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Would you buy a sweater worn by George Clooney?

Post by Merlin on Fri 11 Mar 2011, 15:39

(only if it was sweaty LOL)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/social-studies/would-you-buy-a-sweater-worn-by-george-clooney/article1937561/

Would you buy a sweater worn by George Clooney?

From Friday's Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011 5:52PM EST

Buying celebrity mojo

A team of psychologists at Yale “asked people how much they would like to buy objects that had been owned by different celebrities, including popular ones like George Clooney and pariahs like Saddam Hussein,” The New York Times reports. “People’s affection for the celebrity did not predict how much value they assigned to the memorabilia – apparently they were not buying it primarily for the pleasant associations. Nor were they chiefly motivated by the prospect of a profit, as the researchers discovered when they tested people’s eagerness to acquire a celebrity possession that could not be resold. That restriction made people less interested in items owned by villains, but it did not seriously dampen their enthusiasm for relics from their idols. The most important factor seemed to be the degree of ‘celebrity contagion.’ The Yale team found that a sweater owned by a popular celebrity became more valuable to people if they learned it had actually been worn by their idol. But if the sweater had subsequently been cleaned and sterilized, it seemed less valuable to the fans, apparently because the celebrity’s essence had somehow been removed.”
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Post by lucy on Fri 11 Mar 2011, 15:55

Probably not, if I had money to spend on hand-me-downs I'd buy furniture!


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Post by sandwiches on Fri 11 Mar 2011, 15:56

No.
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Re: Would you buy a sweater worn by George Clooney?

Post by melbert on Sat 12 Mar 2011, 03:01

in a heartbeat... I love you
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Post by Katiedot on Sat 12 Mar 2011, 07:43

Seriously Mel?
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Post by Dexterdidit on Sat 12 Mar 2011, 10:44

Which one? I would have to see if first... but probably not. Dexter would only use it to sleep on anyway he does with mine.
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Post by melbert on Sat 12 Mar 2011, 16:19

I know Katie - I'm a sick puppy!
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Post by cindigirl on Sat 12 Mar 2011, 16:29

I would buy it as long as he was inside it! LOL
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Post by bunny on Sat 12 Mar 2011, 16:56

Is it cute sweater?
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Post by Merlin on Sat 12 Mar 2011, 17:11

cindigirl wrote:I would buy it as long as he was inside it! LOL

Ha ha me too!
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Post by blubelle on Sat 12 Mar 2011, 21:09

Me three!!!!
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Post by lucy on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 00:21

Who wouldn't?!
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Post by melbert on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 00:44

I agree that I would rather have him still wearing it when I purchase it.
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Post by Merlin on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 08:27

I'll post it to you Mel (unwashed) Very Happy
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Post by melbert on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 12:55

Thanks Merlin!!! I'll be waiting by my mailbox! And yes, I really don't want it sanitized - you know, the Scent of a Man!
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Post by Ello on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 14:19

Now how do you get funding for a study like that? A team of Yale psychologists can't come cheap. I know it must be useful research, I just can't think how.
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Post by lucy on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 15:57

Ello great question, made me go back up to read the original post!!!ha-ha-ha!!!
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Post by LornaDoone on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 19:23

If George delivered it personally, yes, I'd buy it, especially if for charity. But doubt I'd buy something that was "reported" to have been worn by him. Who would know for sure then?

Speaking of charity. It got me thinking if George would be involved in any type of fund raising for Japan. Strange they are such a wealthy country perhaps no one would think they would need help in that manner. Given the pictures I'm seeing I think any country would be happy for any assistance. I sent $10 to the Red Cross via text. It's just a little but I think any amount helps. (Sorry went off topic but the sweater thing would only make sense to me if he did it for charity).
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Re: Would you buy a sweater worn by George Clooney?

Post by melbert on Sun 13 Mar 2011, 22:06

I agree Lorna!!

And the Red Cross can always use the help, no matter the amount. Good girl!!!
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Post by fluffy on Mon 14 Mar 2011, 13:48

I agree with Melbert, yes! defo so long as it had a git of Gee about it. But he doesn't really do jumpers more layers so I would have to nominate myself as a wooley-pulley for him... I've got long arms!!!
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