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#1 Chantal

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:35 PM

I found a color from Olympic Color Rods with a most intriguing name.

It is called "Unobtainium."

Isn't that hilarious?

You can see it by following this link but I think you can't obtain any!!!

I am not kidding, there is also "Obtainium."

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE(Chantal @ Sep 3 2006, 08:35 PM) View Post

I found a color from Olympic Color Rods with a most intriguing name.

It is called "Unobtainium."

Isn't that hilarious?

You can see it by following this link but I think you can't obtain any!!!

I am not kidding, there is also "Obtainium."


A year or so ago, Red Green did a TV special in which he and his sidekick devoted considerable time to promoting the sale of special "Possum Lodge" paraphenalia. The gag? Nobody answered the phone when viewers called in to buy stuff.


#3 Tod Beall

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 08:58 AM

"Unobtainium" is an old machine shop word for that priceless (and irreplaceable) material belonging to your customer that you just turned into a worthless pile of chips. Fits right in with the names of elements from which metals are made. I always thought it was very clever (that means I whish I'd thought of it first!).
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE(Tod Beall @ Sep 12 2006, 07:58 AM) View Post

"Unobtainium" is an old machine shop word for that priceless (and irreplaceable) material belonging to your customer that you just turned into a worthless pile of chips. Fits right in with the names of elements from which metals are made. I always thought it was very clever (that means I whish I'd thought of it first!).
- Tod


Scientists have also used Unobtainium to describe an element of metal once found inside of a meteor.


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Posted 01 November 2006 - 04:46 PM

QUOTE(newoldstyle @ Oct 29 2006, 04:53 PM) View Post

Scientists have also used Unobtainium to describe an element of metal once found inside of a meteor.


Wow! It seems that unobtainium is so respectable that it will soon move uptown.
Here's some amusing sites for your consideration:

http://www.claytonba...unobtainium.htm (This is obtainable for about $150)

http://www.worldwide...rds/ww-uno1.htm

Thanks for adding to the myth, NOS!
I think the company which stocks unobtainium also sell sky hooks and I just heard that last month
they had a sale on glass magnets. I never even got the flyer!
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 06:34 PM

Something with a name like unobtanium... MAKES ME WANT TO GET SOME!

I got to get me some unobtainium! Now! Lots of it! dizzy.gif




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