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Old 10-14-10, 10:32 AM   #1
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The Ultimate In Our Throwaway Society: The Rent-A-Friend Social Network

How sad our world has dropped to a new low of renting out a pseudo-friend for an hour:

"....Ori Brafman, co-author of the book "Click: The Magic of Instant Connections," sees little point to the service. "The problem isn't Rentafriend per se, but rather what it symbolizes," he told MSNBC. "We purchase fleeting replacements because, as a society, we lack those close, meaningful bonds that are so essential....."

Read more at Suite101: Rent A Friend Allows You To Buy Friendship http://www.suite101.com/content/rent...#ixzz12LoD83WX

The above quote taken from: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37760576/

See the website & judge for yourselves: http://www.rentafriend.com/
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Old 10-14-10, 10:45 AM   #2
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You know, this could be just the thing for some of my wife's relatives... do they do gift certificates?
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I will accept payment from any of you here actually foolish enough to consider me a friend.
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Old 10-14-10, 11:31 AM   #4
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What if your rental friend has scratches and won't play properly? Are there late fees? I'd be interested in a 3-D blu-ray friend.
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Old 10-14-10, 11:32 AM   #5
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I will accept payment from any of you here actually foolish enough to consider me a friend.
Rubber Check is in the mail.
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Old 10-14-10, 12:19 PM   #6
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You can pay people to be your friends?

Man, I've been doing it wrong all this time.
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Old 10-14-10, 12:25 PM   #7
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Rent a friend?
I thought we've had that since money was invented.....ever hear of hookers?
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I thought we've had that since money was invented.....ever hear of hookers?
I know, right? I was just gonna mention that.

you know, hypothetically.
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I'd like to "rent an enemy" for some people I know.
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I wonder if the University of Phoenix offers a certification course so that one can get licensed to be a rent-a-friend?
Probably costs $20k.
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Old 10-14-10, 02:38 PM   #11
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meaningless sex WITH a fake friend.
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I'm not sure which should cost more: a fake friend or meaningless sex.
Not sure what you mean.
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wow. how do you decide who pays who?
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Old 10-14-10, 03:54 PM   #14
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meaningless sex WITH a fake friend.
Fake friend with benefits?
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wow. how do you decide who pays who?
whoever is most desperate?
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I thought we've had that since money was invented.....ever hear of hookers?
Call friends?
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Old 10-14-10, 06:20 PM   #17
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I have all the friends I want at the bar until I run out of money. Does that count as renting friends?
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I have all the friends I want at the bar until I run out of money. Does that count as renting friends?
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