The Big Hurt: We floss econo

By DAVID THORPE  |  March 11, 2009

• Marijuana is an expensive buzz, and the opportunity costs are through the roof — while you're getting stoned on dope reefer cigarettes, you could be producing your next big rap hit! Hey, you know what's a free, natural "high"? A friendly game of touch football!

• Clearing samples is expensive, and it's hard work, too! Why not make your own fresh beats? Plenty of great songs, like the enduring "Oh! Susanna," have lapsed into the public domain, and you can play them yourself on a common kazoo!

PS: CNN reports that classical sales declined more than hip-hop last year. Hey, Time, where's your haughty little piece about how America is fed up with timpani?

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