Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby Just_Joe » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:43 pm

Are you doing it this year? I have a virgin who thunk up the idea herself but we don't want to step on any toes.
It seemed like an easy/fun project and I'm sure there are 40,000+ people who *haven't* seen it on the Playa.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby delle » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:45 pm

[quote="weather man"]Are you doing it this year? I have a virgin who thunk up the idea herself but we don't want to step on any toes.
It seemed like an easy/fun project and I'm sure there are 40,000+ people who *haven't* seen it on the Playa.[/quote]


Like me.....

can you elaborate? I'm intrigued.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:48 pm

I think Yg does something like that with a cauldron in front of his camp.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby Just_Joe » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:05 pm

FIGJAM wrote:I think Yg does something like that with a cauldron in front of his camp.

ygmir? Ya there?
Ten minutes on the search yielded nothing. I tried penny, jar, cauldron,change, poker.
I'd prefer permission before I help someone plagiarize :)

delle,
It's simple, really. Ygmir (or whoever it was) duplicated the "Have a penny, leave a penny. Need a penny, take a penny" tray found in most convenience stores.
-Something for passers by to wonder about (and maybe interact with)

We were thinking about a 4x4 post with signage and a vessel (tin can, seashell, busket) attached to the front.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby delle » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:35 pm

Maybe it's just me, but I can't see how having 2 or 20 or 200 or 2000 of these would really detract from the 1st.


....assuming we're not really talking pennies....
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby Elderberry » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:44 pm

Yes, he does. But it's more than pennies. I think he puts in something like $50 or $100. He then counts the money at the end of the festival to see if he's under or over. I've never personally seen it, but he's explained it--I think maybe here somewhere. I'll try and search here; if I find it, I'll edit the post.
FIGJAM wrote:I think Yg does something like that with a cauldron in front of his camp.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby delle » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:06 pm

Oh.

I was thinking more "stuff"

Water bottles, new toothbrushes, sunglasses, badges...... Like "take something, leave something" kind of deal.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby AntiM » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:16 pm

delle wrote:Oh.

I was thinking more "stuff"

Water bottles, new toothbrushes, sunglasses, badges...... Like "take something, leave something" kind of deal.


Gift rack. I used to do one of these, which was what gave me the idea for the Home for Wayward Art. You have to take it in/close it up right before Burn Night, or it just becomes a trash receptacle.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:31 pm

I think Yggy's dealio was called "Take it or leave it".
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby Just_Joe » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:52 pm

delle wrote:....assuming we're not really talking pennies....


I am. We need them. Attached to a t-post -one on every block.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:21 pm

yeah, it's me.....

"money: take it or leave it"

I put 100 bucks worth of change in a milk bucket, suspended in a tripod, with the sign hanging.
And, then, see what's there after.


really fun, to watch, It turns into a bank, ATM. change machine, gift, Ice or coffee money, gas money, and, people leave stuff, too!!
very fun.



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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby Patsh » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:32 pm

Yggy, do you get alot of foreign coins?
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:36 pm

some.........a fair number of Canukian coinage. I see them standing there counting, but, can only get to 21 if male, 22 if female.
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby Patsh » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:41 pm

Thanks alot! :lol:

(we're Canuckians, my Delle, my Neata, my Aaronious and I....)
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Re: Who did/does the "Need a Penny, Take a Penny" thing?

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:49 pm

Triken wrote:Thanks alot! :lol:

(we're Canuckians, my Delle, my Neata, my Aaronious and I....)


I knew that. ergo my teasing...........

but, what about:

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