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Postby ygmir » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:12 pm

I did an experiment/art project:
I hung a bucket with a whole bunch of change in it, and, underneath a sign:

Money, take it or leave it

in front of our camp.

It was amazing to see peoples reactions.........
and, the patterns that emerged.
One was, that, during the day, it'd get some bills put in it, and, they'd disappear during the night.

also, some folks left Canadian money, not sure if they exchanged it or what.
also a few "trinkets"........

One mom walked by, and the kids with her, all seemed under 9, ran and grabbed handfuls of money, and, the mom kept saying "put it back" and, this went back and forth.......for the most part, the kids left it there.......
I wonder the lesson learned?

It seemed lots of folks dropped money in, and, commented hopefully someone could use it.
It seems they could since, it mostly disappeared if it was bills, anyway.......
I'll get the money counted and report as to the final outcome, when my brain begins to function normally (?) again.........

I saw several people start taking, then put it back, and then turn and add money........

It seemed quite thought provoking anyway......
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Postby poisenloaf » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:18 pm

We met lots of canadians at BM.. heck, one of them was in our camp so I'm not surprised you got some of their currency..

too bad there wasn't a way to track the total currency that flowed through it throughout the course of it.
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Yeah, people put stuff in my ATM

Postby bradtem » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:11 pm

I had at ATM at 3:45 and Esplanade that gave out special playa money. But regularly when I would go to reload I found things people had put in. Sometimes junk, on rare occasions something nice. Even once, some other playa money somebody had made.
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Re: Yeah, people put stuff in my ATM

Postby BitterDan » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:52 pm

bradtem wrote:I had at ATM at 3:45 and Esplanade that gave out special playa money. But regularly when I would go to reload I found things people had put in. Sometimes junk, on rare occasions something nice. Even once, some other playa money somebody had made.


haha that was yours? We were all sorts of out of our minds and tried to use the atm there before we finally got distracted by a nearby burlesque show. :D
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Postby bradtem » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:15 pm

Should not have been too hard to use, though people get drunk of course.

I am curious for any stories of people who spent the money. A lot of the money (especially the reverse money which you gave when gifting) was aimed at being a good way to introduce yourself to a stranger, for example, "buying" an explanation of an artwork, or offering a visit to a camp.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:24 pm

I think some folks used my bucket as an ATM.
leaving money during the day, and, getting some out for coffee late at night............
I also got a rubber hand and a sheriff badge.......
still counting the money.
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Postby AntiM » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:27 pm

Someone left me a 1,000 peso note from Columbia on the Home. (Peso? I'd have to look).
These are not my fuckos.
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Postby somekind » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:28 pm

It's a good idea overall. See how people react.

However, I wouldn't want to see one of those on every streetcorner.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:35 pm

why not have a 1,000 peso note on every street corner?
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Postby ygmir » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:37 pm

BTW:
the money gets donated to the local "Food and Toy" run at Xmas..........profit or not.....whatever's there....looks about the same 100 bucks I put in, in change, to start with.......
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Postby BitterDan » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:05 pm

Should not have been too hard to use, though people get drunk of course.


In the state of mind we were in at the time, it was impossible to use. Of course, walking was a feat unto itself as well.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:10 pm

would not walking be "feet unto themselves"?............or, are you mono-pedal.....?
hahaha
sorry, I'm tired.........

nyuk, nyuk, nyuk......waving hand under chin.......
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Postby gyre » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:56 am

There was an atm on 7:30 in 2005.
I was told it only responded to real atm cards.
I'm not sure what it did though.
I think it was plywood.
It was near a satphone Pacific Hell.
Bound to have confused people.
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Postby Zona_the_stona » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:05 am

There was another ATM right by the Black Rock City Hell phone booth & the display of the large panoramic shots on the esplanade. I think it was around 3 or 4 & the esplanade. It was not a real ATM but it gave out fake bills which were a "free pass to visit a camp". I got a few of the fake bills at home.
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:18 am

poisenloaf wrote:We met lots of canadians at BM.. heck, one of them was in our camp




Gee, what did they look like?
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Postby regynalonglank » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:47 am

some of my campmates got money out of the ATM, and took it to bars and clubs, where people totally loved it. i'd say that was a big hit. and thanks for doing the sat phone again, I got to talk to my daughter twice. that was awesome.

I saw the money bucket too, and I remember thinking my reaction was funny. I just wanted to stay far, far away from it! I didn't go to the ATM either. money, fah. good for ice tho...
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No that's the ATM

Postby bradtem » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:55 am

Next to my phone and photo wall. I was going to retire it, but the bastards made the theme the American Dream, and suddenly art about money was theme art, so I brought it back. What can you do? Retiring it this year though, doing too much.
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Postby RingO'Fire » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:08 pm

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:
poisenloaf wrote:We met lots of canadians at BM.. heck, one of them was in our camp



Gee, what did they look like?


Hey AZ, you must not watch enough television. Everyone else knows that they look like this:

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and this:
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and this:
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...but it seemed like such a good idea at the time...
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Postby Toolmaker » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:13 pm

or this
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Postby Marscrumbs » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:27 pm

Toolmaker wrote:or this
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Postby Intubater69 » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:19 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:
Toolmaker wrote:or this
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I thought Kirk was from Iowa.

Never understood why a raygun needs a barrel.


Well Mars, every good captain knows that barrel length equates to performance :lol:
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Postby couglite » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:54 pm

haha! you all crack me up, eh. Canadians. haha!
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Postby ygmir » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:46 am

regynalonglank wrote:some of my campmates got money out of the ATM, and took it to bars and clubs, where people totally loved it. i'd say that was a big hit. and thanks for doing the sat phone again, I got to talk to my daughter twice. that was awesome.

I saw the money bucket too, and I remember thinking my reaction was funny. I just wanted to stay far, far away from it! I didn't go to the ATM either. money, fah. good for ice tho...


dang!!
I was probably there and wanted to meet you..........
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Postby DVD Burner » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:41 am

Aaaaahh! bradtem, that was your phone booth. I spoke to you once at a S.F. Decom where you had that booth set up.

Cool, and an ATM to boot?

I miss the playa.

And ygmir, when I first saw this thread i thought it was going to be about BM being a money bucket. :lol:

That must have been fun.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:46 am

DVD:
it was fun.
As with BM in general, it refreshed my faith in humanity, as a whole.....
mostly, people were quite positive in their response, conversant, curious........and, left more than took (I think, I've not counted all the coins yet).

One very high, 20 something "raver" type macho dude, stated he was going to pick the entire project up and run off with it, laughing and looking at his friends around him.
I said "go ahead, if that's what you need to do"......they all just looked at him, his macho grin faded, and, he left.........they followed, snickering.......
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Postby DVD Burner » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:57 am

:lol:
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Postby xanaxfairy » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:01 am

[quote="BitterDan"][quote]Should not have been too hard to use, though people get drunk of course. [/quote]

BitterDan! I visited your tavern for the first time and wanted to meet you, though this totally wasted guy drove us out. He was really creepy, notifying me that he could tell me ANYTHING I wanted to know about Jim Morrisson. Turned out he was pretty knowledgable about Jim Morrisson, but I guess he got carried away in an ambulance. Anyway, loved the moonshine! c ya next year.
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Postby regynalonglank » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:22 pm

ygmir wrote:dang!!
I was probably there and wanted to meet you..........


yah...I was prolly on one of my daytime brain melting bike rides, and I shoulda stopped. melting, I'm melting! twould have been much more funner to meet you than to try to ride around in that mushy mess, to be sure ;) but I is stubborn, and I ride on...hot...so hot...and lonely. where oh where is a bucket of money when you need one? oh wait...there...in the distance, I think I see...it's true! it must be a mirage. keep...pedalling...must...keep...going...don't fall for the trap!

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Postby ygmir » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:11 pm

yes, for, had you stopped for the trap, you may have been exposed to cool beverages, cooling alcohol/water misting, food and devilishly fun and informative conversation and repartee.........

maybe another time.........
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Postby regynalonglank » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:20 pm

indeed. methinks a'bashing a nordic pagan sounds mighty entertaining, unless of course you prefer to remain in your unabashed state, in which case I will attempt to refrain. it will be difficult, but I am strong.
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