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Iron_Giant
07-11-04, 06:21 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040711/ap_en_tv/jeopardy_winner_2

<b>"She (his wife) asked me what we're going to do with all the money and I told her it's all going to DVDs. I don't think she thought that was too funny," Jennings said. </b>

He was just joking!


What you would have to do to spend $1 Million on DVDs:
1. Buy a bigger house
2. Build a Small Movie theater room & a room to store the DVDs
3. Buy the high end DVD/Sound system
4. Buy all the DVD you have been dreaming of
5. Computer to keep track of where your DVDs are loacted at

pilot
07-11-04, 06:31 PM
personally, I'd do all 5 as you suggested.. :D

OldBoy
07-11-04, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by Iron_Giant
What you would have to do spend 1 Million on DVDs:


what does that say?? <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_6.gif' alt='Cross-Eyed' border=0></a>

asianxcore
07-11-04, 07:09 PM
that would be amazing.

majorjoe23
07-11-04, 07:26 PM
Wait, Jennings is his last name? I'll bet PD Jennings has spent nearly that much on DVDs already.

FuzzyBallz
07-11-04, 08:13 PM
Yes, Jennings is his last name. And no, he's not related to ABC World News Night anchor Peter Jennings. Wait, a minute, how did PJ suddenly get so old? I must be thinking about the other ABC anchor.

Funny guy. They might as well name the show after him now. Ken's Jeopardy.

w/ a mil, I'll probably get the biggest LCD HDTV, then the rest on the audio system.

Iron_Giant
07-11-04, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by pilot
personally, I'd do all 5 as you suggested.. :D
I would be fun to a true movie theater in your home. It would have to be an HD System.

One more:
6. A candy and pop corn stand

unclehulot
07-11-04, 09:09 PM
Isn't the yield on DVDs even higher than that for investing in CDs -screwy- :yack:

dvdnation
07-11-04, 09:45 PM
one word: whores

drjay
07-11-04, 10:05 PM
$500k for a nice house, $100k on nice things in it (theatre, etc). $100k on a car. The rest on a killer and complete film library that brings Best Buy or Borders to their knees. Then the rest could go into investments ;). Oh, and I think I'd get every single Criterion just to do it.

fitprod
07-12-04, 04:24 AM
$500 K for a nice house? You must not live in California...

fitprod

adumbc
07-12-04, 06:43 AM
What would you do if you had a million dollars?

"I'll tell you what I'd do, man. Two chicks at the same time, man."

LasVegasMichael
07-12-04, 09:40 AM
"$500K for a nice house."

rotflrotflrotflrotfl

FuzzyBallz
07-12-04, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by fitprod
$500 K for a nice house? You must not live in California...

fitprod
LOL, couldn't said it better myself. Welcome to my sig. w/ $500K, you can't even buy a basement in San Francisco.

DRG
07-12-04, 10:09 AM
You could practically buy a luxury home for $500,000 where I live. Most houses are $100,000 or so for an average (not super flashy but not bad at all) home.

drjay
07-12-04, 10:27 AM
Haha yah. I live in the ATL burbs and $500k will buy you a 6,000 sq foot nice house in a nice neighborhood. Forgot about you poor Cali bastards!

Dabaomb
07-12-04, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by fitprod
$500 K for a nice house? You must not live in California...

fitprod

you could buy a 1 bedroom apt in NYC if you're lucky. But you'd still have to buy $700 - $1000 in maintanence every month.

plus, after tax, his winnings will probably be in teh $500 K neighborhood.

pezboy
07-12-04, 10:54 AM
More direct to the topic, Ken Jennings is my new hero based on those comments. I often think of how my wish list would be erased if I came into a ton of money. Ken is living out all of our DVD dreams. Kudos!

ILSA
07-12-04, 11:32 AM
I'd invest it in Capital One Jumbo CD at 5.75% which would generate $57500 in interest a year. Not too shaby.
Plenty of money for DVDs and all kinds of other stuff.


ILSA

duy37
07-12-04, 01:53 PM
500k will get you a nice condo, but not a house here in san diego
so yeah, how many dvds can you buy for a million anyways?

emhello
07-12-04, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by DRG
You could practically buy a luxury home for $500,000 where I live. Most houses are $100,000 or so for an average (not super flashy but not bad at all) home.

You must live where no one wants to live. The ghetto or the midwest?

achau9598
07-12-04, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by adumbc
What would you do if you had a million dollars?

"I'll tell you what I'd do, man. Two chicks at the same time, man."

Guess the chicks that double up on a guy like you cost that much, eh? ;)

CKMorpheus
07-12-04, 02:44 PM
You know how many copies of Salo: CC that can buy him?!

Fandango
07-12-04, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by ILSA
I'd invest it in Capital One Jumbo CD at 5.75% which would generate $57500 in interest a year. Not too shaby.
Plenty of money for DVDs and all kinds of other stuff.


ILSA


I actually looked this up as I found this hard to believe. The Capital One website says for a 5.75% rate you need a minimum deposit of $100,000 for 120 months.

ILSA
07-12-04, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by Fandango
I actually looked this up as I found this hard to believe. The Capital One website says for a 5.75% rate you need a minimum deposit of $100,000 for 120 months.


So where's the problem?
This guy's got $1 mio.
Sure, you need to invest it for longer period of time to get this rate. I think it'll prolly jump up to 6% in the next couple of months.


Here's a cool link for the best CD rates in the nation:

http://www.money-rates.com/cdrates.htm


ILSA

Dabaomb
07-12-04, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by ILSA
So where's the problem?
This guy's got $1 mio.
Sure, you need to invest it for longer period of time to get this rate. I think it'll prolly jump up to 6% in the next couple of months.


Here's a cool link for the best CD rates in the nation:

http://www.money-rates.com/cdrates.htm


ILSA

I wouldn't invest any fixed income long term now. If you have extra cash, just put it into a money market fund or don't lock yourself into anything past a year cuz when interest rates hit 6% within 2 years, your fixed income with the lower rates will depreciate significantly. Plus, remember that the interest from CDs is taxable. (remember the inverse rule of bond prices and rates. As rates go up, bond prices go down).

TheHistorian
07-12-04, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by duy37
so yeah, how many dvds can you buy for a million anyways?

All of them.

RDYoung
07-12-04, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by emhello
You must live where no one wants to live. The ghetto or the midwest?

Honestly, not everyone wants to live in the city. $500,000 would buy a heck of a house here, complete with acres of land, all in commuting distance to a big city, ski resorts, and small towns with character. Now, take that $500,000 to jackson, and it's a different story.

I hate artifical inflation.

r

emhello
07-12-04, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by RDYoung
Honestly, not everyone wants to live in the city. $500,000 would buy a heck of a house here, complete with acres of land, all in commuting distance to a big city, ski resorts, and small towns with character. Now, take that $500,000 to jackson, and it's a different story.

I hate artifical inflation.

r

People want to live 'close' to a nice city. Most of them are along the coasts. People want to live within commuting distance of their jobs and live in communities with good school systems and nice restaurants. There are huge differences b/w living in a nice suburb near San Francisco or Boston and living in a suburb near Austin or Indianapolis.

ChrisHicks
07-12-04, 04:57 PM
hell, if I had $500,000 I could buy the shithole city I live in and make it ChrisLand or whatever I would call it. :D

Jazzbutcher
07-12-04, 05:35 PM
I'd wait for the next DDD 20% sale and REALLY buy some DVDs!

ChrisKnudsen
07-13-04, 01:48 AM
Jesus chrrist, enough of the talk of being a house in your silly area. Holy damn.

Brian Gentz
07-13-04, 03:14 AM
Originally posted by duy37
how many dvds can you buy for a million anyways?

At 20$ a piece = 50,000

toq
07-13-04, 12:13 PM
Here's Ken Jennings' web site (http://jenningsbaby.8m.com/) listing his favorite movies from 1921-2003. (Credit goes to nny (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=5082149#post5081241) for finding the link.)

Joe Molotov
07-13-04, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by fitprod
$500 K for a nice house? You must not live in California...

fitprod

Neither does the Jeopardy guy, he lives in Utah.

fumanstan
07-13-04, 01:21 PM
My parent's 500k house in Irvine is pretty nice :)

Lecithin
07-13-04, 02:07 PM
What do you think you have spent on DVDs so far WITHOUT winning a million dollars?

According to Quicken, I've spent about $5,000 on DVDs so far since I started in 1998.

dvds
07-15-04, 11:46 AM
currently up to $1,022,460 since his run began on June 2ND.

Way to go Ken Jennings!

SpaceBoy
07-15-04, 11:58 AM
500k wont' buy a nice house near most big cities I would assume. I know it sure wouldn't near Chicago, or Boston sadly :(

Giles
07-15-04, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by Iron_Giant
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040711/ap_en_tv/jeopardy_winner_2

<b>"She (his wife) asked me what we're going to do with all the money and I told her it's all going to DVDs. I don't think she thought that was too funny," Jennings said. </b>

He was just joking!


What you would have to do to spend $1 Million on DVDs:
1. Buy a bigger house
2. Build a Small Movie theater room & a room to store the DVDs
3. Buy the high end DVD/Sound system
4. Buy all the DVD you have been dreaming of
5. Computer to keep track of where your DVDs are loacted at

Originally posted by Iron_Giant
I would be fun to a true movie theater in your home. It would have to be an HD System.

One more:
6. A candy and pop corn stand

If it were me I'd:

2. Build a Small Movie theater room & a room to store the DVDs - and laserdiscs :D (and adjacent game room with pinball machines) and charge family and friends $9.75 for admission.. :lol:

3. Buy the high end DVD/Sound system - complete with Runco front projection DLP projector. 6.1 Dolby Digital/DTS-ES decoder and Polk speakers

5. Computer to keep track of where your DVDs are located at - better yet, hire a servant to find and track down all the DVD's that I would have scattered around the house in other parts of the house where DVD/TV's are: the kitchen, the bedroom, the guest room, the bathroom (which is next to the giant whirlpool).

6. A candy and pop corn stand - and bar, as well as ice cream and milkshake mixer.

Husker
07-15-04, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by adumbc
What would you do if you had a million dollars?

"I'll tell you what I'd do, man. Two chicks at the same time, man."

cause chicks dig a dude with money.
....Well the kind of chicks that'd double up on a dude like me do.
;-)

glassdragon
07-15-04, 03:06 PM
man, why do all these threads end up being nothing but office space quotes? You should all be sent to a Federal pound me in the ass prison

emhello
07-15-04, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by glassdragon
man, why do all these threads end up being nothing but office space quotes? You should all be sent to a Federal pound me in the ass prison

:)

Joe Molotov
07-15-04, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by glassdragon
man, why do all these threads end up being nothing but office space quotes? You should all be sent to a Federal pound me in the ass prison

Well, like, that's just your opinion, man.

drjay
07-15-04, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Joe Molotov
Well, like, that's just your opinion, man.
Nihilists...I mean, say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, at least it's an ethos.

glassdragon
07-15-04, 06:45 PM
wait i don't know these sayings but i do believe we switched quote tracks here lol


edit.. ahhh nevermind... great big lebowski quote switch ;)

lucasorion
07-15-04, 11:16 PM
For $500,000 I could build the big, spacious, log home of my dreams in wyoming or new england on a huge plot of land, and then I couldn't imagine spending more than $10,000 on dvds. I've spent probably less than $4,000 on dvds and have most of the movies that I have really enjoyed in the past, so I'd mainly be exploring old films and genres to see what is good and keeping up with new stuff and favorite tv shows on dvd. Life is too short to buy and watch things that are only ok.

JiM T
07-16-04, 02:38 AM
With that kind of cash, he can afford to get all the different versions of "Army of Darkness", and still have money left over!

JiM T

emhello
07-16-04, 03:47 AM
Originally posted by lucasorion
For $500,000 I could build the big, spacious, log home of my dreams in wyoming or new england on a huge plot of land, and then I couldn't imagine spending more than $10,000 on dvds. I've spent probably less than $4,000 on dvds and have most of the movies that I have really enjoyed in the past, so I'd mainly be exploring old films and genres to see what is good and keeping up with new stuff and favorite tv shows on dvd. Life is too short to buy and watch things that are only ok.

Yeah but who the hell wants to live in Wyoming!? Yeah I could get a mansion on several hundred acres in West Virginia or Alabama. So I'd be a king in the middle of nowhere surrounded by bible belt rednecks, trailer parks and fast food restaurants.

Lecithin
07-16-04, 08:38 AM
Well that's too bad, someone will have to go inform them of the bad news that you won't be gracing them with your wonderful presence. I hope they can manage to go on living.

TOPDAWG
07-16-04, 08:43 AM
I'd buy myself a bigger penis.

TOPDAWG
07-16-04, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by dvdnation
one word: whores

So you're going to buy the members of the forum?

I'd buy myself a nice house but not a big one I only need so much space. The rest I would put away. Also by the time you pay taxes he will have around 600,000. Also a mil will not last super long in this world. You'd be shit out of luck if you had health porbs you would use that money fast. I'd also go to school and take some more classes.

Buying crap I don't need is the last thing on my mind.

lucasorion
07-16-04, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by emhello
Yeah but who the hell wants to live in Wyoming!? Yeah I could get a mansion on several hundred acres in West Virginia or Alabama. So I'd be a king in the middle of nowhere surrounded by bible belt rednecks, trailer parks and fast food restaurants.

I've driven across the country (live in MA) twice to reach Wyoming, it's a beautiful state, and I have no interest in living near a city. As long as I'm within driving distance of a decent movie theater and a moderately sized town (bigger than my hometown with about 3000 people) I won't feel too isolated. I'd also consider New Mexico. I read that Los Alamos County has been rated the nicest place to live in America, and the average house cost was very affordable.

kcbrett5
07-16-04, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by fitprod
$500 K for a nice house? You must not live in California...

fitprod

or New Jersey either. $400K gets you a nice townhouse.

jough
07-17-04, 09:33 PM
This reminds me of the external 250Gb hard drive I bought to fill with nothing but FONTS.

Yeah, I guess you could blow a million dollars on DVDs - but would you be able to buy them all? That would be awesome - just plonk down that much dough on EVERY DVD.

I guess you could probably get quite a discount from a major distributor if you were buying that many.

BeckysBoy
07-18-04, 08:23 AM
First movie he should buy?

Quiz Show.

;)