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(Denver Post)   See a penny, pick it up. Good luck you'll have all day. Except when you do it in a Wal-Mart parking lot and a Toyota Corolla is headed right for you   (denverpost.com ) divider line
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2009-12-24 12:47:20 PM  
What if it's an ass penny?
 
2009-12-24 01:31:03 PM  
Jokes aside, this is just terrible. Hope the kid makes it.
 
2009-12-24 02:11:57 PM  
As my late grandpa used to say right before he was placed under sedation, restraint, and a 24-hour guard:

"Penny, penny, bring me luck
For I am the one that picked you up"
 
2009-12-24 02:12:35 PM  
And right before Christmas. That sucks.
 
2009-12-24 02:12:56 PM  
Pretty sad, though I am glad the parents are at least decent enough not to blame the driver. It's likely nobody could have spotted that kid.
 
2009-12-24 02:13:18 PM  
For a entire year ( 2002-2003 ) I collected evey bit of change I found in the street, in stores, and the like.

At the end if that year I cashed all the change I had found in for $917.43

/I was pretty aggressive about picking up silver at times
 
2009-12-24 02:14:24 PM  
See a penny, pick it up. Good luck you'll have all day. Except when you do it in a Wal-Mart parking lot and a Toyota Corolla is headed right for you your way!

/RTFY
//Rhymed that for you
 
2009-12-24 02:14:51 PM  
Is there a reason you screwed up the rhyming scheme there subby? It's really throwing me off.
 
2009-12-24 02:15:19 PM  
How many points is that?
 
2009-12-24 02:15:57 PM  
I was trying to think of a joke until I read the article. Man, what a nightmare.
 
2009-12-24 02:16:39 PM  
Must've been face down
 
2009-12-24 02:18:28 PM  
But if it's a Canadian penny, you only get 95% of that good luck.
 
2009-12-24 02:18:29 PM  
Oh No! now Danny has to race Leo!
 
2009-12-24 02:18:35 PM  
I am going off to the local Walmart with a role of pennies.


/To hell I will go for that one.
 
2009-12-24 02:19:23 PM  
A fund for donations in Josh Johnson's name has been set up at the US Bank in Evergreen, but any US Bank location will accept donations.

Yeah. I'll bet they will accept the donations. Of course they have to take out their "administrative fee"
 
2009-12-24 02:19:48 PM  

jeremynobody: See a penny, pick it up. Good luck you'll have all day. Except when you do it in a Wal-Mart parking lot and a Toyota Corolla is headed right for you your wayweigh!


/RTFY
//Rotskyed that for you
 
2009-12-24 02:20:02 PM  
On campus in Ann Arbor if you're crossing the street in front of the Union, there's a quarter that's mashed down and frozen into the tar of the north bound lane. Every time I crossed the street, I would see someone hesitate and try to pick it up.

/students don't stop for cars, cars sometime stop for students.
 
2009-12-24 02:20:02 PM  
A 58-year-old woman

Shocker!
 
2009-12-24 02:20:17 PM  
Last time I picked up a penny I ruptured a disc in my lower back and needed surgery! I hate pennies.
 
2009-12-24 02:20:25 PM  

Terryg999: For a entire year ( 2002-2003 ) I collected evey bit of change I found in the street, in stores, and the like.

At the end if that year I cashed all the change I had found in for $917.43

/I was pretty aggressive about picking up silver at times


That's like an average of around $2.50 a day. Did your "collecting" include purses left in shopping carts and tip jars on coffee shop counters?

/Did anyone die?
//You don't have to answer that.
 
2009-12-24 02:21:41 PM  

busy chillin': Must've been face down


I was wondering if that would come up. Everyone knows that you don't pick them up if they're face down.

Find a pin and pick it up and all that day you'll have a pin.

Little Terry Pratchett for his fans.
 
2009-12-24 02:22:21 PM  
"See a penny,
pick it up.
Tin-eared subby's
still a schmuck."

Future subby headlines:

"Roses are red;
violets are blue.
You are sweet like sugar."

"There once was a man from Nantucket,
who had an unusualy long penis."

Later,

Joe
 
2009-12-24 02:22:26 PM  
Q: How do you stop a Jew from charging
A: Drop a penny
/now you all know that was coming
 
2009-12-24 02:23:34 PM  

polf pilf: Terryg999: For a entire year ( 2002-2003 ) I collected evey bit of change I found in the street, in stores, and the like.

At the end if that year I cashed all the change I had found in for $917.43

/I was pretty aggressive about picking up silver at times

That's like an average of around $2.50 a day. Did your "collecting" include purses left in shopping carts and tip jars on coffee shop counters?

/Did anyone die?
//You don't have to answer that.


I was thinking that plus knocking down old ladies and robbing fountains.
 
2009-12-24 02:25:23 PM  
For about ten years now I have spurned pennies. Recently I saw a nickel with some pennies on the ground, and spurned the nickel lest I be tempted to stay bent over and glom the pennies as well. Still do dimes, but they are an endangered species.
 
2009-12-24 02:25:39 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Q: How do you stop a Jew from charging
A: Drop a penny
/now you all know that was coming


It's rare that I hear a new joke. Used to be a bartender.
 
2009-12-24 02:26:19 PM  

polf pilf: Terryg999: For a entire year ( 2002-2003 ) I collected evey bit of change I found in the street, in stores, and the like.

At the end if that year I cashed all the change I had found in for $917.43

/I was pretty aggressive about picking up silver at times

That's like an average of around $2.50 a day. Did your "collecting" include purses left in shopping carts and tip jars on coffee shop counters?

/Did anyone die?
//You don't have to answer that.



I used to build my weekend party fund by taking the bus to San Fran airport, collecting the rental carts at departure gates and returning them for a quarter each; each departing flight was good for at least a buck. With careful scheduling and a little hustle, I could clear $40 an hour.

Sadly, some Egyptians and Saudis ruined that little sideline back in 2001.
 
2009-12-24 02:26:59 PM  
I don't understand how she didn't see him. If she was about to back out and he bent down, sure. But I'm mentally picturing myself pulling into a parking space and fail to see how she didn't see him, bent down or not.
 
2009-12-24 02:29:17 PM  
Find a penny, pick it up
Then all day you'll have a penny
 
2009-12-24 02:29:53 PM  
Don't spend it all in one place.
 
2009-12-24 02:29:55 PM  

slypig: I don't understand how she didn't see him. If she was about to back out and he bent down, sure. But I'm mentally picturing myself pulling into a parking space and fail to see how she didn't see him, bent down or not.


yeah i think she saw the little bastard and ran him down on purpose too.
 
2009-12-24 02:31:28 PM  
I work for the US Mint, and I'm getting a kick out of all the idiots who think pennies come from heaven.
 
2009-12-24 02:34:02 PM  
Well that should teach the little crotch fruit. Pennies are not worth the effort to pick up.
 
2009-12-24 02:35:03 PM  
I'm wondering why the hell people don't watch their kids like they're supposed to. It's a walmart parking lot not a kid's amusement park. You got thousand pounds of metal being controlled by idiots, inexperienced drivers and people whose only concern is getting a parking spot. Survival entails assuming every one of them wants to specifically and personally kill you.
 
2009-12-24 02:36:18 PM  
www.logoonline.com

Not amused.

/Nothing is obscure on Fark.
 
2009-12-24 02:36:34 PM  
That's an interesting twist on the glue-a-penny-to-the-floor joke.
 
2009-12-24 02:39:07 PM  

trigonman3: I work for the US Mint, and I'm getting a kick out of all the idiots who think pennies come from heaven.


Pennies come from asses. Everyone knows that. (new window)
 
2009-12-24 02:41:33 PM  

E.S.Q.: polf pilf: Terryg999: For a entire year ( 2002-2003 ) I collected evey bit of change I found in the street, in stores, and the like.

At the end if that year I cashed all the change I had found in for $917.43

/I was pretty aggressive about picking up silver at times

That's like an average of around $2.50 a day. Did your "collecting" include purses left in shopping carts and tip jars on coffee shop counters?

/Did anyone die?
//You don't have to answer that.


I used to build my weekend party fund by taking the bus to San Fran airport, collecting the rental carts at departure gates and returning them for a quarter each; each departing flight was good for at least a buck. With careful scheduling and a little hustle, I could clear $40 an hour.

Sadly, some Egyptians and Saudis ruined that little sideline back in 2001.


Returning carts for money isn't "finding" money, it's earning money
 
2009-12-24 02:42:18 PM  
"See a penny, pick it up. Good luck you'll have all day."

Subby did you intentionally screw up this rhyme? I don't get it. Shouldn't the second verse be "All day long you'll have good luck" so, you know, up rhymes with luck...
 
2009-12-24 02:42:48 PM  
I always heard it as "and all the day you'll have good luck" it being a rhyme and all...
 
2009-12-24 02:43:01 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Q: How do you stop a Jew from charging
A: Drop a penny
/now you all know that was coming


I thought that was "take away his credit card."

Regards,

Joe
 
2009-12-24 02:43:23 PM  

belhade: That's an interesting twist on the glue-a-penny-to-the-floor joke.


Boy that would keep the bums in my town busy for a long time. Get out there and glue a bunch of quarters to the pavement.
I still wonder how much gas they really need to get out of town?
 
2009-12-24 02:43:43 PM  

ActionJoe: All day long you'll have good luck"


Or that.
 
2009-12-24 02:43:58 PM  
"The boy was dragged and pinned beneath a vehicle. Five men rushed over to lift the car on its side so that Scott Martin, an off-duty paramedic, could pull the boy free so he could breathe."

That's amazing. Wow.
 
2009-12-24 02:44:16 PM  
i533.photobucket.comi533.photobucket.com.

/not gonna do the RIP cliche
 
2009-12-24 02:45:40 PM  

voodoowizard: belhade: That's an interesting twist on the glue-a-penny-to-the-floor joke.

Boy that would keep the bums in my town busy for a long time. Get out there and glue a bunch of quarters to the pavement.
I still wonder how much gas they really need to get out of town?


But running them over in a Toyota is the fun part!
 
2009-12-24 02:46:45 PM  

RogueViking: Not amused.

/Nothing is obscure on Fark.


Crap show is crap.
 
2009-12-24 02:51:20 PM  

belhade: voodoowizard: belhade: That's an interesting twist on the glue-a-penny-to-the-floor joke.

Boy that would keep the bums in my town busy for a long time. Get out there and glue a bunch of quarters to the pavement.
I still wonder how much gas they really need to get out of town?

But running them over in a Toyota is the fun part!


I do have a large bumper on my 4runner, now I just need to mount that bum... er uh brush guard on the old full sized Ford.
 
2009-12-24 02:52:42 PM  
This all could have been prevented if daddy had explained that there's no such thing as heaven.
 
2009-12-24 02:52:43 PM  
Guess his life got rollbacked.
 
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