Why is it that fake things cost more than the real thing? Shouldn't something fake cost less? It's fake for fuck's sake. That means that it's not real.
I work in a theatre and I wear many hats (so does everybody who works in the theatre, I imagine.) This means that sometimes I have to find some of these fake things. I laugh about it sometimes. Granted, we can't always use the real things because they're dangerous or unpractical. But that doesn't stop me from bitching about it...plus if I didn't bitch about these things you'd have nothing new to read, dear reader.
Here's a list of some of the props we've had to locate and pay "through the nose" for. Notice the differences in fake vs. real and their costs:
- Real wine glass: $.50-$1.00 at Goodwill. Fake "breakable" wine glass: $18.
- Heinz Ketchup Bottle: $2.95. Fake Heinz Ketchup Bottle: $15.
- Bowl of macaroni salad: $5 or so. Bowl of macaroni salad that will last 5 weeks: $30.
- Semi-automatic pistol: Just ask any Buffalo high school student, you can probably borrow it for a bag of pot ($20). Fake semi-automatic pistol: $265.
- 32 ounces of real blood: Painful but free. 32 ounces of fake blood: $28.
But you get the point.