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(   U.S. National Park Service selling chunks of Alcatraz instead of paying to have it hauled off   ( divider line
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4943 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Jul 2003 at 11:20 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-07-01 04:33:32 PM  
I proposed in the yard at Alcatraz. My reasoning was to give her a rock on the rock (well that, and the whole prison theme.) It'll be 12 years in October.
2003-07-01 04:57:11 PM  
Cool, can I buy the piece of rebar that "the rocket man" was impaled on?
2003-07-01 04:58:45 PM  
Thales, 25 points for you.
2003-07-01 05:02:08 PM  
I'd like to get a piece of the rock.
2003-07-01 05:52:35 PM  
He's ready for a piece of the Rock!
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2003-07-01 08:18:48 PM  
What limited vision I have. Somehow "Alcatraz" just doesn't come to mind when I think "National Park".
2003-07-01 11:25:18 PM  
I want a piece of the Bird Man's poo-stained pigeon pad.
2003-07-01 11:25:39 PM  
I'll take Steve Vai's foot, Yngwie Malmsteen's nose, and Graham Bonnett's shades.
2003-07-01 11:25:49 PM  
I hope all of that VX haas cleared out.
2003-07-01 11:26:14 PM  
I just have to point out...this is a case of a government agency coming up with a creative, cost effective solution to a problem.

It's a cool idea and they're pricing them cheap enough that lots of people would buy them.
2003-07-01 11:27:19 PM  
What's next Yogi Bear poop at Jellystone Park.
2003-07-01 11:30:56 PM  

What a joke.
2003-07-01 11:33:19 PM  
That's Jellostone Park...
2003-07-01 11:38:56 PM  

Person who is selling pieces of Alcatraz for them:

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2003-07-01 11:40:51 PM  
I thought Native Americans owned Alcatraz...
2003-07-01 11:48:53 PM  
which is why we are selling it..._
2003-07-01 11:51:02 PM  
skinink, your pic reminded me of this:

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2003-07-01 11:56:43 PM  
the audio tour of that place creeped the hell out of me..

"and coming up to your right, 6 people were killed in a fight with guards"

2003-07-01 11:57:46 PM  
flatulent child, I'm not talking Fat Albert and the Cosby kids, Yogi Bear and Jellystone (jelly) Park.
2003-07-01 11:59:02 PM  
I was at Alcatraz two months ago when I was in San Francisco, the jail is alot smaller than I thought it was, but pretty cool to visit.
2003-07-02 12:00:28 AM,4057,6674628%255E13762,00.html

holy stick. that article about the man who hasnt eaten for 8 years is crazy
2003-07-02 12:01:04 AM  
Quick! Eddie Izzard quotes!
2003-07-02 12:02:24 AM  
20 to 30 small chunks per day?

in 10,000 years, they might get rid of one building.
2003-07-02 12:05:45 AM  
Hey, I was just there! Almost bought one too.
2003-07-02 12:09:10 AM  
Cool, can I buy the piece of rebar that "the rocket man" was impaled on?

It was actually a chain-link fence pole. /pedant
2003-07-02 12:40:25 AM  
I think the government deserves credit when it actually does something that makes sense. Turn a liability into an asset.
2003-07-02 12:54:52 AM  
Kudos to dandamanfl for that Rock-y reference. I about spit my drink out lol.

2003-07-02 01:16:53 AM  
what works works...
2003-07-02 01:24:23 AM  
Sean: Your best?!? Losers whine about their best. Winners go home a fark the prom queen.

Nick: Carla was the prom queen.

Sean: Really.....?
2003-07-02 01:26:53 AM  
Sorry, and fark the prom queen...

2003-07-02 01:42:23 AM  
I bought a piece of the old Ohio Pen before they tore it down. It's sitting in my garden and it's always a conversation piece and gives me the chance to spin yarns to friends about escape attempts, murders, etc. from the pen. Anyone who digs history - or morbid stuff - will appreciate it.
2003-07-02 02:30:44 AM  
You know, they could prolly charge like 9 bucks for peices of the World Trade Center.

/Just a thought.
2003-07-02 02:30:59 AM  
I was at Alcatraz a few years back and they had this old guy signing books at a table, it turns out he was a double murdered who was finally released and he wrote a book about his time in alcatraz, and was at alcatraz signing the book.

Kinda weird.

but kinda cool.
2003-07-02 03:11:17 AM  

I proposed in the yard at Alcatraz. My reasoning was to give her a rock on the rock (well that, and the whole prison theme.) It'll be 12 years in October.

Did you kill her? must be up for parole soon..
2003-07-02 03:44:05 AM  
2003-07-01 11:25:18 PM Young_Fart

I want a piece of the Bird Man's poo-stained pigeon pad.

The "Bird Man" Actually never had any birds at Alcatraz...that was at a different prison.
2003-07-02 06:59:44 AM  
When the Berlin Wall was knocked down circa 1991, stores (I remember Service Merchandise) were selling "pieces of the wall" for $25 or so. Most turned out to be bogus. A buddy of mine was in germany at the time and shipped home a box of rocks he picked up from the wall, for free (+ shipping, ebay flashback)
2003-07-02 07:55:49 AM  
christ, no wonder alcatraz is breaking down. the WJPPPM (Wino/Junkie Pee Part Per Million) content in San Francisco's air is eating the stone alive. if they really want to do something helpful, turn the whole island into a giant urinal cake so San Francisco doesn't smell so assy.
2003-07-02 09:02:03 AM  
san fransisco rocks
2003-07-02 10:47:33 AM  
eh, the price is actually a little off in the article. It's $6.95 per boxed rock item. If you want a piece of the rock too, you can go to

Sorry, I don't do HTML too well :p

Astetiks actually they only occupied the island for 19 months. They even offered to buy the island for the grand price of $24 in rememberance of history and the way they were treated by the "Great White Father".
2003-07-02 06:36:23 PM  
Hey, now here's a money-making opportunity for anybody hanging around SF.

Step 1: buy one of the official rock kits. Take the educational brochure over to Kinkos annd make a thousand copies.

Step 2: head for the Alcatraz tour, wearing a knapsack. Load up the knapsack with chunks fo rock from "the rock". Head home and and set up your auction at EBay.

Step 3: profit

special hint: forget going on the farkin Alcatraz tour. Just walk around a demolition site south of Market Street and pickup all thhe concrete chunks you want.
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