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by SixFigureStart | April 29, 2009


We've showed you this sort of thing before, but today the Wall Street Journal gave us their scoop on offbeat entrepeneurs trying to capitalize on the scores of jobless Americans by creating fairly inane layoff-related merchandise (that nobody has disposable money to buy).

Among the highlights: custom t-shirts with cover letters printed on them; some sort of Job Search Candyland game; t-shirts, bumper stickers and other doodads emblazoned with hilarious recessiony sayings (we can't wait to take our "This Beer is Going Down Like the Stock Market" beer mug to the bar and watch the ladies swoon); and the bracelets pictured above, which we're still not quite sure how to react to.

So we pose the question to you: Would anyone out there actually wear one of those things?

Jobless Tap Power of Merchandising [Wall Street Journal]

--Posted by Steven Schiff, Vault News & Commentary


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