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Weird Friday, March 15th 2013 at 8:05 pm

Do Knock-Offs Show the Value of the Original? [Video]

Knock-offs are everywhere! From faux Rolexes on the street to those fake Tickle Me Elmos to that one actually-kind-of-cool laser-gun-robot that clearly was supposed to be like Megatron I had as a kid. Turns out, knock-offs is a ubiquitous and powerful phenomena, and of course we see it every day. In the latest PBS Idea Channel video, host Mike Rugnetta offers a thoughtful point-and-counterpoint on the subject. Sometimes the counterfeit is just as good as the “real thing” or better, and he tells you why. Then again, buying knock-offs has its consequences.

Also, these are hilarious:

(via YouTube, images courtesy YouTube, and a nonexistent brand or two on knockingoff.com)

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