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(CNN)   The curse of the state quarter   ( divider line
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2003-05-28 12:08:56 AM  
I can't wait to see what's in store for Oregon... hmm... maybe our state will just explode?
2003-05-28 12:17:41 AM  
I cant help but feel that they are really grasping at straws to make the "curse" seem real.

They might as well say "On the georgia state quarter, they have a picture of a Peach. Well, this one time, this guy ate a peach, and it tasted bad. THE CURSE STRIKES AGAIN!!"
2003-05-28 12:24:04 AM  
i could eat a peach for hours
2003-05-28 12:24:16 AM  
that New Zealand farmer Richard Pearse may have beaten them to the air by nine months.

9 months, I think Time magazine featured an article written by a relative that claimed only 8 or 9 days.
2003-05-28 12:33:35 AM  
hopefully some state will put jacko's pic on it.
2003-05-28 01:32:40 AM  
What about the US currency curse that affects all of our other coins and dollar bills?


Wow, freaky!
2003-05-28 01:44:16 AM  

Creepy, dude. I just realized that myself.

Anyway, Vermont's maple yield has been down for a while. It's called global friggin' warming.
2003-05-28 01:53:07 AM  
Hmmm... maybe they shouldn't have put California falling off into the ocean on their state quarter...
2003-05-28 03:15:39 AM  
They put Helen Keller on the Alabama quarter, and she WENT BLIND AND DEAF AND TURNED INTO A SOCIALIST!!!

Not only that, but that guy on the other side, George something, his teeth fell out and he couldn't get his wife pregnant.

2003-05-28 03:29:50 AM  
This is retarded. NEXT.
2003-05-28 03:31:17 AM  
Feh. This is just a writing assignment in search of a story.

Nothing to see. Move along.
2003-05-28 03:33:46 AM  
here are Cali's candidates:
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so either california is going to lose the golden gate and the hollywood sign, lose the discovery of gold, half-dome in yosemite is going to collapse, our weather is going to turn shiatty like yours in bubblefark, USA, or the sequoias are going to fall down. should be an interesting year in 2005.
2003-05-28 03:39:15 AM  
That California quarter with the ocean waves is just plain dumb.
2003-05-28 03:39:19 AM  
well u can say goodbye to california's gold cause it's already picked. and mabye we can say goodbye to the stupidest post ever on fark.
2003-05-28 03:40:22 AM  

Yeah, especially that New Jersey one.
2003-05-28 03:44:48 AM  
Hey, guess what famous statue is on the New York coin!?

Maybe a terrorist attack?...

Or maybe some kind of uber-patriotic militia? It was a gift from France, after all, maybe they feel like throwing it back at the country, in the classic "Angry Breakup" style.

Throwing a valuble gift at the gift-giver is, after all, the classic way to end a relationship.
2003-05-28 03:46:39 AM  
Lincoln is on the Illinois quarter and he was shot.

Holy crap!

I think the Gateway Arch is on the Missouri quarter, or something with the river. So I bet the river floods.
2003-05-28 03:49:50 AM  
that New Zealand farmer Richard Pearse may have beaten them to the air by nine months.

Depending on your defnition of "flight", I believe it was Brazil that had hot air ballons in the air 100 years before the Wright brothers.
2003-05-28 03:51:22 AM  
It's all part of my plan to make the value of these quarters rise. Soon I'll have a million dollars.
2003-05-28 03:57:00 AM  
... California's state Quarter?...

You're kidding, right? There's only one damn thing on that entire list that could POSSIBLY go on our Quarter.

Who the hell cares about trees, some "gold rush", some old guy hiking, or some crappy ocean waves I could make with MS Paint?

Hollywood, baby!! And the bridge is neat too, though I wonder just what spot you have to stand in to see the two at the same time.
2003-05-28 04:01:29 AM  
Oh jesus. I'm heading back to the education thread.

Case. In. Point.
2003-05-28 04:05:04 AM  
05-28-03 12:08:56 AM Puffy999

I can't wait to see what's in store for Oregon... hmm... maybe our state will just explode?

I hope not. Portland has some great strip clubs.
2003-05-28 04:06:23 AM  
I say poppycock.

I've never seen such a contrived list in my life. Oh no, a gelding won the Kentucky Derby, whatever shall we do?. It's the Curse of the Quarter. The end is nigh (or neigh in this case).
2003-05-28 04:26:42 AM  
Personally, I'm more worried about the Curse of the Lame Fark Article.

This is the stupidest post I've ever read.
2003-05-28 04:33:17 AM  

Get these quarters away from me!


/I got 10,000,000 quarters. Anyone want'em?
2003-05-28 04:34:26 AM  
That was a stretch.
2003-05-28 04:35:11 AM  
You can make something of nothing anytime. Remember all the 9-11 crap? What is Hawaii's quarter going to be? A Fish? Volcano? Beach? I'm waiting for armageden (sp?)over here!

Must be a volcano!
2003-05-28 04:35:32 AM  
05-28-03 03:57:00 AM TheRapy
... California's state Quarter?...
Hollywood, baby!! And the bridge is neat too, though I wonder just what spot you have to stand in to see the two at the same time.

Just inside the plaza at Disney's Califonia Adventure...
2003-05-28 04:37:58 AM  
R E T A R D E D !
2003-05-28 04:51:14 AM  
And naturally, FL's quarter features the space shuttle... Of course, the final design was chosen after Columbia, which probably had a lot to do with swaying the vote. Still kinda weird, though...

They sure are grasping at straws for most of their examples, however...

2003-05-28 04:54:33 AM  
I hope Hawaii has a hula dancer and the island chain, just PLEASE, not a pineapple.
2003-05-28 06:35:09 AM  
Bob Dole would like to second that proposal
2003-05-28 07:04:24 AM  
So let's play the "what symbol should go on [state]'s quarter and what could go wrong" game. I love that one.

I'll start:

Washington - Potato - Dan Quayle runs for president and wins

Iowa - Chris Pirillo - Gretchen leaves him for Lori
2003-05-28 07:30:00 AM  
That article sucked. 'Nuff said.
2003-05-28 07:34:53 AM  
Gee image finding something, even small and insignificant wrong in an entire state. Lamest Urban Legend ever.

Future possible stupid quarter legends:

California: Bob hope died, odd he was only 102. Then Reagan at only 95 years young.

Michigan: Suv sales down.

Florida: It's Florida.

Kentucky: Drew Curtis
2003-05-28 07:42:21 AM  
New Zealand farmer Richard Pearse may have beaten them to the air by nine months.

Yeah right, like a kiwi would bother trying to fly. All the cheap beer and "gentle" goats are on the ground.
2003-05-28 07:48:25 AM  
I wonder if this curse extends to the regular quarter.

Yep. Jeffersonian ideals have been prostituted by corporate globalization and the media oligopoly. Holy carp! This curse is for real!
2003-05-28 07:59:50 AM  
When the rock's face crumbled to dust in early May, it was a blow for naturalists and numismatics alike.

Let us all take a moment to applaud Gordon T. Anderson for knowing what a numismatic is... Maybe he can work philatelist into his next article.
2003-05-28 08:46:49 AM  
America's Cup was lost two decades ago. Even so, Rhode Island's quarter celebrates open-sea ocean sailing, perhaps in anticipation of the Cup's return to its historic Newport home. The prize did change hands this year -- but it went to a boat from Switzerland, a landlocked country where sea-faring is literally impossible.

Most desperate stretch ever!
2003-05-28 08:53:01 AM  
Kentucky. The Bluegrass State takes its equine traditions seriously, so it chose a thoroughbred and the inscription, "My Old Kentucky Home." That theme song was heard at Churchill Downs again this year -- serenading Funny Cide, the first native New Yorker to win the Kentucky Derby. For proud locals, the fact that the horse is a gelding may have proved particularly emasculating.

That's supposed to be part of the curse of horrible things that have happened, an out of state gelding won the Kentucky Derby? And if he wins the triple crown and renews a lot of interest in horse racing, we're really in for it.
2003-05-28 08:57:14 AM  
2003-05-28 08:58:23 AM  
"There once was a man named John Muir,"
"A naturalist noble and pure,"
"His love for all beasties,"
"The most and the leasties-"
2003-05-28 09:04:59 AM  
Yeah but Nostradamus prophesied this YEARS ago, in the 1200 quatrain:

And the silver discs of the great conqueror will impart mass distruction of the motherland.

Or maybe this is for WW3?
2003-05-28 09:07:11 AM  
I thought this article wold be somehow about how people are unwilling to spend the "pretty designer" coins so the economy is down a bit. You know how no one really uses Susan B Anthony coins or '76 quarters? If all the spare change in America that we have been collecting in piggy banks over the years was added up, we would have...(calculates)...Lots to spend!!
/goes to check my piggy bank
2003-05-28 09:07:39 AM  
I posted this just yesterday. God I'm starting to hate fark.
2003-05-28 09:08:55 AM  
This is so stupid. The only things that are really serious misfortunes are the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain and the lightning strike on the Maryland statehouse. The rest are hardly worth mentioning. A horse from New York wins the Kentucky Derby? A play about Helen Keller doesn't make it to Broadway? Big farkin' deal!
2003-05-28 09:25:00 AM  
What the hell does Dan Quayle have to do with
Washington state?
2003-05-28 09:27:28 AM  
What about the curse of the case quarter?
2003-05-28 09:27:51 AM  
The largest thing on earth known so far is actually
a mold under 63 acres of oregon. Sorry sequoia.
2003-05-28 09:57:25 AM  
That was one of the stupidest things I've ever read. What BS. I can't believe a reporter actually got paid to write that article.
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