Back in February I wrote a post about Group Buying and the wisdom of the herd, essentially making the argument that it was becoming Bubble Town, Bubblesville, Rebubblic of Bubbles. Then just last week, I wrote another post suggesting the way to determine whether a technology has “made it” or not, is to look at whether the world’s leading dictators have adopted it yet – e.g. The Taliban just launched a Twitter account. So what a piece of good fortune that today the spirit of both posts has beautifully merged together in a way I couldn’t have imagined. And it’s all thanks to Glenn Beck.
Beck – who likes to play journalist dress-up from time-to-time before his teething biscuit and afternoon nap – has just launched his own group buying service called Markdown. Realizing there’s a gap in the market for a Groupon clone aimed exclusively at the mentally unstable, Markdown will be offering a host of can’t-miss daily deals. First off the bat is
20% off a Goose Stepping Aerobics class, the revolutionary weight loss system for fascist sympathizers a partnership with chocolate.com, because nothing says value and American values like a fleur de sel lavender caramel.
Now that Beck has jumped on the group buying bandwagon we can safely say that the technology has hit the mainstream. And now that Beck has jumped on the group buying bandwagon we can safely say this is one gigantic bubble. I’ll look forward to the Pat Robertson You Don’t Pay Full Price in Heaven group buying experience, along with a new group buying daily email from the OctoMom offering cheap baby accessories.
And kids, in case you needed reminding here’s the lesson for you to take away. There’s no need to bother yourself with hard work and commitment anymore to achieve the American dream. The only skill you need is to be a loudmouth with a host of extreme opinions that will never stand up to critical analysis, but that are “controversial” enough to get you enough exposure in the media to make a shed-load of money. If it worked for Glenn Beck it can work for you too!