Odd-Ball Picture of the Day

Discussion in 'General' started by bitchcakes, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    At nearly 3 bucks a pound, all of the pre-zincoln pennies are worth nearly twice face value for the copper content. Currently, it's illegal to melt them, but they do sell for a premium on ebay, etc.
     
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  2. pickled egg

    pickled egg Gobble this, sucka!

    Which is kinda funny, illegal to melt them down for metal content, but perfectly legal to run through a souvenir press to squish them into something that isn’t legal tender.
     
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  3. CharlieY

    CharlieY Well-Known Member

    90,000 people, thats incredible!

    One of the times I went, they had frikkin SIDECARS!!!!....SPEEDWAY SIDECARS......one guy was running a V-MAX!

    I much more enjoyed the traditional Speedway stuff, but it was interesting.
     
  4. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    At around that time Speedway was around the second most popular spectator sport in England, second only to proper football. Place was heaving with people from all over Europe, Swedes, Danes, Germans a few from the Soviet bloc, it was good night.

    There was a really dire Australian film from the mid-70's "The Sidecar Racers" about that. If you remember the old TV show "Alias Smith and Jones" it starred one of the blokes who was in that.
     
  5. Kurlon

    Kurlon Well-Known Member

    Technically that's not legal either, but I've never seen it enforced.
     
  6. gixxernaut

    gixxernaut Hold my beer & watch this

    Sorry to interrupt this discussion thread for an oddball picture...

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  7. pickled egg

    pickled egg Gobble this, sucka!

    You’ll have to take that up with whomever wrote the exception to the legal tender laws that was posted on the machine.

    I may or may not have sacrificed a pair of zincoln head pennies to the cause (h/t to @auminer for the new phrase :bow:)
     
  8. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    That phrase is all over the prepper sites. But you're welcome all the same! :beer:

    PS, the full copper version is preferable to smash in those machines if you are really serious about collecting them, since the zincolns corrode over the years.

    Oh.... the obligatory odd ball picture :

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    :moon:
     
  9. pickled egg

    pickled egg Gobble this, sucka!

    I used what I had in my pocket that didn’t look like it came off the bottom of Lake Itasca ;)
     
  10. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    he's likely upset about the lack of traffic in his thread...
     
  11. DmanSlam

    DmanSlam Well-Known Member

    Getting this thread back on track... :D:D:D social-distancing-money.jpg
     
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  12. Wingnut

    Wingnut Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's not an Odd-ball pic but I saw this one last week and thought it was cool as hell. Thought some of you heathens could enjoy it.

    Pic is of Lee Miller, the only female photo journalist in Europe WW2, in Hitlers Munich apartment after the liberation of Dachau. So thats her filth covered boots from walking through that death camp. Powerful crossroads.

    Seems like she had a very interesting life story full of tragedy and triumphs.
     

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  13. Resident Plarp

    Resident Plarp Just here for the memes, lulz

    Check out That 70’s Tile.
     
  14. OldSwartout

    OldSwartout Well-Known Member

    Some of those machines don't actually press the real pennies you put in, they give you a souvenir pressed from a copper blank.
     
  15. DmanSlam

    DmanSlam Well-Known Member

    Reason # 2 for the coin shortage...

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  16. Resident Plarp

    Resident Plarp Just here for the memes, lulz

  17. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    Can you guess what this is?

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  18. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Well-Known Member

    Left handed cigarette here but ai have NEVER, EVER, knowna bank to take pre-rolled coin sleeves since roughly 1987ish... My bank has a machine in the lobby that gives a receipt...years ago, my old bank would accept coffee cans or 1 gallon paint buckets. A 5 gallon water bottle 2/3rds full of change weighs about 75lbs...
     
  19. motoracer1100

    motoracer1100 Well-Known Member

    Starting line up for an aphid race
     
  20. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    Crabpeople, hunting Geese on Mars.
     
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