Earlier today, Will Greenwald outlined for all of you the sorts of electronics you could buy for the same price as an iPhone--iPods, gaming consoles, etc. But he missed a lot of really cool stuff, unfortunately. So, esteemed readers, here's what you can really buy for the price of an iPhone.
-- One USB rocket launcher ($40); 20 packs of chocolate covered espresso beans ($200); one pair of Reef flip-flops with built-in bottle openers ($42); 72 packs of strawberry Jell-O for the purpose of encasing your co-workers' office supplies ($90); 8 large meat-lovers' pizzas (~$100); two Marshmallow Shooter guns (~$50); and the rest left over to pay the barber's bill when you ask for "the Jim Halpert haircut."
-- Two seven-foot-tall suits of armor from KingOfSwords.com.
-- 240 9.5-ounce bags of Cheetos.
-- One one-way JetBlue ticket from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to the Mexican spring break hub of Cancun, Mexico ($399); five handles of Jose Cuervo Especial (~$100); one case of Corona Extra (~$60); one tube of Neutrogena SPF 55 sunscreen for that 'computer science white' skin tone ($12); a straw cowboy hat from Target ($13); and $25 worth of salt and limes.
-- One pair of Christian Louboutin 'Kelly Strass' pumps from Bluefly.com, and $16 to cover express shipping so you can wear them out this weekend.
-- 30 pounds of Sweet Factory jelly beans (~$180); 200 Giant Pixy Stix (~$200); 20 pounds of Blue Raspberry Gummy Rings ($160); a motion-activated talking pinata (~$30), and $30 to go toward your dental bill.
-- One 1992 Volvo 740 thanks to Craigslist: Apparently, it has two dents but "runs great."