Stone Heart" is another accident - I was trying to look up lyrics to understand what the song was about - the images came up and I loved the one that was less conventional - a heart-shaped opening into the cave of Wonders.

And then after having discussed the Heart metaphor with Nellieanna (see her comment above if you want) - I added the last picture "Follow your Passion..."

Every article takes a life of its own.

And there is no one worse at making money than I. I can make sense, but not money. For some people it does not make any sense, but that is part of my Wonderfulness and Uniqueness.

My son came, looked at the pictures and said

- Are you going to be famous, Mom?

- What if? Would it not be wonderful?

The moment? Priceless.

Wonderful and unique?

"You are unique. Just like everybody else."


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

It is really interesting how the heart on the added illustration IS modified by the "more than" sign ( > ) pointing at the dollar sign. I really do like that subtle message and am so glad you added it.

It's odd, but a phrase just came to me out of nowhere: "Cracks in the sidewalk." Spooky.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Majadez, what you wrote is amazing. I think it should not remain in my "An Essay meets an Essay" Section (my comments section). Every response is a mini-hub.

I would suggest to publish it as a separate hub - but if you want to do it, let me know first, I would have to remove it from here.

Once you post a comment you release the ownership to the author of the article - in this case - me.

I don't have too many readers - it is an obscure spot and comments, especially comments are not being read by everyone.

Your poem needs LIGHT.

And yes, you have surprised me - I couldn't have seen it coming.

The only reason this hub was done (I cannot even say written), well, maybe created, because I am unemployed and I have to solve a problem (or a challenge as many smart asses like to put it). You see how I solve my challenges. I write. And maybe the fact that some of my articles were "featured" could be considered as success.

It is for me. But my path is so convoluted - now I want to mine "comments" and write a manual on "How to ...". Well, you will find out.

I think your response alone makes it all worth it. (With me loving music so much - there is a very dramatic song - "It was worth it".

Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. I hope others read YOUR comment.


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Dear Kallini,

It doesn't really matter how many people read your hubs but the value that you give to each person who does. When something is genuine and of value, it tends to attract people. All I'm saying is that I think you've got the ball rolling in the right direction.

The point is that your intent, when you do the hubs for yourself, gives off a residue of joy & enlightenment to others and that is what I feel. That is where the value lies.

I was in sales for some time and always felt horrible selling products and concepts that I didn't fully believe in, even if the client was satisfied. I want to be authentic and be rewarded for it accordingly. I'm searching for ways to do that...

Anyway... I'm rambling on now and this is turning into another mini-hub.

I also love music so I'm intrigued - what is the song's name and artist?

I will put the poem in a hub dedicated to you. Although the words are mine, they were inspired by your thoughts and words. The flower blossomed from a seed that you implanted in me; and like a farmer gives gratitude to the sun and rain as the source of energy from which his/her crops grow, it would only be proper for me to do the same by acknowledging the source of my new-found wisdom. ;)

Thank you.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Dear Majadez:

Thank you very much for your kindness. Yes, being authentic and genuine is key for me –

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again there is an Irish song “Moonshine”

“and if you don’t like me

Just leave me alone”.

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I cannot be liked by everyone, it is not my mission. My mission is to create a vision, to get out of the fog, I have been living in for so long.

I was in sales, too. They let me go – as Nellieanna put it “freed from futility”. Over this expression I lost a friend. And my guess is I did not have a friend. My definition of friendship is quite different. Talk about Stone Hearts. There is an image of a stone heart – broken in two parts – and inside is a small pink heart. A lot of us have those little hearts encased in stone.

I don’t worry about my readership – the only thing I am trying to do is to write the best way I can.

I will delete your comment, so go ahead – people should see it whether you mention me or not.

I have written an article about being the Light, maybe we do live up to our names.

I am so happy to meet a kindred spirit in you. It is a blessing. It is all worth it. You are looking for your vision, you will find it.

The song is by Marc Anthony “Valio la Pena”

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It is in Spanish, but this the translation. I cannot guarantee you would like it. But I love it and I love the lyrics and love the emotion.

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Looking into your eyes my why's are answered.

I become inspired in your words and my home is on your skin.

What tender love, my devotion, you came to be my religion,

My sweet emotion,

I regret nothing.

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It was worth it, what was necessary to be with you, my love.

You are a blessing.

The hours and the life by your side, nena,

Are there to be lived but by your way.

Congratulations,

Because it was worth it, it was worth it...

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There is another song that I love - "Ahora Quien?" ("Now who?" by Marc Anthony - a man is asking his love who she will be with NOW if not with him. It is very romantic and sad. But another song goes "What life would be without sad music?"


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

You definitely get my vote for the most original hub I have ever read, magnificent Svetlana! Each money maker is thought provoking and creative depending on one's perception at the time so you have actually provided endless vision to whoever reads - Up, useful, awesome & beautiful!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Kathy. You are so supportive as always. Even though, I do believe that anything is truly original, but I had fun composing this article. I wish I could find a way to make money still.

Here is an idea:

Provoking:

1) a thought - $25 per thought.

2) a smile - $50 per minute of its duration.

3) laughter - $75 per person who laughs with you.

4) a fight - $100 per person who gets involved.

All right, back to thinking and listening to the rain.

The symphony of rain and thunderstorm? Free.


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Wrath Warbone 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Shocking!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Wrath Warbone, do you think that prices are unreasonable?


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Kallini,

I just saw a video of Moonshine on Youtube. It's lovely!

That's the song that I enjoyed the most of the three. I also adore Spanish music - especially Cuban salsa and songs of South American origin. I rarely look for translations though (unless a song really intrigues me). I manage to appreciate only the sound of the words in music sung in languages foreign to me. Perhaps I'm afraid that the meaning of the words may disappoint me...

Thanks for sharing your music & the words with me. I love discovering new music! If it weren't for music and literature, I'd be dead! Only figuratively, of course.

I've published the poem in a new hub dedicated to you. ;)

Thank you.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

For all who follows this "Comments Section", please note, that the hub has been altered - I have included a link to a poem that has been inspired by ... right "42 ways".

It must be a good number.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Maja. To like the same songs - it is nearly impossible, I am glad you liked "Moonshine". I could not find a good performance of it on the internet. The way I came across it - I bought a few discs, I knew nothing of the group or the songs, but some of them I simply love. The one that I cannot find on the youtube "The Hot Asphalt."

Music is my solace, I saw a challenge on HP - "write about what bring you JOY on a regular basis". I thought to write about dancing, but I ended up starting a piece on music. I listen to music more than I dance. Work-in-progress. Might take a while, given that there are things in life, not so joyous as music, dancing and writing.


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Hi again kallini. :)

There's one version of Moonshine on Youtube. It's a calm & simple version. Although I haven't heard the others, I got a good feeling of the song and the vibe it gives off. I really like the words and I can imagine a festive Irish pub with people singing it aloud. Maybe that wouldn't sound the best but that's what I love about "folk" type music - the songs create a type of togetherness.

I was looking at what I've been doing for the past 2 months and my online activity last night. It's funny that my life has become just about life (love & living), poetry, music and business (or busy-ness - finding new ways to make money that I'll enjoy & feel comfortable with & things to do with it)... It also appears in the same order for importance. So, for me, right now - therein lies the joy and that's all there is to it!


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spirit929 5 years ago from Upstate NY somewhere over the rainbow

Hi kallini,

Awesome hub...I truly enjoyed reading it...made a lot of sense...made me laugh a lot (wondering if you will send me a bill) Keep up the great work!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Spirit929. Interesting nickname, I may write an article based on your name alone. I do write on names, it is an ongoing project.

No, I don't charge. My motto is "Free of Charge."

The only payoff, the true payoff would be if readers would come to read me for my writings' true worth, not for hoping to get a comment for a comment.

I am not interested in "exchange in pufferies." No wonder, I am so poor. But writers are rarely socialites.

I support other writers, of course, but I am way too sensitive to exaggerations. We fake way too much. That is another idea to keep writing about (I have one article on faking questions).

Maybe I should charge for faking?

Faking:

1) a thought - $25 per thought.

2) a smile - $50 per minute of its duration.

3) a comment - $75 per word (they are usually not too long, people don't even read articles they leave comments on)

4) enthusiasm - $100

5) talent - $2,500 (to estimate the level of self-delusion - separate charge).


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Only at number thirteen did I realize that the words go with the photos or images whatever you like them called.

That was hilarious - I was reading about equations and my peripheral vision saw them on the right side. Something clicked and I thought: "Hmm ... those equations might have something to do with the writing on the left side ..." I'm a genius, what can I say ...

No wonder you're framing my mind for 100 and yours for 500.

The guy punching water at number 14 looks like a Romanian rapper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1CSwKtajDg&feature... - the second rapper not the first, especially when he takes his shirt off ... your guy's a little more built/ripped.

Number fifteen - I love answering stupid questions seriously. Number sixteen - no comment. If at seventeen I can film: a scene for five hundred may be worth it.

By eighteen, I think I was dreaming? You obviously love the tango. It is quite passionate, I agree but I do not do well with routines, rules, sequences, etc. It is foreign.

I would certainly raise the price of singing in the rain per hour. Fifty is way too cheap. Maybe fifty for five minutes ... Ya, ten dollars per minute should be a little better, depends how hard it's raining too.

You should place an advertising: "Showing you the beauty of Now - $100." It'd be interesting because I am not very sure what most people would take from that.

I want wisdom at a hundred dollars per pound! I'll take a few pounds at least, I can probably flip it for a profit.

At twenty-five I saw a pearl. I like pearls. Or I like the colour.

I forgot what I was supposed to need so, I will not need any explanations.

"Written with love and passion by Kallini on June 21, 2011

(free of charge)" ... free for me - not free for you. Thank you.

And as usual I went on a trip around the universe. I just got back from "The Bank of Hearts" - that was awesome. Quite the trip indeed.

I took-off my blog about making money a while back ... it is a wild topic in my dreams: anything is possible.

Thanks for the ride, cheers!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Mr. Happy, that is quite a comment!

I think it has more words that the hub itself.

But the comment section is where the best things happen.

You just made my day. How can I charge for anything?

Yes, I do love tango, I start my lessons on July 8th. You don't have to like it - the only thing you have to be is YOU.

Now I am so stuck - I am writing various drafts on various topics simultaneously, none of them good - I guess I need to replenish my creative energy.

Or maybe do something very very light - for fun only.


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Great post


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you.


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farroukhart 4 years ago from OHIO USA

Kallini - diplay of great creative talent- grippingly entertaining-

can you find mine? how much?


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Of course, I can. Let me find it first.

I do not charge.

I will tell you later how I actually make money.

The best perk I can offer you - I find your creative talent (I am sorry, correction, talent is creative...)

If you/I discover your strengths and they are sparkling enough to dazzle me - you can become part of my CREATIVE TEAM. Number of team members is limited - I cannot have everybody close to me. Whether I am on top of the pyramid or in the center of my Universe, the number people who can get close to me is LIMITED.

So, if you want me to DISCOVER you - you take action.


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Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Your comments (or answers to comments) are almost invariably as entertaining as the hubs themselves Svetlana.

So the number of team members in your pyramid or eniverse is limited?

Let me guess... Hmm...

Is it a number lying roughly between 41 and 43?


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Ha-ha-ha!

Maybe the inner circle is 42 = 4 + 2 = 6;

The outer inner circle 42;

The outer circle 142.

I think something like that.

I have not really thought about it - I do networking right now and it is exhausting, but very exciting.

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